NEWRY – Many of New England’s greatest landscape painters have worked in the Mahoosuc Mountains of Maine and the White Mountains of New Hampshire for more then 200 years.

Friday, Feb. 13, the “Landscapes for Landsake, The Mahoosuc Mountains of Maine,” an exhibition and sale of contemporary and historical paintings for the benefit of the Mahoosuc Land Trust, will open.

Displayed will be recent and historical paintings representing the finest works by artists who have received regional, national and international acclaim.

The exhibit, hosted by Banks Gallery, will be at Sunday River Ski Resort, at South Ridge Lodge. A reception, hosted by Sunday River Real Estate, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. The reception is open to the public free of charge.

Mahoosuc Land Trust Inc. is a conservation land trust, founded in 1989, serving communities surrounding the Mahoosuc Mountains in central Oxford County in Maine and eastern Coos County in New Hampshire.

The Mahoosuc Range, a northern extension of the White Mountains, straddles the border between New Hampshire and Maine. The range’s highest peak, 4,180-foot Old Speck Mountain, is the fourth-highest peak in Maine. Substantial parts of the range are publicly owned as parts of the National Park Service Appalachian Trail corridor and Grafton Notch State Park in Maine.

Artists showing works in the “Landscapes for Landsake” exhibition are Louise Bourne, T. A. Charron, D.D. Coombs, Mike Graves, Grant Hacking, Stapleton Kearns, Jamie H. LaFleur, Barrett McDevitt, Scott Moore, Stefan Pastuhov, TM Nicholas, Eric Tobin and Molly Wensberg.

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