The Wiscasset Bay Gallery invites the public to a catered reception 5 -7 p.m. Saturday, July 6. The reception coincides with the opening of “Maine and America in the 20th Century” and will continue the gallery’s celebration of its 29th season. Featured in the exhibition is a dramatic and richly painted oil painting by Abraham Bogdanove’s (1886-1946) “Afternoon Light, Squeaker Cove, Monhegan.” Created in 1924, this bold and thickly painted work is awash in color and captures the drama of the crashing waves against the island’s rocky shoreline. “Maine and America in the 20th Century” will be on display through Friday, August 9th.
Contemporary highlights include colorful still life paintings by Geer Morton, Marjorie Moskowitz and Joan Plummer, and coastal and inland Maine views by Keith Oehmig, Michael Graves, Tom McCobb, Don Stone, Guy Corriero, Tom Curry, Diana Johnson, J. Thomas R. Higgins, Paul Niemiec, Judith Magyar, John Gable, David Kasman and Carlton Plummer. For more information, call 207-882-7682, or visit wiscassetbaygallery.com.