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Some hidden gems in the 17th annual Senior College Festival of Art

Posted:  Friday, May 31, 2019 - 2:30pm
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BELFAST— The 17th annual Senior College Festival of Art at Hutchinson Center is currently exhibiting 120 artists in a variety of mediums: photography, oils, mixed media, watercolor, sculpture, inkjet print, metal and more.

Artists have to be 50 years old or older to participate. On Saturday, June 1, documentary filmmaker Richard Kane will be screening his film about Maine artists, J. Fred Woell: An American Vision (2017, 51 min) which according to the Kane, is  “about a political artist who believed deeply in the power of the creative spirit.”

Check out the virtual gallery of some of the artists below. If it is something you like, go see the exhibit Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 3 p.m. At the entrance there is a greeter’s table for those interested in purchasing artwork. 

On Sunday, the Festival of Art committee have decided once again to hold a social/networking time for the artists, many of whom will be driving from hours away to collect their artwork. “The only time the artists get to interact is the drop off night, so we wanted to give them a chance to talk, meet each other, discuss their process and ideas and inspiration,” said Catherine Bradbury, a committee member. This built-in event will begin at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. which will overlap with the public viewing, so that the public will have an additional chance to meet with the artists. Nearly 70 of the artists are signed up to participate.

For artists interested in participating next year, contact the Senior College and they will put you on a mailing list. Generally the Committee starts searching for artists by January every year.

Check out our gallery (a sample of some of the art available) along with the artist’s name and title of the work in the caption.

FMI: https://hutchinsoncenter.umaine.edu/