Art Galleries to Feature Paintings of Down East Artist

Margaret La Farge to be featured artist for July

"Nutapit" by La FargeMACHIAS, ME – The Art Galleries at the University of Maine at Machias will feature the paintings of Maine artist Margaret La Farge July 3 – 31.

La Farge grew up in a home full of art and began drawing at an early age. She attended two years at Skidmore College before transferring to the Rhode Island School of Design where she graduated in 1974 with a BFA degree in sculpture. In 1994 she received a Masters in Education from the University of Maine.

She has created work in a variety of media, both two and three dimensionally. Her recent two dimensional work includes watercolors and graphite drawings. These images are intimately rendered and share a central focus on personal stories that draw from her spiritual and emotional relationship to family, history, place, and time.

Her works are composed around particular themes. One series explores images from a childhood summer home that has remained an important space for defining her relationship to family and history. Another series seeks to capture her evolving relationship with the natural environment of coastal Maine while other works draw from the places she has traveled and lived.

La Farge lives in Down East Maine with her family where she enjoys exploring the coastal and rural environments for images and ideas to paint.

The UMM Art Galleries are open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and are located on the first floor of Powers Hall. For more information, please call Art Gallery Director Bernie Vinzani at (207) 255-1279.

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