DAMARISCOTTA — Inspired by form, color, function, or the uniqueness of a wild animal, the artists featured at the Stable Gallery, 26 Water St., in August share an enthusiasm for creativity. The opening reception for “Inspirations” is set for 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, the show will run through Sept. 14.

Helene Farrar, painter, says she “intentionally creates works that are bold in composition and expressive in mark making and color.” Birds especially inspire Farrar as they act “as witnesses to life’s events and cycles, providing commentaries on life with a generous sense of humor.” Helene creates encaustic paintings using colored bees wax, according to a news release from the gallery.

Marsha Brandwine, painter, explains, “I start by loosely drawing my composition inspired from nature, and then I become focused on the contrast of colors”. Once she starts, she finds the creative act is all encompassing “with pure emotion”. Expressive landscapes and natural scenes come to life on her canvases, according to the release.

Also highlighted in the show is Arielle Cousens who creates animal sculptures out of repurposed materials. Arielle has always been fascinated by wild animals. As Arielle says, “Catching a glimpse of a wild animal is a rare moment, a moment of awe that inspires my sculptures,” according to the release.

Additional artists featured in August include David Jacobson, glass blower, Tom Stuart, concrete sculptor, Hati Modr, painter, Bill Bellows, weaver, Jackie Melissas, ceramicist, and Mary Hall, jeweler.

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