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October 28, 2021

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Artwork opening focuses on climate change July 9

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“Fox Strolling on Barrens” merged art by Sally Loughridge and Marnie Sinclair

ROCKLAND — Maine Coastal Islands Artwork Gallery will attribute 3 displays concentrating on local climate transform. The art opening will be Friday, July 9, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Maine Coastal Islands NWR Customer Center, 9 H2o St. in Rockland.

The art gallery managed by the Buddies Team supplies visible tales to complement the get the job done of this refuge and to compel people today to be encouraged and acquire action in caring for our pure ecosystem.

The three displays are:

“Home Place”

This show partners the artwork of environmental artist and activist Marnie Sinclair and that of landscape artist Sally Loughridge. Loughridge’s paintings depict normal habitats in Maine, which are home to the animals and birds that Sinclair sculpts from wire and other components.

This pairing of habitat paintings and sculptures of the resident creatures, demonstrates the grace, power and variety that exists in nature. Comprehension the significance of this all-natural balance, the artists embrace FOMCI’s perform to elevate awareness about the catastrophic effects of leaving local weather improve unaddressed.

“Data Reflections”

Scientist and artist Jill Pelto is an artist and scientist whose get the job done focuses on communicating human-ecosystem connections. By incorporating scientific analysis and knowledge into watercolor paintings, she weaves visual narratives that expose the gains and expenses of human impacts on this earth.

“Maine Artists with a Message – Weather Change” – Picks from previous art exhibit members will illuminate the effects of, and personal perceptions affiliated with this wide environmental menace. Artists contain Roberta Baumann, Gail Karlsson, Karen Kulberg and Sherry Dec.

There will be a virtual walk-by of the gallery that includes the artwork with artist commentary available on the FOMCI NWR YouTube channel later on this month. The galleries will be open to visitors July 6 by Oct. 28, Monday by way of Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on vacations.

Other dates and instances, together with Saturdays will be posted on the calendar of the FOMCI web site at mainecoastislands.org. Remember to arrive meet the artists July 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.

All artwork income assist both of those the artists and the Friends’ group.

For far more information and facts, make contact with [email protected] or phone 594-0600 x5.

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