“Fisherman,” an oil on canvas by Paige Taylor, can be seen at the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset in a show called Surroundings. The opening reception is from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16. Submitted photo

The four artists featured in Maine Art Gallery’s upcoming show, Surroundings, express not only the observed world, but also the circumstances, conditions, and objects that surround them, according to a news release from the gallery.

People can visit the gallery from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at 15 Warren St. for the opening event and thereafter from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through Aug. 13 to see how Liz Hoag, Justine Lasdin-Springer, Lin Lisberger and Paige Taylor view their surroundings.

“The idea of Surroundings goes beyond the observed world that is all around us,” said Mark Coates, curator of the show. “The way we respond to precise surroundings is determined by many internal and external aspects: our own cultural background, our personal taste, our artistic influences, our personality, and our emotional experiences at a given place.”

Coates invited each artist to select 15 to 20 pieces of their work that reflect the theme of surroundings. The artists will be on hand to discuss their work at the opening reception, at which music will be supplied by jazz guitarist David Lawlor.

On Thursday, July 28, the exhibition will also be open for Wiscasset Art Walk. Visitors to Art Walk are encouraged to come early and begin their walk at 4 p.m., at the Surroundings show. The gallery will be open until 8 p.m. that evening.

The Maine Art Gallery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of the visual, fine and applied arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstration and educational programs for children and adults since 1958.

More information can be found at maineartgallerywiscasset.org and on Facebook at Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset.


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