Atmospheric Water opened last week at L.C. Bates Museum on U.S. Route 201 in Hinkley.
The exhibit, on view through October, will showcase representations of the Maine landscape as it is affected by water. Leaving aside depictions of the ocean, lakes, rivers and streams, this exhibition will consider the many forms water takes as atmosphere transmutes it so it can, in turn, transform the landscape. Working in a range of media, the featured artists explore Maine’s landscape as atmospheric water becomes fog, rain, snow, ice, mist, condensation, clouds and dew. Displayed in a non-traditional museum with a strong focus on natural history, works in a variety of mediums and styles from contemporary Maine artists will be featured, giving visitors a fresh perspective on how local artists view and portray nature in their home state.

Throughout the summer there will be workshops with featured artists and visitors of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Atmospheric Water is the result of a collaborative effort between the L.C. Bates Museum staff and two Colby College students, Sarah Rossien and Alison Obstler, under the supervision of Professor Véronique Plesch.

The exhibit will feature works from Michel Droge, Lynn Karlin, Christian Farnsworth, Barbara Sullivan, John Stetson, John Meader and Nancy Barron to name a few.

For more information about the museum’s summer art exhibition, contact the L.C.Bates Museum at Good Will-Hinckley 238-4250 or [email protected].


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