“O’Keefe: Sun and Moon” (mixed media collage) by Robin Brooks.
“O’Keefe: Sun and Moon” (mixed media collage) by Robin Brooks.

Monkitree invites the public to “Rejuvenation,” a show of works by eight local artists. In Maine, thoughts of spring revive us, even if it doesn’t yet feel like spring. With “Rejuvenation,” artists are sharing, through their art, what reinvigorates them.

While nature is a common theme — early blooms, fresh green landscapes, wildlife — sometimes the strength of others is rejuvenating. Robin Brooks’ entries, for example, include a piece from her Foremothers Project. “I began to meditate on foremothers, influential women whose lives laid the path for me to live into my potential as a human, artist and activist,” she said.


This show features the work of artists working in a variety of mediums, including photography, mixed media collage, fiber pulp painting and metal work. Artists include Karen Jordan Allen, Kathryn Beausang, Robin Brooks, Christine J. Higgins, Payden Maddocks-Wilbur, Matthew Sapirstein, Heidi Spadter and Melissa Walden.

While the show begins with snow on the ground, hopefully it will wrap up while nature reawakens.

The show can be seen at Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner, through April 30. March and April hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment.  Go to www.monkitree.com for additional information.

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