A Magical Maine Morning

THOMASTON, Maine — The ever inspiring and magical Maine morning appeared in all her glory for the opening reception of "Gary Akers: Maine Mornings" presented by Haynes Galleries in Thomaston on June 4th. The sun beamed from a deep blue sky like an invitation for all to enjoy the wonder and beauty that artist, Gary Akers, encapsulates within the breathtaking egg tempera, drybrush and watercolor paintings on display.

With well over 100 in attendance, the unusually timed morning gallery opening was a lovely bustle of activity and conversation shared over coffee, mimosas, tasty breakfast tidbits - and of course, the pristine works of Gary Akers.

Small displays of the items that give Akers' work the magical Maine flavor were sprinkled around the gallery, inside and out. Baskets of delicious ripe red apples, sunflowers in full bloom and a life-sized, handcrafted wooden dory offered a subtle glimpse into the mind of Akers' and what it is about Maine in the morning that is so special to him.

The new exhibition features 25 egg tempera, drybrush and watercolor paintings and will be on display at Haynes Galleries until June 29. Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street in Thomaston, Maine. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10AM-5PM. Exhibits are open to the public free of charge.