Medomak Arts Project will honor the mighty Medomak River, which flows past its back room, with an art exhibit Saturday, Feb. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at MAP’s downtown location, 13 Friendship Road/Route 220.

The Medomak River supports the community in so many life-sustaining ways: shell fishermen and eel harvesters earn their living from the river; artists share their vision and talent by portraying the river in artwork and photographs; and residents and visitors alike enjoy fishing, paddling, sailing and swimming this valuable resource.

Medomak Arts has amassed a collection of paintings and photographs from a variety of local artists that feature the Medomak River. They include artistic perspectives of the river from the downtown waterfalls to the alewives in the water.

Jan Griesenbrock has brought some of his spectacular aerial views of the river and will be showing a video of the four seasons on the Medomak. George Hayes, Christine Covert, Bruce Metrick, Bernadette de Cesare and Lisa Kyle are sharing their colorful river scenes and picturesque landscapes. Elaine Abel has brought her most scenic artwork and photographs to the show. Incredible photographs by Bonnie Brann, Elaine Cross, and Julie Keizer also are highlighted in this one-night exhibition.

The mission of the nonprofit art center is to foster community and creativity for the Medomak region. Medomak Arts highlights the region’s cultural, creative and historical assets to build both greater awareness and a creative sense of place.

MAP’s downtown space is available to rent for community gatherings, family parties, reunions, film presentations, art classes, musical performances and business meetings. High speed Internet is available, and there is a wonderful view of the Medomak River in the back room. For more information, contact Jann Minzy at 832-4774 or; or visit

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