The L.C. Bates Museum’s new exhibition “Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine,” will open Friday, May 6. A public opening reception is set for 4-6 p.m. on the campus of Good Will-Hinckley, U.S. Route 201 in Hinckley.

The show, the result of a collaborative effort between the L.C. Bates Museum staff and two Colby College students, Francesca Soriano and Nora Hill, under the supervision of Professor Véronique Plesch, aims to explore the natural beauty of Maine’s fields and the flora and fauna that fill them.

Defining fields as an expansive space, the exhibition seeks to combine scientific and artistic methods of looking at fields. Works in a variety of mediums from contemporary Maine artists will be featured. The exhibition gives visitors a broad perspective of how artists view and portray nature.

Explore the beauty of Maine through the juxtaposition of art and natural history. This exhibition will join the flora and fauna of the surrounding area with an artistic definition of a field as an expansive space. Works in a variety of mediums from contemporary Maine artists depicting fields of land and color will be featured.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the L.C. Bates Museum on May 6th from 4 to 6 pm. Throughout the summer there will be various workshops with featured artists and visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend. The L.C. Bates Museum is located in Hinckley, Maine and welcomes visitors to explore Open Spaces: Reimagining Pastoral Maine as well as any objects on display from the Museum’s rich permanent collection.

For more information, call 238-4250 or email lcbate[email protected]

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