WATERVILLE — The Maine Film Center invites the public to a free reception for “Summer Romance,” an Art in the Lobby exhibition featuring the works of Port Clyde artist Angela Anderson at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square. The exhibit showcases a selection from Anderson’s “Romantic Series” that the artist began to create in New York City in the 1990s.
“We are so excited to welcome Angela, and her incredibly striking work,” said Maine Film Center’s assistant executive director Jessica Shoudy. “I’m thrilled that we are able to present this show in conjunction with the U.S. premier of such a powerful, moving film.”
Anderson’s paintings, in a style of poured stains and color washes, are inspired by 18th century French paintings. She has exhibited in New York, Europe, Florida, New Hampshire and Maine. Highlights of Anderson’s career include collaboration with Martin Kippenberger at several museums worldwide, including the Pompidou Center in Paris. Anderson worked as an art model for Philip Pearlstein (who originally took her to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the first Boucher painting that inspired the “Summer Romance” exhibition’s works). She lives and works in the fishing village of Port Clyde, with her husband, a lobster fisherman, and is represented by Port Clyde Art Gallery.
Prior to the reception, Railroad Square Cinema will screen the U.S. premiere of “The Innocents of Florence” at noon. The film chronicles the journey of art restorers in Florence, Italy, at work on a 600-year old painting and their uncovering of the city’s forgotten children and the women who sought to save them. The film will be introduced by art curator and restorer Alice Smith Duncan.
About the Maine Film Center
The Maine Film Center brings world-class independent film to Central Maine at Railroad Square Cinema, the only Sundance Art House Project cinema in Maine, as well as through the annual Maine International Film Festival, a 10-day celebration that attracts filmmakers and film aficionados from around the world, and by delivering impactful, accessible film exhibitions and education programs. The center inspires an appreciation for the art of film and works to make Waterville a key destination in the state of Maine. It firmly believes that art and culture have the power to enrich lives, strengthen community bonds, and serve as an economic engine. Learn more at MaineFilmCenter.org