‘Maine’s Woods’ on view at the Monson Arts Gallery through December 15

This Fall, Monson Arts is pleased to host Maine’s Woods a unique exhibit on loan from the Dexter Historical Society featuring 35 black and white photographs by Bert Lincoln Call paired with excerpts from Henry David Thoreau’s 1864 book The Maine Woods. The curated selection of Call’s photographs from the early 1900’s depict scenes of the North Woods region of the state that fell along the route of Thoreau’s excursions. In many cases, they feature the exact place Thoreau wrote about only a short time before Call himself ventured there. Call’s original negatives were digitally restored and printed for the exhibit by local photographer Todd Watts and Radio Rain Productions.

Maine’s Woods has been shown in numerous venues across the state but has particular resonance in Monson as one of the featured locales in the exhibit. More information about Bert Call and a complete online catalog of the exhibit is available to view at: http://www.callthoreauexhibit.com

Maine’s Woods will be on view at the Monson Arts Gallery located at 8 Greenville Road through December 15. Gallery hours are Thurs. – Sun., 10-4 and by chance or appointment. The Monson Arts Gallery aims to exhibit work that highlights the legacies of artistic production that exist in Monson and the North Woods region of Maine.

Maine Photographer Bert Lincoln Call (1866-1965) climbed Mt. Katahdin 16 times often carrying a large format field camera and equipment.

Call’s photographs from the early 20th century evoke a timeless sense of Maine’s North Woods.

Monson (#17 on this map) was one of the places Thoreau traveled through during his 3 excursions in northern Maine.