Art Update – July 12 to August 10, 2019

Jo’s New Event

Art Show Opening

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This is a Group Art Opening.

WHEN: Friday, July 12, 2019

TIME: 5-7 p.m.

THEME: “Night and Day” – artist’s interpretation.

River Arts Gallery, Damariscotta, ME

WHERE: River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta, ME. On the right going North on Route 1. Can’t miss it.

For more information, call the gallery 207-563-1507 or visit

Regular Gallery Hours:
Tuesdays – Saturdays 10-4 Sundays 11-3

Join us.

Have a glass of wine, a few goodies and let’s chat about art—everyone’s art. All participating artists usually attend the opening.

We artists will be happy to speak with anyone interested in art.

Why not?

We spend most of our time sequestered to a studio, staring at a blank piece of paper, canvas, block of malleable material, etc., entrancing music in the background.

Thoughts of food, lunch, dinner, breakfast slip by without a hitch until Hubby comes in. “Have you decided what we’ll have for

A. breakfast

B. lunch

C. dinner

D. other?

A daily multiple-choice for which I sometimes earn a gold star.

The work will be on display from July 12 to August 10, 2019

What will I show? I submitted three paintings to be juried. That is the stressful part. Will they be accepted? One? All three? Maybe — none?

Here are the pieces I submitted:

Morning Watch – oil on canvas – by: Jo M. Orise
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Eventide – oil on canvas – by: Jo M. Orise
Morning at the Docks at Port Clyde – acrylic on canvas – by Jo M. Orise

If you are interested in any of these pieces or would like to see other works from my studio, go to

To send a message:

Note: If you are interested in purchasing a work at the show, you can do so directly through River Arts Gallery.



“Smile in your mirror every day.” JM Orise

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