October 19, 2009
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will feature select works from the 2009 production of the wetooktotheroad.com project entitled, "INCIDENTAL CROSSINGS" by artists Fernando J. Vallejo and Darlene Kelly Dumond. The exhibit will be held during the month of November.
An opening reception will be held at the UMFK Blake Library Gallery on Friday, November 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. The public is invited.
The exhibit will showcase works of art in a variety media ranging from photography and painting to sculptural installation tracing contemporary stylistic trends and movements. It is the first installment of a larger scale artistic endeavor that integrates an epic road trip, philanthropic networking, and the commitment to unify the valley through the visual arts.
Darlene Kelly Dumond, Aroostook county native recently moved back to her roots in northern Maine after having been away for 25 years. She became a local business owner and serves on the town council, which has given her the freedom and quietness to follow her passion for photography. In this show, she explores a wide variety of subjects and angles describing the possibility of harmony and stillness in the current scenario of life
Fernando J. Vallejo, painter from the southern Mexican city of Oaxaca, resides in Fort Kent since 2007. In 2008, he completed the project "Fort Kent Mural." Today he shares his latest works on canvas along with carvings and sculptural installation.
Included in the exhibition are significant works of both artists addressing subjects as varied as abstract and figurative along with landscapes and flora and fauna…..Together, the works in this exhibition deliver a complex collective experience.
"INCIDENTAL CROSSINGS" is a project where two artistic endeavors meet to establish a conversation about art as an unifying factor in everyday life. The artists aim to provide stimulating images that aid to reveal the inner world through descriptions and interpretations of the exterior.
You can also view Vallejo and Dumond’s works at www.wetooktotheroad.com (link no longer available) or www.dkdphotography.com
The exhibit can be viewed during regular library hours. For more information, contact gallery curator Sophia Birden at (207) 834-7527.