BAR HARBOR — Art writer and critic Carl Little will discuss the Maine Masterworks collection currently on display at the Wendell Gilley Museum at noon on Friday, Sept. 27 at the Birch Bay Village.
The display at the Gilley Museum runs through Oct. 16.
The exhibit, presented in collaboration with the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, features a range of important painters as well as outstanding modern bird sculptures. Little will take a closer look at some of the featured artists including Fitz Henry Lane, Robert Henri, Fairfield Porter, Louise Nevelson, Edwin Gamble, Bernard Langlais, Emily Muir and Jamie Wyeth.
Little grew up in New York and has lived in Somesville since 1989. He holds degrees from Dartmouth, Middlebury and Columbia. He is the author of many art books, most recently “Paintings of Portland,” co-authored with his brother David and “Philip Frey: Here and Now,” co-authored with Daniel Kany.
He is a regular contributor to Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors, Working Waterfront, Ornament and Hyperallergic. Little’s poetry has been featured in “Poems from Here” on Maine Public Radio as well as in “3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers” and “Local News: Poetry About Small Towns.”
Little is communications manager at the Maine Community Foundation.
The event is open to the public and is part of Acadia Senior College’s monthly Food for Thought lunch and lecture series. A hot buffet lunch is offered at 11:30 for $12.