February 24, 2018
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Two Galleries to host open studios in two countries

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Michael Chesley Johnson is one of the artists in the studio tour.

Friar’s Bay Studio Gallery and Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery are happy to announce the “Two-Stop Open Studio Tour” as they close down for the season. For one afternoon, Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 5 Eastern Time (1-6 p.m. Atlantic), visitors can tour both studios, which are only a few miles apart but on opposite sides of the border. Friar’s Bay Studio Gallery is located on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, at 822 Route 774. Artists Studios Retreat & Gallery is located at 45 Washington St., Lubec, Maine.

Photographer and fabric artist Trina Stephenson will greet visitors at the Lubec location, while landscape painter Michael Chesley Johnson will greet those on Campobello Island. Trina takes photographs of the natural landscape to create kaleidoscopic images which she then prints on paper, metal or fabric. In her fabric art, she brings together her interest in color, design and some of the techniques of quiltmaking. Michael is an internationally-known painter and teacher working in oil and pastel in the plein air tradition. For more information, visit www.ArtistsRetreatMaine.com or www.FriarsBayGallery.com or contact trina@artistsretreatmaine.com.