BANGOR, Maine — For its 14th year, artists from Penobscot Valley Industries and Ralph Leek Elders, a division of Amicus, will exhibit their art at the lecture hall at the Bangor Public Library, from Sept. 5 to Sept. 30. The opening reception will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 5.
PVI and RLE are community support programs that provide professional support for individuals with disabilities, enhancing quality of life and independence. Both programs promote opportunities for learning and growth to promote creativity and self-expression.
“This exhibit is an extraordinary reflection of the creativity that is cultivated throughout the year by our accomplished and dedicated artists,” said Program Director Pamela Colson Power. “This year’s exhibit is a fine tribute to Bangor, which is a city well supported and appreciated by all of our men and women at Amicus.”
PVI and RLE Art Group Leaders Matt Drinkert, Jackie Seamans, Dallas Gerow, Dorothy Swanson, and Shannon Seekings work in collaboration with the artists in planning, creating, and developing their art projects and exhibits. Power says the team of staff and artists is pivotal to the success of the art program.
This year the artists have worked to present a unique display of artwork with the theme of “Bangor Through Our Eyes.” Artwork will depict such places as the Thomas Hill Standpipe, Kenduskeag Stream, Maine Discovery Museum, Bangor Public Library, the downtown Bangor Savings Bank, the Bangor skyline, the first Bangor church on the Pushaw Road, and historical statues in Bangor.
Displayed artists will be Patrick Campbell, Julianne Doucette, Jaimmie Eaton, Chris Emery, Tim Healey, Sherrie Lang, Butch Leavitt, Jane Lee, Angella Messer, Crystal Michaud, Steve Morris, Brenda Ouellette, Sabra Ravenscraft, Alan Rawley, Robin Sibley, Gregg Smith, Fred Thibideau, Dan Turner, Chris Young, Lena Rene, Ruth Parkhurst, Judy Sinclair, Betty Jean Conary, and Cheryl Tracey.
To learn more about the art programs at Penobscot Valley Industries and Ralph Leek Elders, call Pam at 207-941-2898.