FRIENDSHIP — Salt Pond Studio, 522 Cushing Road, presents the works of internationally recognized pastel artist Lyn Asselta from Wednesday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 25. The opening reception Saturday, Sept. 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. features live music on the Salt Pond Stage by Jim Loney, Graham Walton and friends.

Having grown up in Maine, and now calling Damariscotta home, Asselta focuses her current work on the ever changing and dramatic Maine coastline. Her brilliant pastel paintings are rich in texture and atmosphere, capturing the fortitude and often quiet strength of the landscape with expertise.

Asselta is recognized as a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and has distinguished herself internationally, instructing workshops throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.

Salt Pond Studio is housed in the renovated pre-Civil War schoolhouse at corner of Salt Pond Road and Route 97. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

Visit saltpondstudio.com for more information.