The Good Tern Cafe Gallery will feature “Closely Viewed,” an exhibit of photographs by Elizabeth Root Blackmer, Thursday, Aug. 4,through the end of the month. There will be a wine tasting and reception to meet the artist Friday, Aug. 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

This exhibit explores Blackmer’s close-up photography of nature. Whether the center of a poppy flower, a spider web glistening with raindrops or a prickly thistle bud, the subjects of her photographs all present a world in miniature. The details are recognizable, but they lie at the edge of what vision can resolve.

A retiree residing in Tenants Harbor, Blackmer has had numerous solo shows in the last few years in Midcoast Maine, Portland and Nova Scotia. She studied photography at Harvard in the ‘60s and returned to it after careers as professor, software designer and academic website editor. Her website,, presents galleries of her images of ice, flowers, water droplets and abstract patterns in nature, with work in both monochrome and color.

The Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op and Cafe, 750 Main St., is open Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 594-8822.

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