RANGELEY — Local artist and woodworker Vincent Richel was commissioned by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts to create a sculptural set of doors for the new Lobby Gallery at the RFA Lakeside Theater on Main Street.

The doors depict overlooking Rangeley Lake to the west over Bald Mountain. Utilizing a low-relief method, Richel incorporated exotic woods including ebony, walnut, zebra wood, curly maple, purple heart, and lace wood into the design. The materials were underwritten by a generous anonymous donor, and they were made possible by an equally generous in-kind gift of labor from the artist.

They are fully functional “barn” doors, which remain closed when the lobby is being used during a performance, but can be opened to utilize the new flex-room for more gallery space.

All are invited to view the doors and appreciate Richel’s craftsmanship during these upcoming events:

* “Vietnam, Long Time Coming:” a documentary film in honor of Veterans Day at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4.

* “The Wizard of Oz:” by Rangeley Lakes Regional School at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.

FMI: www.rangeleyarts.org.


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