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Reed Fine Art Gallery presents Maine Woods: Observations by Bert Lincoln Call & Henry David Thoreau

The University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Reed Fine Art Gallery will present the exhibition Maine Woods: Observations by Bert Lincoln Call & Henry David Thoreau from September 17 through October 16, providing an up-close look at 35 photographs and quotations from the 1800’s describing the Northern Maine wilderness.

This exhibit comes to the Reed Gallery courtesy of the Dexter Historical Society. The exhibit has traveled throughout the state of Maine and consists of 35 photographs by Bert Lincoln Call and quotations from Henry David Thoreau’s The Maine Woods.

Bert Lincoln Call (1866-1965) was born in Dexter and lived there until the 1940’s. Call’s photographs of the Northern Maine woods were taken only 30 years after Thoreau visited Maine. His pictures give visual documentation to Thoreau’s essays.

As part of this art exhibition, the Reed Gallery will host a special presentation to provide a more in-depth look at Thoreau and his experiences in Maine. UMPI Professor Dr. Deborah Hodgkins will deliver a talk about Thoreau’s book The Maine Woods during the First Friday Art Walk on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at 6 p.m. in the Reed Gallery. The public is invited to attend this free lecture.

The Reed Fine Art Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Sundays and university holidays. For more information, please contact Sandra Huck at 768-9611.