Exhibits feature works
inspired by sweetness,
lust, companionship 
and passion

LEWISTON — “For the Love of Art,” a show featuring artwork inspired by “lust, passion, companionship and sweetness” will be held from 4 to 7 p.m.,  Saturday, Feb. 13, at four local venues. 

Sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists Lewiston Auburn chapter, tghe event involves not only art, but refreshments, chair massages, themed floral designs and a photo booth. 

The four venues are only a few blocks apart, beginning with The Hive at Warehouse 550, 550 Lisbon St., where “sweetness” is the theme. A photo booth, sweets from the Frisky Wisk and chair massage by Donnie Foster, will be available there. Work by the following artists will be on exhibit there: Barbara Violette, Kate Cargile, Sheri Hollenbeck, Bonita Boothby, Quiet City, DH&V, Moon Dance Jewelry, No Frills, Jessy Kendall, Ashley Cole, Amber Grenier, Bridget McAlonan, Jennifer Gammon, Mainely Craft Coasters.

Next go to Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery at 140 Canal St., and park in the lot.  Companionship  is Wicked Illustration’s theme, featuring chocolate from Petite Bites and chair massage by Pelletier’s Healing Hands. Work by artists Jessy Kendall, Tracey Miller, Richard Dahlquist, Melanie Therrien, Joycelyn Perry, Julie Breau, Kellie Chasse, Susan Bennett and Jennifer Gammon will be on view.

Around the corner is The Studio at 291 Lisbon St., featuring art inspired by “lust.” The exhibit includes touchable and edible art. Artists involved are  Rachel Jalbert, Kristi Becktouchette, Jenniefer Gammon, Kerry Landry, Grayling Cunningham, Bill Eldridge, Jessy Kendall, Lis Janes, Bridget McAlonan and Alexandra Hood.

The last venue in the show is L/A Arts at 221 Lisbon St., and involves works inspired by “passion.”  Chocolate from Ella’s Chocolates will be included there, as well as works by Jessy Kendall, Abby Drew, Alexandra Hood, Cindy Harnden, Bridget McAlonan, Lis Janes, Jennifer Gammon and Kate Cargile.

The art will be on display for the month of February. Please check each venue for hours outside of the show time. This event is free and open to the public.

“Passion,” by artist Jessy Kendall,  alcohol ink on tile, is among many works of art along the themes of  “lust, passion, companionship and sweetness” on display in Lewiston as part of the Union of Maine Visual Artists Lewiston-Auburn chapter’s  “For the Love of Art,” show from 4 to 7 p.m.,  Saturday, Feb. 13. 

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