Wells Public Library - Wells, Maine
Wells Public Library

June Art Show: Colleen Forde - Oil Paintings

Please join us for a free reception on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 6:30pm Refreshments will be provided, and the artist will answer questions. We hope to see you there! The art will remain on display for the month of June.

Artist Statement

"Living in Maine I am continually inspired by the abundance of shapes, colors and light along the beautiful, ever-changing beaches and marshes of the seacoast and rural areas. The natural beauty available here is one of the primary reasons I have made this place my home. My goal is to interpret what I see rather than replicate or copy it. I want my paintings to feel honest. I set out with a purpose to eliminate the clutter and find the simplicity of the view and the essence of the subject. I think a good painting looks like it was easy to make, and invites the viewer to bring their own story to it. "


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.