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Art in Acadia National Park at Schoodic Point

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Date: August 10, 2006
Contact: Kate Petrie, (207) 288-8804

Please join three artists-in-residence for a day of painting and children’s activities on the Schoodic Education and Research Center Campus (former Navy base) on Schoodic Peninsula, on Saturday, August 26.

Enjoy a water color class ($10/materials provided) with Michael Vermette from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and then picnic on the rocks and go on a nature hike with a park ranger. Do some sketching by the sea with artist Alyce Santoro in the afternoon, ($8/materials provided) and then top off the day with an evening slide presentation entitled Art History in our National Parks from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

From 2 to 4 p.m., there will be children’s activity centers set up where children can work on printmaking, pop-up booklets, a music project with artist-in-residence composer Joelle Wallach, and other hands-on activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Throughout the day (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) there will be an exhibit called A Sampling of Acadia, displaying the works of various artists-in-residence who have spent time at Acadia.

To complete the weekend, on Sunday the 27th Joelle Wallach, artist-in-residence and composer, will highlight the creative process of her music and discuss the different aspects of creating music from nature’s inspiration. Her program will include digital slides as well as samples of her music. It will be presented at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor at 2 p.m.

All programs require reservations by August 25. Please call Michelle Bierman at (207) 288-1326 or send an e-mail to register, or for more information.

Did You Know?

The wide carriage road is lined by the spring foliage of birch trees.

Acadia National Park's carriage road system, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr., has been called “the finest example of broken stone roads designed for horse-drawn vehicles still extant in America.” Today, you can hike or bike 45 miles of these scenic carriage roads in the park.