Maine Coastal Islands welcomes new artists

Nov 23, 2018
“It’s April - No Foolin’” is a reduction linocut by Sherrie York.

Rockland — There will be an opening art reception for three Maine artists during the Holiday Open House at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and Art Gallery Saturday, Dec. 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sandi Cirillo of Searsport has been a fiber/mixed media artist for more than 25 years, specializing in creating artwork that pleases the eye and craves to be touched. Her work reflects her love of traveling throughout Maine and her appreciation of the natural environment around her.

Sharon Boody-Dean of Lincolnville creates highly detailed original acrylic paintings on birch bark. She collects bark that has fallen from dead trees, cleans, sizes (as nature allows), seals and paints on it. Most of her subjects are birds and animals from her home state of Maine.

Sherrie York, a printmaker from Bristol, will share many of her images of wildlife and their habitats. Through the linocut medium, Yok finds her way to place, inspired by personal experiences and discoveries as she explores the natural world from mountains to the sea

The visitor center and art gallery are located at 9 Water St. This exhibit will be up through March, and there will be special art programs by the artists this winter. For more information, call 594-0600, ext. 5.

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

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