This February, the Northeast Harbor Library is delighted to host an exhibit of photos documenting a public marquee sign in Cherryfield, Maine. For the past six years, Jillian has been responsible for choosing a message to put on the sign. She has titled the project, “Art For the People!” and taken photos of every message posted to the sign. A selection of these photos will be displayed in the Mellon Room.
“Since 2017, thanks to the Narraguagus Post 8, American Legion, I have had the great honor of being responsible for the marquee in the center of my town, Cherryfield, Maine. Changing the messages every few weeks in all kinds of weather, my inspiration is to be thought provoking, bridge building, affirming and poetic.
Strangers thank me in the grocery store. Folks tell me how much they look forward to reading the latest sign. People send me suggestions in the mail. Drivers give me a friendly honk when I’m at the marquee with my big box of letters. I’ve been told that my sign has been a deciding factor for people considering a move to our sweet little town. It is my punk rock pulpit of good in approximately 16 words or less.
When I’m not working as a steward on the Sunbeam, I am contentedly tucked away in the woods making piles of art and playing with my sweetie and our 14 year-old pooch.”
This exhibit will be on display for the month of February. For more information about exhibits at the library, please contact Kate Young at email@example.com or 207 276 3333.