Back Then & Now
Artist book discussion with Rebecca Goodale and
at Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main St.
Freee, no registration required
Join artists Rebecca Goodale and Carrie Scanga for a community discussion about their collaborative artists’ book Back Then and Now, which imagines Freeport’s Pettengill Farm. Eric Smith, Director of the Freeport Historical Society, will speak about this 19th century salt-water farm. Audience participation is encouraged.
About Rebecca Goodale
For the past twenty years Rebecca Goodale has been creating a series of artist’s books about Maine’s rare plants and animals. Recently she has been revisiting her training as a textile designer by employing that aesthetic and various printmaking techniques to create large scale repeatable patterns.
Rebecca has taught Book Arts and Design at the University of Southern Maine for 4 decades. Her work is in many collections including the Maine Women Writers Collection at UNE, Bowdoin College Library, Herron Library at IUPUI, Boston Athenaeum, Yale University, Harvard University, the Library of Congress, and the Portland Museum of Art.
About Carrie Scanga
Carrie Scanga is a multi-disciplinary artist whose installations and works on paper reflect on personal mythologies, examine nostalgias for place and identity, and engage theories from ecology, architecture and design.
Scanga attended Bryn Mawr College as an undergraduate and earned an MFA in printmaking from University of Washington. Her work has been included in group exhibitions in commercial galleries, artist-run spaces, and museums, including the Portland Museum of Art, the Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, PLUG Projects, Islip Art Museum, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid. Currently based in Maine she is a Professor at Bowdoin College where she also directs the Malvin Bileck Printmaking Project visiting artist program.