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Farm Tools Project Artists’ Reception

April 21, 2022, 5:00 PM7:00 PM


Waterville Creates is excited to announce “The Farm Tools Project” exhibition at Ticonic Gallery and the Railroad Square Cinema Lobby, opening Monday, April 11, and on view through June 17, 2022.

A visual exploration of the use of hand tools on small farms in Maine, this exhibition features cyanotypes, an old form of non-toxic photography that relies upon sunlight and water. To create these images, artist Michel Droge and archaeologist Sarah Loftus traveled around the state with a portable cyanotype kit and photographed tools with farmers in their fields. Droge and Loftus interviewed farmers regarding their practices, the significance of the tools they use, and how they engage with the earth to produce and harvest food.

The tools depicted pose questions around innovation, as well as the resilience and resurgence of small farms in Maine. How can we connect and support our local farms? What does it mean to practice sustainable farming in the 21st century? How can farms mitigate food insecurity in our community?

A reception will be held with the artists on Thursday, April 21, 5-7 p.m. at Ticonic Gallery at 10 Water Street, Suite 106. The exhibition runs until Friday, June 17, 2022. Admission is free. Ticonic Gallery is open to the public Monday-Friday from 12–5 p.m., and the Railroad Square Cinema lobby is open to the public Monday-Sunday from 2-9 p.m.


April 21, 2022
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Waterville Creates
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Ticonic Gallery
Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St
Waterville, ME 04901
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