Micro landscapes featured in exhibit

BAR HARBOR — “The Art of Micro Landscapes: Barnacles & Botanicals” will be presented in College of the Atlantic’s Ethel H. Blum Gallery from May 23-28, with an opening reception on Monday, May 23, from 4-6 p.m.

Artist Katie Powell ’16 has studied marine biology, natural history and painting, alongside helping out in the college’s greenhouse. Her senior project art show displays her passion for nature through a series of paintings of barnacles and succulents. She was inspired to create these realistic oil paintings of plants and animals to allow people to connect with nature through fine art, believing that a connection with nature is a crucial part of the human experience made even more important by the over exposure to technology and the quickly degrading natural environment.

Powell believes that getting lost in a painting can be just as healing as getting lost in the woods and that her work offers a different and more accessible way to connect with nature by embodying a modern and highly aesthetic take on natural history illustration. Visit www.littlebirdartwork.com.

Another student, Tyler Hunt 16’, will have work up in the gallery at the same time, displaying figurative drawings across varied media.

The Blum gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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