Acadia Moon Dance is the result of exploring Acadia National Park during 24 full moons. Here I offer a novel perspective of Acadia’s landscape. Applying my intimate knowledge of Acadia, infusing the evening weather conditions, and calculating the moon’s position, inspires my creativity and curiosity while producing these images.
– Howie Motenko
Landscape photographer, Howie Motenko, lives in Seal Harbor, Maine where he draws continuous inspiration from Acadia National Park, literally in his backyard. Howie’s creativity, combined with his long-term project perseverance, has led to two community collaborative projects: Painting Islands and Painting Bridges. His current project is a series of unique moonlit Acadia landscapes.
Howie is the recipient of a Maine Arts Commission grant for his Painting Islands project and was honored with the Friends of Acadia “Community Volunteer Award” for his Painting Bridges project.
Solo exhibitions from his projects include: Maine State Capitol, at various venues on Mount Desert Island including Acadia National Park, and even on a ship, the Sunbeam V, which reaches Maine’s year-round outer islands. Through print sales from these projects, Howie is proud to have donated over $5000 to local non-profit organizations.
Howie leads photography tours and workshops through his business, Acadia Photo Safari. He holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Harvard University. Visit his website.
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Last updated: January 7, 2020