Mapping the Heavens with Lori Tremblay
September 29 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
A free evening lecture with artist Lori Tremblay as she walks us through the sky and some of her pieces which capture its delight. The artist will have pieces on display in the lobby of Moore Auditorium for viewing. The lecture, Mapping the Heavens, will begin at 7 PM.
Viewing the night sky is one of life’s most awe inspiring sights! It evokes wonder, offers perspective on our place in the cosmos, ignites imagination enticing us to trace those bright lights into patterns that we call the constellations. Fixed stars, as they are known, were named and recorded from earliest times; many retain their original names to this day. We will discuss some common names of major stars and how those names signify the constellations they outline. Special focus will be given to interpretation of these star groups, mapping their patterns as depicted in their interrelationships stemming from antiquity.
Lori Tremblay is a contemporary New England artist residing in the western foothills of Maine. She holds a BFA in printmaking from the Maine College of Art with an academic background in the natural sciences. Though she’s been painting for nearly thirty years, her work has focused on the night sky for the recent ten years. She was Artist in Residence at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, December of 2017, has had five solo exhibitions, and been included in many juried group exhibitions. Her work is included in private collections in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, Delaware, Michigan, Tennessee, and South Carolina. She is currently represented by the Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor, Maine.
Though the lecture is a free event, in-person space is limited and registration is required, for both in-person or remote attendance.