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Dwellers of the Wells Reserve

Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Join us to participate in this community-created large-scale animal painting!



To reserve your space for an hour-long painting experience, please email or call (207) 646-1555 x116.


  • Cost: Free with site admission


Laudholm Campus

This event is handicap accessible

Dwellers of the Wells Reserve is a community-created large-scale portrait of an animal for whom the Wells Reserve is home.

People of all ages and abilities are invited to paint a small segment of the portrait. We will sit together in groups and make art, have conversations and have a unique experience of community, layered with themes of habitat conservation and the animal that we are painting.

Through this event, the public is invited to celebrate the Wells Reserve and create a permanent artwork for generations to come. Participation in the project should take an hour or less. Available painting sessions are at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm. Minimum age is 5, accompanied by an adult.

About the Artist

Eric Gold is an artist whose work explores collective consciousness in populations through the creation of art and community. Over the past ten years, Gold has led collaborative paintings with thousands of people across the US and Canada. All of his community painting events have been free to the public and inclusive to people of all backgrounds, abilities and ages.

Gold developed a process of creating paintings from 100 small pieces. The evolution of his technique sparked the exploration of co-creating portraits. He began facilitating community paintings as a means to engage people and elevate awareness.

His recent projects exhibited on permanent display for the public are at the Seacoast Science Center in Portsmouth, NH), the Center for Wildlife (Maine), and at eight offices of the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.).

Gold continues to work with communities as well as independently in the US and Canada.

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