Wiscasset Bay Gallery opens “Expanding Horizons in 20th Century Maine Art.”

Andrew Winter, “The Morning After”

The Wiscasset Bay Gallery is hosting a reception on Thursday, July 5 from 4 – 7 p.m. which coincides with the opening of their exhibition entitled “Expanding Horizons in 20th Century Maine Art.” The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

Featured in the exhibition is a dramatic and thickly painted oil painting by Andrew Winter (American, 1893-1958) entitled “The Morning After,” which captures a group of Monhegan fishermen on the island’s iconic cliffs, their forms highlighted against the turquoise water churning with waves. The men look out over a shipwreck along the island’s edge, as light spills down through the clouds above. Paintings by other prominent American artists will also be represented, including plein air oil paintings by New England artists Jay Hall Connaway, Abraham Bogdanove, and Edmund Ward, as well as watercolors by William Zorach, William Thon and George Howell Gay. Contemporary highlights include bold still life paintings by Geer Morton, Tom McCobb and Joan Plummer, and coastal and inland Maine views by Keith Oehmig, Michael Graves, Don Stone, Guy Corriero, Marjorie Moskowitz, Tom Curry, Diana Johnson, J. Thomas R. Higgins, Paul Niemiec, Judith Magyar, John Gable and Carlton Plummer. “Expanding Horizons in 20th Century Maine Art” will be on display through Wednesday, August 8. For more information, call 207-882-7682, or visit wiscassetbaygallery.com.