Janet Redfield, fused glass, “Fish Bowl”
Janet Redfield, fused glass, “Fish Bowl”
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Carver Hill Gallery will feature more than two dozen of Maine's finest nature-inspired artists in Contours, a show to benefit Coastal Mountains Land Trust. The second biennial Contours show will hang in the Gallery's Cider Barn from Friday, August 14, through Wednesday, September 9. The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays by appointment. Proceeds from the sale of every piece in the show will directly benefit the Land Trust's conservation work. The public is invited to an opening reception on Thursday, August 20, from 5 to

7 p.m.

The show will feature painting, photography, pastels, mixed media, plyscape, marquetry, and fused glass. Artists participating in Contours include Amy Campbell, Peter Chamberlain, Julie Crane, David Scriven Crowley, Adriance DeGroff, Patricia DuBose Duncan, David Estey, Kate Fitzgerald, Stephen Gleasner, Emily Hopkins, Candice Hutchison, Ted Keller, Anne Kilham, T. Jackson MacC, Jim Macdonald, Ann Makuck, Caren-Marie Michel, Kirk Moore, Jim Nickelson, Dina Petrillo, Peter Ralston, Janet Redfield, Rebecca Rivers, Carol Santora, Dianne Schelble, Ken Schiano, and Jean Victory.

A selection of the works included in the show may be seen at www.carverhillgal-lery.com/events.html.

In addition to committing gallery space to host Contours, Carver Hill is also donating a portion of their commission from every sale from the show. Regarding the importance of supporting such a cause, Jana Halwick, gallery co-owner and curator of Contours, says, "As the area continues to grow, the work done by Coastal Mountains Land Trust becomes increasingly important. We're very grateful to the participating artists, who are donating all or a portion of their own proceeds from any sale, for sharing our appreciation of local land conservation."

Scott Dickerson, Coastal Mountain Land Trust executive director, says, "Contours is one of the Land Trust's most significant fund-raising events, and is particularly meaningful because of the connection of landscape and art seen so often in Maine. Our work is primarily funded by the support of individuals and businesses, such as Carver Hill Gallery and the Contours artists, who recognize the value of preserving the scenic, natural, and outdoor recreation resources of this special area."

Coastal Mountains Land Trust permanently conserves land to benefit the natural and human communities of the western Penobscot Bay region. Since 1986 the Land Trust has protected almost 8,000 acres, including forests, waterfront, and farmland throughout the region. Land Trust preserves offer more than 25 miles of trails.

For more information on the Land Trust's work, visit www.coastalmountains.org or call 236-7091.