A photo of the Beehive in Acadia National Park by Howie Motenko. Motenko will discuss conversion techniques for black and white photos at an April 9 meeting of the MDI Photo Club. PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTHEAST HARBOR LIBRARY

Motenko on black and white



MOUNT DESERT — Howie Motenko will discuss conversion techniques for black and white photos at the monthly meeting of the MDI Photo Club Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Mellon Room at the Northeast Harbor Library.

The meeting is open to the public

Motenko lives on Mount Desert Island and draws continuous inspiration from Acadia National Park, literally in his backyard. His creativity, combined with his long-term project perseverance, has led to two community collaborative projects: “Painting Islands” and “Painting Bridges.” These have dovetailed into his current project, which he says is “a secret until the snow melts.”

Motenko has been accepted into Acadia National Park’s 2019 Artist-in-Residence program. He was the recipient of a Maine Arts Commission grant for his Painting Islands project and was recognized with the Friends of Acadia “Community Volunteer Award” for his Painting Bridges project.

His work has been exhibited at the Maine State Capitol and at various venues on MDI. Through print sales, he has donated more than $5,000 to local non-profit organizations.

Motenko leads photography tours and workshops through his business, Acadia Photo Safari. He holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Harvard University.

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