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Fort Fairfield artists focus of next Reed exhibition

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

An exhibit featuring the talents of Fort Fairfield artists and those with a connection to Fort Fairfield's past will be on display from Dec. 6 through Jan. 17 in the University of Maine at Presque Isle's Reed Fine Art Gallery.

The exhibition titled, "It's Time To Feature Fort Fairfield Artists," offers a diverse collection of work in recognition of Fort Fairfield's recent Sesquicentennial celebration. It was compiled by Sesquicentennial chairs, Sarah Ullman and Rayle Ainsworth, as the culminating event in a very successful year-long celebration.

The show will include paintings, drawings, photography and sculptures by experienced and emerging artists.

Also included are twin porcelain dolls that have "traveled" the world through correspondence and have been included as guests in a variety of Fort Fairfield society events over the years. They will select costumes from their extensive wardrobes, appropriate for participation in this, their latest event.

There also will be four works by students from the Fort Fairfield elementary school. These pieces were part of their spring music art show and were chosen to represent the four historical buildings that belong to the Frontier Heritage Society. Additionally there is an example of a beautifully woven horse blanket, a sculpture created by a family, and a stained glass piece. These examples were chosen to illustrate the fact that the exhibit has something of interest for a wide and diverse audience.

The Reed Fine Art Gallery, located in the Campus Center, is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is closed Sundays and University holidays. For more information, call 768-9611.