Waldoboro artist Krisanne Baker is one of 22 artists featured in the national multimedia group exhibition “Nature Nourishes,” curated by Lori Robeau and Karen Talbot at ArtSpace Hartford, 555 Asylum St.

“Nature Nourishes” will open with a 6 to 10 p.m. reception Friday, Aug. 19 and run through Friday, Aug. 26. Gallery hours are weekdays from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. There will also be an artist talk titled Weeds as Food & Medicine Sunday, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

The individual voices of each artist are brought together to form one expanded and synergetic dialog. Baker is an ecological artist-activist whose multimedia work is concerned with environmental issues of water quality, availability and rights. She received a BFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Visual Art at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Baker was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Tokyo and Shimabara, Japan. She currently is a professor of digital media at the University of Maine and of art history at Central Maine Community College.

Baker’s work has been exhibited nationally and international including the ZieherSmith Gallery in New York City; Slade Research Center at the University College in London, UK; and the Zentral Bibliothek, Zurich, Switzerland.

“Nature Nourishes” is co-produced and sponsored by CT Art Connection (formerly GALLERY 46). Other artists in the exhibition come from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, New Mexico and Colorado.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.