“Fisherman” oil on canvas by Paige Taylor can be seen at the Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, in a show called “Surroundings.” Courtesy photo by Jon Winslow

Artists Liz Hoag, Justine Lasdin-Springer, Lin Lisberger, and Paige Taylor are featured in Maine Art Gallery’s upcoming show, “Surroundings.” An opening reception will be held at the gallery from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, and the exhibit will be on display through Aug. 18. The exhibit examines how they artists express not only the observed world, but also the circumstances, conditions, and objects that surround them.

“The idea of Surroundings goes beyond the observed world that is all around us,” says Mark Coates, curator of the show. “The way we respond to precise surroundings is determined by many internal and external aspects: our own cultural background, our personal taste, our artistic influences, our personality, and our emotional experiences at a given place.”

Coates invited each artist to select 15-20 pieces of their work that reflect the theme of “Surroundings.” The artists will be on hand to discuss their work at the opening reception. Music will be supplied by jazz guitarist David Lawlor.

Normal gallery hours are from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. On Thursday, July 28, the exhibition will also be open for Wiscasset Art Walk. The gallery will be open until from 4-8 p.m. that evening

The Maine Art Gallery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of the visual, fine and applied arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstration and educational programs for children and adults since 1958. The gallery is located at 15 Warren St., Wiscasset. Free on-street parking is available. More information can be found at maineartgallerywiscasset.org and on Facebook at Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset.

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