“Lobsters on Plate”by Kris Engman, oil on panel
“Lobsters on Plate”by Kris Engman, oil on panel
"Exquisiting in the Ordinary," a faculty show of paintings, prints and mixed-media works by Kris Engman and Dina Petrillo is on view at the Fredrick Hutchinson Center on the University of Maine Belfast campus. The exhibit will run through April.

The show of over 100 pieces, including work in a wide range of materials, will feature a large body of still-life oil paintings by Engman and prints that combine photography and etching-press emboss by Petrillo.

Engman lives in Liberty and teaches in the Art Department of the University of Maine in Orono. About her work, she says, "For the past decade, I've worked directly from the Waldo County landscape which is my home. I feel connected

to the woods and waterways of midcoast Maine, and believe that by painting the 'ordinariness' of these surroundings, my community and I can be reminded of how beautiful it is in its natural state."

Petrillo, originally from New York, moved to Maine more than a decade ago and runs the Post Office Studio Workshop in downtown Belfast. In addition to art degrees, she holds a BA in human ecology from College of the Atlantic.