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Northern Lights Gallery and Eat More Cheese to host arctic art opening

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BELFAST - The Northern Lights Gallery at 33 Main Street in Belfast will open a new art exhibit featuring the work of painter Lisa Lebofsky and new sculpture from the collection of Judith Varney Burch on Friday, Dec. 7, 6-8 p.m. Eat More Cheese will provide a sampling of artisanal cheese, and wine will be provided.

Lisa Lebofsky is a fine artist based out of New York City. The exhibit will feature oil paintings on aluminum, a medium inspired by Lebofsky's background as a metalsmith. The exhibit, titled 'Sedna's Gaze' after the Inuit goddess of the sea, was inspired by Lebofsky's recent travel in arctic Greenland. In the summer of 2012, Lebofsky explored western Greenland for three weeks aboard Wanderbird, the expedition cruise vessel owned and operated by Belfast's Rick and Karen Miles, who also operate the Northern Lights Gallery. Lebofsky's work can be previewed on her website, www.lisalebofsky.com.

Judith Varney Burch is an Inuit art collector and research collaborator to the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center. Pieces of her collection are frequently showcased at the Northern Lights Gallery.

Tony and Natalia Rose operate Eat More Cheese, a specialty food and cheese shop dedicated to making fine cheeses accessible and fun. The shop opened at 33 Main Street, behind the Northern Lights Gallery, in April, 2012.

For more information on the Dec. 7 opening, call the Northern Lights Galleryat 338-3088 or Eat More Cheese at (207) 358-9701.

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