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Art Exhibits



The Library is thrilled to welcome local and regional artists back into our spaces! Please check back here often to find more information as the year progresses!

If you are interested in exhibiting art in the future, please fill out the attached application form here.

The Library is proud to now offer three exhibition locations:
The Lecture Hall Gallery
The Cyr Gallery (previously the Bangor Room, third floor)
The Stairwell Gallery (new grand staircase)





November Exhibitions:

Cyr Gallery - Downeast Artist Guild

 
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The Downeast Artist Guild was founded in 2010 to provide a platform for further exploration of artistic expression that was stimulated by participation in an Adult Education course by David Haskins, artist at Husson University.

Today, the Downeast Artist Guild features eight artists and plans to highlight the process by which they create the final painting: from value studies, preliminary sketches, and the photos that lead to the painting.

The painting to the left was created by Deborah Jellison.


Lecture Hall Gallery - MainePoint Photography


MainePointMainePoint Photography, a collaborative effort by Laura Mace Rand and Christopher Mace, will be exhibiting Maine landscape, seascape, and nature photography as seen through the camera lens of Maine natives. It is a photographic journey and display primarily of Down East and Central Maine.

 


Stairwell Gallery - Suzanne Trussell


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"Images of Maine and Beyond" features the photography of Suzanne Trussell. All photographs were taken during her travels around Maine's scenic locations and other iconic sites around the world.

"I've always enjoyed photography," says Trussell, "...a picture [has the] ability to capture the light and story of a moment in time."

 



Stairwell Gallery Extension - Lara Max


Lara Max - Fiddleheads and Dragonfly
Born in California, raised in Texas Artist Lara Max got to Maine as soon as she could. She's lived in Maine over 25 years now and is constantly seeking a balance between wanting a simple farm life and being a self employed artist. 

She is inspired by what surrounds her. When asked about her art she said " I create my ideas through my inherent abilities and skills I have gained. Generations of family photos have shown me that how and in what way I make a living in rural Maine is as much a part of who I am as what I make.  This is a 1911 Photo of my Great Grandfather in his Blacksmith shop with his four daughters.  The youngest, my Grandma Fern inspired me to paint at an early age.  The Blacksmith gene hit me later in college.   My art is my tribute to living in Maine and my Family roots."

 

 

 




December
Exhibitions:


Cyr Gallery - Faye Ivers

 
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Faye Ivers is a Maine native who has painted as a hobby for most of her life. Now that she is retired from her day job she has more time to spend with her art. Although she has traveled to many countries and states her primary subjects for painting are Landscapes, seascapes, and still lifes from her home state.

The exhibit is a variety of paintings created from oils, acryilc and watercolor. The majority of the subject matter is scenery.


Lecture Hall Gallery - Margo A. Pullen - My Dad's Perspective: Preserving Beauty Amid War


MainePoint"My Dad's Perspective: Preserving Beauty amind War" includes sixty black & white and color photos of people, places, landscapes, and humanity from sixty-year old restored color slides and black and white photographs taken by teenage Air Force Serviceman Galen E. Leavitt while he was stationed in Japan and South Korea from 1951-1953

 


Stairwell Gallery - Christopher Joles


Def Leoppard 2016

Christopher Joles was a teen when he discovered photography, about the same time he discovered rock and roll.  It only makes sense that his dream was to combine the two mediums and photograph rock stars. 

Serving in the United States Air Force, Joles was stationed just a bus ride away from the hot spots of Great Britainís historic rock and roll spectacles of the 1980s.  On hand for many of the historic shows, and with many a story to tell, Joles went on years later to hone his photography skills as owner of Joles Photography, specializing in portraiture.  The years behind the camera in his studio taught him one thing:  itís all about capturing the subjectís genuine emotion. 

As luck would have it, he has been able to take that knowledge to the foot of the stage.  Owner of Maine Music News, a website covering concerts across Maine and the Boston area through photographs and reviews, Joles has now photographed many a rock star with many more on the bucket list. 

 



Stairwell Gallery Extension - Lara Max


Lara Max - Fiddleheads and Dragonfly
Born in California, raised in Texas Artist Lara Max got to Maine as soon as she could. She's lived in Maine over 25 years now and is constantly seeking a balance between wanting a simple farm life and being a self employed artist. 

She is inspired by what surrounds her. When asked about her art she said " I create my ideas through my inherent abilities and skills I have gained. Generations of family photos have shown me that how and in what way I make a living in rural Maine is as much a part of who I am as what I make.  This is a 1911 Photo of my Great Grandfather in his Blacksmith shop with his four daughters.  The youngest, my Grandma Fern inspired me to paint at an early age.  The Blacksmith gene hit me later in college.   My art is my tribute to living in Maine and my Family roots."

 

 

 



For
more information contact the Library by phone at 207-947-8336, or by email here.

 

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