LEWISTON — The Central Maine Medical Center Rotating Art Gallery is featuring photographs from Joanne and Joseph Julias and artwork from Captive Elements Art House as July artists of the month.

The Julias’ are the owners of JJ Photos in Topsham and have been in business for five years. Their photos reflect their love of travel and the world around them. Joseph loves to photograph seascapes and lighthouses. He has photographed just a little over half of the lighthouses in Maine with a few from the New England area. His photograph of the Queen Mary II with the Portland Head Light was featured in the Light House Depot catalog. During his naval career, the Julias’ traveled throughout the United States and Europe.

Some of Joanne’s favorite subjects are animals, flowers, architecture and everyday life. They have expanded their business to include pet portraits and are booked in seven area pet stores from Brunswick to Scarborough. While dogs are the main subject at the sessions, they have photographed other pets and their people. Their photographs can be viewed a: www.jjphotossite.com.

Captive Elements Art House wishes to give a more approachable and intimate experience to the viewer and the artists in the local and surrounding areas. The art varies from abstract to figurative, from nature settings to urban landscapes, from emotion to detachment. Everything is expressed and represented with the hopes that a connection will be made between the art and the viewer. More artwork can be viewed at Captive Elements, 25 Landry Road, Lewiston. Captive Elements also offers a free painting session for those who wish to take part with their own materials at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The Central Maine Medical Center Rotating Art Gallery is sponsored by the Woman’s Hospital Association in its ongoing effort to support patients with fundraising projects throughout the year. For more information about the WHA call the hospital gift shop at 795-2295. To learn more about the monthly art exhibits call Kathleen Cormier at 346-3462.


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