New artist, new show at Art Space

Jun 30, 2018
Photo by: Joan Wright Joan Wright’s photography focuses on water — and the waterfront.

Rockland — Art Space Gallery, 405 Main St., welcomes Mary Beth Morrison as its newest member. Morrison paints with soft pastels, exploring their rich, vibrant pure color. She also loves plein air painting.

In addition, the cooperative gallery welcomes the public to the First Friday Art Walk on July 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Many of the Art Space artists will be on hand, as will be the customary refreshments.

Each month several of the artists are featured in the front of the gallery, with the opening on First Friday. July will showcase the work of Melissa Post van der Burg, Ann Rhinehardt, Joan Wright and Lara Max.

Oil paintings of Maine and the working waterfront will represent Post van der Burg, whose work hangs in both private and corporate collections in the United States and abroad. Rhinehardt works in encaustic, creating visual stories guided by emotional responses to what she sees and feels.

Awed by the effects of water, Wright uses her camera to capture images on overcast days. She seeks out the composition and lets color remain a surprise. Max works with blacksmithing tools, currently in repoussé, to capture images from her environment in a variety of metals.

Art Space Gallery features 18 artists who work in various media and genres. July hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

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

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