NORWAY — What happens when two veteran visual artists consider a concept as fluid as change? Nikki Millonzi and Peter Herley considered concept as a fluid change. They used the idea as a jumping off point which developed into their new show “Forever Changing” at the Matolscy Art Center, 480 Main St. The opening is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. The closing and performance will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. The gallery is open from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays for this show.

Both artists began with mostly previous work, unfinished or unsuccessful. For Millonzi the flowing colors of an abstract Madonna and child began to recall the night sky. From a two dimensional piece a three dimensional assemblage emerged evoking the magnificence of the full moon.

Herley awoke one night from an intensely vivid dream about a long lost lady friend. Facebook helped his search and they reconnected in a new way. This was the beginning of the Mermaid Series.

Millonzi was an art teacher for many years and most recently facilitated The Fare Share Co-op’s Community Mosaic Project. Herley, newer to the area, was part of the art scene in Portland and Oregon.

The Western Maine Art Group is a 501(c)3 nonprofit serving the arts in the area since 1962. For more information on the WMAG and their programs, visit the website at, on Facebook or by email at [email protected]

“Abstract” by Peter Herley.

“When the Big Picture Falls” by Nikki Millonzi

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