Carolyn Brown is the featured artist for the month of July at the Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, 2916 Sennebec Road across from the town office.

Brown’s current artwork is inspired by patterns and colors in nature, as well as found objects picked up on hikes around Maine. Working with traditional materials and experimental mixed media, saturated color is a common link in these varied works. Originally from Appleton, Brown returned to live here in 2000 after living and working around Maine and in Tokyo, Japan. She currently teaches art at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport.

Brown will be available to discuss her featured art work at an artist reception Monday, July 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the library. She will offer a slide show presentation at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the town’s Historical Society Meeting, presenting historic Appleton photos and information about the “Then and Now” photo history project offered in her photo class in conjunction with Penobscot Marine Museum.

Both events are free and open to the public.  For more information, call 785-5656 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to