LEWISTON — The Women’s Hospital Association Rotating Art Gallery will feature paintings by Ian Orman and photography by Mike Casey this month.

The gallery is at 60 High St. at the main entrance to Central Maine Medical Center.

A Maine resident for more than 50 years, Orman taught art in public schools for 39 years, including 15 years as the head of the Fine Arts Department at Edward Little High School and a Fulbright year in England. In addition to his work in schools, Orman taught classes in drawing, design, printmaking, silversmithing and art history. He considers himself a plein air landscape painter (someone who paints outside instead of in a studio) and draws inspiration from his home at Coffin Brook Farm in Leeds.

For Casey, photography is a lifelong hobby that allows him to capture moments. His exhibit will feature the theme of “color.” Though he acknowledges that the vibrant colors of autumn in Maine are great, sometimes a “lazy summer river scene” can provide color and movement to a photo, he said. He also will “make color” through sepia-toned black-and-white photos.

The artists’ work may be purchased through the WHA Gift Shop next to the main lobby. A percentage of sale proceeds benefits CMMC.


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