A spirited and prolific array of paintings and sculptures, the independent creations of a family of three gifted Maine artists will be on view in the group show, ‘Memories, Dreams, Reflections,’ at the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset.

The opening reception honoring artists Joseph, Max and Tony Ascrizzi begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. The exhibit runs through Saturday, August 18.

The gallery, at 15 Warren Street, is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

For more information or for private showings, call Jorge Pena at 883-4155 or Elaine Pew at 350-1485.

Joseph Ascrizzi, of Freedom, is an artist who embraces diverse mediums. He is primarily known for his richly layered and carved box sculptures made with materials like wood, bone, antler, gold, silver and stone.

His art, which includes two-dimensional works, has been exhibited in Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, Connecticut and New York and is in private collections. He was first recognized and commissioned by Julien Levy, who introduced surrealist art to the United States and exhibited work by such artists as Joseph Cornell and Salvador Dali, in a gallery in New York City.

Tony Ascrizzi, formerly a Montville, was a sculptor recognized for his large installations. He worked in bronze, welded steel, hand-sewn fabric mesh, glass, plastic, wood, sound and moving images.

His work has been shown at galleries and in public spaces in New York, Rhode Island and Maine, and he received numerous art grants and commissions. He earned an master’s degree in fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and taught art at Brown University, RISD and the University of Rhode Island.

Max Ascrizzi, of Freedom, is best known for his three-dimensional work. In this exhibit, he focuses on paintings — images inspired by the rural Maine landscape. They are painted with a limited palette, primarily black on a white ground, and capture the sky and land during their transition from dark to light, or vice versa.

His art has been exhibited in both group and solo shows from Belfast, Vinalhaven and Eliot to Providence, R.I., and his work is in private collections.

The Maine Art Gallery is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of painting, sculpture and graphic arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and educational programs for children and adults.

More information can be found at maineartgallerywiscasset.org.

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