Artist, historian collaborate

BAR HARBOR — Artist Liddy Hubbell and historian Jack Russell will share their unique project exploring Acadia National Park by melding art and prose when they visit the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 28, at 7 p.m.

Hubbell will share images of her paintings and drawings as well as talk about her works. Russell will talk about Hubbell’s images, sharing both his own subjective response to her art – He is a collector – and the natural and human history of the places she captures.

As an artist, Hubbell draws inspiration from Acadia. She uses the Maine landscape, often from Acadia, to express a hopeful, elevated vision. Her abstract oils also suggest influences of the park. Working with a dip pen, a brush and heavy cotton paper, she has rediscovered her joy in working in black and white and building up space and surfaces in monochrome. Acadian trails and carriage road bridges often inspire her drawing.

Russell writes and speaks on the history of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. He believes in the enduring power of place and the value of a well-known past that builds community.

This talk is an Acadia Centennial event and part of the Cadillac Mountain Sports Speaker Series at the Jesup. The next Cadillac Mountain Sports talk is on Tuesday, July 12, at 7 p.m. with author James Kaiser, who will share the secrets of being a guidebook author. Kaiser is the author of five guidebooks, including “Acadia: The Complete Guide.”

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].

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