PORTLAND – Camden National Bank is thrilled to celebrate the opening of the Portland Public Library’s new exhibit, “A Blue: Daniel Minter and the Layered Narrative of Illustration.” The free exhibit explores the art of children’s books by Coretta Scott King and award-winning illustrator Daniel Minter. The exhibit will be on view through December 31 in the Portland Public Library’s Lewis Gallery.
“It is an honor to partner with the Portland Public Library to make this exhibit possible, as supporting our community is an important part of our culture at Camden National Bank,” said Greg Dufour, President and CEO. management of Camden National Bank. “We look forward to sharing this remarkable exhibit with the public and watching these beautiful illustrations connect families and neighbors as we help educate and enrich our communities.”
Minter draws on African, Caribbean, and Afro-Latin American culture and religious life as influences in his work, expanding the visual vocabulary of African American art. The exhibition features illustrations from Minter’s books, Blue: A History of the Color As Deep As the Sea and as Wide as the Sky, So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth’s Long Walk to Freedom, Going Down Home with Daddy, The Women Who Caught the Babies, Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Teach the World Kindness, Ellen’s Broom, Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story and The Foot Warmer and the Crow.
The exhibit also includes the pieces he created for the U.S. Postal Service Kwanzaa stamps in 2004 and 2011.
“We feel so fortunate to host this important and beautiful body of work,” said Rachael Harkness, Gallery and Special Programs Curator. “Daniel Minter has been contributing to children’s literature for decades and his fine art has been exhibited nationally and internationally. It’s wonderful to celebrate his contributions to the world of illustration in his own community.”
The Portland Public Library is open Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10-3. The Lewis Gallery is on the lower level and is accessible during library hours.
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