Maritime artist at Sail, Power and Steam
Rockland — Loretta Krupinski will present a slide show about historical maritime activities from Belfast to Bath Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at Sail, Power and Steam Museum at Sharp's Point South, 75 Mechanic St. The talk was postponed from Sept. 7.
Krupinski never intended to paint maritime history, but after moving to the Midcoast 12 years ago she found herself reveling in all things past about Maine … and Maine history goes back far. Maine was rich, not in monetary terms but in shipbuilding, coastal trades, fishing, steamboats, ice, limestone and granite — and it all happened along the waterfront. This way of life was chronicled in old black and white photographs; the artist wanted to go beyond and showcase history and events, tell a story and bring it all to life in color.
She spent three years visiting regional museums and local historical societies from Bath to Belfast, the area of the most maritime industry on the coast of Maine. Forty of her paintings are part of a book that she wrote called “Looking Astern”; A Maine Artist’s Look at Historical Waterfronts,” published by ‘Down East’.
Krupinski’s work has appeared in several books on maritime art and in various museums across the country. Locally, she has exhibited at the Penobscot Marine Museum, Maine Maritime Museum and at the State House in Augusta through the Arts in the Capitol Program. She is an artist member in The Salmagundi Club in New York City and a Fellow in the American Society of Marine Artists.
The talk is free, but donations always appreciated. For more information on the museum and its programs, call 701-7627 or 596-0200; send email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit sailpowerandsteammuseum.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or email@example.com.