Wells Public Library - Wells, Maine
Wells Public Library

September - October Art Show: Francois Lamothe

Please stop by the Ethel Weymouth Galley this September - October to view the work of pastel artist Francois Lamothe. 

  Francois Lamothe is a self-taught artist who works primarily in pastels, though does enjoy working with acrylics and oils as well. His past exhibits include York County Libraries, the New Hampshire Conservation Center in Concord, and Breaking New Grounds in Portsmouth. He is one of the co-op artists at the Blue Grasshopper Shop in Commercial Alley in Portsmouth which displays some originals, posters and postcards. His recent series "Shopfronts of Portsmouth” has been very successful.

   Artist Statement:

"Francois Lamothe paints en plein air whenever possible. This means the artist is on site with all the accoutrements of a classical painter, (easels, chairs, tables, brushes, solvents etc. ). Using either oils or acrylics on canvas, or pastels on Wallis paper, Francois enjoys being part of the entire artist experience; the interaction with the crowds, the sights and sounds of the environment.”


Artists in the community are encouraged to apply to exhibit their art in the gallery. Please contact the library for more information. 646-8181

Ethel M. Weymouth Art Gallery
The Ethel M. Weymouth Art Gallery was established in January 2003 by the Friends of the Wells Public Library and Stephen Bahre. Mr. Bahre was Library Director from 2000 to 2003 when he passed away.  The Gallery, located near the front of the library, provides exhibit space to local artists. Opening receptions are held for each show usually on the first Saturday of the month from 11:00- 12:30.

The Gallery is open year round during Library hours.

Click here to learn more about exhibiting in the Ethel M. Weymouth Gallery.

The "Tree of Life" stained glass window
 located in the middle of the Gallery, was designed by artist
Susan Pratt-Smith and the library staff in memory of Stephen Bahre.