The Waldoborough Historical Society will present its final program for 2016 Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of Broad Bay Congregational UCC, 941 Main St./Route 220. The program, titled Making New Art from Old Items, will feature metal artist Jay Sawyer.

Sawyer is a a Medomak Valley High School and Maine Maritime graduate whose outdoor Studio JBone is located just off Route 90 in Warren.  His latest sculpture collection, “Sculpture Soup,” is currently featured in the Emery Community Arts Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington.

Sawyer will discuss how metal items salvaged from the Georges River Woolen Mill inspired his work as he sought to pay tribute to the material and its history. Waldoborough Historical Society is proud to welcome “one of our own” for his first formal Waldoboro presentation and hopes many in the community will attend this free program, which has been arranged by Sawyer’s high school friend and WHS museum trustee Kathie Hills.

Preceding the program at 5:30 p.m., a potluck supper will be held in the church vestry. Those attending are asked to bring a salad or casserole to share; dessert and beverage will be provided. Also available at the evening’s presentation will be copies of the 18-month calendar “Waldoboro’s Past in Photos.”

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