The Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St., will exhibit the platinum palladium prints of Koichiro Kurita of Lowell, Mass., and the fine art digital prints of Jeanne Goodman of Wellesley, Mass., and Friendship, as well as a five-person group show showcasing Kathleen Florance of South Thomaston, Stew Henderson of Northport, Jenifer Mumford of Tenants Harbor, John Silverio of Lincolnville and Graham Wood of Cape Elizabeth. An opening reception for the artists will take place on First Friday, June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.; and the shows will run through July 8.

In “Watersheds,” Kurita will show a selection of platinum palladium prints. Retracing Thoreau’s footsteps throughout New England, Kurita translates the “Walden” philosophy into a visual dialogue. Kurita’s printing process entails making his own emulsions, with which he hand-coats the Japanese gampi paper. Gampi paper has been used in Japan for historical documents since the 1400s and it is environmentally kind, as it is made from the bark of the paper mulberry and other shrubs and trees, without killing them. The artist’s works have been exhibited internationally and collected by numerous museums; this is his first exhibition at the Caldbeck.

Goodman’s recent project, Sea Glass, experiments with layering physicality into her photographs by using glass objects, salvaged from flotsam and jetsam along the shore, to filter and disrupt the images. The imperfections imbedded in the found glass objects illuminate the visible and the invisible in unpredictable ways, creating lush textures and disorienting illusions. Goodman studied at the legendary Eastman Kodak Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, where many of the most exciting and creative pioneers in digital imaging had come to teach.

In the group show, Florance will exhibit five new works from her Tango series. Henderson’s painted wood wall pieces, called “Family”, refer to the research he is doing on his family’s genealogy. Mumford will show two drawings in charcoal on paper. Silverio will show a number of his fibonaccci-based drawings in watercolor on paper, as well as one in wood; and Graham Wood, director of the Ocean House Gallery in Cape Elizabeth, will show small constructed panels in painted wood.

Early summer gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 594-5935 or email

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