BOOKS AND LECTURES

Elizabeth Peavey and Marguerite Robichaux: Glorious Slow Going

Posted Oct. 09, 2012, at 3:04 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME

For more information: Elizabeth Nash; 207/774-1822; mainehistory.org

Since they first met and became friends in 1996, Marguerite Robichaux and Elizabeth Peavey have roamed and rambled the back roads of Maine together, documenting their adventures through Robichaux’s gorgeous oils and watercolors, and through Peavey’s vivid writing. But their images and words are more than illustrative; Robichaux and Peavey feel an obligation to chronicle and preserve some of our wild Maine places before they disappear. Join us as the two artists share some of their adventures, and capture the essence of these special Maine locales, in an evocative word-and-image presentation based on their new coffee-table book. A book sale and signing will follow–just in time for the holidays!

Artist and Maine resident Marguerite Robichaux has long been recognized as a preeminent landscape painter. She has exhibited extensively in New England and her native Louisiana. Her work is included in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, University of Maine Museum of Art, State of Maine, and many private and corporate collections.

Elizabeth Peavey is a Portland-based freelance writer and teacher. Her one-woman show, My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother, premiered in Portland in September of 2011 to sold-out houses and is now touring the state. She is the author of Outta My Way: An Odd Life Lived Loudly and of Maine & Me, which was awarded the Maine Literary Award for Best Maine-themed Book.

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