ROCKLAND — Local art teacher Richard Wehnke opens a pop-up art show premiering Friday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 25 Oak St. (near Café Miranda). The show coincides with the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Rockland.

Visitors can see Wehnke’s large mixed media pieces in his series titled “Life in Maine,” which has been in the works for close to five years. The large pieces show how the artist combines digital art along with painting and three dimensional work. Wehnke will also display smaller works from different parts of the New England area.

Wehnke resides in Rockland and teaches K-5 art classes in Rockland and Owls Head schools. When he is not working on his art, he enjoys antiquing and tending to his massive garden in Rockland’s north end. He is a graduate of Millerville University in Lancaster, Penn. where he studied Art Education.

This summer Wehnke is working for the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, teaching an art summer camp where he and his students will be creating a large scale outdoors installation to be seen at the entrance of the upcoming 75th Maine Lobster Festival.