‘Art of Katahdin’ at Lincolnville library

Aug 15, 2014
David Little

Lincolnville — David Little, author of “The Art of Katahdin,” will speak and sign books Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Lincolnville Community Library, 208 Main St./routes 173/52 in Lincolnville Center.

Little’s book includes more than 200 images of the Katahdin region and features works by such prominent landscape painters as Frederic Edwin Church, James Fitzgerald, Marsden Hartley and John Marin. It covers the earliest surveyors of the region and presents work from 19th- and 20th-century painters, as well as contemporary artists.

Since first climbing Katahdin in 1978, Little has explored Maine’s highest mountain as both a wilderness enthusiast and an artist. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and his work has been shown at the Courthouse Gallery of Fine Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. In 2007, he curated the exhibition “Taking Different Trails: The Artist’s Journey to Katahdin Lake” at Bates College.

Little will be joined during the library presentation by local artist Chris Polson, who will share his experiences of painting in the Katahdin region. Little’s book includes two of Polson’s paintings. “The Art of Katahdin” was published in 2013 by Down East Books and was edited by David Little’s brother Carl, author of several art books including “Paintings of Maine” and “Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond.” For more information, call 763-4343 or email lincolnvillelibrary@tidewater.net.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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