Artist Jon Mort will host his annual summer open studio, “Maine Treasures,” Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fieldstone Castle, 129 Marshall Point Road. Saturday at 1 p.m., he will give a tour and talk.

This exhibition explores the sense of place and identity found through Maine’s unique surroundings and cherished objects. Mort also shares the creative discoveries made during a year of travel driving cross-country; and on a return visit to the Italian town he lived in as a 12-year-old.

“Maine Treasures” celebrates the heart of the coastal village Mort grew up in. Mort works primarily in colored pencil and has received wide critical acclaim for his mastery of the challenging medium. His recent exhibition at the Carla Massoni Gallery garnered high critical praise and marked his fourth consecutive sold-out showing.

Mort has worked as an artist from an early age and since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, he has participated in more than 50 museum and gallery exhibitions. He is represented worldwide by the Carla Massoni Gallery and this fall will have a one-person exhibition at the Somerville Manning Gallery, which also represents his art.

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