Children’s Mural Painted in the Workshops
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Vernal Pools 2014 mural

VERNAL POOLS AND FAIRY SHIRMP, our annual youth show, opens this Friday. Join us at from 5-7 pm. and check out this wonderful mural made by 59 children at the Woodside Elementary School in Topsham lead by their fabulous teacher Brian MacPherson. We also have works from Bowdoin Central and the Bowdoinham Community School as well as some community members.

Merrymeeting Arts Center is at 9 Main Street Bowdoinham Maine, adjacent to the town landing and Mailly Waterfront Park.


Bryce sculptures for sale
For the first time, the Merrymeeting Arts Center has two sculptures by the late Bryce Muir for sale.  Donated by his family, each piece costs $1500. All proceeds will benefit the arts center which was established in his honor.
Both sculptures are wooden bas-relief that hang on the wall. The first is “Gorgon.”  The second is “Snow Walker” a mythic piece that shows Bryce’s interest in dance and the seasons.  The sculptures are finished with simple mineral oil which can be renewed twice a year or so.

Many more of Bryce Muir’s sculptures and paintings are on exhibit in the arts center. More can be viewed on his website

FAIRY SHRIMP – Call for Art for artists 18 and Under

2 head of Fairy Shrimp-Ohio

This year’s show “Vernal Ponds and Fairy Shrimp” celebrates one of three distinctive species in our
transitory pools. Fairy Shrimp are a whimsical and interesting resident of the ponds. We encourage
young artists to represent them in any medium. See photos at

Artwork should be exhibition ready if possible ( artwork can be pinned up). The arts center will also
offer technical support and materials to young artists needing to mat/frame/display/describe their
artwork. All artwork should have a firmly attached label on the back with the name of the artist,
medium (ex. watercolor on paper, clay, oil pastel, graphite etc),title and price (or “NFS” if not for sale).

Artwork should be submitted on or before April 5th.  It can be dropped off at the center on April
5th from 10am-1 pm. Do not drop off the artwork unless the center is open.

The exhibit will run from April 11 to June 6, 2014 with an Opening on Friday April 11 from 5-7 pm.
Young artists are expected to be at the opening to answer questions andf explain their artistic process.
Associated events (workshops and lectures) will be announced

Please contact Peggy Muir (666-3426) or the Merrymeeting Arts Center for more information. Peggy Muir will be available until March 3 for classroom visits or work with artists and after March 25.

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