First Friday Offerings at Art Space Gallery

keira6816_ photograph_Charles DufourPhotograph by Charles Dufour

Join the members of Art Space Gallery for an opening reception during Rockland’s First Friday Artwalk, September 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. September features new works by four of the nineteen artists who comprise Rockland’s premiere cooperative.

Laurie Lofman Bellmore’s paintings are primarily of the Maine coast, including islands, boats, and buoys. Her fine silver and 22k gold jewelry also incorporates our seafaring abundance in pieces such as sea urchins, sand dollars, and fish.

Sandra Leinonen Dunn’s large canvases on exhibit this month are floral pieces created with moving brushstrokes and lush color. Dunn is an accomplished Maine artist represented by several prominent galleries in Maine and Massachusetts.

Many gallery visitors are struck with equal measure of intrigue and awe by Roger Barry’s intricately carved wooden “boxes”. Secret locks are part of the beauty of Barry’s reliquaries. Carved from native hardwoods, all very unique.

The photography by Charles Laurier Dufour exquisitely captures and exposes the natural beauty of the human form, usually juxtaposed with the rugged beauty that is Maine.  Stunning coastal and forest nudes are being featured.

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   September hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m, Monday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.  Visit our website for more information at