The Color of Wild

  • January 23, 2020

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The Color of Wild

How the North Woods Sparked a Lifetime Love of Color

L/A Arts Gallery, 221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine

January 17 – March 1, 2020

Lewiston, Maine, January 9, 2020 - LA Arts presents The Color of Wild, an exhibition of landscape paintings of inland Maine by artist, Marsha Donahue. The exhibition will be on view at the LA Arts Gallery from January 18 through March 1, 2020. Donahue will give a gallery talk and reception on Friday, February 7, followed by a reception, from 5-7pm. The LA Arts Gallery is located at 221 Lisbon Street in Lewiston. Gallery hours are 12-4 Tuesdays-Fridays and 11-3 Saturdays. Exhibitions and artist receptions are free and the community is invited to attend.

Marsha Donahue was born in Waterville, Maine and grew up in interior Maine. She holds degrees from both American University in Washington, DC and the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Marsha has been an exhibiting artist and has also worked in art galleries in Washington, DC, and Portland, Maine. 

For over fifteen years Donahue has owned North Light Gallery in Millinocket, Maine, representing artists of the northern Maine interior and teaching watercolor and oil painting.  With an initial career as an oil painter, she turned to watercolor full-time following a studio fire in the 1990s. Entirely self-taught as a watercolorist, she nonetheless has had four solo shows at Greenhut Galleries in Portland, Maine.  Within the last few years, she has returned to oil painting and is now attempting to integrate both mediums into the painting process.

Besides her own gallery, Marsha’s work is also on view at the Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor.  Marsha lives with her husband, Wayne, a master plumber, and their dachshund, Dudley, in Millinocket.

Since 1973, LA Arts, the arts agency for the cities of Lewiston and Auburn Maine, has pursued a mission to engage and inspire a vibrant community through arts and culture. The agency works with governments, businesses, schools and local arts and cultural organizations to create opportunities for community members across the generations to experience, learn, and participate in the arts. LA Arts organizes arts programs and initiatives, supports the work of local artists and art organizations, and highlights the essential role the arts play in shaping an economically vital, socially integrated, and forward-looking future for its community. Learn more at


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221 Lisbon Street
Lewiston  ME  04240 

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