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Artist Margaret La Farge to Exhibit at UMM

Added on: July 26, 2010

Opening reception set for July 30

Margaret La Farge paintingMACHIAS, Maine – The Art Galleries at the University of Maine at Machias will host an opening reception for local artist Margaret La Farge on Friday, July 30 at 6 p.m. Her exhibit, “Portraits of a Family,” will be on display through August 27.

La Farge 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 received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Education from the University of Maine.

The artist lives in Downeast Maine with her family where she enjoys exploring the coastal and rural environments for images and ideas to paint.

The UMM Art Galleries, located on the first floor of Powers Hall, are open weekday afternoons or by appointment. For more information, please call Art Gallery Director Bernie Vinzani at (207) 255-1279. To learn more about Margaret La Farge, visit

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