BDN highlights UMaine’s Zillman Art Museum arts education program

The Bangor Daily News highlighted UMaine’s Zillman Art Museum that has recently received a UMaine arts initiative seed grant. The grant is to be used towards the creation of an arts education program with the Cobscook Institute in Lubec, known for its birding programs. Until recently the museum did not have any “bird-centric art” for the exhibit but a perfectly timed donation of bird paintings, painted by the late Maine biologist and artist, Walter Rich, changed that. Rich’s paintings were passed down to his friend’ great-granddaughter, Kendra Raymond, who had Rich’s paintings sitting in her closet for fifteen years until recently when her daughter suggested she reach out to the Zillman Museum. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 3.