Artist to exhibit work with foreclosure theme at library

Posted Dec. 26, 2012, at 9:20 a.m.

Tuesday, January 10 to Thursday, January 26, 2012; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Bangor Public Library, Harlow Street, Bangor , Maine

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.BANGOR, Maine — Bangor Public Library will exhibit “Dwelling,” an exhibit by artist Susan Smith, Jan. 5- Feb.1, space in the Lecture Hall at the library.

Smith is pursuing a master’s degree in fine arts at the University of Maine, and works as coordinator for the Orono campus Lord Hall Galleries. The main focus of the exhibit is work centered around the foreclosure-abandoned home crisis being experienced nationally, but more specifically, her own area of central Maine. Becoming a homeowner for the first time at the same time that the economic downturn forced so many of her neighbors out of their homes, revealed the uncertainty and precariousness of the so called American dream, and resulted in a series of photo documentation and paintings that deal with the subject. The exhibit also includes artwork on the topics of human impact on the natural environment and social concerns, such as the earthquake in Haiti.

An artist talk is scheduled 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the library.

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