FRIENDSHIP — Salt Pond Studio, 522 Cushing Road, hosts seven artists from the Mid Coast Plein Air Painters group for its opening exhibition, which runs from May 25 through June 5. The artists’ reception is Saturday, May 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. Enjoy refreshments outside by the firepit, to benefit a Cushing high school graduate.

The loosely formed group of artists and friends paint together on site regularly for inspiration, companionship and encouragement. Works by Christine Aston, Margaret Creighton, Mary Ann Heinzen, Molly Mugler, Art Schaefer, Karin Strong and Gwen Sylvester will be on board in the renovated one room schoolhouse that is now a studio and exhibition space.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. through June 5, including Monday, May 30, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call or text gallery owner Pam Cabañas at 207-691-5787 or visit