Seafaring scenes at McGrory & Wolf

Jun 02, 2018
Artist Wolfgang Busse spent a couple of late winter hours on the tug Charles Winslow on a misty day, photographing scenes of the launch as the crew and their hard-working tugboat pulled a new tug into the sea.

Waldoboro — The first Waldoboro ArtWalk of the season is Saturday, June 9; galleries and shops throughout Waldoboro will participate from 4 to 7 p.m.

Polly McGrory and Wolfgang Busse opened their downtown gallery late last fall, so only had one ArtWalk before the season was done. From December to May, they have been glued to their easels, turning out colorful works for this season.

Busse’s winter output is seven new acrylic works, now on the gallery walls. His first painting was adapted from Amanda Nelson’s autumn photo of a sunlit bend in the Medomak River. In March, he made a trip to East Boothbay where Shipbuilders Washburn & Doughty were launching a spanking new tugboat named Exporter.

In January, McGrory decided that it was time to try a subject she’d always wanted to do: the Beatles. She worked from a black-and-white photo, translating it on a big canvas with splashy colors, wild outfits and the boys’ instantly recognizable faces from their Sgt. Pepper era.

During the month of June, McGrory & Wolf Gallery, 9 Friendship Road/Route 220, will be introducing some new artists. The first will be Barbara Roberts, who does acrylic paintings of wildlife and woodsy landscapes. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more info, visit or call 790-1427.

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

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