On Friday evening, September 16, Pine Tree Society in Bath opened its doors to the public during the Bath Art Walk.
Art enthusiasts viewed “A Maine Retrospective,” a large collection of Maine art representing paintings selected as annual holiday card designs over a span of more than 50 years. There were over 60 paintings on display, representing all aspects of Maine in the winter – country scenes, woods and fields, the coast and lighthouses. The earliest paintings in the collection date back to the 1960’s.
Featured were the paintings chosen for Pine Tree Society’s 2016 Holiday Cards. Big Red Barn, by Marieluise Hutchinson and Schooner in the Harbor by Richard Hasenfus. Those holiday cards are on sale now and will support Pine Tree Society’s full range of services designed to help Maine people with disabilities lead active, more socially connected lives.
The annual holiday card campaign has had an amazing impact on the people served by Pine Tree Society. It is estimated that collectively the artwork showcased during the Art Walk represents about $3 million in holiday cards sales over the past 50 years. Those funds have gone directly to transform the lives of Maine people with disabilities.