a writer and photographer whose love of adventure has taken her across the United States, Europe, and Asia

Author Angela Waldron presents ‘If You Don’t Go, You Won’t Get There: Spruce Head and the World Beyond’

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    SPRUCE HEAD — On Sunday, October 2, Angela Waldron will present a talk on growing up in the village of Spruce Head and the powerful influences that cultivated her love for travel and the arts. Scheduled for 3 p.m., her presentation will take place at the Community Hall, 30 Village Road, Spruce Head.

    Waldron is a writer and photographer whose love of adventure has taken her across the United States, Europe, and Asia. After attending the University of Maine, she spent four years in Turkey documenting traditional occupations and studying Islamic mysticism.

    Her adventures, accompanied by her photographs, have been featured in publications such as Down East, Kindred Spirit, Knives Illustrated, Pipes and Tobacco, and Renaissance. Recently, two articles previously published in the UK by Kindred Spirit received awards from the 91st Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Blessings of a Mother: Eej Khad, the Mother Rock of Mongolia, was recently awarded First Place in the Nonfiction Essay or Article category, and Breath as a Blessing: The Transformative Power of Breath, was awarded Honorable Mention in the Inspirational/Spiritual category.

    Closer to home, Waldron writes about growing up as a lobsterman’s daughter in Spruce Head. Her articles “Mom’s Hammer” (June 2021) and “Awakening” (October 2016) appeared in Down East magazine. In 2019, she was awarded a week-long writer’s retreat at Feathered Ink in Southwest Harbor. In 2018, she received a Martin Dibner Fellowship, allowing her to explore the world of memoir with Elizabeth Peavey.

    Waldron has been with the Farnsworth Art Museum since 1998. Currently the museum’s registrar, she manages the collection of 15,000 objects, two Historic Sites, and the library. She also supervises much of the museum’s curatorial activity: exhibition planning, coordination, installation, and logistics, including couriering artwork on loan nationally and internationally.

    In addition to her registrar duties, she has curated numerous exhibitions and written the catalogues for George Tice/Andrew Wyeth: Parallel Visions (2021) and Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design (2020). In addition, she co-authored the Farnsworth’s recent book Maine and American Art at the Farnsworth, published by Rizzoli Electa in 2020, contributing essays on “Maine’s Woods and Waters,” “Work,” and “The Farnsworth Library”. In 2021, Maine and American Art was named an Honor Book for the Historic New England Book Prize and received the John N. Cole award in Maine nonfiction from the Maine Literary Awards.

    Waldron graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maine with a BA in Anthropology and an Interdisciplinary Concentration in the Classics. She resides in Union with her husband, Jim, and is currently writing a book based on her research.

    Event Date: 

    Sun, 10/02/2022 - 3:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Spruce Head Community Hall

    Address: 

    30 Village Road
    Spruce Head, ME 04858
    United States