DAMARISCOTTA — The Firehouse Center for the Falcon Foundation hosts an exhibition through Oct. 8 that honors the artist-mentor relationship.

“Mentors: The Mentoring of Artists” includes the work of Will Barnet, Lois Dodd, Joseph A. Fiore, Dennis Pinette, David McLaughlin, Jay Sawyer and others.

The foundation holds the artwork of Fiore, who died in 2008, and organizes exhibitions that honor him and his legacy. Fiore was particularly committed to the mentor-artist relationship, and his success as an artist came in part because of the support of the broader community. “Mentors” celebrates that concept.

“All artists have some kind of story to tell about a teacher or mentor whose methods, influence and work contributed to their personal development and maturity as artists,” writes curator David Dewey in the catalog.

“The artists included in this exhibition offer their experiences and stories about significant artist-teachers and mentors whose lives, teaching methods, encouragement and work made critical contributions to their personal and artistic development.”

The full list of artists and mentors represented in the show includes Richard Abbott, Carmen Abbott Niichel, Jeff Epstein, Marilyn Quint-Rose, John Ames, Paul Rickert, William Rickert, John Mariarz and Esteban Vincente.