AUGUSTA, Maine — The Kennebec Valley Art Association will present The Brother and Sister Exhibition, featuring photographs by David Hodsdon and prints by Frances Hodsdon, at the lobby gallery at 45 Memorial Circle in Augusta. On view from April 15 through June 14, the installation is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, can be viewed from outside the building, and is lit at night.
David and Frances Hodsdon are a brother and sister from Jefferson,where they live on and near Clary Lake.
Frances Hodsdon has been a printmaker, and teacher for many years. Currently she holds classes at Midcoast Printmakers at Round Top Farm in Damariscotta. Recently she was part of the UNE Art Gallery Exhibition HOMAGE, the second part of Maine Women Pioneers III. “Art school and college taught me to do my own printing in all the different printmaking media: screen, relief, lithography, and etching. These techniques are second nature to me. They give me the freedom to experiment with imagery – imagery primarily from my immediate surroundings which builds on ideas and emotions to make connections with nature, self-expression, absurdities and beauty,” she said in a press release. This exhibition has a few examples of original prints in different media.
David Hodsdon retired from working 17 years as an electrical engineer for MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 1989 to Jefferson to pursue a more leisurely pace and a long-time interest in photography. His interests include photographing all of Maine, nature, and creating travelogue slide shows. He creates all his work using a digital camera, computer, and an inkjet printer to produce archival photographs. The photographs are printed on Red River 60-pound Polar Matte paper using Epson Ultrachrome pigment inks. The unique picture frames are hand-crafted from rough birch wood in his woodworking shop. This exhibition includes a small selection of photographs taken in Maine over several years.