May 21 - June 21, 2017

  • Exhibit Location: 97 India Street, Portland, Maine

  • Exhibit Opening: May 21, 4 - 6 PM. Click HERE for more information.

  • Weekdays

    • Tuesdays, 1 - 5 PM

    • Wednesdays, 5 - 8 PM (with the exception of June 7)

    • Thursdays, 1 - 5 PM (with the exception of June 8)

  • First Friday Art Walk

    • June 2, 2017

    • 5 - 8 PM

  • Additional Viewing Times

    • Available By Appointment

    • To schedule a viewing, contact The BTS Center (207.744.5212)



Please call ahead to schedule a time.


About the Artist

Originally from New York City, Raphael Gribetz ( has lived and worked in Presque Isle, Maine for over 30 years. His art involves primarily painting and sculpture. He earned an MFA from The City University of New York and for many years was the spiritual leader of the Aroostook Hebrew Community in Presque Isle. The themes of his art revolve around questions about spirituality, beauty, and the dilemmas of being human.

About the Installation

Raphael says this about "A Search for Truth":

"The work you see at this exhibit was all created in the two years since my beloved wife Nilda, of blessed memory, passed away. Grief's magnitude and the capacity to sustain myself through the torrents of grief are central themes in this exhibit. The powerful intensity of my grieving was devastating to my capacity to withstand wave after wave of intense weeping. Only through the amazing grace of God was I able to endure the unending storm of grief. In my new awareness of God's grace, I find myself pursuing God. "God, where are you?" I ask. It is my hope that in viewing this exhibit, you may see my quest to grow nearer to God, to love God, to cherish God's compassion, and to be blessed in the capacity to search."

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