Date(s) - 2/7/2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Maine Masters Project is a New England Emmy-nominated series of documentaries sponsored by the Union of Maine Visual Artists. It was launched in 1999 and has produced a series of compelling profiles of some of Maine’s most distinguished and often less recognized artists who articulate the importance of art-making. They have screened from the National Gallery of Art to the National Gallery of Australia. The 16th film, Imber’s Left Hand (2014, 74min) screened at over 25 film festivals winning four BEST FILM Audience Awards. The most recent release I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan (2016, 73 min) was premiered at the Maine International and Camden International Film Festivals and will be shown at Hammond Hall on Sunday, August.
Showing on February 7th:
Beverly Hallam pioneered acrylic paint, mastered monotype and collage, and created large-scale airbrush portraits of flowers that astonished the critics and are coveted by collectors. Then in her 80s she discovered computer art and called painting “old fashioned”.
David Driskell’s film is a story about one of today’s most important artists and leading authorities on African American art. The film captures him making collages inspired by his mentor Romare Bearden. The film also explores the give and take of his creative relationship with master printmaker, Curlee Holton. Awarded best film broadcast on MPBN Community Films 2015.