Camden National Bank to be Presenting Sponsor of Portland Public Library Art Exhibit

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.

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