During the month of March, the Camden Public Library will host Midcoast artist and author Maureen Egan for a virtual art show entitled By the Waters of the Winds.
The paintings in the show were inspired by two challenging and resplendent hikes with her husband in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. The online art exhibit will be accompanied by a Zoom program on Thursday, March 11, at 6 p.m., featuring the screening of a film by Egan and her husband, Tim Seymour, which documents the eight-day hiking adventure in 2019.
Egan and Seymour will also be discussing the creative process of filmmaking and art-making and will answer audience questions.
The art show will be on view beginning March 1 on the library’s website at: librarycamden.org/event/by-the-waters-of-the-winds. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Zoom link to attend the March 11 film and talk.
This is Maureen Egan’s second art show for the library. It is the culmination of painting over a two year period as she processed the backpacking trips that brought her face to face with stunning landscapes, dramatic weather, and her physical limits.
“Back home in the studio,” recounts Egan in a CPL news release, “I relived the most vivid scenes in order to recreate them to share with those who want to be reminded of or inspired by such places. We are so privileged to have vast swaths of wilderness in this country, and I hope to encourage others to experience some of them.”
“Egan’s artwork is undeniably vibrant and radiates the spellbinding qualities of Wyoming wilderness,” said the Library.
Tim Seymour, a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, is a trained photographer and graphic designer. Seymour took up filmmaking in 2015 to document his 240-mile hike on the John Muir trail in California that year.
“His film premiered to a packed house at the Camden Public Library just over five years ago and is still popular on YouTube with over 114,000 views,” said CPL.
Maureen Egan’s art show will feature a mix of original paintings and giclee prints available for purchase. She has offered to donate 20% of sales from the show to benefit the Camden Public Library.
For more information on this and other upcoming events from the library, visit librarycamden.org.