Maine Art Gallery featuring works by Spindleworks artists in Brunswick


A mixed media painting by Diane Oliver, one of several Spindleworks artists in Brunswick, whose work will be exhibited 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 titled “Time Shift,” featuring work by artists from Spindleworks in Brunswick.

The exhibition opened on Saturday and will run until May 28. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Spindleworks is a non-profit organization for working artists and a program of the Independence Association, which provides services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each day, up to 40 artists work on projects in the space of Spindleworks, a historic periwinkle blue house just off 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.

Works featured by Spindleworks artists span a wide range of mediums, including painting, fiber arts, pottery, music, printmaking, photography and more.

This year’s exhibition of more than 100 pieces at the Maine Art 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 the visual, 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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