WATERVILLE — “Construct: Artistry in our Community” will open Friday, July 15, at The Framemakers, 46 Main St.

The exhibit will be open through Sept. 13 and an opening reception is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 12.

Featured art will include the whimsical acrylic paintings by Jen Dubord of Portland. Karen Witham of Waterville has made creativity a “Family Affair” and will include original watercolors, husband David’s graphite drawings, daughter Jeannette Coleman’s photography and 8-year-old granddaughter, Alexia Coleman’s artwork.

Bonnie Hayward of Waterville exhibits assemblages with vintage influences: arrangements of old photos, watch faces, auction leftovers and more.

Inspired during a bicycle trip through the Dutch countryside in tulip season, Elise Klysa, of Belgrade, will exhibit her collection called “Tulip Painting” featuring impressionist interpretations of the beauty of tulips.

Peter Hubiak, of Waterville, is an experimental photographer, utilizing double-exposures to create surreal, hauntin, and thought-provoking scenes.

Lisa Wheeler, of Waterville, shows a photo collection called “Right Around Here” featuring four-inch by four-inch photos from almost daily walks armed with a cellphone and a pair of sneakers, capturing moments of everyday beauty.

Additionally, a community “Summer Block Party” features more than 100 regional artists who have transformed five-inch by seven-inch pine blocks into original art, all on sale to raise money for the Waterville Area Art Society art scholarships.

The artist reception will feature live music by Mister Moon, refreshments by You Know Whose Pub, an opportunity to meet the artists.

The exhibit is open during store hours, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Since 2014, The Framemakers has hosted a bi-monthly rotation of original art in the gallery space and display windows. The mission is to increase appreciation of the visual arts by supporting local and regional artists. Emerging, amateur and established artists are welcome to show their work.

For more information, contact Brian Vigue at 872-8927, [email protected], or theframemakers.com.

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