Artists, from left, Joseph Norman, Nina Jerome, Jessyca Broekman and William Price will hold open studios on Sept. 30. PHOTO COURTESY OF HELIKER-LAHOTAN FOUNDATION

Heliker-LaHotan studios open to public

CRANBERRY ISLES — Open studios will be held on the grounds of the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation on Friday, Sept. 30, from 3-5 p.m.

Painters Jessyca Broekman of Falmouth, Nina Jerome of Bangor, Joseph Norman of Athens, Ga., and William Price of Asheville, N.C., have been in residence on Great Cranberry since Aug. 31.

This event is free. Refreshments will be served. Transportation to the island is available from Southwest Harbor (Manset) on the Cranberry Cove Ferry and from Northeast Harbor on the Beal & Bunker ferry.

Twentieth-century artists John Heliker and Robert LaHotan, who painted in New York and Maine for more than 50 years, established the organization that bears their names in New York City in 1992. In 2002, Robert LaHotan bequeathed their properties and studios on Great Cranberry Island for artists to spend month-long residencies in Maine. Since 2006, more than 130 residencies have been awarded in fulfillment of LaHotan’s vision. Visit or call 244-7772.

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