Silk etching by Sandi Cirillo. Submitted photo

DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts presents the work of Sandi Cirillo in a solo show in the River Room. In a showcase of Cirillo’s mixed media artistry, including felt-making, silk paper fusion and solar plate etchings, she creates a fascinating show titled “Diversity.” This River Room show runs from Friday, Oct. 23, until Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Cirillo has been a fiber/mixed media artist for over 25 years, specializing in creating artwork which pleases the eye and craves to be touched. The inspiration for her work focuses on the textural qualities of manmade and natural fibers which she incorporates into her artwork. Her work reflects her love of traveling throughout Maine where she lives and her appreciation of the natural environment around her. Cirillo also creates solar plate etchings on both paper and silk fabric as well as art featuring a process called silk paper fusion.

Cirillo is a retired art educator who gives numerous fiber workshops in the Northeast and North Carolina. She teaches many of her workshops in collaboration with various arts centers throughout the Northeast. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Alfred University and Nazareth College in New York State. She currently teaches drawing, fiber and art history classes at Senior College in Belfast. She also teaches in Damariscotta, Bucksport, Hancock and North Carolina.

Visit her website,, to see examples of Cirillo’s work. Cirillo lives in Searsport, where she has a studio and teaches many workshops that are listed on her website.

River Arts is at 36 Elm St. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call River Arts at 207-563-6868.

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