The Art of Mildred G. Burrage
March 26-June 26, 2016
Opening Reception March 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Earle G. Shettleworth and Sally W. Rand curated the exhibition, which traces the 65-year career of Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983), one of Maine’s most creative 20th century artists. Her many genres included American Impressionism, patriotic posters, portraits, historic maps, southwest and Central American flora and World War II shipbuilding. Influenced by Jackson Pollack, Mildred, in her post war years, began to paint increasingly abstract and unique mica collages, her own version of the abstract expressionist movement that catapulted America to the center stage of modern art.
In addition to Shettleworth’s overview presentation, two other educational programs in association with the exhibition will be offered. “Remembering Mildred G. Burrage,” will be held on May 25, 5-6:30 p.m., in the Art Gallery with presentations by Dahlov Ipcar, Shettleworth, Rand, John Lorence, Peter Fogg and Tomlin Coggeshall. On June 8, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Shettleworth and Laura Fecych Sprague will present “Mildren G. Burrage as a Historic Preservationist.”
The exhibition, opening reception and educational programs are free and open to the public.