BRUNSWICK – Three artisans – Tracy Johnson and Mary Allen Chaisson, both of Harpswell, and Guy Marsden of Woolwich – will be the focus of “Art in Craft Media Night” Wednesday, April 14.

The program is presented by the Brunswick Area Arts & Cultural Alliance, the library and the Maine Crafts Association. It will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.

Also, the Casco Bay Art League will hold an art exhibit reception at 5 p.m. preceding Arts Night. An open mike will follow the program.

Johnson creates jewelry from precious stones and metals. Her sophisticated artistry has evolved over 25 years, selecting the gemstones, which are often rare and unusual, and merging them in high-carat gold settings. Her work fuses historical lost-wax carving methods with state-of-the-art precision in fabrication.

Marsden, a maker of fine furniture, creates contemporary designs in hardwoods. His furnishings have been exhibited in shows and galleries across the country since 1997. Marsden also creates an ongoing series of “Digital Numeric Relevators,” designed using electronic display technologies.

Chaisson is a nationally exhibited quilt artist. Currently, her work is included in the Portland Museum of Art’s new exhibit, “Another Layer, Selected Maine Art Quilts,” which is running from April 8 to June 6. Chaisson also is participating in the “Contemporary Maine Fiber Art Exhibition” in April at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, and has work on exhibit at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery at the Maine College of Art.

The Art League’s reception opens an exhibit of watercolors, oils and pastels, which runs through May 1 in the Morrell Meeting Room at the library. It features work by local artist Dawn Bragdon, Frances Caswell, Martha Coles, Ann Cutter, Nancy Dey, Hannah Dring, Lois Jordan, Louise Minot, K. Dana Nelson, Pamela Parker, Heather Randall, Constance Rothery, Lydia Sparrow and Marilyn Whittaker. The public is invited to attend.

For more info on the open mike portion of the program, send e-mail to [email protected] or call 798-6964.


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