Photographs like this by Tom Blagden Jr. are part of his new book, “Acadia National Park: A Centennial Celebration.” Blagden will talk about the book at COA on Aug. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF TOM BLAGDEN

Acadia photographer reception planned



BAR HARBOR — Thomas Blagden Jr., known for his vivid images of Acadia National Park, will make a slide presentation at a reception in College of the Atlantic’s Gates Center on Monday, Aug. 22, from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Blagden’s work currently is featured in an exhibit at the Ethel H. Blum Gallery on the COA Campus. The work comes from his newly published book commemorating the park centennial, “Acadia National Park: A Centennial Celebration.” A book signing also is planned for the reception. The exhibit, “Glaciers to Granite: Acadia – A Centennial Celebration,” opened in July and runs through Aug. 25 and is co-sponsored by Friends of Acadia.

Blagden’s work depicts his personal vision from years of photographing the park, showing the many moods, habitats and subtle details that created Acadia’s unique sense of place, even to those already familiar with the area. Blagden has long supported FOA by donating the use of his images to help communicate the magnificence of Acadia’s natural treasures.

For the Acadia Centennial, FOA partnered with Rizzoli New York to publish “Acadia National Park: a Centennial Celebration,” featuring 150 Blagden photographs and essays by David Rockefeller Jr., FOA director David MacDonald, former Acadia National Park Superintendent Sheridan Steele, Dayton Duncan, Chris Crosman, Christopher Camuto and Ken Olson. The book celebrates the essence of Acadia and offers a journey into its past, present and future.

Blum Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

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