Art Space Gallery invites everyone to the September Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk. Art Space will be hanging a new show in the front room and hopes everyone will stop by some wine and refreshments, and to meet the artists, Friday, Sept. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. This reception will feature the work of Nancy Davies Tang, Laurie Bellmore, Jean Byrd and Barbara Dulac.

Tang looks to her garden, fields, forests and the sea for inspiration to create works of art in kiln-fired glass and dichroic glass jewelry.  Largely self-taught but with a background in painting and sculpture, the artist has been working with warm glass for more than 20 years.

Bellmore is a Midcoast native, and her art includes painting, photography and handcrafted kiln-fired jewelry. Currently, she is working on fine silver art jewelry pieces adorned with colorful enamels and glass. Her subjects include colorful flowers, fish and abstract designs.

Byrd is an oil painter whose style is best described as realistic, with an impressionist influence. Her subject matter is coastal New England and her latest paintings are of the Penobscot Bay Area. Subjects include Stonington, Vinahaven and Port Clyde.

Dulac became an artist, first as a child, then as a wife, mother and grandmother. Her education and a corporate professional career were woven with the development of creative interests. Currently, her primary medium is oil painting, preferably en plein air.

Art Space Gallery is at 342 Main St., across from the Strand Theatre. It features works by 19 artists who work in various media and genres. September 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

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