Work by Barbara Bean
Work by Barbara Bean
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River Arts in Damariscotta, 241 Route 1, will celebrate a public opening reception on August 16 of “Old Items & New Ideas,” which will be exhibited in the West Gallery August 8 to 21.

Barbara Bean, Ann Slocum and Martha Slocum join together for this exhibition of sculptural assemblages and two-dimensional collages. A whimsical use of found materials abounds in the show.

Bean, of Brunswick, and Ann Slocum, of Topsham, share deep roots in their love of antiques and fine arts. Both have extensive knowledge and wide experience collecting and recreating with materials that others have discarded. As antique dealers for many years, they have amassed old games, toys, blocks and metal objects. These have been transformed into new works of art.

Joining the two artists is Ann’s daughter, Martha Slocum, whose two-dimensional pieces complete the show. Her colorful collages complement the assemblages.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 563-1507.