Gary Akers will present a new collection of more than 20 egg temperas, watercolors and giclée prints in his "Cherished Moments" exhibition Saturday, July 20, through Aug. 25. Akers will be on hand each day to meet visitors and discuss his exhibition, which will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at The Green Schoolhouse, a charming restored one-room Finnish school located two miles down the St. George peninsula on Route 131.

The exhibition will feature many of the artist's favorite scenes he has painted from Maine and Kentucky. Recently, he was invited to participate in the Art Embassies exhibit; and two of his paintings of Maine are on exhibit at Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard’s residence in Bamako, Mali. From Aug. 31 through Nov. 3, he will have "A Retrospective Exhibition" of his egg tempera and watercolor paintings at Kentucky's Owensboro Museum Of Fine Art.

The artist has been painting in Maine every summer since he received an international grant in 1976 from the Greenshields Foundation of Montreal, Canada. Akers works may be seen at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Mo., Ogunquit  Art Museum and the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. Akers is a highly accomplished watercolorist and has been rewarded with numerous awards from various watercolor societies and is an elected signature member of the American Watercolor Society.

Two books about Akers have been published, each with images of more than 100 of his paintings. Akers alternates his residence and studio between Kentucky and Maine. For more information, call (859) 250-0278 or visit GaryAkers.com.

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