May 31 – June 13, 2013 Vol. 15, No. 1

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May 31 – June 13


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Gift of the Glacier: The Maine Landscape

The L.C. Bates Museum's summer art exhibition, Gift of the Glacier: The Maine Landscape, celebrates Maine's great beauty by depicting the state's landscape and geology that document the work of the glaciers. The rounded hilltops, rocky slopes and glacial lakes of Maine not only provide a beautiful place to live, but lend themselves to compelling works of art.

Featuring the works of 23 artists, the Gift of the Glacier presents museum visitors with a unique look at how artists interpret a striking landscape created in the Ice Age by a vast slow-moving glacier. The artists' works include observations of the landscape that illustrate signs of glacial movement and remains, such as eskers, rounded hills, rocky slopes, erratics and glacial scratch marks and portray varied landscapes from blueberry barrens to stonewalled fields to mountains to glacial lakes and ponds.

The show is the result of a collaborative effort between the L.C. Bates Museum staff and two Colby College students, Kayla Lewkowicz '14 and Veronica L. Vesnaver '15, who helped curate the exhibition under the supervision of Professor Veronique Plesch. The exhibition was made possible by grant support from the Maine Community Foundation Expansion Arts Fund.

The L.C. Bates Museum, which offers children's and family art workshops on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. from June 26 to August 21, will integrate the Gift of the Glacier exhibit with these programs by scheduling sessions to be presented by artists in the exhibition. The museum will also present related programming, including talks and exhibition tours.

The exhibition will be open for viewing Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday,1:00 to 4:30 p.m. until October 15,  2013. For more information about the L.C. Bates Museum's summer exhibition and programming, write to or call 238-4250.