Four accomplished artists will present mindful interpretations of water and earth on canvas and paper as featured artists at Art Space Gallery for the month of June. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the downtown gallery, 342 Main St.

Bold and colorful paintings by Hannah Nelsbach are fancifully imaginative and textural. She describes her new work as “born again” as the paper, having begun in the form of a tree, gives birth to nature once more in the form of art.

After almost 25 years as a master goldsmith, Susan Lewis Baines has refocused her artistic eye and energy into painting. Her ink and watercolors will be displayed along with the fine jewelry for which she is recognized.

Janalee Welch, a new cooperative member of Art Space this year, is primarily known for her pastels. She is an award-winning artist who has exhibited extensively in juried exhibitions in Maine.

Founded on a desire to have people notice what has always been before their eyes yet somehow escaped their attention, the photography of Joan Wright abstracts the familiar by capturing the distortions and reflections naturally created by the interplay between water and objects such as rocks or boats.

The balance of Art Space Gallery displays works in various media by 15 other artists in two additional rooms and a hallway. For more information and examples of the artists’ works, visit

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