Generations of University of Maine art students benefited from the inspiration of legendary art professor Vincent Hartgen, a UMaine faculty member for virtually the entire second half of the 20th century. Through a partnership involving UMaine and alums Kelly and Jane Littlefield of Winter Harbor, that legacy will extend to students of the future.
The Littlefields, who own and operate Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor, will exhibit “Vincent Hartgen Painting Schoodic,” with an opening reception scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 from 5-7 p.m. Some of Hartgen’s works will be available for purchase, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the Art Department Building Fund at UMaine, a project that will transform the former Stewart Commons as studio art space.
Hartgen, who joined the UMaine faculty in 1946, was a tireless advocate for the arts who had a resounding impact on UMaine students and the statewide arts community. Schoodic Point, at the southern tip of Schoodic Peninsula in Winter Harbor, was a place that he sketched and painted frequently.
The exhibit runs through Sept. 15. For more information, contact Terri Beyer, senior development officer, at (207) 581-1149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 11, 2011
Contact: Terri Beyer