BugTussle Annex exhibit honors Herman Melville’s 200th birthday

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WALDOBORO — The BugTussle Annex, located in Waldoboro’s Historic Village District, presents a group exhibition of art works entitled: Unpainted to the Last. The show will run from Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, to Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, with an opening reception on December 7, from 2 - 5 p.m.

The bicentennial celebration of Herman Melville’s 200th birthday in 2019 is the genesis for an exhibit of art works inspired by one of American’s literary giants: Herman Melville. Participating artists offer, in their chosen media, responses to literary works of Herman Melville, including: Moby-Dick, Billy Budd, Mardi, short stories, and poems. 

“Unpainted to the last” was Melville’s way of saying that any final meaning or depiction of the White Whale will remain elusive. This has proven to be true for much of Melville’s work and is one of the reasons for the universal and timeless stature of his art, according to BugTussle, in a news release. 

Artists whose work will be featured in the show will include: Chris Augusta, Barbara Vanderbilt, David Peloquin, Sandy Griffin, Suzanna Lasker, Stephanie Muri, Helen Richmond Webb, Carol Ast, Christopher Cart, Jen Greta Cart, Richard Curewitz, Bruce Metrick. 

The artists will be present at the opening reception. All are invited to attend, and light refreshments will be served.

For additional information, contact: (207) 549-5450 or (207) 790-2155.

Event Date: 

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Event Location: 

The BugTussle Annex


251 Jefferson Street
Waldoboro  Maine
United States