Lecture

Featuring Visits to the Studios of Artists Meghan Chase, Freddy LaFage, Warren Seelig, and Dudley Zopp
 
Farnsworth Registrar Angela Waldron, who organized The Wyeths, Maine and the Sea, will give a gallery talk on the opening weekend of this exhibition.  The art of the Wyeths – N.C., Andrew and Jamie – is a direct result of their familiarity with and fascination for life along midcoast Maine, reaching back to N.C.’s decision to bring his family to the area in 1920.  The Wyeths’ interests have included the coast’s dramatic shoreline and islands, including Monhegan, the lives of fishermen and farmers, and the boats, houses, barns, lighthouses and other structures scattered throughout the midcoast.  Their interest in these subjects is part of a long-standing tradition of work done by artists and artisans in Maine since the eighteenth century.

 

Celebrate the creative life of the midcoast community. These events follows a unique 20x20 format, where creative thinkers and makers share their ideas in a unique form of visual storytelling. Eight presenters will share 20 images of their work, with each image showing for 20 seconds, giving a rapid-fire, distilled essence to their presentations. 
 
 
Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky will look closely at Robert Indiana’s persistent and multi-faceted LOVE imagery, including the museum’s LOVE sculpture, along with his Book of LOVE, a portfolio of prints and poems.
 
Celebrate the fifth birthday of this dynamic, collaborative event, which has become a fixture in the creative life of the midcoast community. This will be the 20th event that follows this unique 20x20 format, where creative thinkers and makers share their ideas in a form of visual storytelling. Eight presenters will share 20 images of their work, with each image showing for 20 seconds, giving a rapid-fire, distilled essence to their presentations.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m.

 
Together with Tom Wilhite, Willard Carroll has amassed the world’s largest collection of The Wizard of Oz memorabilia, selections of which are on view through March 30 in the exhibition The Wonderful World of Oz. Willard Carroll will speak about the exhibition and will give insight into the origins of the collection. Free with admission. No advance reservations.    
This two-part lecture series is a special community event being cosponsored by the Camden Conference and the Farnsworth Art Museum. Community Events are lead-ups to the February 2014 Camden Conference titled “The Global Politics of Food and Water.” Keith Collins MD and Farnsworth Director of Education Roger Dell will each speak in both lectures of the series.
Come listen to the Lux Radio Theatre’s hour-long 1950 Christmas Special broadcast of The Wizard of Oz featuring Judy Garland, with commentary by Willard Carroll and Roger Dell, Director of Education. Refreshments will be served.

Free with admission. No advance reservations.