By Vanessa Nesvig
Coordinator of Special Programs
At six yesterday morning my eyes popped open ready for this exciting week. Finally, the exhibition Evolution: Five Decades of Printmaking by David C. Driskell will open and all the celebration events will begin!
We are so fortunate to have David Driskell as a summer resident of Maine and that he has stayed a bit longer than usual to be at the opening events of this exhibition. Last night the Committee of 100 had a lecture and private walk through the exhibition with David. Hearing him talk about his work and his tremendous experiences as artist, professor of art, collector, and curator was a treat for all those there.
Today, I will be the lucky one who is able to spend the morning with David as we go through the exhibition and pick out objects to include in his audio tour that will be available for the first time as a cell phone tour. It will be fantastic to hear what he has to say about his own work and be able to share this with the public. His professional and disarming personality make me know that it will be a very enjoyable and fruitful morning.
Then on Wednesday night, David will be speaking about his work and career at the Eastland Park Hotel (6 p.m.) before the big opening celebration here at the Museum. As the Nelson Social Justice Fund speaker, his talk should be the highlight of the season as he shows us images and gives us greater understanding of his work and the influences that have formed his career. Join us!