Featuring ARTIST JUDY TAYLOR with fellow artists at the French Pyrenees, painting figuratives in the landscape; FURNITURE MAKER ALED LEWIS, Instructor at the CENTER FOR FURNITURE CRAFTSMANSHIP; FURNITURE MAKER BRIAN REID, Instructor of the MAINE PRISON OUTREACH PROGRAM (A Division of the American Furniture Masters Insitute)
In numerous locales across the United States, art and education go hand-in-hand. This trend is intensified on the coast of Maine, where a short summer season forces many artists to supplement their income through teaching or self-employment. Artists in this region are further motivated to teach because they love to share their passion for the arts and contribute to the larger community. The Gallery at Somes Sound represents many of these ‘artist-educators’ who share their gifts by creating as well as by teaching others. “Art and Education in Maine” celebrates a select group of these gifted individuals by highlighting their stories and work alongside the creations of those they instruct.