Life in Maine is finally getting back to a more familiar state of normal. Masks are coming off, vaccinations are going into people's arms, and businesses are gearing up for full capacity. After opening for long weekends in mid-May, Saltwater Artists Gallery in New Harbor opened full time, seven days a week, on June 18th. There has been a steady stream of visitors stopping by the gallery. Folks then head just down the street to see the view from the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and to check on the progress of the rebuilding of the Seagull Shop & Restaurant that was destroyed by fire in 2020.
This Saturday, June 28th, we will be hosting our "Meet the Artist" reception from 1-5 PM. It's a great chance for visitors to stop by to talk to our member artists while viewing all of the artwork on display in the gallery. We are a non-profit cooperative gallery with 25 jury-selected member artists, who work in a wide variety of media: painting, sculpture, wood-turning, glass, jewelry, printmaking, pottery, pottery and fiber arts. The 2021 season has started off strong, and we are looking forward to the reception on Saturday and to meeting the many folks who appreciate and support our local Maine artists.
Cynthia Smith, Maine artist, originally from Connecticut. Taught art at secondary level for 35 years, retired in 2004. Sculpts in bronze, wood, stone, clay & plaster. Her work can be seen at several mid-coast Maine galleries and shows.