This month Dwight and his daughter Amy will be showing their work in the Mellon Room. There will be a reception, open to the public, on Friday, October 13, 5-7 pm. The paintings, mostly large oil and acrylics, are of subjects around the family home in Benton Falls where the family has lived for several generations.
Dwight studied biology and art while in college at the University of Maine, Fort Kent. He went on to work in a dental lab and later became a school teacher. It wasn’t for another forty years that he started painting again, with the encouragement of his daughter Amy. After seven years of persistence, he is the winner of the 2017 Common Ground Fair Poster Contest. He currently lives in Benton with his wife Kay, where they keep a large garden and are restoring the family homestead.
Amy studied drawing and painting at the University of Maine, Orono. Her work ranges from detailed ink drawings to large scale landscape murals. She has attended the Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts and is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Her work is shown at the Naturalist’s Notebook in Seal Harbor. She lives with her partner, Kevin Stone, in Bar Harbor.
For more information about their work, visit Sebasticookart.com
The exhibit will be on display the entire month of October at the library; it can be viewed during the library’s operating hours. On occasion the room is reserved for private use; to be sure to see the exhibit, you may call ahead to check availability at 207 276 3333.