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The Acadia Centennial Collection

Date: Saturday Jul 09, 2016 - Monday Oct 31, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Cole, Church, and Lane Interpretations: Featuring contemporary artists, Diana Cobb Ansley, Scott Baltz, Eline Barclay, Robert Clark, Donald Demers, Anne Ireland, Ernest McMullen, Donald Rainville, Judy Taylor, and Peter Yesis

A group of artists represented by The Gallery at Somes Sound create their interpretation of land and seascape paintings by well known American Artists, Frederic Edwin Church, Thomas Cole and Fitz Henry Lane… the history and evolution of art in Acadia is an important piece of the Centennial Celebration. Church, Cole and Lane realized that this part of the Maine Coast was an amazing and captivating subject on canvas. As a result, their paintings served as a promotional tool, introducing this desirable location to various men, women and families in cities across the country. By the mid 1800s, word spread by way of these paintings that Mount Desert Island was a desirable vacation destination, hence, the start of Acadia National Park. What better way to celebrate the 100-year birthday of Acadia National Park, than to salute the artists of days gone by, resurrecting their masterpieces by creating a modern day rendition by some of the finest contemporary artists on Mount Desert Island and beyond.

The Gallery at Somes Sound continues the long standing tradition of educating, stimulating and encouraging the American people, through fine art and visual culture. A large portion of the proceeds from the purchase of these pieces will be donated to Friends of Acadia.

Location: The Gallery at Somes Sound
1112 Main Street, Somesville
Contact Name: Tyra Hanson
Contact Phone #: (207) 244-1165
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Event Sponsor(s): Gallery at Somes Sound 

This is a free event.

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