Artists John Wood and Bill Amidon will exhibit their new works at Ocean View Grange, Port Clyde Road/Route 131. The show will offer a mix of contemporary sculptures with landscape and seascape watercolors.

The public is invited to an opening reception for watercolorist Wood and sculptor Amidon Friday, July 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will continue Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, July 24 from noon. to 4 p.m.

Both artists have extensive backgrounds in the arts. Wood has been a painter of landscapes for much of his life and has spent a part of his arts career as a professional actor and singer in New York City, where he appeared on stage, daytime television and in film. As a painter, John credits his MFA theater training for helping to develop his skills as a painter. His paintings show a range of subjects within the genre of the landscape and seascape.

Wood has studied painting in New York and at schools in Oregon and Philadelphia. He has been juried into shows at the Berman Art Museum and the Woodmere Museum in the Philadelphia area. He is a signature member of the Pennsylvania and Baltimore Watercolor societies and he has had paintings accepted into juried exhibitions of both the National and American Watercolor societies. Wood is a resident of Rockland and is represented by the city’s Landing Gallery.

Amidon is a sculptor with a background in art education and public art. He taught art for 13 years in Turkey. A graduate of Tufts, he has a Master of Arts in Art from the Teachers College at Columbia. He will be exhibiting both large and small pieces that use iron foundry patterns and other found objects in both iron and wood. His sculptures are shown as either painted or raw and are suitable for indoor and outdoor showing.

Amidon initiated, constructed and managed Apple Art, a public art project in Central Massachusetts with 46 huge Macintosh apples, one of which will be seen in the Martinsville Grange show. He and his wife, Maryanne Shanahan, have the Hawthorn Inn in Camden.

The Ocean View Grange is approximately 2.5 miles south of Tenants Harbor.

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