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Artist Talk at Wendell Gilley Museum
August 12 @ 7:00 pm
Artist James Eric Francis Sr. explores an indigenous sense of place in the landscape, along with art that expresses that sense of place, in a presentation at the Wendell Gilley Museum on Friday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. This program is free but registration is required. When you sign up, please indicate whether you will attend in person or online.
Francis is a multimedia artist, painter, graphic artist, photographer and filmmaker. He is also a researcher, and serves as the Penobscot Nation’s tribal historian. He says that Penobscot culture and an indigenous perspective on landscape and nature infuses all of his artwork.
Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Museum and Archives commissioned him and two other indigenous artists to create contemporary art for its permanent museum collection in an exhibit called “American Indians and Conservation,” which opens this year at the Service’s National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
The piece he created in acrylic on canvas commemorates the reestablishment of Atlantic salmon in the Penobscot River watershed.
For more information, call the museum at 244-7555.