WATERVILLE — Common Street Arts, a program of Waterville Creates!, recenlty announced a major exhibit of works from the archives of the internationally acclaimed Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture from July 29 through Sept. 19. The Opening Reception is set for 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 30.

“We are honored to host this major exhibit, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture is such an important part of Maine arts legacy and has fostered some of the greatest artists in the world.” said Common Street Arts Program Director Kika Nigals in a news release from the gallery.

The show is curated by, Skowhegan School faculty member Michelle Grabner, an artist, writer and professor of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Grabner co-curated the 2014 Whitney Biennial and is the 2016 curator of the Portland (Oregon) Biennial. This show features the works of nine artists who attended the school from 1951-1979 and mixes in works culled from 2015 participants in programming and a single-channel video by 2012 participant Itziar Barrio, “We Could Have Had it All” and a selection of observational portraits by Samantha Jorgenson depicting individuals in the 2015 School community.

Common Street Arts, 16 Common St., is open noon-6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays.


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