The Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery will present paintings by Sandra Pealer, paintings by Tamara Richel and sculpture by John Hooper in an exhibit on view Thursday, Aug. 24, through Saturday, Sept. 30.

An artist’s reception, featuring complimentary snacks and cash bar, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. The exhibit is presented by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts.

Pealer’s style is often described as a dance between fluidity and exactness. Her expressive technique depicts light and shadow with an air of mystery. A seasoned watercolorist, recently she has returned to painting in oils as a way of broadening her artistic experience.

Richel draws inspiration from her immediate surroundings. She translates her experiences into tranquil, intimate works that evoke a sense of respite and engage the viewer’s awareness in a peaceful, often nostalgic manner. The pieces shown in this exhibit are a retrospective of Richel’s “Still Life and Floral” oil paintings, produced 1988-2005.

Hooper lives in the middle of the woods on the shores of Rangeley Lake. There, in the comfort of camp, he brings to life the varied species of fish, bird and mammal that he observes daily in their natural habitat. Hooper’s sculptures and relief carvings have been awarded one hundred prizes and recognitions at exhibitions since 2012.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday as well as when the theater is open for live theater, movies and special presentations.

All exhibitions are free and open to the public: walk-ins welcome.

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