River Arts in Damariscotta announces the opening of its “Tools of the Trade” Exhibition and invites the public to the opening reception Friday, September 30 from 5-7. The exhibition will run through October 28th.
According to juror John Arden Knight, “A themed show allows the viewer to look less at individual artists or art works, and more at how the artwork as a whole leads you through different subjects and materials. In this show, one subject that appeared was sewing and textiles, which was depicted in paintings, drawings, photos, and multimedia pieces. Another theme was food with different artists in the room moving you from the harvesting of produce from farms and gardens to the preparation of food in kitchens and the presentation of the food at a restaurant table.”
With over seventy two and three dimensional works exhibited, there are depictions of musicians; work as a soldier and medic, as well as traditional Maine trades such as the fishing and forestry – (including a hand knit chainsaw) which should make family visits interesting and inspiring. FMI, www.riverartsme.org