The Western Maine Art Group has received a donation of an original Lee Bean watercolor painting from the collection of Suzanne Grover. The raffle for the painting, a still-life of a garden cottage on Monhegan Island, is a fundraiser to help keep the Matolcsy Art Center open during the winter to accommodate the many people who are taking art classes.

Funds will also be used to help with the constant improvements to the historic art center, which has become a center for the arts in the Western Maine area.

A student of Hungarian Fine Arts Professor Lajos Matolcsy, Bean’s paintings hang in many homes and businesses in the area as well as over the country. Bean is one of the founders of the Western Maine Art Group and her talents have won her many awards over the years. The drawing for the painting will be held during the annual holiday party on Sunday, Dec. 6. A limited number of tickets will be sold; one does not have to be present to win.

Tickets prices are one for $5, six for $10 and 15 for $20. Tickets may be purchased at the Lajos Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St., from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. In Norway, tickets are also available at Books N Things and 100 Aker Wood. In the Waterford-Bridgton area, tickets are available from Western Maine Art Group board member Nancy Engdahl, 583-6677.

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