“Bicknell’s Thrush” oil painting by Kris Horton. FMI: www.rangeleyarts.org.

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts will host a reception for “Natural Connections” – paintings by Kris Horton, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, at the Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, in the lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St., in Rangeley.

Complimentary snacks and cash bar (beer/wine) will be available at the meet the artist event. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 7.

“I believe that there is a life force or energy generated from all living and organic things. This force, I believe, is shared, exchanged and expressed all the time. Being still in art-making allows me to experience these interactions and exchanges. I am drawn to witnessing the energy between people, people and nature and nature itself.” Horton said in an RFA news release.

“The discipline of materials and composition, the language of art-making, dictates my vocabulary. I try to strike a balance between the tension of language and my experience. My discipline, I hope, allows me to express these exchanges. My intent is that the context of the subject, the composition of the work, the texture, lines, brushstrokes and colors manifest and expresses these exchanges. I often discover that this actually happens during the process of creating. I also believe that I am attracted to these moments because these elements at the time are coming together in a unified expression. Seeing instead of looking is truly a gift to my soul.” Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit rangeleyarts.org.

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