2019.4.40 Collage and oil on board 12 x 24 in. (30.48 x 60.96 cm)

Painting Panel Discussion with Alan Bray, Linden Frederick, and Daniel Minter

Olin Arts, 104
75 Russell Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
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Join us for a lively discussion about painting with three of the artists featured in the exhibition An Adventurous Spirit: The Jane Costello Wellehan Collection.

Linden Frederick studied at Ontario College of Art, Canada, Academia de Belle Arte, Italy, and Houghton College. He has exhibited extensively, at  institutions including the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York; Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland; Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Maine; Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania; James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Ogunquit Museum of Art, Maine; and Shelburne Museum, Vermont. He is represented by Forum Gallery, New York, which presented Night Stories, a critically acclaimed solo exhibition of  Frederick’s paintings accompanied by the short stories of fifteen celebrated American writers. His work is in collections including the Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, New York; Ogunquit Museum of Art, Maine; Portland  Museum of Art, Maine; and Putnam,  Investments, Boston. Frederick is the recipient of a Maine Artist Fellowship and has lived and worked in Belfast, Maine since

Alan Bray (b. 1946) paints the Maine landscape from the perspective of one who, from his boyhood in the slate-quarrying town of Monson, has cultivated a lifelong relationship with place. He states, “It is among the intricate structures of phenomena that I look for an innate order of things…. To become a vital part of that particularity is to achieve familiarity, an intimacy and affection that serves to reorder the experience of a place.” Bray studied at The Art Institute of Boston as well as the University of Maine, and received an MFA from Villa Schifanoia in Florence, Italy in 1973. He has exhibited widely at venues including Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts; Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York; Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and numerous exhibitions at museums and galleries throughout Maine, and his work is in many museum collections.

Daniel Minter (b. 1961) grew up in Ellaville, Georgia,  and moved to Portland, Maine in his twenties, which  provided a new perspective and inspiration for his artistic practice centered on the Afro-Atlantic diaspora, spirituality, and belonging. Minter studied at the Art Institute of Atlanta, and he has exhibited extensively, including solo exhibitions at institutions including Soren Christensen Gallery, New Orleans; Greenhut Galleries, Portland, Maine; and Northwest African American Museum, Seattle; and group exhibitions at the David C. Driskell Center for the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, University of Maryland, College Park; Portland Museum of Art, Maine; Tacoma Art Museum, Washington; and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit. Minter has illustrated more than a dozen children’s books. He is active in the Maine cultural community in numerous ways, as a founding director of Maine Freedom Trails; raising awareness of the 1912 forced removal of an interracial community from Maine’s Malaga Island; and as  co-founder of Indigo Arts Alliance, Portland. He holds an honorary doctorate from the Maine College of Art & Design.