Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St., invites everyone to the August Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk, Aug. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery will offer a new show in its front room, as well as wine, refreshments and a chance to meet featured artists Sandra Leinonen Dunn, Roger Barry, Sylvia Murdock and Hannah Nelsbach.

Dunn is a Maine artist whose work is in collections throughout the country and internationally.  Best known for an intuitive use of color and lyrical brushwork, Dunn is represented by several prominent galleries including Maine Art Gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine, Lupine Gallery on Monhegan Island and the Cortile Gallery in Provincetown, Ma. She has a studio at her home in Chelsea.

Barry makes reliquaries from native hardwoods, many with secret locks. Heavily carved and beautifully finished, these may hold precious personal items or just enhance one’s decor. He also creates sculptures and dreamlike tree houses that light up and draw starry nights on ceilings.

Primarily a self-taught artist, Murdock has painted seriously since she was 12 years old, primarily with watercolors but also in egg tempera and oil. She visited Monhegan Island for a painting vacation in 1986; and soon after moved there to live and work for 20 years. A Signature Member of both the New England and Pennsylvania watercolor societies, she also is a member of the Northeast Basket Makers Guild.

Nelsbach's intriguing work reflects many years experience with a wide variety of media and combines fantasy and realism. Always full of new ideas, she creates sculptures, landscapes, children's books and fundraisers. Some of her work is in the Bangor Discovery Museum and in several hospitals.

Art Space Gallery, located across from the Strand Theatre, features works by 19 artists who work in various media and genres.  August hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, visit or the gallery’s Facebook page.

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