WESTBROOK — Saccarappa Art Collective Gallery, located at 861 Main St., is presenting work from Susan Wilder, Jim Flahaven and other member artists in an exhibition, “A Beautiful Balancing act,” which is scheduled to run through June 26.

Wilder, a painter in water-based media and dean of admissions at Heartwood College of Art, is headlining the show with an exhibit, “Open Boat.”

Wilder’s semi-abstract portraits of boats and water will be housed in the main gallery, while Flahaven’s bright, airy abstract compositions will occupy the Riverside Wall.

Wilder said in her artist statement: “Boats are beautiful objects in themselves, compositions of line and color yet totemic, eloquent of the lives that used them, the people and the place of their use, the centuries that went into their form. Boats are restless. They speak to the journey, to motion and change. They capture the essence of our physical presence in the world. The play of light, color interaction, organic shape, weight and weightlessness, nearness and distance – as well as loneliness and loss — can be addressed by these simple shapes. All wooded boats eventually return to their original tree shape but during their sea-life, they burst with a curved energy.”

Flahaven is an artist and educator working and living in southern Maine. His paintings and drawings can be seen in exhibitions throughout the country.

Other artists featured in the exhibition include: Andy Curran, Sherry Ballou, Mary Brooking, Jody Dube, Jeremy Greene, Caren-Marie Michel, Frank Valliere and Julie Vohs. Guest artist Don Ogier will also present new work.

Gallery hours are noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

For more information about the gallery, call 591-7300.

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