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Rockland Public Library will present an illustrated talk and book signing by artist Philip Frey (shown), who will speak about the recently published book “Philip Frey: Here and Now” on Thursday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. With an introduction by curator George Kinghorn and essays by Daniel Kany and Carl Little, the book presents the first in-depth look at Frey’s work. Frey is a nationally exhibiting artist best known for his bold paintings of Maine’s coastline, landscapes, and working waterfronts. Kany characterizes Frey’s role in Maine’s evolving contemporary art scene as occupying “the nexus between contemporary painting and brushy traditionalism. If there is a focus to this new direction in Maine painting, his art is it.” Copies of “Philip Frey: Here 

and Now” will be available for purchase and signing after the presentation, which is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-0310.