Hines speaks on art restoration
Camden — The historic Conway House's Maine Living series will host a talk by art restorer Blaikie Hines Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Conway House complex, Route 1 just south of the Hannaford shopping center.
Hines grew up in Darien, Conn., and began working in a frame shop there 35 years ago while he was an aspiring artist. He met some of the restorers who would come into the shop and got interested in what they would do. After studying with restorers in the state, he pulled up stakes and moved to Ukiah, Calif., to work with the nation's master restorer William Haney.
"He shared formulas and techniques that were centuries old," said Hines, who considers the time spent there as his apprenticeship.
Hines, who estimates he has worked on nearly 8,000 pieces in his career said a lot of work comes when a piece changes hands from one generation to the next — "They want it to look like it did when grandpa first got it."
For more information on the Camden-Rockport Historical Society talk, contact Frank Carr at 236-0344 or 691-6766.
VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to email@example.com.