The public is cordially invited to attend an artists’ reception Friday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St. Nineteen talented local artists exhibit fine works of varying media at Art Space Gallery and each month, a few of these artists’ recent works are featured in the gallery’s entrance hall. Featured artists for October include painters Emilia Carbone, Marjorie Strauss and Hannah Nelsbach.

Urban street scenes, particularly capturing night light, has been one of Carbone’s fortes. Her annual jaunts to Monhegan produce paintings that present a wonderful contrast. Strauss capitalizes on her graphic design background to create dynamic natural rhythms in her deeply rich portraits of nature. Her pastels are practically sculptural. Nelsbach creates colorful, bold works utilizing paper, canvas, fiberglass, wood, gouache and even bone china.

Most of the gallery’s artists will be on hand to share refreshments and conversation. For more information and examples of the members’ artwork, visit

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