AUGUSTA — The Maine Arts Commission recently announced an exhibition of artwork, previously exhibited at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Kingfield, on display until February in Maine’s Capitol Complex as part of the agency’s Arts in the Capitol program.

The exhibit showcases landscape photography by John and Cynthia Orcutt accompanied by painted bas-reliefs of birds by Hugh Verrier.

John and Cynthia Orcutt are fine art nature photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. Following a career as a landscape architect team, they have pursued their interest in creating an awareness of the necessity for active preservation of fragile places, according to a news release from the Maine Arts Commission.

John Orcutt is a board member of Maine Huts and Trails. Cynthia Orcutt is active on community committees including Kingfield Village Enhancement Committee, BikeMaine Organizing Committee and the long range planning committee for Maine Huts and Trails.

Hugh Verrier was born and raised on Maine’s coast and worked for many years as a tugboat captain, commercial fisherman and small business owner. He now owns and operates his own gallery and studio on the shore of Flagstaff Lake in Eustis.

This event is free and open to the public. Exhibitions are self-guided and may be viewed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Maine Arts Commission Office; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Maine State House; and from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Blaine House. Visitors to the Blaine House should call 287-2121 for an appointment.

For more information, visit www.MaineArts.com.

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