NORWAY — The Norway Arts Festival will host a reception and fine art auction at the Matolcsy Center at 480 Main St. on Sunday, April 26, at 1 p.m. as the kick off event of this year’s festival.  Works from the Western Maine Art Group’s collection and works by current members will be auctioned by Jody McMorrow, an auctioneer with 30 years experience, including selling and appraising estates and antiques.  Proceeds from the auction will benefit and support the continued development of quality arts in the community for young and old and help stage the Norway Arts Festival 2015.

Each year, the Western Maine Art Group and Norway Downtown collaborate to stage the Norway Arts Festival, closing Main Street to traffic to create a relaxed pedestrian mall for artists, artisans, musicians, non-profit exhibitors and vendors.

Works to be auctioned include two antique oil paintings, a still life and a landscape, and works by Donna Chase, Elizabeth Foley, Miriam Wotiz and Duncan Slade.  In addition, works by current Western Maine Art Group artists Gail Rein, Francoise Fetchko, Barbara Traficonte, Steve Traficonte, Guy Prestia, Chris Jurack, Rei Cortez, Michael Everett, Jeanne Labounty, Sandra Bell, Ron Hamilton, Pam Morra and Irina Kahn will be auctioned.

Admission to the reception and auction is $10.  Refreshments will be served.

Find out more about the festival visit www.norwayartsfestival.org and www.westernmaineartgroup.org.


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