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Visionary Award Honoree Cig Harvey in Conversation with Donna McNeil

September 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Cig Harvey and Maine Media for an evening of celebration at Dowling Walsh Gallery and The Strand Theatre in Rockland.

Please join us to celebrate our 2023 Visionary Award Honoree, Cig Harvey! All are welcome to attend for an evening of art, conversation, and festivities.

The evening will kick off at 5pm with a cocktail reception at Dowling Walsh Gallery, where Cig’s new exhibit FEAST will be on show: a wonderful opportunity to mingle and to see Cig’s newest work.

Then, we will collectively make our way to The Strand Theatre at 6:15pm for a screening of her film Eat Flowers by River Finlay, featuring words and images by Cig. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Donna McNeil and a Q&A with the audience.

Donna McNeil is an American arts advocate, author, and curator. She is the founding Executive Director of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation and the former director of the Maine Arts Commission.

All events are FREE and open to the public!

This event is generously supported by Marilyn Moss Rockefeller

About the Film: When photographer and writer Cig Harvey found out her best friend Mary was diagnosed with terminal leukemia, she did what she knew best: made photographs. As Mary faced isolation and debilitating treatment, Cig set out to bring the world to Mary. Over the coming years, Cig captured and sent Mary images of beauty, life and color. Images that evoked the sensual, the sacred, the delicate and the brave. Images exploding with color, piercing with light, evoking the pain and beauty of life, even as we face death.

As we reckon with mass trauma and loss across our country and the world, and continue to face so many – at times terrifying – unknowns, Eat Flowers shows us the way. Through images of beauty, and love letters to the world and the ones we love, Cig and Mary find a way through an unspeakable tragedy and loss. One image and message at a time.

Eat Flowers is a call to LIVE.

Learn more about the film at eatflowersthefilm.com

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The Strand Theatre
345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States