Keag River Gallery will host a ribbon cutting Friday, Aug. 9, followed by a reception for its inaugural exhibition “Classic Yachts: Images by John Snyder.” The Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting is set for 4 p.m. with the reception to follow from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the new Keag River Gallery, located at 25 Dublin Road.

“Classic Yachts” features images by photojournalist John Snyder, a multimedia journalist specializing in the marine industry.  The presentation of Snyder’s work focuses on racing images from three competitive events: traditional Bahamian sloops at the National Family Island Regatta in Georgetown, Bahamas; the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta; and the New York Yacht Club's Classic Yacht Regatta in Newport, R.I.

Snyder’s current body of work encompasses classic yachting and the commercial shipbuilding industries. His current editorial assignments chronicle the working waterfront, and give readers a clear view of these ever changing industries. Snyder is a contributing editor at Ocean Navigator and Professional Mariner. His work has appeared in SAIL, Yachting World (UK), Classic Boat (UK), Cruising World, Power Cruising, Maine Biz and Seafood Business. He lives in Midcoast Maine.

Keag River Gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 358-8687 or email

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