CHESTER – Over 230 new paintings and sculptures by 46 artists will be featured in the annual Summer Exhibit at Maple and Main Gallery, which begins Wednesday, June 22.
The opening reception will be Saturday, June 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. when appetizers and wine will be served in addition to a wine tasting by Staehly Farm and Winery of East Haddam.
This exhibit showcases a wide selection of art from traditional seascapes and landscapes to vibrant abstracts, from collage and encaustic to oil, pastel and watercolor.
The gallery is highlighting an artist each week who will show additional work and give a demonstration or talk. The first of these is Pam Carlson of Essex demonstrating her unique use of the palette knife as she creates a landscape on Sunday, June 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.
In the Stone Gallery during June is “Expressions,” an exhibit of abstract and exploratory work by gallery artists Carole Johnson and Ishita Bandyo.
Maple and Main, at One Maple Street, Chester, is open Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 6; Friday and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit mapleandmaingallery.com or call 860-767-6065.