SACO — The Saco Museum opens its first biennial exhibition this week, featuring contemporary works by artists who live, work or are connected to Saco, Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach.

The exhibition, “Mill-ennial,” opens with a reception Friday and runs through June 13. It will be on view at both the Saco Museum and the North Dam Mill in Biddeford.

Frederick Lynch, a painter from Saco, served as juror for the exhibition.

The show features 61 works by 39 artists.

Saco Museum Director Jessica Skwire Routhier conceived the biennial as an ongoing series of exhibitions showcasing the work of artists with a connection to the three communities.

The debut biennial presents a range of work, from paintings and photographs to assemblage sculpture.

Two large-scale installations by Biddeford native Celeste Roberge will be among the works at the North Dam Mill.

Artists with work in the show are:

Susan Amons, Nick Anagnostis, Susan Barnes, Wendy Barrett, Melissa Bear, Peter T. Bennett, Christy Bergland, Pat Campbell, Donna L. Caron, Michele A. Caron, Sara Chadbourne, Sally Orth Chandler, Tammy Charles;

Laura Lee Dobson, Laura Dunn, Rachael Eastman, Gayle Fitzpatrick, Tanya Fletcher, Omer Gagnon, Sarah Gorham, Rick Green, George Hughes, Pamela Johnson, Kathy Angel Lee, Diann L. Libby, Anna Low;

Robin Puleio, Deborah Randall, Cheryl Rau, Kelly Sue Rioux, Celeste Roberge, Meryl Ruth, Nancy Bell Scott, Noel Squires, William T. Stewart, Nora Tryon, B. Andrew Valliere, Anastasia Weigle and Diane Bowie Zaitlin.


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