Press Release

Paintings on “conks” to be exhibited at library

BLUE HILL, Maine — Orland artist Fern Stearns will exhibit her paintings on artist’s conks, along with handcrafted seamless birch bark vases beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5, through Oct. 31, in the children’s room at the Blue Hill Public library.

Artist’s conks are a type of  “polypore” or “shelf mushroom” that grow on dead hardwood trees.

Stearns grew up in the mountains of western Maine and lived in the Stillwater-Milford area for 50 years. She has been painting for 30 years, and says her family makes sure she is adequately supplied with artist’s conks.

For more information, call Pat at207-374-5515.