Art Space Gallery Opening Reception, new works

“Lobster Land” by Laurie Bellmore

Art Space Gallery in Rockland invites you an Opening Reception 5 to 8 p.m. Friday July 4. Four of the nineteen venerable artists at Art Space Gallery will exhibit new works that are showcased in the gallery’s front room. One of Art Space Gallery’s new members, Wendy Wight, will be exhibiting her brightly colored coastal landscapes and seascapes. Wight abstracts the scenery using multiple horizon lines, and places “postcards” within these bold paintings. Laurie Bellmore has a colorful array of framed acrylic paintings on canvas that depict the Maine coast, featuring islands, lobster boats, and buoys. A native of Rockland, Bellmore loves to paint the nautical surroundings that have been a prominent part of her life since childhood. Barbara Fischer Eldred’s monoprint portraits have a strong connection to the American Southwest and Native Americans traditions. Eldred also builds elaborate clay works, including glazed sculpture and useable art, such as platters. Charles Laurier Dufour’s award-winning fine art nude photography will focus on “inner space.” Dufour will also exhibit coastal nudes in the rear gallery area. For more information visit