The River Arts gallery in Damariscotta’s “Black & White” show, due to run through Saturday, March 26, offers a collection of works in a wide range of media. Shown is “Soaring and Surfing” by Lisa Houck. Submitted photo

DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts opened “Black & White” on Feb. 15 at the gallery located at 36 Elm Street Plaza, the show will run through Saturday, March 26. The collection of works in a wide range of media is bold and outgoing, engaging the viewer in conversation with the artists through their work on the gallery walls, according to a news release from the gallery.

Juror Jack Silverio, who chose works for the show by 80 artists, sought pieces that were “confident, not hesitant or confused; true to their intent; and whole and complete in themselves.”

The artists were called to enter works in black and white and the resulting show displays the diversity of possibilities within this singular constraint.

From minimalist to intricate, organic to geometric, reserved to exuberant, the “Black & White” show highlights contrast.

Sculpture, painting, graphite, ink, collage, encaustic, fiber, wood and photographic works are included.

Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Masks are required in the gallery.

For more information, call River Arts at 207-563-6868 or visit

“Stacks of White” by Stevan Hall. Submitted photo