Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St., will hang a new show in the front room featuring works by John Wood, Penny Markley, Lara Marx and Obrianna Cornelius for the Aug. 4 Arts In Rockland First Friday Art Walk. There also will be many new works displayed throughout the gallery, which will offer wine, refreshments and a chance to meet the artists from 5 to 8 p.m.

Wood is a Rockland painter who studied oil painting at the National Academy in New York City; switched medium and location to watercolors and Philadelphia; and, in 2008, moved to Maine and resumed oils, studying with Ron Frontin.

Central Maine’s Markley has of late focused on cloud patterns and light; the paintings in August’s show emphasize the sky and its effects on the land below.

Max of Orono is an artisan blacksmith who works in steel, copper and slate, creating forms with texture and color and experimenting with the reflective property of metal.

Cornelius of Hampden is a painter who specializes in watercolor landscapes. Her highly detailed paintings are filled with natural color and scenic lighting effects, using Maine’s beautiful landscapes and distinctive culture as inspiration.

Art Space Gallery, located across from the Strand Theatre, features works by 19 artists who work in various media and genres.  August hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit and check out the Facebook page.

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