Camden Public Library will host an exhibition of fine art photography by award-winning visual artist Olga Merrill titled “Maine by My Eyes”. The exhibit will be on view in the library’s Picker Room gallery from September 2-28 and will feature images of Maine – land and sea – that
Merrill established over the past five years. The public is invited to meet Merrill at the library on Saturday September 3, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., at his artist’s reception during Camden’s Windjammer Festival weekend.
Merrill has resided in countries around the world, but living in Maine has been transformative. “From the moment I set foot on this land,” says Merrill, “I fell in love with the incredible beauty everywhere – from the coast to the shiny, beautiful food. It was in Maine that I became an artist.
“I believe art has power,” Merrill continues, “healing power for positive change in the world, and my art has an energy that I would like to bring.”
Because the art exhibit is located in the library, Merrill chose a quote from Mark Twain to tie together the visual message of his photograph, “Twenty years from now you will be most disappointed in the things you haven’t done than by the ones you did. So throw away the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Find more information about this exhibition and other special events at the library by visiting librarycamden.org.