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‘Black & White & Read All Over’ at New Portland Library

"Sunday Morning Idyll" a linocut (12" x 12" - 1986) by RJ Gray Jr., is among the artworks showing at the New Portland Community Library in the exhibition "Black & White & Read All Over." Bernie Beckman and D. Greta Robinson are also exhibiting artists in this show.

NEW PORTLAND - The New Portland Community Library is hosting the exhibition "Black & White & Read All Over" now through the month of April. The show consists of pen and ink drawings and black and white (some with a touch of red) prints by Bernie Beckman of Wellington, Doris Greta Robinson of New Portland and RJ Gray Jr. of Stratton.

Why just black and white? As author Vikrmn wrote in his novel 10 Alone: "The most colorful thing in the world is black and white, it contains all colors and at the same time excludes all."

A reception, during which the public will be able to meet the artists and ask questions about their work, is planned for Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. Light refreshments will be served and music will be provided by Elizabeth Smedberg singing and playing guitar.

The New Portland Community Library is open Sundays and Thursdays 1 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays 4 to 6 p.m. The library is located at 899 River Road. For more information, call Lolly Phoenix at 628-2361 or email

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