Carol Santora’s painting “Conga Line” portrays the lighter side of chickens. It will be raffled off on Sunday, Sept. 9. Proceeds go to the Art Guild of the Kennebunks’ scholarship fund. SUBMITTED PHOTO

KENNEBUNKPORT – The Art Guild of the Kennebunks hosts its final exhibition of the season from Friday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 9 at the South Congregational Church Community House at 8 Temple St., Kennebunkport, across the street from the town‘s post office.

Exhibit hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

Awards will be presented to exhibiting artists in a variety of categories, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastel and photography. Loretta Turner, Sales Consultant at Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk, will serve as judge. In addition to original art, prints will be available for purchase.

A “Meet the Artist” reception takes place Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. and the public is invited. Admission is free.

AGK president, Wendy Webster Good, said, “What better way to lose yourself for a few moments than to go see the creativity of an artist’s work.”

The Guild has 71 juried members and offers exhibitions several times each season. Only juried members may participate in the exhibits.

Guild member, Carol Santora, has donated her painting, “Conga Line,” which will be raffled off at the end of the show on Sunday, 4 p.m., to benefit the AGK Scholarship Fund.

“After my observations of chickens at local farms, I wanted to portray the ‘lighter’ side, strutting around, enjoying life, and exhibiting their ‘cheerfulness.’ They live social lives, display a range of personalities, and I express all of that with exaggerated colorful plumage,” Santora said. “‘Conga Line’ resulted as one of a series of chicken and rooster paintings.”

The scholarship is awarded to a promising Kennebunk High School art student. As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, the Guild appreciates a tax-deductible donation to its local scholarship fund.

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