POLAND SPRING – The Maine State Building opened the Nettie Ricker Art Gallery for the season on May 15. Along with the talented artists in watercolors, oils, pastels and photography, the artistic creations of the Classic Quilters of Lewiston/Auburn are on display.

Their works are hung from the rails on the second and third floors. The quilts will be changed every three to four weeks, as are the artists in the art gallery.

The second show of the season began June 15 with the theme “Then and Now.” The show still features quilts from the Classic Quilters, but also include quilts from the past.

Other quilting clubs throughout the state interested in displaying their works can call 998-4142.

The art gallery’s second show of the season features John Bowdren of Pownal, who showed last year. He works in watercolors and acrylic. New to the gallery this year is John Santoro of Portland. Mike Welch of Standish is also represented with some of his watercolors. Diane Wiencke from Peaks Island will bring in her oil paintings.

Also showing will be works by Gene Fuller, Katherine Rohnert, Duncan Slade, Dave Tibbetts, Sandy Manship and Beverly McGreevy.

An art show, planned for July 24, has 62 registered to show their works. A duo will offer Celtic music from 10 a.m. to noon and a Bluegrass group will perform from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information call 998-4142.


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