As a young camper at Windover Art Center in Newburgh, Bangor-native Mariah Reading valued the connection between “the great outdoors” and art. She immersed herself in nature and went on nature walks, played outdoor games and participated in glass blowing and bead making classes, among others.
The experience not only gave Reading a chance to have the Maine camp experience, but also showed her where her talents could take her. Her passion for art and the outdoors has taken her beyond Penobscot County via art residencies at National Parks in Utah and Alaska.
In October, Reading will return to her Maine roots as she begins the Artist-in-Residence program at Acadia National Park, continuing her latest project, “Recycled Landscapes.”