NORWAY – On Friday, March 7, from 7 until 9 p.m., the Commons Art Collective will hold an opening of “Fulfillment,” a collaborative show featuring art created in Fare Share Commons during February.

Artists brought blank canvas and frames, sketches, lengths of plain fabric, blocks of wood and clay into the exhibition space at 447 Main St., Norway.

During the next few snowy weeks, they built, painted, drew, carved wrote and sculpted a variety of works, inspired by the space itself, the collaborative spirit, and life on Main Street.

For example, Falmouth painter Judy Schneider began by sketching what she saw outside the window. Norway sculptor Don Best has put up pieces of wood with pencil marks outlining emerging people and animals. South Paris photographer Mark Brandhorst put up blank frames, then prints and finally finished photographs of water and ice and sky. Harrison poet Lisa Moore began with three ideas and displayed multiple stages of her writing process in three long rows.

The Commons Art Collective plans a group retrospective for June in which all members, past and present, contribute one piece. The collective has had more than 35 members during its seven-year history and has presented more than 60 shows.

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