BAR HARBOR — Storyteller Jude Lamb will present her first-person performance as Chansonetta Stanley Emmons at Acadia Senior College’s Food for Thought program at Birch Bay Village on Friday, April 28, from noon to 1 p.m.
Chansonetta “Netta” Stanley Emmons was the younger sister of the Kingfield brothers who created Stanley Steamers at the turn of the last century. Emmons was an artist and photographer of some note in her own time. She captured on glass plate negatives many images of the farm life of Kingfield, a way of life that was fast disappearing in an age of mechanization. Most remarkable are her hand-colored images on small glass slides that she shared with various groups in a traveling slide and lecture show in the mid-1920s.
Lamb as Chansonetta will talk a bit about her life and share some of her colored slides in a performance that will take the audience back in time to a way of life they likely never knew.
Lamb is an artist and storyteller who loves taking photos. She graduated from College of the Atlantic in 2000 with a degree in human ecology and a focus in art. Lamb’s goal as a storyteller is to revive the stories of remarkable Maine women whom history neglected and time forgot.
All Food for Thought events are open to the public. The lecture from noon to 1 p.m. is free, and a hot buffet lunch is available at 11:30 p.m. for $11. Reservations, required for either, must be received by Thursday, April 27, at noon. Contact Acadia Senior College at 288-9500 or [email protected].