Saturday, May 18, 2013 1 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: University of Maine Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue, Belfast, ME
For more information: Catherine Bradbury; 207-223-4459
Internationally renowned artist, Alan Magee, will be the Featured Guest Speaker at this year’s Annual Festival of Art scheduled for May 16 thru 19. Mr. Magee began working as an editorial and book illustrator in New York in 1969. During the 1970s he produced paintings for the covers of books by Graham Greene, Saul Bellow, John Irving, Henry Miller, Edward Abbey, Agatha Christie, and Patrick White, to name just a few. His illustrations received numerous awards. In 1980 he presented his first solo exhibition at Staempfli Gallery in New York. Since that time, he has had annual one-person shows throughout the United States and Europe. Magee has received awards for his painting from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and the National Academy of Design. His work can be seen in many museums and corporate and private collections including: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Art Institute of Chicago, The National Portrait Gallery, the US Capitol, the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, Lucasfilm Inc., the Bank of Japan, the Union Trust Bank, The Janss Collection, and the collections of Billy Wilder, Henry Fonda, Arnold Newman, Johnny Carson, Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer, Nicolas Cage, and Morley Safer, among others. Alan Magee is represented by Forum Gallery in New York, George Krevsky Gallery in San Francisco, Greenhut Gallery in Portland, Maine, and Dowling Walsh Gallery, in Rockland, Maine. His work may also be seen on the internet at www.alanmagee.com.