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Melville's 200th is inspiration for art exhibition

Nov 27, 2019

Waldoboro — The BugTussle Annex, 251 Jefferson St., is pleased to present a group exhibition of art works entitled "Unpainted to the Last." The show runs from Saturday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Jan. 11, with an opening reception on Dec. 7 from 2 to 5 p.m.

The bicentennial celebration of Herman Melville’s birthday in 2019 is the genesis for this exhibit of art works inspired by one of American’s literary giants. Participating artists offer, in their chosen media, responses to the literary works of Melville, including "Moby-Dick," "Billy Budd," "Mardi," short stories and poems.

“Unpainted to the last” was Melville’s way of saying that any final meaning or depiction of the white whale will remain elusive. This has proven to be true for much of Melville’s work and is one of the reasons for the universal and timeless stature of his art.

Artists whose work will be featured in the show include, Chris Augusta, Barbara Vanderbilt, David Peloquin, Sandy Griffin, Suzanna Lasker, Stephanie Muri, Helen Richmond Webb, Carol Ast, Christopher Cart, Jen Greta Cart, Richard Curewitz and Bruce Metrick.

The artists will be present at the opening reception. All are invited to attend and light refreshments will be served.

For additional information, please call 549-5450 or 790-2155.


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