Friday, August 6, 2010

Marilyn Carr Retrospective

We traveled to Bustins Island, ME this week to view "Marilynscapes: The art of Marilyn Carr" currently showing at the Ship's Inn Museum. Our guide was F. Benjamin Carr, widower and author of The Story of Bustins: A Maine Summer Island.

Marilyn studied at the Parsons School of Design in New York, the Philadelphia College of Art, and graduated from the University of Maine, Machias. Her artist's eye, her attention to design and detail, and her artful use of color characterized her works.

In her later years, Marilyn focused on small natural objects painted large, especially sea shells, rocks, and flowers.

Marilyn, who died in February 2009 of ovarian cancer, was a resident of Hancock, ME and spent summers on Bustins Island for over 60 years.

Marilyn, a fashion illustrator, interior designer, and art teacher, as well as artist, exhibited in a number of galleries both in Maine and on the island of Nevis. Her work forms part of many private and corporate collections.

The show is a touching tribute to a woman who obviously loved her life and work.

If you are in the Freeport, ME area, please do take the Lilly B, the island's ferry, out to Bustins Island and see "Marilynscapes." The show is running now to Labor Day.

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