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George Tice and Andrew Wyeth: Parallel Visions with Angela Waldron

September 16 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

George Tice Painted Lobster Buoys, Stonington,
George Tice Painted Lobster Buoys, Stonington, 1971, Gelatin silver print, Gift of Norton and Thelma Webber, Waterville, Maine, 1992

Maine has a centuries-old history of attracting artists captivated by the state’s natural beauty and the quiet ethos of its hard-working inhabitants.  Over a period of many decades, nationally-renowned photographer George Tice and artist Andrew Wyeth were drawn to Maine, inspired by the state’s past, and a present that speaks to a sense of timelessness and the enduring qualities of honor and dignity in an honest days’ work. Through familiar scenes of the ordinary and everyday, Tice’s and Wyeth’s works are a testament to the essential connectedness of people to their environment that offers the viewer an intimate glimpse into their prospective worlds. George Tice and Andrew Wyeth: Parallel Visions is the first exhibition to show Tice’s Maine work in the place that inspired it and the first to pair the two artists together, explores the unique vision of each artist through their depictions of those evocative parallel worlds that captures both the myth of Maine and the reality its residents call home.

Ms. Waldron has been with the Farnsworth since 1998. In addition to managing the collection, she has curated or co-curated over ten exhibitions, including The Art of the Book, the first-ever exhibition drawn from the library collection, Art of Disaster, On a Mountain in Maine, and Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design, currently on view and accompanied by a limited-edition catalogue. She contributed to the exhibition and catalogue for The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World and more recently, Maine and American Art at the Farnsworth published by Rizzoli Electa. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Maine, Orono, Maine. 

Cost: $10; Members, free