Joellyn Duesberry Documentary/Film


Reservations are required.  To make your reservation please call 207 244-1165.

On Saturday, July 8th from 7 pm - 9 pm, the Gallery will host a celebration of Duesberry’s life. The evening will include a screening of Peter Logue’s new documentary “Joellyn” and a performance by musicians Brittany Parker and Katherine Perkins of Barn Arts Collective.  

 “Joellyn,” a documentary by Peter Logue:

A tribute to Joellyn Duesberry – in particular her enduring connection to Mount Desert Island – “Joellyn” was produced by The Gallery at Somes Sound and directed, filmed, and edited by Peter Logue. It features interviews with Tyra Hanson; Carl Little; Joellyn's late husband Dr. Ira Kowal; and Brenda LaBier, director of Estate and Gift Planning at The Joellyn T. Duesberry Collection. The film runs approximately 15 minutes.

 An accomplished freelance filmmaker, Logue was named the 2016 Maine Multimedia/ Film Fellow by the Maine Arts Commission. His documentary "The Search for the White Rose" has screened at over fifty venues internationally.

“Joly: A Song Cycle” by musicians of Barn Arts Collective

This live musical performance will feature original songs by Brittany Parker and Katherine Perkins, inspired by the work, life, and stories of the late celebrated artist Joellyn Duesberry.  The performance will explore the themes and passions expressed in Duesberry’s work through various instruments including banjo, guitar, ukulele, bass, keyboard, percussion and voice. Parker and Perkins will perform against a backdrop of projected images that will enhance the narrative of each song and showcase the beauty of Duesberry’s paintings.

The Barn Arts Collective is a non-profit organization bringing people together for live events that make the arts and creativity a vital part of life on Mount Desert Island and beyond. The organization fosters the development of new artistic projects through free artist residencies; connects with underserved audiences of all ages through performances and arts education; and produces events and programs that lead to community engagement, enrichment, and collaboration. For more information about Barn Arts and their programs, visit