Jackson Mcleod, 30, and Tyler Gaudet, 29, from Fluid Farms in North Yarmouth grow fish and lettuce in their greenhouse. Geoff Keating (29) and Ryan Houghton (35) in Fort Fairfield grow hops. Maria (58) and Richard King (64) from Goat Spirit Farm in Liberty raise – you guessed it – goats. What do all these people have in common? They are all Maine farmers, and, their portraits will be gracing the walls of Maine Farmland Trust Gallery from January 9 through February 10, 2015.
“Face to Face with Maine’s Farmers” consists of well over one hundred photos of farming folk in Maine. The photos range from farmers’ selfies-on-the-fly, to artful photographs submitted by those who appreciate the work farmers do. Together they form an impressive collage that is testimony to the amazing diversity of people devoting their life to farming in Maine – to feeding all of us.
Maine Farmland Trust created this gallery because we believe in farming, and because we are committed to its future. Our vision is of a gallery that captures the vibrancy of Maine’s farms and farmers, the intimate relationship to the earth and animals they tend – a gallery which celebrates agriculture through art. Founded in 2008, our gallery has increasingly become known as “a gallery with a mission.” It has attracted artists from all over Maine who share a love for our rural heritage and the earth’s well-being. We hope that through this gallery, more people will come to understand the promise of farming, and as a result, lend fervent support to our efforts to secure Maine’s agricultural future.
Roughly half of anything purchased at MFT Gallery goes to the local artist that made it, the other part to farmland preservation! (How’s that for a bang for your buck?)
For more information please contact our Gallery Coordinator Anna Abaldo at 338-6575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maine Farmland Trust Gallery is a participant of the Final Friday Night Art Walk.