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Artist Barbara Ernst Prey Print Sales Support Environmental Conservation

Posted Aug. 08, 2012, at 12:03 p.m.
 Barbara Ernst Prey (right) shows Georges River Land Trust volunteer Jane Rasmussen her print “Ladies in Red,” sales of which will benefit the Land Trust.
Barbara Ernst Prey (right) shows Georges River Land Trust volunteer Jane Rasmussen her print “Ladies in Red,” sales of which will benefit the Land Trust.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 3:59 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.

Location: Blue Water Fine Arts Gallery, Main Street, Port Clyde, ME

For more information: Georges River Land Trust; 207-594-5166; grlt.org

Well-known Maine artist, Barbara Ernst Prey, is donating the proceeds from sales of her print “Ladies in Red” to Georges River Land Trust (GRLT). The print can be viewed during her annual exhibit “America’s Artist: Forty Years of Painting” at Blue Water Fine Arts Gallery on Main Street in Port Clyde through August 31. Prints are available for purchase at the gallery as well as by contacting them at 372-8087 or inquiries@bluewaterfinearts.com.

“Barbara’s paintings are windows into Maine life,” said Gail Presley, GRLT Executive Director. “Her generous donation is helping the Land Trust protect Maine’s traditional heritage.”

“Ladies in Red” is part of Prey’s Adirondack Series of paintings, one of which is in the collection of The Brooklyn Museum. Looking from land to sea, it exemplifies the connections across the landscape, and the importance of caring for the environment. “Maine is my second home and my source of inspiration,” said Prey. “I am thrilled to support the Georges River Land Trust because they are protecting the special places that inspire me.”

Barbara Ernst Prey’s paintings are in numerous prominent collections worldwide including The White House, Smithsonian National Museum of American Art, President and Mrs. George W. Bush, and Williams College Museum of Art among others.

Georges River Land Trust encourages people to “discover the river and care for the land” throughout the 14 communities along St. George River. Join GRLT for a celebration of their 25th anniversary on August 19th. For more information visit www.grlt.org, call 594-5166, or email info@grlt.org.

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