MARTINSVILLE — Mars Hall Gallery opens its 2021 season on Friday, June 18, with a group show titled “Pandemic Productivity.” With nowhere to go and an abundance of time, artists have been very productive. This exhibit showcases new works by Nancy Baker, Ian Baird, Jeanette Steele-Esposito, Kris Johnson, Stephen Jonassen and Eleanor Zuccola, along with oils and acrylics by Sharon Larkin, Maurice Michel Lode, Jimmy Reed, Manuel Rincon, Russell Smith and Ron Weaver; watercolors by Linda Funk, Nat Lewis, Cam Noel, Elaine Reed and Carl Sublett; and Outsider Art by Bill Cook, Bill Nichols, Elaine Niemi and the late Rudy Rotter. There will be no opening reception at this time due to health concerns.

If you happen to be in downtown Thomaston, check out Nancy Baker’s mural on the back of Thomaston Grocery. She will be very busy this summer painting phase two of the project. The mural portrays a village scene of long ago and can be seen online at

A variety of new quality crafts including decoupage by Davene Fahy and 3-D stained glass, mosaics, assemblage and pottery by Dona Bergen are also available. Metal sculptors Jay Hoagland and Brian Read will have works on display throughout the gallery as well as outside in the Sculpture Gardens. In addition are books by several gallery artists, a large collection of original 1960s and ’70s rock posters and a variety of antiques and collectibles. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. The gallery is located 12.7 miles down the St. George peninsula at 621 Port Clyde Road / Rt. 131S. For more information, call 207-372-9996 or visit

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