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200 Years of Farming: A Bicentennial Celebration Artist Talks
August 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virtual Artist Talks
Friday, August 21, @5-6pm
Meet the artists of MFT’s Bicentennial show. To mark Maine’s Bicentennial year, this show focuses on some of the history, practices, triumphs, and challenges of farming in Maine over the last 200 years–from homesteading to dairy, potatoes, blueberries, the local food movement, and present day changes and challenges. This exhibit encompasses a wide range of media to depict just some of the rich history of farming in Maine. MFT is proud to partner with the Penobscot Marine Museum to exhibit seven glass plate photographic prints on loan from the Eastern Collection of oxen, draft horse teams, and scenes of the harvests of corn and potatoes. Also on display are six black and white photographs from PMM’s new collection by Kosti Ruohomaa, courtesy of Black Star Publishing Company, depicting crisp, clear images of hard working farmers in their daily lives.
Artists include: Lynn Karlin, Deborah Flood, Kevin Mizner, Joan Losee, Erica Qualey, DiTa Ondek, Sharon Yates, Frances Hynes, Kerstin Engman, Carol L. Douglas, Leslie Anderson, Peter Walls, Thérèse L. Provenzano, Leslie Moore, André Benoit, Jr. and Anne Alexander.