FRYEBURG — The Goldberg Gallery at Fryeburg Academy announced it is featuring the art and photography of Peter Abate and Gary LaPierre during March and April.

The exhibit is titled “Timeworn: The Art of Architecture in Decline” and will be shown in several New England locations through November.

LaPierre lives with his family in Beverly, Massachusetts. He has always loved walking through old industrial sites in cities and towns to observe the transformative effects of weather and time on buildings and objects. In 1982, LaPierre received a “point and shoot” camera as a gift and has collected photographic images of unintentional beauty ever since.

Abate is originally from Massachusetts and now resides in Maine. His interest in architectural subjects and salvage dates to his childhood and continues to contribute to the art he creates, working with watercolor, mixed media assemblage, collage, and photography. He has been actively involved with the art community in and around Wakefield, New Hampshire, for over 16 years.

Abate and LaPierre hope their exhibit will encourage a far greater understanding and appreciation of the life and the significance of design and appeal of old buildings and their related structures. They hope to instill the importance of lovingly observing and preserving old buildings as part of our priceless history and architectural heritage.

The Goldberg Gallery is open to the public Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and Fridays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gary LaPierre and Peter Abate

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