“Cat as Beekeeper” by Barbara Welborn.

“Cat as Beekeeper” by Barbara Welborn.


A jazz musician and two local artists known for their work with color are highlights of the final Wiscasset Art Walk of the 2016 season on Sept. 29, from 5-8 p.m.

Alna resident Kate Nordstrom will greet visitors to her exhibit of abstract landscapes at Midcoast Conservancy, 36 Water St. in Wiscasset. Nordstrom enjoys layering and building up color on her canvases to give depth to her oil paintings, and describes her method as improvisational. While a landscape may begin as a real place, she explains, the image becomes more and more abstracted as she responds to the texture and color on the canvas. To help her brain detach from the reality of an image, she uses her left, non-dominant, hand as much as she does her right hand — and each hand paints differently.

Barbara Welborn, a self-described autistic artist, greets visitors and displays selections from her cat series at Beelicious Market, 64 Main St. in Wiscasset. Welborn is from Wiscasset, enjoys painting cats and has used art as an outlet for her creativity since she was very young. For the cat lover, Welborn accepts commissions and, based on a photo, will paint someone?s beloved feline in a costume suggested by the cat’s personality and quirks. In addition to painting, Barbara sculpts, draws and embroiders.

Bath resident and jazz clarinetist Brad Terry returns to Wiscasset Art Walk for its final event of the year. Terry and colleague Vaughn DeForest on acoustic bass and Asa Waldo on jazz guitar will serenade visitors at WBG Modern & Contemporary, 8 Federal St. in Wiscasset.

Wiscasset Art Walk is held on the last Thursday of the summer months, June through September, from 5-8 p.m. Participant sites are marked with colorful streamers and touring maps are available at all participating locations throughout the Village. For more information about the Wiscasset Art Walk, visit wiscassetartwalk.org or contact event coordinators Lucia Droby at [email protected] or Violet Brandwein at (917) 327-1449.

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