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UMMA Hosting Afternoon Tea with Painter, Activist

The University of Maine Museum of Art is inviting the public to a free afternoon tea with artist Arnold Mesches at 2 p.m. on June 20. Mensches’ paintings are featured this summer in the
UMMA exhibition, “Arnold Mesches: A Minispective,” which opens June 22.

In a career spanning over half a century, Mesches, a prolific painter and activist, continues to create art that conveys his concern for a tumultuous world. His energetic brushwork, generous application of paint and lively use of color reflect his abstract expressionist spirit. His images fluctuate from the sacred to the profane, as he depicts both what is most revered and feared in society.

The afternoon tea is an opportunity to meet the artist, enjoy light refreshments and hear a talk by Mesches about his work. Reservations are requested and can be made by calling the museum at (207) 561-3350. UMMA is located at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor.

Contact: Kathryn Jovanelli, (207) 561-3350

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