“Approaching the Harbor”  oil by Laura Waller
“Approaching the Harbor” oil by Laura Waller
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Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge in Rockland will hold an open house and reception with refreshments for its new exhibit on Friday, September 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. during the First Friday Art Walk.

Russell Wray, new to the gallery, reflects in his sculptures on the relationship between humans and other animals. In her photographs, Blaise Botti strives to capture the natural habitat in the hope that people will become aware of the beauty that surrounds them, and want to protect it. Laura Waller of Rockland recently won Best of Show in a statewide Florida juried exhibition featuring three of her oil paintings of Maine scenes. Lori Davis seeks to educate as well as inspire with her photographs.

The exhibition will continue through October. The visitor center is located in Rockland's South End in the Captain Snow house, the large white building just behind Triangle Park where Water Street and Route 73 meet. The visitor center and art gallery are open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.