Still lifes and vets in Maine

  Photo by Lynn Karlin in the show of 19 still lifes by the Maine photographer, from her “The Pedestal Series," a display of food in still-life composition in the “Art in the Capitol’’ program of the Maine Arts Commission Nov. 30-Dec. 31. Also in the program, and in partnership with VA Maine Healthcare Systems of Togus, is the Maine Veteran Artists show: works by 39 artists who have accompanied their work with artist statements that includes quotes and stories about how art plays a key role in the quality of life for many Maine veterans.’’    Maine has a long history of luring and keeping distinguished artists, to no small degree because of its physical beauty, especially along its coast.

Photo by Lynn Karlin in the show of 19 still lifes by the Maine photographer, from her “The Pedestal Series," a display of food in still-life composition in the “Art in the Capitol’’ program of the Maine Arts Commission Nov. 30-Dec. 31. Also in the program, and in partnership with VA Maine Healthcare Systems of Togus, is the Maine Veteran Artists show: works by 39 artists who have accompanied their work with artist statements that includes quotes and stories about how art plays a key role in the quality of life for many Maine veterans.’’

Maine has a long history of luring and keeping distinguished artists, to no small degree because of its physical beauty, especially along its coast.

  Maine State Capitol (aka State House), in Augusta. It was built in 1829-1832 and designed by Charles Bullfinch, who designed the very famous gold-dome Massachusetts State House, built in 1795-1798. That’s fitting since Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1820.

Maine State Capitol (aka State House), in Augusta. It was built in 1829-1832 and designed by Charles Bullfinch, who designed the very famous gold-dome Massachusetts State House, built in 1795-1798. That’s fitting since Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1820.