AUBURN — The GreenWood Gallery, 998 Old Danville Road, Auburn, will hold its fourth Annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24.

Anita Poulin, owner of the gallery and a well-known artist and art instructor, invited the public to “the nine Maine artists featured and hear them speak about their art, see painting demonstrations, enjoy light treats and have an opportunity to win one of the seven door prizes.”

The nine featured artists include:

• Nel Bernard, a professional glass artist since 1980 when he started Maine Art Glass Studio in Lewiston. He explores art glass possibilities in fused glass, stained glass and etched glass and stone;

• Erica Christensen captures her love of outdoors and the coast with images in watercolors. She finds that using her sense of sight and powers of observation is an interesting challenge in her artwork;

• Michael Everett, a native of Presque Isle, and an instructor at Lewiston Auburn Senior College, began oil painting the landscapes and waterscapes of remote northern Maine. He prefers using only three or four colors for each painting.


• Susan Fitz Patrick expresses herself in drawing, painting and quilting. She has studied with several artists, developing techniques in oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic paintings. Her art is expressed in her love of local lighthouses and seascapes.

• Kerry Keith of Auburn works in acrylics. His favorite subject is animals in the wild. He is exhibiting paintings of the North American lynx, raccoon, fox, gray wolf and lion.

• Greg Mease was a designer at Bath Iron Works, which led to many trips to Japan. This background influenced his very detailed art style and fascination with Japanese architecture. He will have Japanese-styled watercolors as well as detailed trains in pen and ink.

• Sheila Patrick said taking an adult education course sparked her interest in oil painting. She has since expanded to watercolors and acrylics. A favorite pastime is acquiring old frames that complement her nature paintings.

• Anita Poulin has been painting for more than 40 years and has taught art for the past 35 years in her home studio, as well as workshops in Auburn, Oxford and Lewiston schools. She has also taught at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn Senior College, Schooner Estates and Hobby Lobby. She captures Maine’s four-season landscapes in acrylic and pastels.

• Harolyn Zaldumbide credits her experiences of living among nature when very young as having been the greatest influence to her artistic endeavors and accomplishments. Her goal is always to create a unique and pleasing piece of art.

For more information on exhibiting art or to make an appointment to visit the gallery after the grand opening, call 207-782-5118. The website is: .

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