Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St., invites one and all to an opening reception Friday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. Four of the 18 co-op artists will be featured in September's front room exhibit.

Macrophotographer Elizabeth Root Blackmer presents seven new works, all closeups taken from nature in Knox County. The macrophotographs are printed on 85 percent recycled aluminum with a satin finish using the dye sublimation process. This unusual treatment creates a perceived depth and luminosity that changes with lighting and with the movement of the viewer. Her subject matter tends toward the abstract, with strong compositional elements.

Sandra Leinonen Dunn's works are a combination of representational still life paintings and large, bold wildflower canvases. The Maine artist is represented by several Maine galleries, as well as those in Provincetown, Mass.

Lara Max is fascinated by the meditative qualities she has found in traditional blacksmithing techniques. The focus and energy used to take a piece from inspiration to creation is released through its sound as well as form. Her work is interactive, best experienced through touch and resonance.

Jill Caldwell’s abstract paintings represent the passage of time. She taps into non-verbal expression by layering material, unfolding its visual texture and revealing and editing her work using moments of color. Caldwell's work also be found in Key West, Fla.

Also on view will be diverse work by the 14 other members of Art Space Gallery. September hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and Saturdays; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

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