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Artists’ Reception Saturday

Fiber and Clay at River Arts

A new show in the West Gallery of River Arts opens this week with a reception on Saturday, November 2 from 2pm to 4pm.  Cathie Stebbins Peterson and Libbey Seigars have a combined show of functional and artful works in “Nature’s Beauty in Fiber and Clay.”  Meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments at the Saturday reception.

Cathie Stebbins Peterson of Freeport is a fiber artist who creates two dimensional wall pieces that she describes as “woolscapes.”  Her images of landscapes, seacapes and animals are uniquely portrayed in her personally homespun wool. She also knits a variety of wearable and functional pieces from her own spun and dyed wool.

Libbey Seigars handcrafts tableware which is individually created and decorated.  The designs are inspired by nature.  Her work reflects the Japanese influence of her studies and apprenticeship in Vermont and Japan.  She works in earthenware clay primarily doing thrown work.

Seigars, originally from Caribou, began her first studios in Kennebunk and Portland, Maine in the early 80’s and later moved to Whitefield, Maine and established Whitefield Pottery.

This show runs from October 31 to November 22.  River Arts is located at 241 Route 1 (north) in Damariscotta.  Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 to 4 and Sunday 11 to 3.