Tidemark Gallery + Café, 902 Main St./Route 220, will present “The Word Made Art,” a group art exhibition to mark this year's celebration of Herman Melville’s 200th birthday with works inspired by the American Renaissance (1820-1860). The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception Saturday, March 2, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Participating visual artists offer, in their chosen media, responses to literary works of men and women from the seminal era of American Romanticism including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Edger Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson and others.

The artists featured in the show will include Chris Augusta, Barbara Vanderbilt, David Peloquin, Sandy Griffin, Linda Gallion, Stephanie Muri, Susanna Lasker, Pat Parks, Lucy Martin, Stephanie Chamberlin, Alana VanDerwerker, Martha Truscott and Helen Richmond Webb.

“The Word Made Art” will run through the first week in May. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For additional information, call 832-5109 or visit Tidemark’s Facebook page.

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