Anne Wooster Metcalfe is the featured artist for July in Rockland Congregational Church’s Sanctuary Art Gallery. A reception honoring her work will take place Wednesday, July 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, 180 Limerock St.

Metcalfe grew up in Waldoboro, graduating from Medomak Valley High School in 1990. She attended the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore where she painted and photographed the large public gardens in Maryland. As a professor’s assistant, Metcalfe developed an interest in education and, in 1996, returned to MICA to receive a master’s degree in education. In 2000, she became the art teacher at the Warren Community School.

Metcalfe attended the Haystack School of Arts for six summers where she was introduced to monotype printing and soon was immersed in the printing of Maine flora. Each print is an original: a leaf may be used in more than one print, but its color and composition always changes. Today Metcalfe devotes herself full-time to monotype printing and enjoys this means of expressing the beauty she sees in her life.

The show will run through July 30. For more information, contact Judy Waterman at 594-8656.

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