Wiscasset Art Gallery to Showcase Works by Fine Art Photographers


Olga Merrill invites viewers to see how Maine reflects her vision, dreams and feelings in photographs like “Mystic Blue” at the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset. Contribution photo

WISCASSET – For its final show of the season, the Maine Art Gallery plans to feature four art photographers, each celebrating Maine through their own perspective and aesthetic.

The works of Terry Hire, Jim Nickelson, Lisa Mossel Vietze and Olga Merrill explore the state through images that are both abstract and figurative, all with a unique take on aspects of the local environment.

The show is scheduled to open with a reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 25 at 15 Warren St.

Jud Caswell. Photo by Ed Caswell

Jud Caswell, singer-songwriter of folklore tradition, will provide the music.

The exhibition runs until Saturday, October 16. The opening hours of the gallery are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday.

This exhibition, originally designed by Lisa Mossel Vietze for the Archipelago Gallery in Rockland, has been reimagined for the Maine Art Gallery with new works and almost the same roster of artists.

Hire, who died in early 2020, was a designer and gardener who focused his photography on the abandoned man-made environment.

Merrill’s seascape images have an almost meditative feel of a mysterious painted image.

Mossell is drawn to plants for their color, vibrations, shape and vitality. She finds beauty in smaller landscapes, like that of a flower.

Nickelson uses photography to tackle the unknown and humanity’s relationship with the Universe. His investigation is vast, plunging into the realm of science and cosmology.

“Our Maine” is sponsored by Bob Bond of 40 Federal Street Studio. Maine Art Gallery’s Season Sponsor is Sherri Dunbar of Tim Dunham Realty.

More information can be found at maineartgallerywiscasset.org and on Facebook at the Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset.

In “Pyrotechnic # 185” Jim Nickelson explores the ways in which people seek to bring order to what they experience. Contribution photo

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