ROCKPORT — Messler Gallery at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship presents “Contemporary Maine Wood Sculpture” through April 8.

This exhibition explores the breadth of expression achieved by contemporary sculptors who live in Maine and work with wood. Pieces include an installation of beech switches and jute by Barbara Andrus, Frederick Lynch’s minimalistic works and Tom Chapin’s enameled carving.

“Maine sculptors are doing fabulous work in wood, but there aren’t many chances to see an exhibition specifically for wood sculpture. This is a great opportunity to do so,” said Messler Gallery manager Beth Sauer.

In all, there are 18 exhibitors from around the state: Anne Alexander (Windham), Barbara Andrus (Belfast), Ray Carbone (Milbridge), Tom Chapin (Phippsburg), J.T. Gibson (Morrill), Stew Henderson (Northport), Steve Hensel (Friendship), Duncan Hewitt (Hollis), Charlie Hewitt (Portland), Matt Hutton (Portland), Jeff Kellar (Falmouth), Steve Lindsay (Tenants Harbor), Lin Lisberger (Gorham), Cabot Lyford (New Harbor), Frederick Lynch (Saco), Duane Paluska (Brunswick), Stephen Porter (Searsmont) and Andy Rosen (South Portland).

Bruce Brown, Paluska and Lindsay co-curated the show.

Brown is curator emeritus at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Lindsay is a sculptor who has received several Maine Percentage for Art commissions. Paluska is also an artist and the founder and director of the ICON gallery in Brunswick.

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