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Virtual Exhibit Opening: Marks and Tracks

May 8, 2021, 4:00 PM


The L.C. Bates Museum’s summer 2021 exhibition, Marks and Tracks will host a virtual opening May 8, 2021 at 4 PM. The Marks and Tracks exhibit will showcase the work of 25 contemporary artists from Maine or with close ties to Maine that explore, in a variety of mediums, the myriad marks and tracks that appear in the natural world around us, as well as those that emerge as records of human activity and, perhaps more fundamentally, existence.

Jeff Epstein captures the layered tracks humans leave on the landscape. Roads cut through nature and tires leave burnouts on the blacktop, thus recording human movement. Abstract works by Elizabeth Awalt demonstrate how mark-making is at the core of art-making. Meanwhile, Natasha Mayers explores how our bodies are marked by life, not only with wrinkles and scars, but through the voluntary mark of a tattoo. John Meader’s photographs explore the clues that bear witness to human interactions with the environment, while Sharon Yates’s paintings consider the marks that naturally appear on animals and those they leave behind as tracks.

Marks and Tracks is the result of a collaborative effort between the L.C. Bates Museum staff and two Colby College students, Whitney White and Carissa Yang, under the supervision of Professor Véronique Plesch.

To attend the opening, please click on the Zoom link below:



May 8, 2021
4:00 PM


Online Event


Deborah Staber
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