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KENNEBUNK — River Tree Arts and the Maine Farmland Trust present "Agri-CULTURE: A Celebration of Farming in Art and Community" and the "Meet Your Farmer" film series on April 6 in the Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts.
Maine has long been home to a vibrant art scene and a strong farming tradition. The Agri-CULTURE exhibition brings the two ways of life together. With paintings, photographs and multi-media artwork, the exhibition highlights rural life and the vibrant farming community of Maine, both past and present. Artists include Karrah Kwasnik, photographer of the collection "The Organic Year," and painters Leia Pinnick and Kathleen Perelka, featured artists in the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery. Several local artists will be highlighted, as well.
The community is invited to attend the public reception from 6 to 7 p.m. April 6, featuring live music and light "farmers’ market style" fare, highlighting local foods and products which will also be available for purchase at the opening. Following the reception, the program features a screening of "Meet Your Farmer," a series of short documentaries that tell the diverse stories of eight Maine farms. The film runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The show will be on display until April 21.
Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide non-profit organization working to permanently preserve and protect Maine’s agricultural lands, and to keep Maine’s farms farming. Maine Farmland Trust created its gallery to celebrate art in agriculture, and to inspire and inform visitors regarding the vibrancy of farming in Maine. For more information, visit www.mainefarmlandtrust.org
River Tree Arts is celebrating its 30th year as a nonprofit community arts center, offering music, theatre and art classes for children and adults, including camps and specialty workshops. River Tree Arts is located at 35 Western Ave., Lower Village.
For information, visit www.rivertreearts.org or call 967-9120.