Wintergreen Arts Center is hosting a unique show based on the photography and wood-based art of retired farmer and Presque Isle native Larry Park.  The opening reception, “Through the Lens of a Farmer,” will be held on January 6, 2017, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, during the First Friday Downtown Art Walk. 

Refreshments will be served and live fiddle music provided by Garold Hanscom, founder of the Wednesday Evening Fiddlers of Perth-Andover, New Brunswick.  Larry Park, also well-known for playing old-time country music at local venues over the decades, will join in on banjo and guitar.  The evening event is free and open to the public.

Garold Hanscom

From photos he took as a youngster of 1940s-era Presque Isle, to shots capturing the essence of his life in agriculture, Larry’s photography is complemented by his eye for what he fondly calls woodpile art.  Tree burls, twisted trunks, and fungi are often viewed as the forest’s misfits, but Larry lovingly rubs and polishes them into an art form meant to warm the nature lover in everyone.

Larry Park displays a piece of his woodpile art

Larry also creates functional art from castoff wooden treasures.  Some pieces are for sale and others only for viewing.  The entire show will be hung and on display for the month of January.

About Wintergreen Arts Center:  The Wintergreen Arts Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2006. It is located in downtown Presque Isle, Maine, in the historic Wight Furniture Building. Wintergreen is an organization based on the idea that creativity, activism, and community can produce great things. Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences that encourage an appreciation of the arts, stimulate creativity and innovation, and offer an artistic community space where all are welcome.

 

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