Waterville Area Art Society honored its founders Patricia Binette, of Fairfield, and Pauline Turner, of China, at an opening reception Oct. 6 at Winslow Public Library, according to a news release from the society.

The pair was recognized for their many years of teaching and inspiring other artists and for their continued dedication to the Art Society.

The 30th Anniversary Art Show, on view through Oct. 28 at the library, features work from the four founders including Marilyn Dwelley, of Florida, and Peggy Stowers, deceased. Forty four members and former members are represented in the 90 pieces of art.

An impressive range of styles and media are found in the exhibit, including pieces sent from as far away as Florida and Alabama.

Society president Amy Cyrway, co-owner of the Framemakers in Waterville, presented Binette and Turner with orchids and gift certificates. She gave a brief history of the organization and told the 50 to 60 people present about the four founders and their impact on arts in the Greater Waterville Area and beyond.

The Art Society holds two member shows once a year and is co-sponsor of an annual juried art show that draws entrants from across Maine. The society meets monthly, except in July and August, bringing a variety of programs to the members.

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