Fiore Art Trail
The Fiore Art Trail is an interactive way for people to connect with the work of Joseph A. Fiore and visit artistic, educational and environmental organizations throughout Maine who have been recipients of his art work.
Joseph A. Fiore (1925-2008) and his wife Mary were avid supporters of Maine Farmland Trust. A contemporary of Lois Dodd and Alex Katz and a well-known avant-garde artist during the 1960s, Fiore divided his life between New York City and Jefferson, Maine. While Fiore is perhaps best known for his abstract compositions, his key inspiration was always the natural world – and this is where his heart lay.
Fiore’s family created the The Falcon Foundation after he passed, to manage the artist’s impressive collection of paintings. In 2012, the foundation donated a generous number of Fiore’s landscape works to MFT—owing to the artist’s longstanding commitment to the organization and the fact that MFT Gallery parallels Fiore’s own passions, combining art and environment.
The following year the foundation wished to see a large collection of Fiore’s “Rock Paintings,” also known as the “Geological Works,” distributed among Maine organizations that appreciate Maine’s geology, focus on the natural environment, or mirror Fiore’s other interests in art, music, and education.
The following is a list of fifty organizations which have been grateful recipients of Fiore’s work, through the collaboration of Maine Farmland Trust and the Falcon Foundation. Click on an organization to see a link to the organization’s website. Additional information is provided if the organization’s Fiore artwork is on view for the public. Zoom in on the map to see where work is viewable near you, take the day tour suggested on the sidebar, or make a trip of your own!