ROCKLAND — The Good Tern Gallery, 750 Main St., is showing paintings by Lizzie Lombardo through October 31. There will be a wine tasting and meet-the-artist reception on Friday, September 30, from 4-6 p.m. Gallery curator Lois Anne is teaming up with Good Tern Co-op wine and beer buyer Deminique Cole for this special event.
Artist Lizzie Lombardo was born in Thomaston and studied sculpture at the Pratt Institute in New York before returning to Midcoast Maine. Her work combines an interest in historical icons and events in popular culture and social issues, as well as her own experiences and those of people she knows. Among other things, she is interested in creating installations as ‘environments’ of her own fantasy and guiding viewers in experiencing and interacting with art. “My work is a conglomeration of imagery inspired by the rural and coastal landscape of Maine, internet culture, retro sci-fi and horror movies, and strange found objects,” she said. “Through my practice, I find humor in feelings and in my relationship with my environment.”
The art exhibit takes place in both the Good Tern store and the Hole in the Wall bagel store. The wine tasting takes place in the café of the Good Tern store. A small selection of cheeses and crackers will be served alongside the four wines Cole has chosen from store shelves. The event is free and open to all; wine is restricted to those 21 and older. For more information contact Cole at [email protected]
Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op is a member-owned health and food store, founded in 1980 to provide healthy and well-being food choices at reasonable prices for the local community. The Co-op’s Community Education and Outreach Committee is a volunteer effort to engage residents of Midcoast Maine and beyond in fun and satisfying ways to learn while improving their own mental and physical health as well as ensuring a healthy planet.