The Heron - A Community Arts Show

Bryce Muir’s Local Myths sculpture collection was generously donated to MAC by Peggy and Seth Muir. There are twelve sculptures remaining in the collection (four others were sold to private owners years ago). MAC will be featuring one sculpture a year as a tribute to Bryce, and a celebration of this outstanding wood sculpture collection. The highlighted sculpture will be a focus of our programming throughout the year, and the subject of each year’s Community Art Show.

This year’s highlighted sculpture is The Heron, and the Community Art Show will feature art with The Heron as its theme. The show is open to everyone, children and adults, amateurs and professional artists alike. All mediums - painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, stained glass, mixed media, etc. - are welcome. The only requirement is that the piece be related to The Heron, no matter how loosely interpreted.

Stop by the MAC gallery during normal Saturday hours (10am-1pm through August 17th) to be inspired by Bryce’s Heron Sculpture, or pick up a copy of Bryce’s “Local Myths” and read “Heron Returns the Gift” for additional inspiration. Artists wishing to purchase a copy of “Local Myths” in preparation for the show may do so for a special Community Art Show price of $10.00.

The Community Art Show will open on September 14th, during Celebrate Bowdoinham, and remain on display through October 19, 2019, during MAC’s regular gallery hours, 10am - 1pm on Saturdays. There is no fee to enter and everyone is invited to participate.

Art for the show must be submitted no later than August 24th. The gallery will be open on Monday, August19th, from 4-6pm, Wednesday, August 21st, from 4-6pm, and Saturday, August 24th, from 10am-12 noon for the purpose of submitting artwork for the show.

Contact the Merrymeeting Arts Center at, or by phone at (207) 370-5002 for any questions regarding the show, or if you need to make special arrangements to drop off your art.