“Art of Acadia,” a new book by David and Carl Little. The brothers will speak about the book at the Jesup Memorial Library on Aug. 11. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE JESUP

David, Carl Little to speak at Jesup

BAR HARBOR — David and Carl Little will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing.

Since the 17th century, artists have captured the beauty of Mount Desert Island and the Acadia region through etchings, photographs, paintings and more. David and Carl Little’s book “Art of Acadia” features the work of many artists who have come to Acadia and their stories, along with a history of art’s crucial influence on the area.

“Art of Acadia” spans the 17th century through the 21st, and includes a variety of work, from fine art to art that appeared in guidebooks, travelogues and posters to its current artist-in-residence program. Alongside the artwork is the story of how art affected the area, first by bringing in visitors, later by inspiring preservation through the creation of Acadia National Park.

David Little, a resident of Portland, has been painting the Maine landscape since 1983. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Blaine House, Bates College Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Museum, and he spent 10 years working at the Bayview Gallery in Portland, and he gives critiques, juries art shows and curates.

Carl Little is the author of more than a dozen art books, including “The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent,” “Edward Hopper’s New England” and “The Art of Dahlov Ipcar.” He also has published articles and reviews of art in such magazines as “Art in America,” “Art New England” and “Down East.” He serves as the director of marketing and communication at the Maine Community Foundation, and he lives on Mount Desert Island.

Books will be on sale at the Jesup that night, with a percentage of sales donated to the library. Sherman’s is a co-sponsor of this event. This is an Acadia Centennial Event.

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



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