Art Exhibit to Open in Thomaston

“Come Hither,” a pastel painting by Cindy Blanchard and “Ship-A-Shore,” a photograph by Ron Blanchard, will be on display during the People and Places art show at the Cresent Gallery, 158 Main St. in Thomaston.

THOMASTON ⁠— People and Places, an exhibit of paintings and photographic works by Cindy and Ron Blanchard, will open Thursday, July 11 at the Crescent Gallery, 158 Main St. Ms. Blanchard’s work includes portraits of people and pets, in pastel and charcoal capturing characteristic details with a very soft style.

An artist’s reception will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 4.

The public is welcome and light refreshments will be shared.

The exhibit will be on display until Wednesday, September 4.

Her commissioned works include beloved family members and pets.

She also enjoys doing the likeness of favorite actors and actresses.

Mr. Blanchard is a photographer. His work includes landscapes, seascapes, nature and wildlife.

His work leans towards birds, animals and natural scenes but he is also known to create abstract and long exposure fine artwork.

People and Places will showcase Mr. and Ms. Blanchard’s work along with fellow painters, the Ten-2-One Artists.

The Crescent Gallery will be open one hour before show times of the Landmark Theatre production of Roald Dahl’s “Matilda the Musical” which runs from 7 to 8 p.m. July 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 and from 1 to 2 p.m. on July 14, 21, 28.

Those interested may meet the artists at the gallery while they are working from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays. 

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