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Local artist, Daniel Morin's work on display at UMFK Blake Library Gallery

January 26, 2007

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent's Blake Library gallery will exhibit works by local artist Daniel Morin through the month of February. The exhibit will contain various paintings and photographs by Morin. A reception for the artist will be held on Tuesday, January 30, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The public is invited and all works will be for sale throughout the month.

Morin, a native of Grand Isle, is recognized as an artist who has led the life of a true Renaissance man. He is comfortable in all mediums and has an affinity for watercolor.

The 49-year-old artist sold his first work in 1977 and continues to date. He has many loves: watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography, writing music, studying the guitar and teaching art, music, voice and the guitar.

Morin is a member of the National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, American Society of Marine Artists and a founding organizing member of "Meet Our Colors," an international art symposium located in Northern Maine, which features Canadian and Maine artists. "Meet Our Colors" featured Morin's work during the summer of 2006 along with several other artists, including famed Acadian artist, Claude Picard.

Morin's work can be seen on his website at: www.TheBlackCraneGallery.com.

Morin also is a professional photographer and studied at the New York Institute of Photography and he is a member the Maine Professional Photographer's Association.

Morin is currently teaching voice, guitar and music at his Grand Isle residence. He serves as a director of The Saint John Valley Musique Guild, a nonprofit organization created for the benefit of vocalists and musicians of the St. John Valley.

Morin is a true believer in self-improvement. He is pursuing a Master's Certificate in music at The Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Morin resides with his wife, Jody, and their children, Heather and Andrew in Grand Isle. Morin's exhibit can be viewed during Blake Library's regular hours. For more information regarding the exhibit, call Sofia Birden, gallery curator at (207) 834-7527.