Taking Different Trails

Taking Different Trails: The Artists’ Journey to Katahdin Lake was an exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art that ran from January 18, to May 24, 2007. All of the participating artists were among those involved in the Katahdin Lake Campaign that helped conserve a piece of the Maine wilderness containing a pristine Katahdin Lake, an old growth forest, and a view that has inspired generations of artists. Through a partnership of local and national conservation organizations and approval by the Maine State legislature, a massive year-long fund raising effort was undertaken, kicked off by the artists in July of 2006. The acquisition of 4,119 acres of land including the 649 acre Katahdin Lake in 2006 and its subsequent transfer by deed to Baxter State Park was an historic achievement for the people of Maine.

crc affiliate:
faculty member:
Bill Low
academic department:
Museum of Art
implementation details:
Curricular and Research Computing (CRC) worked with the Museum staff to create an animation of the region around Katahdin Lake (including Mt. Katahdin). This included generating and moving through a 3D rendering of the landscape interspersed with images of artwork shown in the show.