FRIENDSHIP — Salt Pond Studio, 522 Cushing Road, presents a stunning exhibition of paintings by Friendship artist Brian Woods. The exhibition runs from Aug. 9 through 21. Join this popular artist, builder and designer at the opening reception filled with art, music and cheer Saturday, Aug. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Woods’s canvases celebrate a generation of fishermen on the Maine coast who are sadly seeing the world pass them by. These paintings evoke the solitary lives of the hardworking folk and the austere beauty of coastal Maine.

Salt Pond Studio will donate 10% of proceeds to the Friendship/Cushing Food Bank. The gallery is housed in the renovated 19th century East Friendship School House, located at corner of Route 97 and Salt Pond Road. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

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“Going Tide,” a 2022 acrylic on canvas by Brian Woods.