Merrymeeting opens first artist-produced show

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BOWDOINHAM — The Merrymeeting Arts Center is showing the “Collage a Trois Show,” the first of its new, artist-sponsored exhibits, through April 6. Featured are works by Robin Brooks, Peggy Muir and Gracia Woodward.

The three artists work with torn, cut or shredded paper, using both hand-painted paper and a variety of commercial papers, from candy wrappers to manila envelopes to Christmas wrap. These are then affixed to a board or mat.

Using the common medium of collage, the three artists express three very different visions with subjects ranging from Maine landscapes to portraits to abstract compositions.

Inspired and guided by the eclectic values of the life and spirit of Bryce Muir, the center promotes egalitarianism, whimsy, environmental consciousness and diversity. It includes a permanent exhibit of sculptures by Muir, a store, a gallery and space for classes and workshops.

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The center is at 9 Main St., down by the boat landing in the center of the village. It is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and by appointment. For more information, call 666-3426 or visit www.merrymeetingartscenter.org.

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