Art exhibit to benefit resource center

Posted June 21, 2011, at 3:22 p.m.

BELGRADE LAKES, Maine — Waterville artist Matthew Russ will host an art exhibit to benefit the new Maine Lakes Resource Center with an opening reception at 7 p.m.Thursday, July 7, at the Maine Lakes Resource Center, Main Street, Belgrade Lakes Village. The exhibit will run through the month of July.

Matthew Russ is a 1996 graduate of Colby College and resident of Waterville. Russ draws great inspiration from the landscape of the Kennebec Highlands, where he paints in the field year-round, often backpacking into remote sites to work. For more information, visit