May 12, 2013

Admiring how glacier sculpted Maine

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HINCKLEY - The L.C. Bates Museum will present its summer art exhibition, "Gift of the Glacier: The Maine Landscape," a collection of work from 23 artists portraying Maine's landscape and geology.

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“Katahdin from Tracy Pond #3,” by J. Thomas R. Higgins

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“Big Erratic with Lichen, Brooksville” by John Woolsey

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The exhibit opens Wednesday and runs through Oct. 15 at the museum on Route 201 in Hinckley.

The show celebrates the beauty of Maine. The artists' work highlights aspects and evidence of the science of Maine's landscape and geology.

The artwork includes observations of the landscape that illustrate signs of glacial movement and remains, such as eskers, rounded hills, rocky slopes, erratics and glacial scratch marks. The work shows varied landscapes including blueberry barrens, mountains shaped by the glacier, lakes and waterfalls.

The 23 Maine artists in the exhibit include Nancy Glassman, Mike Branca, Alison Hildreth, John Woolsey, Abbott Meader, Nina Bohlen, Daphne Cummings, Veronica Cross, J. Thomas R. Higgins, Barbara Sullivan, Chris Higgins, Stephen Burt and Sharon Yates.

"Gift of the Glacier" is a collaborative effort between the museum staff and two Colby College students -- Kayla Lewkowicz and Veronica Vesnaver -- who helped curate the exhibition

It is made possible through a grant from the Maine Community Foundation Expansion Arts Fund.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 238-4250 or go to


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