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Art Spaces of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm

The nature and history imbued in the Wells Reserve at Laudholm have inspired artists for decades. On occasion, we are able to organize events and activities that allow creativity and creative works to be shared. Here, then, is an abbreviated list of those opportunities. We appreciate the artists, viewers, patrons, and sponsors who make possible these forays into the intersections between art, culture, and science.

Maine Coastal Ecology Center

Educational exhibits occupied two front rooms in this modern building for the two decades after its opening. Their removal in winter 2021 allows the mounting of short-term art exhibits, which will run consecutively from May to October. Exhibits will be open from 10am to 3pm on weekdays, with COVID precautions in place. Entrance is free with normal admission to the Wells Reserve.

B.A. (Tony) King

August 25 to October 24, 2021 — "The Peace of Wild Things: Herons & Egrets Through the Lens of B.A. (Tony) King"


Gillet T. Page

July 21 to August 22, 2021 — "Summer Splashes" sculpture and collage.

Nikon Small World

May 28 to July 18, 2021 — The top 20 images from the 44th annual Nikon Small World photomicrography competition, selected out of nearly 2,500 entries from scientists and artists in 89 countries. Nikon Small World celebrates the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. 

Spittlebug nymph in its bubble house, photographed by Saulius Gugis of Naperville, Illinois, winner of third place in the 2018 Nikon Small World photomicrography competition.

Spittlebug nymph in its bubble house, photographed by Saulius Gugis of Naperville, Illinois, winner of third place in the 2018 Nikon Small World photomicrography competition.

Eugene Frederick Art Hallway 

The under-barn passage to Mather Auditorium was retrofit to accept art displays thanks to the generosity of the Frederick family.

Featured Artists

James Dochtermann

Fish (April 2007)

Gail Henderson

Photographs ()

Invited Artists

Painterly, Plus Jazz (July 2008)

George Burk

Aspects of Change (August 2010) — Sumi ink and brush drawings depicting salt marsh scenes

Vanessa Nesvig

micro-biotic (September 2013) — Exquisite things passed by or unexposed

Robin Swennes

(September 2014)

Tony King

(September 2018)

Anne Banfield

(September 2019)

Nikon Small World

(August 2021… )

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