‘Island Time’ reception, talk

Jun 24, 2014
Paintings by Michael Weymouth and poetry by Elizabeth W. Garber will be featured in July at Camden Public Library.

Camden — Michael Weymouth painted striking watercolors for the book and Northport’s Elizabeth Garber accompanied them with poetry and text in their recent book about Penobscot Bay, “Maine (Island Time).” Both the paintings and the poetry, as well as the published book, will be on display in the Camden Public Library’s Picker Room for the month of July.

The book recently won the 2014 Maine Literary Award for Excellence in Publishing. Weymouth and Garber will celebrate the book and the exhibit with a gallery opening and art talk Tuesday, July 1, at the library. The opening reception will be at 6 p.m. and the book talk at 7 p.m.

“Maine (Island Time)” portrays Maine’s Penobscot Bay region with photographs, paintings, poetry and interviews. For the five million visitors who pass through Maine’s Penobscot Bay region each year, few get to experience the mystique of the islands that pepper the bay or to visit the people who inhabit them. This exhibit and book include portraits of Great Spruce Head Island, summer home of artist Fairfield Porter and his brother, photographer Eliot Porter, whose book “Summer Island” depicted life on the Porter family island; as well as longtime artist magnet Monhegan Island.

Weymouth lives in Hingham, Mass, but was born and raised in Maine. He presides over a branding design firm in Boston and San Francisco and placed paintings on the back burner for more than 40 years as he pursued a design and photography career.

Garber has lived in Maine for 30 years and has served as Belfast Poet Laureate. Her poetry describes rural life in Maine. Three of her poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on “The Writer’s Almanac,” and her poem “Feasting” was included in his “Good Poems for Hard Times.”

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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