Lord Hall Gallery hosts exhibition, “Framing Maine: Artists’ Perspectives on Place,” in celebration of Maine bicentennial
Orono, Maine — In celebration of Maine’s upcoming bicentennial, more than 50 works that share a strong connection to — and/or vision of — the state will be featured in the exhibition, “Framing Maine: Artists’ Perspectives on Place,” running Oct. 4 to Nov. 15 in Lord Hall Gallery at the University of Maine.
In a wide range of media, formats and subject matter, the artworks by 34 artists represent a small but resonant sample of Maine’s rich visual and cultural diversity. The exhibition is co-curated by Laurie E. Hicks, UMaine professor of art and director/curator of the Lord Hall Gallery; Carl Little, art historian, critic and author; and Kreg Ettenger, director of the Maine Folklife Center and Maine Studies Program at UMaine.
An opening reception will be held in the gallery on Oct. 4 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. During the reception, a panel of artists will speak with Carl Little about their art and experiences. The conversation will focus on the importance of art in Maine’s history and emerging cultural identity, as well as how the state has influenced the images and forms these artists create.
The exhibition, reception and panel are free and open to the public. Lord Hall Gallery is open from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is wheelchair accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation, call 581.3245.
The panel discussion in 100 Lord Hall will be recorded and made available online.
The exhibition, organized by the University of Maine Department of Art and the Maine Studies Program, is held in conjunction with the lecture series, “Framing Maine: Conversations with Storytellers and Imagemakers from the Pine Tree State,” organized by the Maine Studies Program.
Artists in the exhibition are: Jane Banquer, Siri Beckman, Jeffrey Becton, Kevin Beers, Louise Bourne, Alan Bray, Elizabeth Busch, Barry Dana, Claud Dennis, Marsha Donahue, Evelyn Dunphy, Sarah Faragher, Stephanie Francis, Gabriel Frye, Deborah Heyden, Nina Jerome, MaJo Keleshian, Rosemary Levin, Michael Lewis, James Linehan, Larinda Meade, Daniel Minter, Johanna Moore, Ed Nadeau, Stan Neptune, Heath Paley, Molly Neptune Parker, Mark Picard, Robert Pollien, Barbara Putnam, Sarah Sockbeson, Antonia Small, Susan Smith and John Whalley.