Fresh harvest at Art Space

Sep 30, 2017
Laurie Lofman Bellmore incorporates drawings into her recent enamel jewelry.

Rockland — Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St., invites everyone to October’s Arts In Rockland First Friday Art Walk. The cooperative gallery will be hanging a new show in the front room and offer an opportunity to meet the artists and join them for wine and refreshments Friday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. This reception will feature the work of Hannah Nelsbach, Laurie Lofman Bellmore and Melissa Post van der Burg.

Nelsbach's work reflects many years of experience with a wide variety of media. Paddling in the cove near her home at high tide or sitting in the mud at low tide, she finds her subjects in the beauty and silence of the ocean. Later in her studio, she adds details of fantasy to her work, which includes two-dimensional art, sculpture and children’s books. Nesbach’s work can be seen at the Discovery Museum in Bangor and in several Maine hospitals.

Bellmore, who has lived in the Rockland area all of her life, is a self-taught jewelry maker with many years of experience creating handcrafted fine art jewelry. Her tools include a kiln, a torch and fine silver, copper and 22K gold, as well as enamels and dichroic glass. Her latest work incorporates hand-drawn seacoast scenes depicting island views, lobster buoys, boats and lighthouses, imbedded in enamels.

Post van der Burg will be showing more of her vibrant, light-filled oil paintings. She has been working close to home, painting Maine themes, both inland and on the working waterfront. Her work has won many awards throughout the United States.

Art Space Gallery, across from the Strand Theatre, features works by 19 artists who work in various media and genres. October hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit or check out the Facebook page.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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