UMM Art Gallery to Open Kimball Exhibit Nov. 6

MACHIAS, ME – The Art Galleries at the University of Maine at Machias will feature a textile collection created by history professor Kay Kimball, beginning November 6 and running through the month of December. The exhibit is titled “Appalachian Traces: Landscape Studies in Textiles.”

An associate professor of history at UMM, Kimball created the series of quilted batik panels after a sabbatical in the spring of 2008. She spent the semester conducting a comparative study of southern Appalachian coal mining and northern Appalachian lumbering of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The quilted panels are based on what Kimball learned about those industries and their impact on the environment.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 6, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., providing an opportunity to meet the artist and hear about her work. Refreshments will be provided.

The UMM Art Galleries are open 1:00 p.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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