DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Remembering a young artist for her talent is the focus of a poignant exhibit, â€śAn Evening of Joyâ€ť, on display at Center Theatre at 20 East Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft through to Aug. 30. Examples of graphic design and art created by artist Joy Olivia Haskins (1975-2010) are juxtaposed with photographs one of her mentors, artist Bruce Towl of Dover-Foxcroft, took of her, along with the life-affirming mandalas Haskins composed. The photos of Haskins reflect the physical toll on her of the impact of various legal, health and emotional challenges she faced. Towl co-created the exhibit with another of Haskinsâ€™ mentors, artist Alan Bray of Sangerville. Though debilitating illnesses â€śprevented her from being able to blossom as fully as that innate ability would have allowed,â€ť explains Towl, it is important to remember â€śthe reflections of Joyâ€ť and, quoting author Elizabeth Watson, to remember individuals who have passed away for â€śtheir wisest, most compassionate, most creative moments.â€ť The exhibit is available to travel to other locations after Aug. 30. For more information, call 564-7516 or 564-2722.
Contact Name: Bruce Towl or Alan Bray
Telephone Number: (207)564-7516