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UMFK Blake Library to feature artwork by Lulu Pelletier

January 24, 2010

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Gallery will present the exhibition of paintings by Lulu Pelletier, a local portrait artist, entitled, "EMERGING INTO MYSELF.” The exhibit will be on display from Monday, February 1 through Sunday, February 28. 

The exhibit will feature acrylic paintings done in the past year by Lulu, who currently is a senior at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and will graduate in May 2010 with a bachelor in fine arts degree.
 
Lulu has been interested in honoring our veterans, and likes to concentrate on WWII and Vietnam veterans, and has included several local resident veterans in the exhibit. She always has been drawn to portraiture, but during the last year she has concentrated on painting people, pets, and the beautiful northern Maine scenery.  
    
“To be happy and successful as an artist, I truly believe that you have to paint what you’re passionate about,” said Pelletier.
    
“I’ve worked very hard during the past year developing my style and directing my paintings towards the subjects that I am drawn to, such as portraits of people, pets, and painting Aroostook County’s beautiful sceneries,” noted Pelletier.
      
Lulu also showcases some county veterans in her show because of her desire to honor their selfless service to our country. A portrait of Mr. Edmond Theriault, who is an 87-year- old veteran is shown saluting in his original Air Corps uniform, and Mr. John Caron, from Fort Kent, is depicted proudly wearing his Vietnam veteran cap.
      
During the coming year, Lulu plans to become much more active in local artistic projects and participating in programs, which not only will promote art in our small towns, but bring outside interests to our wonderful culture. Lulu recently was interviewed by Samantha White for The Edge, a Maine newspaper popular in the Bangor area. 
    
“Consequently, I’m extremely pleased to have the opportunity to showcase our veterans and hope that the public will be as pleased to visit my show as I was working on it,” said Lulu.
    
The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours. For more information, contact gallery curator Sophia Birden at (207) 834-7527.