The Maine Arts Commission is partnering with the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport to mark a unique Maine centennial, Maine Postcard Day, with a new Art in the Capitol exhibit: “Maine: A Continuum of Place.”

The exhibit, which runs through March 3 at the State House, includes 25 paintings by 17 contemporary Maine artists. The show also highlights original glass plate images from the museum’s postcard collection.

“The show highlights what I call ‘the continuum of place,’ ” Carl Little, a Maine art critic and author, said in a press release. “Kids will always leap from docks, though their outfits may change. Ships will find harbor, but they may depend on computers to find their way. And certain iconic vistas – the harbors of Monhegan and Stonington, for example – seem almost eternal even as a new building might go up or lobster traps change from wood to metal.”

All Art in the Capitol exhibits are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 287-2713 or to go to mainearts.com.