People can see the exhibit "FACES" and meet some of the artists who created the contemporary pieces this Saturday evening at The Art Center in downtown Dover.

According to a press release announcing the event, the overall feeling of the show is one of moving away from the COVID-19 pandemic and forward with a sense of "vibrant normalcy."

Rebecca Proctor, the proprietress of the center, said this is the first public art opening since the restrictions from the pandemic have been lifted.

"Although some of the artworks portray the ubiquitous masks we all came to know during the pandemic, a surprising number of the pieces are simply well-rendered colorful contemporary portraits," the press release says.

Joe Flaherty
Joe Flaherty



Erin Starr
Erin Starr

Proctor has also invited all of her current Resident Artists of the Art Center: Sean McHugh, Aaron Stanley, Tim Gilbert, Juleen Stacy, Sarah Cassini, Sally Dion, Seth Hamor, Rebecca Klementovich, Julie Shue, Sally Dion and Kyle Nelson to be present to meet guests and show what they have been working on in the past months.

Also invited are impressive visiting artists: Robert Weinstein, Claude P.M. O'Donnell, Michael Lee, Dale Tremblay and David Random.

The Art Center also has a long affiliation with the literary arts.  For this event, several authors will be in attendance with their books ready to sign, according to the press release.

Author K.D. Mason, known for his Jack Beale Mystery series, K. M. Doherty, who has won numerous awards for her Thomas Holland magical fantasy trilogy and Elizabeth de Veer from northeast Massachusetts whose debut novel “The Ocean in Winter” showcases her remarkable new voice in the world of fiction will be there.

Marilynn Carter is a holistic health practitioner, teacher, life coach and author of “No Fret Cooking”, and “Experiencing the Love, Light, Wisdom of Reiki."  She will also have on hand her just-published book of poems “Doorways”.

Thom Hindle will bring with him The Thom Hindle Collection, a series of photographs providing a pictorial journey of Dover’s past.  These beautiful prints have been created from the original photographer’s negatives; many from glass plates, acquired over a period of fifty years from the families of local photographers, according to the press release.

The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at One Washington Street, Suite 1177 in Dover.  Light refreshments will be served.

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