LEWISTON – L/A Arts Gallery 5 will open “GPS: Where in the World,” an exhibit of original paintings and photography identified by global positioning coordinates, with a reception Wednesday, Jan. 30. The show will run through March 8.

Regular Gallery 5 visitors will note a change of pace with this exhibit. Previous exhibits have showcased as many as 100 pieces hanging on the walls of the gallery. “GPS” features 19 two-dimensional works by Maine artists Len Bartel, Kyle Bryant, Roderick Dew, John Matt Dorn, Dan Marquis, Michael Meyer, Petrea Noyes, Ian Orman, Michael Ranucci, Murad Sahir, Jeff Soifer, Debra Trafton, Jim Walker and Graham Wood.

Meyer and Bryant are two creative young men who may be of special interest to aspiring young artists in the community. Both from Auburn, they are pursuing professional art careers. Meyer, a photographer, is currently working from New York City. Bryant, a painter, is a student at the Massachusetts College of Art.

The more senior of the new artists are Bill Clifford, an attorney, and Lionel Ouellette, a retired state accountant. Both are exhibiting works of wood, but on very different scales. For 30 years, Clifford has been honing his skills in creating furniture, while Ouellette has scaled his work down to creating replicas of sailing vessels.

The L/A Arts board has decided to maintain a jewelry and small works sale at all times in Gallery 5. A variety of Maine artists will be invited to sell their work. These pieces will not be subject to the regular gallery protocol of leaving purchased pieces until the end of the exhibit.

The Jan. 30 reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m.

L/A Arts Gallery 5 is in Lyceum Hall, 49 Lisbon St. It is open to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment with curator Tammie Grieshaber, 576-4805.


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