Interior Monologues

Posted Oct. 10, 2008, at 10:38 p.m.

The trees outside Courthouse Gallery Fine Arts in Ellsworth have just started to turn, but inside Karen and Michael Wilkes’ gallery, fall colors are in full view. Their current show,“Upcountry: A Spectacular Muse,” shows off the fiery fall beauty of interior Maine in more than 70 paintings from 13 painters. Anyone with a hankering to get out of the house this fall can get to these places, too. Here is a selection of paintings from the show, with a statement from the artist and directions to these spectacular sights. Drive, hike, or create some art of your own. Rainy day? See the exhibit for yourself at the gallery at 6 Court St., Ellsworth. Call 667-6611 for more information.

Hiking directions, except where noted, and ratings are from the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Maine Mountain Guide, 9th edition.