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Maine Audubon Art Exhibit and Sale to Feature Works of Maine Artists Inspired by Borestone Mountain

April 09, 2008 - TRC

Created by 24 Maine artists, a collection of works inspired by Maine Audubon’s northern forest sanctuary at Borestone Mountain will be on exhibit and for sale at Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth from April 11 to May 23.

Exhibit hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, and 12-4 p.m., Sunday and holidays.

Free and open to the public, an opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 12, from 2-4 p.m. at Gilsland Farm. RSVP by emailing skist@maineaudubon.org, or calling (207) 781-2330, ext. 231.

A preview of the works is available at www.maineaudubon.org/borestoneart.

The art is the product of the third annual Borestone Mountain artists’ retreat held last summer at this Maine Audubon sanctuary near Greenville. Maine artists were invited to spend four days at the mountain, and, in return, donate artwork inspired by days of exploring of Borestone’s rugged, pristine landscape, and nights spent in the sanctuary’s historic Adirondack-style lodges. Proceeds from the sale of these works will benefit Maine Audubon’s work to conserve wildlife and wildlife habitat.

“Borestone Mountain is an inspirational place and these are some of Maine’s most outstanding artists,” said event coordinator Susy Kist. “When you put them together you get art that captures the Borestone experience in the most wonderful ways.”

The exhibit features works by: Chris Beneman of Scarborough, Mary Bourke of Lincolnville, Alan Bray of Sangerville, Molly Brosnan of Portland, Sissy Buck of Cumberland Foreside, Philip Frey of Sullivan, Shelia Geoffrion of Rockport, Dennis Gilbert of South Portland, Jesse Gillespie of Camden, Rebecca Goodale of Portland, Tom Hall of Raymond, Lindsay Hancock of Gray, Bill Huntington of Hope, Nina Jerome of Bangor, Monica Kelly of Camden, Anne F. Niles of South Freeport, Dennis Pinette of Belfast, Phoebe Porteous of South Freeport, Marguerite Robichaux of Stratton, Jenny Scheu of Portland, Lynn Travis of Lincolnville, Greta Van Campen of Chicago, Susan Van Campen of Thomaston and Simon van der Ven of Lincolnville.

In addition to paintings, pottery and a hand-knit vest, the exhibit will also include an essay Maine author Elizabeth Peavey wrote about the Borestone retreat in which she participated with artists Marguerite Robichaux, Alan Bray and others last July.

For information about purchasing artwork, please contact Susy Kist at (207) 781-2330, ext. 231, or skist@maineaudubon.org.

The exhibit is sponsored by Highland Green Adult Resort Community and Golf Club.

MAINE AUDUBON works to conserve wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people of all ages through education, conservation and action.

Submitted by : Andrew Colvin, (207) 781-2330, ext. 241

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.