Andrew Wyeth’s Maine, an illustrated presentation by Victoria Wyeth, will take place Friday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90. The evening will benefit the Friends of Rockland Public Library, and tickets are on sale now.

Tickets are $25, $15 for students K-12, and are available in Rockland at the library, Grasshopper Shop and The Reading Corner; in Rockport at Farmers Fare; and in Camden at Zoot Coffee.

Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) had a career spanning almost eight decades. Among his international honors, he was the first painter to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1963); the first American artist since John Singer Sargent to be elected to the French Académie des Beaux-Arts (1977); and the first living United States artist to be elected to Britain’s Royal Academy (1980), as well as a recipient of the National Medal of Arts (2007).

Victoria Wyeth is the only grandchild of the iconic artist, as well as the great-granddaughter of renowned illustrator N.C. Wyeth and the niece of celebrated artist Jamie Wyeth. Victoria has been speaking about Wyeth art for more than a decade and a half’ when she was 15 years old, she began giving walking tours at the Farnsworth Art Museum.

Victoria Wyeth’s talks are electrifying and her Aug. 20 illustrated talk will span the long career of Andrew Wyeth, focusing on subject matter, technique, context and family stories from her personal memories and insights gained through years of discussions with her grandfather about his work.

For more information, contact Rockland Public Library at 594-0310. The evening is presented by the Friends of the Rockland Public Library and is sponsored by UBS Financial Services in Rockland.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.