The Gallery at Frenchman’s Bay in Somesville is extending a warm welcome to the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association as they host their annual furniture and art exhibit on Mount Desert Island from Friday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 30. Judy Taylor is the featured artist for this exhibit. Taylor will be exhibiting her newest series of plein air paintings of the Katahdin region as well as presenting a sketched portrait demonstration right on the water’s edge, overlooking Somes Sound. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 at the gallery.
A portion of the proceeds from this event will go toward educating prisoners in Maine on the skills necessary to make fine furniture. The Gallery at Frenchman’s Bay is a sponsor and supporter of the Maine Prison Outreach Program organized by The New Hampshire Institute of Furniture Making (NHIFM). Recently, Maine members of the NHIFM have organized to create a fine woodworking program in the Maine State Prison. This program endeavors to teach students the skills of fine furniture design and manufacture. Eventually it is expected that some students will show their work at The Gallery at Frenchman’s Bay and other venues. The gallery is located at 1112 Main Street, Somesville. For more information, call 244-1165 or visit frenchmansbay.com.