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Thursday, June 22, 2017

May 31 to Jun 24


A Keen Eye & Soft Focus:
Pictorialism Revisited

May 31 - June 25
Curator's Talk | Tuesday, June 20, 4:30-6pm

About the Exhibition

A Keen Eye and Soft Focus, guest curated by Susan Danly, presents the work of Francis Orville Libby (1883-1961), one of Maine’s first art photographers, a leading pictorialist, and an early president of the Portland Camera Club alongside the work of contemporary photographers who share some of his early aesthetic concerns. For over a century -- from the turn of the 20th century to the 21st century of today -- art photography has included a range of approaches.  From detailed, sharp focus images in black and white to softly focused pictures in muted color, modern photographers have produced a wealth of images that convey mood, artful expression, and impressionistic views of our surroundings – both rural and industrial. The exhibition will highlight work by contemporary, Maine-based photographers Judy Glickman Lauder, Koichiro Kurita, Amy Parrish, Shoshannah White, David Wolfe among others, following in Libby’s footsteps.

About the Curator

Guest Curator Susan Danly served as Curator of Graphics, Photography and Contemporary Art at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) from 2002 to 2011 before becoming Senior Curator in 2012.  Recently retired, Danly earned a doctorate in photographic history at Brown University.  Danly previously worked at the Mead Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Huntington Library and Art Gallery.  Among her numerous publications are books on the photographs of Edward Weston and Thomas Eakins, and Georgia O’Keeffe and the Photograph. At the Portland Museum of Art, she curated numerous exhibitions devoted to the art of Maine, including three Biennial exhibitions, a series of shows dealing with historical and contemporary photography in Maine, and several exhibitions of graphics from the PMA’s permanent collection.  Danly co-authored Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015, published last year in conjunction with the Maine Photo Project.


This exhibition is co-presented by the Portland Camera Club. Click here to find out more about the club.


Jun 22

Thu, June 22, 2017

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT


Our annual fundraiser. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvre in the renovated space at 162 Russell Avenue, overlooking Rockport Harbor.
Mystify your senses with a variety of visual and sensory experiences. Let us introduce you to more of what happens at Maine Media… including red-carpet photo portraits, alternative processes, and video displays. 
One of the highlights of the evening is slight-of-hand performed by a special guest, accomplished magician and professor of philosophy of perception, Jason Leddington.

General Admission:
$40.00 each

VIP Admission:
$250.00 each

Join the Magicians Circle!

Buy two or more VIP tickets by June 1st, and be listed as part of our Magicians Circle. If you are unable to attend the event, your tickets will sponsor the attendance of local artists or students. 

Due to limited parking in Rockport, we ask that all guests park on our Maine Media campus, 70 Camden St., a shuttle will be available to transport guests to and from 162 Russell Ave.

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