During the month of March, the Camden Public Library will host Midcoast artist and author Maureen Egan for a virtual art exhibit titled By the Waters of the Winds.
The paintings in the exhibit were inspired by two exhilarating and resplendent hikes with her husband in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. The online art exhibit will be accompanied by a Zoom program on Thursday, March 11 at 6 p.m., with a screening of a film by Egan and her husband, Tim Seymour, which documents the eight-hour hiking adventure. days in 2019.
Egan and Seymour will also discuss the process of filmmaking and artistic creation and answer questions from the audience.
The art exhibit will be on view from March 1 on the library’s website at: librarycamden.org/event/by-the-waters-of-the-winds. Email [email protected] to request a Zoom link to watch the March 11 film and talk.
This is Maureen Egan’s second art exhibition for the library. It was the culmination of the painting over a two-year period as she dealt with backpacking trips that brought her face to face with stunning scenery, dramatic weather and her physical limitations.
“Back home in the studio,” Egan said in a CPL press release, “I relived the most vivid scenes to recreate them to share with those who want to be remembered or inspired by these places. We are so privileged to have such vast expanses of wilderness in this country, and I hope to encourage others to experience it.
“Egan’s work is undeniably vibrant and radiates the haunting qualities of the Wyoming wilderness,” the library said.
Tim Seymour, a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, is a photographer and graphic designer by training. Seymour started filming in 2015 to document his 240-mile hike on the John Muir Trail in California that year.
“His film premiered in a sold-out Camden Public Library just over five years ago and is still popular on YouTube with over 114,000 views,” said CPL.
Maureen Egan’s art exhibit will feature a mix of original paintings and disposable prints available for purchase. She offered to donate 20% of the show’s sales to benefit the Camden Public Library.
For more information on this and other upcoming library events, visit librarycamden.org.