CAMDEN — The Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., announces the re-opening of the library’s Picker Room Gallery in September after 17 months of closure during the pandemic. The new art exhibit, “Cyan: The Blues of Art-Making,” will feature cyanotype works by Waldoboro artist Deborah Loughlin. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Visitors will be swept up in whimsy by Loughlin’s imaginary maps, collage creatures, and boats made of memories. The artwork can be viewed Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 2 through Sept. 28.

“Red Rover” by Deborah Loughlin.

The art show will be complemented by a Zoom event with Loughlin on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m. The artist will be describing her inspiration and cyanotype techniques, and discussing how her processes and work continue to evolve. For the link to register for this Zoom webinar, visit the “What’s Happening” adult events calendar at librarycamden.org.

Fans of Loughlin’s work will also have an opportunity to meet the artist in person on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the artist’s reception. Attendees are asked to wear a mask to this event inside the library’s Picker Room. A portion of sales from Loughlin’s art show will benefit the library.

Loughlin lives on the Midcoast with her family, her dog Cordelia, and many chickens. She has a working art studio called Overboard. Being raised on islands in Casco Bay, serving for years on the water while in the military, and retiring to the Midcoast have all influenced Loughlin’s art-making and strong love for the state of Maine. Loughlin’s work has been featured in solo shows as well as juried and group shows throughout Maine.