Photo Courtesy Abbe Museum

‘Twisted Path’ opens at Abbe



Photo Courtesy Abbe Museum

Fashion by Native American artist Patricia Michaels, a Project Runway 2013 fi nalist, is included in the Twisted Path III exhibit at the Abbe Museum, opening on Feb. 6. Major exhibit sponsors include the Sharpe Family Foundation and Douglas and Ann Sharpe, the Fisher Charitable Foundation, Th e First bank, the Maine Arts Commission, Bar Harbor Bank and Trust and the Hattie A. and Fred C. Lynam Trust.

BAR HARBOR — A total of 10 contemporary Native American artists explore issues of environment and culture in a major exhibit opening at the Abbe Museum on Feb. 6.

“Twisted Path III: Questions of Balance,” features Native artists from Maine along with those from the Pacific Northwest, the Southwest and Canadian Maritimes. The artwork presented will include sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media, pottery and textiles, and is meant to challenge visitors to consider issues such as resource use and colonial oppression through environmental control, Abbe spokesperson Johannah Blackman said in a news release.

Next fall, the Abbe will host a Creative Summit, a multi-day retreat and learning experience for Maine artists and the general public. Over the course of two days, Abbe staff and “Twisted Path” artists will facilitate sessions, discussions, and hands-on experiences that engage the public with the concepts introduced in the exhibit and the program series.

For more information, visit www.abbemuseum.org or call 288-3519.

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Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]
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