“Mussels Underwater” by Justine Lasdin in the Maine Art Gallery’s current show, “Surroundings.”

The Maine Art Gallery’s fourth show of the season, “Surroundings,” features Liz Hoag, Justine Lasdin-Springer, Lin Lisberger and Paige Taylor, with paintings that illustrate the ways in which they view their surroundings. In works that range from photographic representations to abstract interpretations, the artists respond to everyday scenes in the world around us.

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. “Surroundings” runs July 20 through Aug. 13. During Wiscasset Art Walk on July 28, the hours will be extended until 8 p.m.

“The way we respond to precise surroundings is determined by many internal and external aspects: our own cultural background, our personal taste, our artistic influences, our personality, and our emotional experiences at a given place,” says Mark Coates, curator of the show. Coates invited each artist to select 15 to 20 pieces of their work that reflect the theme of Surroundings.

The gallery thanks season sponsors Les Fossel Restoration and Sherri Dunbar of Tim Dunham Realty for their support, as well as Cromwell Coastal Properties for sponsoring our season classes. Guests can take a break and enjoy Patrick Plourde’s interesting pine cone sculpture on the gallery’s side lawn from one of four Adirondack chairs donated by Ames Supply. The sculpture, which is fashioned from shovels, is available for sale.

The Maine Art Gallery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of the visual, fine and applied arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs for children and adults since 1958. More information can be found on our website at maineartgallerywiscasset.org on Facebook at The Maine Art Gallery Inc., and Instagram @maineartgallerywiscasset. The gallery is located at 15 Warren Street, Wiscasset. Free on-street parking.