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Art in the Capitol—Celebrating Acadia National Park’s Centennial

Date: Monday Dec 14, 2015 - Thursday Mar 31, 2016


The Maine Arts Commission is proud to announce a new exhibit of paintings and photographs celebrating the centennial of Acadia National Park. The park was conserved 100 years ago to preserve its beauty and natural wonders for the enjoyment of all. That wonder and beauty served as both subject matter and inspiration for this show, which will be on display through the end of March 2016.

We are pleased to feature the works of the following artists in the show:

Brad Betts—An artist for over 20 years, Brad connects daily with classical maritime scenes that most inspire him. See more of Brad’s work at

Tom Blagden—A professional photographer since 1980, his work is devoted to creating a unique sense of place as both a celebration of, and a catalyst for land protection and conservation. Visit for more of Tom’s work.

Mary Byrom—Working mostly from life, Mary is outdoors year round, painting on location and using these field sketches to develop her large studio paintings. To find out more about Mary and her work, visit

Gail Cleveland—A third-generation artist, Gail has studied art and nature for over 40 years. She uses these firsthand experiences to create award-winning work in watercolors, oils, acrylics and limited edition prints. For more about Gail and her work, visit

Howie Motenko—A resident of Mount Desert Island, Howie lives surrounded by ANP, which provides endless opportunities to explore the art of landscape photography. Find out more about his work at

Wini Smart—An award-winning artist, her paintings have been shown in major museums and galleries along the East Coast and are in international collections. For more about Wini and her work, visit

Location: This exhibit is on display in the Maine State House, on the corner of Capitol and State streets in Augusta, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
All "Art in the Capitol" exhibits are free and open to the public. Exhibitions are self-guided and may be viewed during the building hours where the exhibition is on display.
Contact Name: Julie Horn
Contact Phone #: (207) 287-2790
Event web page:
Event Sponsor(s): Maine Arts Commission 

This is a free event.

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