“Coggins Hill” by Kathleen Thornton Contributed photo

DAMARISCOTTA — Kathleen Thornton and Linda Healy are to share the spotlight in a two-person show from Thursday, June 3, to June 23 at the River Room at River Arts.

The artists are long-time friends, scientists by training and profession, and keen observers of the natural world. The public is invited to meet the artists in the River Room from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 5.

Falling Into Place by Kathleen Thornton Contributed photo

Thornton works primarily in acrylics and takes inspiration from the Maine environment. Her career in marine science has provided opportunity to venture far from shore and has inspired many of her seascapes. Her paintings capture transient moments; seascapes caught between storm and calm, landscapes caught between day and night, the fleeting beauty of nature and the changing seasons. She seeks to reveal and evoke the spirit of Maine’s wildlife, lands, waters and people. For more information, visit kathleenthornton.net.

Bottentäcken1 by Linda Healy Contributed photo

Healy’s work is tactile and functional. She is a weaver, and her designs are rooted on a grid of warp and weft. Like many artists, she finds color ways, patterns and inspiration from the natural world, but she also gives a nod to her Swedish heritage and historic Scandinavian weaving techniques.

Healy will show a wide variety of textiles in the River Room: blankets, bookmarks, rugs, wall hangings and kitchen towels. All are finely crafted in natural fibers including cotton, linen, wool and mohair. Healy has been honing her craft for more than 25 years, and is pursuing a master weaver certificate. To view her work, visit tidalweaves.com.

River Arts is located at 36 Elm St. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call 207-563-6868.

“Scandi Star” by Linda Healy. Contributed photo

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