Farnsworth Art Museum, the Strand Theatre and the Center for Contemporary Art will co-present “Harold Garde: Art & Spirit — a film by Dale Schierholt” Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Strand, 345 Main St. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

“In Harold Garde: Art & Spirit,” Schierholt, known for intimate film portraits of renowned artists including Robert Indiana and Tony DeLap, takes viewers inside the studios of one of his former subjects and dear friends — painter Harold Garde of Belfast.

Schierholt spent time filming Garde at work, first at his winter studio in Florida and later at his studio in Maine. While together, they talked about Garde's art – his processes, motivations and career. Their conversations quickly fell into the familiar rhythms shared by old friends, but Schierholt noticed something different in their dialogues. Garde, now 91, had transitioned into yet another stage of his long and celebrated career.

Accepting the finite amount of time he had remaining, Garde had embraced his time in the studio and focused his energies solely on making paintings, in fact some of the largest of his long career. No longer concerning himself with the next gallery show or museum exhibit, Garde was creating art on its own terms. In the editing room, Schierholt realized that their conversations spoke to something larger than Garde and his art. In “Art & Spirit,” the thoughts shared by the painter offer insight into a fulfilling and successful life.

Tickets are $8.50 for general admission, $5 for Farnsworth and CMCA members and will be for sale at the Strand box office prior to film.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.