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    Bryan recites a poem to a crowd assembled for the opening of the Ashley Bryan Center at the Isleford Historical Museum.

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    Bryan poses for a portrait in the workshop at his home in Little Cranberry Island.

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    Artist Ashley Bryan, 91, demonstrates how he works with sea glass to make art at his workshop on Little Cranberry Island. Bryan has visited the island to create art since 1946 and retired there in the 1980s.

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    Bryan signs a book for Nancy Bujold.

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    Bryan lets out a yell while reciting a poem to a gathered crowd at the Isleford Historical Museum. The event was to celebrate the opening of the Ashley Bryan Center inside the museum, which celebrates Brown's hear 80-year career as an artist.

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    Bryan looks up as he talks with Steve Lauder and his wife, Claire Prontnicki, of Waterville, as he visited with guests at the Ashley Bryan Center.

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    Bryan makes his way through the dining room of his home on Isleford as he prepares snacks for guests.

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    Bryan pours coffee for his guests, including good friends Joyce Taylor Gibson and Roland Gibson in the dining room of his home. There's a saying on the island that once you've met Ashley, you're his friend for life.

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    People pass through the Ashley Bryan Center at the Isleford Historical Museum on Little Cranberry Island.

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    Bryan holds a piece of art he helped a little girl make with sea glass up to his window to see how the light pours through the glass.

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    The front window of artist Bryan's home is decorated with action figures.

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    Bryan sits with Virginia Fowler, right, a professor at Virginia Tech, at the Isleford Congregational Church, as they talk to filmmaker Richard Kane. Kane is working on a documentary about Bryan, and was interviewing Nikki Giovanni, a famous poet and friend of Bryan's, for the film.

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    Bryan gives a hug to a visitor at the Ashley Bryan Center in the Isleford Historical Museum. The center was put together with pieces of art and history from Bryan's nearly 80-year career as an artist.

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