Mars Hall Gallery wraps up its 2016 summer season with "Under the Influence of Creativity" and the third installment of "ART with ATTITUDE." A reception for both shows will be held Friday, Aug. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. They will run through Oct. 10 at the gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131.

The group show "Under the Influence of Creativity" will feature ink drawings done with a hypodermic needle by Leo Brooks; collage and acrylic paintings by Roger Kirby; mixed media mermaids painted on the Pont des Arts in Paris by Maurice Michel Lode; diptychs and triptychs by Mimo Gordon Riley; and abstracts by the late Carl Sublett, William Thon and Ron Weaver. Also on exhibit will be pinhole and encaustic black-and-white photography by Antonia Small, mixed media assemblage sculpture by Bill Cook and work by Susan Gurney, Jay Hoagland, Constance Kiermaier and Elaine Neimi.

The ever-changing “ART with ATTITUDE" showcases not only art, but also an expanded selection of fine antiques and collectibles. On display are paintings by Nancy Baker, Jeanette Steele Esposito, Linda Funk, Kris Johnson, Roger Kirby, Sharon Larkin, Nat Lewis, Maurice Michel Lode, Greg Mort, Cam Noel, C.W. Oakes, David Paffhausen, Jimmy Reed, Holly Smith and Eleanor Zuccola. Quality crafts include whimsical driftwood fish by Claire Perry; a variety of quality crafts including decoupage by Davene Fahy, handcarved decoys by Stephan Hill and mixed media stained glass, mosaics and pottery by Dona Bergen. Metal sculptors Jay Hoagland and Brian Read will have works on display through out the gallery, as well as outside in the sculpture gardens.

The gallery, located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George peninsula, is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Labor Day weekend, then Fridays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Columbus Day or by appointment. For more information, call 372-9996 or 372-8194; or visit

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