January 21, 2018
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‘Winds of Change — Seeds of Possibility’ art show at Viles

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Arielle Cousens and Benjamin Stoodley, University of Maine seniors, pose with their Moose Calf which will be one of several pieces on exhibit at the upcoming show.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The Viles Arboretum will hold an art show titled “Winds of Change — Seeds of Possibility” 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Viles Arboretum Visitors Center, 153 Hospital St., in Augusta.

This show is jointly sponsored with the Harlow Gallery of Hallowell and features the works of nine nationally recognized artists and two student artists from Maine.

The theme for this show is not only directly related to our botany based mission but it reflects the vision that the Board of Directors has created encompassing change for the Arboretum and the wonderful sense of potential to be realized as the Arboretum addresses public outreach and education. “We hope all of you will join us for this fun evening to meet the artists who created the works on display and to learn of the role art is playing in the mission of the Arboretum.” , commented Mark DesMeules, Executive Director of the Viles Arboretum. Catering will be provided by Edible Elements, a local business which uses great creativity in all the food they serve. Special thanks goes to the Fields Pond Foundation whose support has made this show possible.

The Viles Arboretum is centrally located in Augusta, Maine on 224 acres of fields, forests, wetlands and with botanical collections from around the world. We offer an ever-changing selection of inspirational exhibits, educational and practical programs for the general public and for schools. We focus on interactive, creative and hands-on teaching with a focus on botany and natural history.  Our goal is to unlock everyone’s natural ability to understand the nature of our world through your own eyes and by using your own intellect.


We strive to make our 224 acres of fields, forests and wetlands, play a key role in contributing to the quality of life for Maine citizens and visitors from every corner of the world. Our presence contributes significantly to the quality of life in and around Augusta and beyond and our newly installed Art Trail presents the largest publically accessible display of outdoor art sculpture in Maine.

You can learn more about the Arboretum and its programs, or how to become more involved by checking our website at www.vilesarboretum.org, checking our Facebook page or simply by stopping in or calling us at 626-7989.