Wiscasset Art Gallery featuring works by fine art photographers


Olga Merrill invites viewers to see how Maine reflects their visions, dreams and feelings in photographs such as “Mystic Blue” at the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset. Contributed photo

WISCASSET – For their final exhibition of the season, the Maine Art Gallery plans to feature four fine art photographers, each of whom celebrates Maine through their own perspective and aesthetic.

Works by Terry Hire, Jim Nickelson, Lisa Mossel Vietze, and Olga Merrill explore the state through abstract and representational imagery, each with a unique take on aspects of the local environment.

The show is expected to open with a reception from 4pm to 7pm on Saturday, September 25th at 15 Warren St.

Jud Caswell. Photo by Ed Caswell

The music is provided by Jud Caswell, a singer-songwriter in the folk tradition.

The exhibition runs until Saturday, October 16. The opening times of the gallery are from Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Originally conceived by Lisa Mossel Vietze for the Archipelago Gallery in Rockland, this exhibition has been redesigned for the Maine Art Gallery with new works and almost the same list of artists.

Hire, who passed away in early 2020, was a designer and gardener who focused his photography on the abandoned, man-made environment.

Merrill’s seascape pictures appear almost meditatively slowly like a mysterious, painted picture.

Mossell is attracted to plants for their color, vibration, shape and vitality. She finds beauty in smaller landscapes, like in a flower.

Nickelson uses photography to grapple with the unknown and the relationship between mankind and the universe. His investigation is far reaching and delves into the realm of science and cosmology.

“Our Maine” is sponsored by Bob Bond of 40 Federal Street Studio. The Maine Art Gallery is seasonally sponsored by Sherri Dunbar of Tim Dunham Realty.

For more information, visit maineartgallerywiscasset.org and on Facebook at the Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset.

In “Pyrotechnic # 185” Jim Nickelson examines how people try to impose order on what they experience. Contributed photo

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