Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St., will introduce three new artists in the show “Il Mio Mondo (In My Own World)” during the First Friday Art Walk July 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Roberto Boiardi’s paintings explore cityscapes and 20th-century figures in "anonymous” urban locations. The work has the look of old crumpled photographs, created by preparing the canvas with a layer of cementite and acrylic paste. The Piacenza, Italy, artist then paints in oil, frequently mixed with chalk to add even more texture.

Fellow Italian Giggi Gatti’s work combines 19th- and 20th-century figurative work, medieval frescos and images from advertising and illustration. Like Modigliani, he outlines his work, but it is much less obvious — like faded comic strips, they whisper instead of shout.

Laura Balombini has a BFA in Ceramics, but also is a fabric artist, milliner, jeweler and painter who does creative writing and gardening on the side. Her pursuit of wholesome, natural living brought her to Maine 20 years ago where she continued to make art, babies and gardens until her recent move south, to the hills of North Carolina.

“Il Mio Mondo” will run through July 31. For more information, call 594-7745 or visit

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