"Dedicated to Art: Corcoran Gallery of Art & George Washington University Artists in Maine” will open with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception Thursday, June 22, at the Thos. Moser showroom, 149 Main St./Route 1.

The exhibit will feature 83 paintings, prints, drawings and photographs from 24 artists who have a connection to Maine and attended or taught at either the Corcoran Gallery of Art or the George Washington University. Each artist featured in the summer exhibit has spent from a week to several decades living, painting or photographing the state. Several also taught or studied at Maine’s seasonal art schools such as the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Maine Media Workshops.

As the institutions are only three blocks apart, a number of the artists in the exhibit are connected to both the Corcoran and GW. Cross-pollination between the two was the original intent of founder William Wilson Corcoran. The original gallery was located across from the White House, in a building that is now the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery.

Currently, five museum professionals connected with GW are involved in leading three of the top art museums in Maine including the Farnsworth Art Museum (Christopher Brownawell) in Rockland.

Among the artists featured in the Thos. Moser exhibit are the Midcoast’s Bernard Langlais; photographer Joyce Tenneson; Cicely Aikman; Charles DuBack; David Estey; Roberta Goschke; Chris Osgood; and Amy Wilton.

The exhibit will run through Oct. 10 in the Freeport showroom, located two blocks north of L.L. Bean. Hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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