John Paul Caponigro’s “Open Studio | New Work,” a rare opportunity to see the inner workings of an artist at work in his private studio,” will take place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Caponigro Arts, 73 Cross Road. There will be an artist talk 2 p.m. both days.

Attendees will be among the first to see new prints from Caponigro’s Revelation series. Inspired by early childhood and continuing encounters with the sacred arts of “primitive” or “primal” cultures, these images seek to make visible the inner spirit of extraordinary places around the world as diverse as Africa and Antarctica.

Environmental art in virtual space, the Revelation altered images are land art produced without altering the land. The artist’s visionary landscapes drawn from and for the mind’s eye heighten physical, emotional and spiritual connections to nature: “The process of creating these images is like dreaming while I’m awake,” he said.

In addition to the state-of-the art digital photographs, a wide variety of related studies — some drawn, some painted and some computer-rendered — will be shown. Many of the items on display have never been seen before; some are not made public, except during this event.

After the annual one-weekend-only open studio, visits are available by appointment. For more information, including directions, visit or email

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