The Sylvan Gallery, 49 Water St. in Wiscasset, will feature “Celebrating the Year of the Sheep,” photos by Nina Fuller.

The exhibit opens Aug. 27 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and continues through Sept. 27.

Fuller’s focus for this show is Scottish blackface sheep, which she raises on her farm in Hollis.

“I have been a photographer for over 40 years, a shepherdess to some 40 Scottish blackface sheep for only five years,” she says in her artist’s statement. “In the years that I have raised sheep on my farm in Hollis, I have fallen in love with every aspect of it. It’s not all cute lambs and beautiful faces, there is tragedy in farming livestock that can bring you to your knees. Maybe this makes the beautiful parts even more beautiful.”

Fuller has photographed several presidents and first ladies including Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama. She has traveled the world photographing and writing about her experiences. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including the Boston Globe, The New York Times and National Geographic.

A selection of the work by the gallery’s other contemporary American fine artists will also be on display.

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