Artists are invited to bring up to three pieces of their own original work to an art critique with Abbott Meader on Sunday afternoon, May 20th from 1-3pm. The critique will be held at the Harlow Gallery, located at 160 Water Street in downtown Hallowell, with a suggested donation of $3 at the door. Art2012, the Kennebec Valley Art Association’s 17th annual juried art show will be on view during the critique. Meader will share his insights on the jurying process (which he has experienced from both sides), and on being accepted and rejected as an artist in general.
A consummate academician, Abbot Meader of Oakland was graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dartmouth and then with an MFA from University of Colorado and is now Professor of Art, Emeritus of Colby College. He is also a filmmaker and has traveled, lectured and studied widely in his lifetime. As an avid flyfisherman, he comes to the Katahdin region to fish and paint regularly throughout the year. He brings to his work the understanding of someone who is not merely an observer but often lives within his subject for periods of time, working with an urgency to report that familiarity.