TENANTS HARBOR — Jackson Memorial Library Gallery, 71 Main St., presents a group show with artists Abbie Read, Lesia Sochor and Margaret Rizzio now through June 24.

Abbie Read makes mixed media art, currently focusing on abstract collage in the form of accordion books and small pamphlets. She lives and works in Appleton, on the ridge. Her art has been exhibited throughout New England and internationally through the State Department’s Art in Embassies program in Doha, Qatar and currently in Hong Kong.

“Library” is an ongoing sculptural piece combining old books, constructed containers, found objects and artist-made decorative papers. In its entirety, it is currently 40 feet long. A ten-foot-long section of it will be on display. Another 20-foot section is on display at the Mildred Stevens library in Appleton.

Artwork by Lesia Sochor

Lesia Sochor of Brooks has been a leader in the Belfast area art community for decades. She was a founding member of Artfellows and has taught art publicly and privately for more than 30 years. Her Ukrainian heritage has spurred her interest in pysanka – the art of Ukrainian egg decoration, for which she has held numerous workshops throughout the state of Maine. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout New England.

Sochor is exhibiting works from her “Repair” series. These works take a deep dive into the idea of repair and reuse through the image of ripped jeans. Mending becomes an intervention, not just to restore material things, but as an intention to repair the fractured parts of ourselves.

Artwork by Margaret Rizzio

Margaret Rizzio graduated from Bennington College in Vermont with a BA in visual arts followed by an MFA from Purchase College in New York. After finishing school, Rizzio returned home to Maine, a place where she was born, raised and has always loved. She uses a wide range of mediums, including collage and assemblage, to embrace the idea of feminism and the passage of time. She creates diverse pieces through colorful, multi-layered collages filled with coincidences and synchronistic repeating elements. She is represented by Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland.

All art sale proceeds benefit the library community programs. Visit jacksonmemoriallibrary.org for hours and more information.

Jackson Memorial Library is now taking applications for its 2023 art shows. Applications are available at the front desk and will be accepted on a rolling basis through the year. Shows are exhibited for four- or five-week blocks of time, March through November. Exact dates will be determined between the artist and the library if selected for an exhibit. Art submitted for consideration must be 2D wall hung art and suitable for all age groups. Questions can be directed to sharon@jacksonmemoriallibrary.org or art coordinator Dara Zuckernick at zuckernickd@gmail.com.