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‘Lobstering Women’ exhibit reception at marine museum

Jul 03, 2019
“Suzanna-Last Haul,” an acrylic on canvas by Susan Tobey White.

Searsport — Penobscot Marine Museum holds an exhibit reception on Sunday, July 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. for Susan Tobey White’s “Lobstering Women of Maine.” The reception is free, and will be held at the museum’s Old Town Hall located at 7 Church St. Along with the artist, many of the women portrayed in these paintings are planning on attending the reception.

In “Lobstering Women of Maine,” Belfast artist White captures Maine’s lobster industry through her brightly colored paintings of lobster women at work. The exhibit showcases the lobster industry, explores Maine’s traditions and heritage, and reveals the strength of women. White appreciates the hard working women in the lobster industry, and was inspired to depict them in her art. She portrays women from the coast and islands of Maine from Ogunquit to Stonington. “Lobstering Women of Maine” is on display at Penobscot Marine Museum for the entirety of its 2019 season thanks to the generosity of Hamilton Marine.

In conjunction to the exhibit, White will also be teaching an acrylic painting workshop using photos from the museum’s collection as inspiration on Saturday, July 27. The cost of this one- day workshop is $125 or $115 for museum members, and will be held on the museum’s campus. Pre-registration is required by July 19.

For more information on the reception, call 548-2529. To register for the workshop, please call 548-2529 ext. 213 or email

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