Camden Falls Gallery Presents Online Exhibit ‘One Friendship, Two Stories’

“Camden Lights,” by Olena Babak.

“Trade Wind Afternoon,” by Roberta Goschke.

Camden Falls Gallery opened its second show of the season in June, titled “One Friendship, Two Stories” and featuring the works of Roberta Goschke and Olena Babak. The show runs through July 10 and is available for viewing online. The gallery is open by appointment only, due to COVID-19.

Making art is a typically a solitary activity, in the studio or outside, but not always. Roberta Goschke and Olena Babak met and discovered their common path to plein-air painting through figure and portrait drawing classes.

Remembrance of moments spent together experiencing the atmosphere and the vivid memories of painting together, discovering gardens, the summer sunshine, the bond of shivering in a boatyard for hours, and the thrill of holding down easels on windy Maine lawns are imprinted in their works. Regardless of the weather conditions, there is encouragement to follow the spark and influence and paint on. Since their paths have crossed, the love of chasing beauty with a brush in hand has always brought them together.

These two artists are like two melodies in harmony together, which is evident in their painting styles as showcased in this duet show.

Watch a virtual presentation with severals interviews and videos at, available through July 10.

Camden Falls Gallery staff combines to do its best to provide as much visual information through videos and various digital media. If you would like more detailed images of the artwork from the gallery, call 207-470-7027, or email

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