Star Gallery opening for Melita Westerlund, Derrick Sekulich and Raymond Strout

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‘Koralli Saari’ by Melita Westerlund.

Star Gallery in Northeast Harbor is having an opening reception from 5 – 7 p.m. Saturday June 21 for featured artists Melita Westerlund, Derrick Sekulich, Raymond Strout. Melita Westerlund grew up in Helsinki, Finland, a country that has provided significant support for artists. Her early studies were at L’Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Tunisia, then back to Helsinki and the Free Art School and finally, for her undergraduate degree, at the Industrial Arts University. Moving from Finland, she spent a couple of years in London then to Kenya with her family, and worked in batik and had a major mural commission for the National Bank of Kenya. She also taught figure drawing in the Architecture Department at the University of Nairobi. After Kenya a year was spent back in Finland. Melita then moved to the USA where she studied for her Masters Degree in Sculpture at SUNYBuffalo. The show runs through July 2. For more information visit stargallerymaine.com or call 276-3060.