Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main St., will open Columbus Day Weekend with “The Chemistry of Autumn,” a group show celebrating the earthy colors of fall. The public is invited to a reception with the artists Friday, Oct. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. The show will run through Nov. 12.

The art in this show pays homage to the color transformations in leaf pigments that occur with the changing temperatures. Reminiscent of fire and flame, the fall season brings a supernova of color — a last hurrah of warmth to carry us into winter.

Jaap Eduard Helder will show his rich abstract work in acrylic on paper and panel; Laurie Goddard has created textural mixed media works on panel; Dianne Schelble presents a new collection of architectural elements and windows in opaque watercolors; Corinne Carbone will show compelling abstract portraits; and artist David Estey offers new abstract works on Yupo paper. The upstairs gallery space will feature the quirky watercolors of local favorite Ted Keller.

Fall hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. 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