New work throughout Art Space

Aug 26, 2017
Melissa Post van der Burg’s watercolor “My Immigrant 2” brings a touch of winter to Art Space Gallery’s late summer show.

Rockland — Art Space Gallery, 342 Main St., invites everyone to to the Arts In Rockland First Friday Art Walk on Sept. The front room will feature the work of Roger Barry, Janalee Welch, Joan Wright and Melissa Post van der Burg. In addition, there are many new works by the 15 other gallery artists. And there will be wine, refreshments artists to meet from 5 to 8 p.m.

Barry of Edgecomb is a sculptor artisan who makes reliquaries from native hardwoods, many with secret locks. Heavily carved and beautifully finished, each is designed to hold precious personal items or enhance decor. He also creates sculptures and dreamlike tree houses.

Welch of Farmington uses paper, both bits of the old and those she has decorated, painted, printed or rusted together with bits and pieces of found objects, to explore her ongoing interest in collage. Her work is inspired by the natural world’s simplicity, order, pattern and symmetry.

Wright of Rockland continues her exploration of the abstraction of reflections in water, as well as the many moods of her favorite island in the fog and out. Her exhibition will include both abstract and land/waterscapes around Vinalhaven.

Post van der Burg of Augusta will show a new set of watercolor paintings. Her work, featuring images of Maine, has won awards across the country and is capturing the attention of many collectors.

Art Space Gallery is located across from the Strand Theatre.  The gallery features works by 19 artists who work in various media and genres. September hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 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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