TENANTS HARBOR — Jackson Memorial Library, in Tenants Harbor, will host an exhibition entitled “Plant Drawings: Another Way of Seeing” featuring Midcoast artist Marla Mazar Carr. The show begins March 4 and runs through April 10, with an opening reception on Friday, March 13, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and an artist talk on Thursday, March 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Marla Mazar Carr considers herself a different kind of botanical artist, according to the Library, in a news release. For the past 11 years she has concentrated on graphite pencil drawings of plants using the discipline of Photorealism to find another way of seeing. By sharing the realm of these experiences, her quest is not for the viewer to decipher her personal story with the plants so much as to discover the possibility that there are more insightful ways to see and interact with nature that we each can come to understand and initiate on our own.
In this light, she has put together an interdisciplinary approach to connecting visual art with nature through a series of talks, classes, and learning materials available at the Jackson Memorial Library.
As part of this interdisciplinary offering, on Tuesday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m., Marie Frolich, herbalist and health coach, will be presenting on adaptogens, a class of super plant medicines.
All art sale proceeds benefit the library community programs.
For library hours, visit JacksonMemorialLibrary.org or call 372-8961.