River Arts West Gallery features the work of artist Kendra Denny through Dec. 3 at the gallery, 241 U.S. Route 1 in Damariscotta.

Denny of Camden shows her recent encaustic work along with pieces from her residency at the Burren College of Art in Ireland last spring. She started working with encaustics after taking a workshop at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on Deer Isle in 2011.

Denny studied sculpture and painting at Hampshire College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Maine, Maryland, Ohio and Washington, D.C. In 2008 and 2010, The Smithsonian Institution commissioned her to paint two murals for its annual Folklife Festival. Additionally in 2010, her painting, “The Model School,” was featured on the cover of The New Guard Review, a literary review published in Portland.

River Arts is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 563-1507 or go to riverartsme.org.

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