Maine Art Gallery with works by artists at Spindleworks in Brunswick

A mixed painting by Diane Oliver, one of many artists at Spindleworks in Brunswick, whose work will be on display at the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset this month. Photo courtesy of Spindleworks

The Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset opened its 2022 season with an exhibition called “Time Shift,” featuring works by artists from Spindleworks in Brunswick.

The exhibition opens on Saturday and runs through May 28. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spindleworks is a non-profit organization for working artists and an Independence Association program that provides services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Every day, as many as 40 artists work on projects in the Spindleworks space, a historic greenish blue house right next to Maine Street in Brunswick.

The initiative began in 1976 with a grant from the Maine Arts Commission after founder Nan Ross sought a way to provide skills to community members recently released from residential institutions, including the now-closed Pineland Center in New Gloucester.

It has continued ever since.

The works of Spindleworks artists cover a wide range of media, including painting, fiber art, ceramics, music, graphics, photography and more.

This year’s exhibition of more than 100 works at the Maine Arts Gallery is sponsored by the Maine Arts Commission, as well as Les Fossel Restoration and Sherri Dunbar of Tim Dunham Realty.

The Maine Art Gallery, founded in 1958, is dedicated to the advancement and preservation of fine, fine and applied arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs for children. It is located at 15 Warren St., Wiscasset.


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