Unique exhibit of Ipcar’s illustrations and lithographs at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast. Maine Farmland Trust Gallery reopens Friday May 3 after a thorough renovation of the Trust’s downtown office in Belfast. The Gallery has been expanded to include a second floor dedicated to a dozen represented artists, while the first floor will continue to exhibit guest artists and group shows.
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery is honored to welcome Maine’s award-winning and legendary artist Dahlov Ipcar as this year’s first exhibitor. From May 3 through June 4, the Gallery will be exhibiting “Celebrating the Farm,” a private collection of Ipcar’s illustrations and lithographs which drew their inspiration from the artist’s farm life in Maine. To read Maine Farmland Trust’s exclusive interview with Dahlov Ipcar about her life as a farming artist, please visit http://mainefarmlandtrustgallery.com/artists-represented/dahlov-ipcar/
The work of Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar is loved by people all around the country and, with a career spanning seven decades, there’s a lot to treasure. Her hundreds of paintings range from realistic depictions of people working the land to bold and fanciful displays of animals in real or imagined habitats. These paintings have been shown in the Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Now, at the age of 95, Dahlov Ipcar is the most recent recipient of the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Maine in America award (2012). The award, currently in its seventh year, is granted by the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Presidents Council to honor an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to Maine’s role in American art.
On Friday May 3, from 5:30-8pm there will be a public reception at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main Street in Belfast, which Mrs. Ipcar plans to attend.
To support the work of Maine Farmland Trust, Mrs. Ipcar is sponsoring a special spring fundraiser in conjunction with the exhibit. A selection of Dahlov Ipcar items will be for sale online at www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/store/ and at the gallery, including a unique, limited edition poster printed for MFT and signed by the artist, children’s books, and hand-made pillows and rugs.
The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9-4, Friday May 3 from 5:30-8pm and Saturday May 4 from 10am-2pm. More information can be found at www.mainefarmlandtrustgallery.org
Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide non-profit organization working to keep Maine’s farms farming. Maine Farmland Trust created its gallery to celebrate art in agriculture, and to inspire and inform the public about farming in Maine. For more information on the Trust visit www.mainefarmlandtrust.org