First Friday Art Walk set

BAR HARBOR — The first Bar Harbor Art Walk of the season is set for Friday, June 7 from 6-9 p.m. at stores and galleries in downtown Bar Harbor.

At Spruce and Gussy on Mount Desert Street, Maine artist and illustrator Bevin Holmberg will be featured. Holmberg’s art includes whimsical ocean and woodland creatures on repurposed barn boards, prints, and patches.

At ART on West, David Smus, the Maine sculptor who has been selected to sculpt a great black hawk for Deering Oaks Park in Portland, will be guest artist.

“The hawk gained national attention among wildlife lovers when it strayed to Maine from it’s habitat in Central and South America,” a press release from the gallery said. “While Mainers were thrilled to see the hawk flying over the park in fall and early winter, the great black hawk succumbed to injuries sustained from a late January 2018 snow and sleet storm.”

A spokesperson for Avian Haven said that the sculpture “will serve as an educational and historical reference to the bird’s presence in our community.”

Smus will join longtime friend and colleague ART on West watercolorist Ivan Rasmussen to share art and stories to welcome back the summer puffin colony to Maine islands.

The work of folk artist Lee Neary will be featured in the periodicals room of the Jesup Memorial Library. Neary carves what he calls “wise old sayings” in wood. Neary’s work “emits his rye insight on modern life and human nature,” critics have said.

See more participating artists and download a walking map at

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