Mars Hall Gallery will open its doors for a special pre-season event this weekend. The two-day St. George Sales into Summer event will feature the Recycled Zoo work of Brian Read. Read creates whimsical animal sculptures of scrap and recycled metal that is welded and painted. The results are great for the garden or the home.

The gallery’s new wing will showcase an eclectic mix of paintings and 3-D art by gallery artists Nancy Baker, Leo Brooks, Bill Cook, Stephan Hill, Kris Johnson, Dick Kelly, Roger Kirby, Sharon Larkin, Nat Lewis, Otty Merrill, David Paffhausen, Elaine Reed, Carl Sublett and Eleanor Zuccola.

In the main gallery, there will be a sale of art supplies including framing equipment and materials, easels, artist chairs, etc. Also on sale will be selected artwork, antiques and collectibles, farm fresh eggs and Poop de le Poulet.

Mars Hall Gallery is located at 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, St. George. It will be open Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call 372-8194 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or