2018-01-12 / Community

Cia to host artist reception for new exhibit Jan. 18

Exhibit “Discarded & Discovered” will be at Cia Café, 72 Ocean St. in South Portland, Jan. 18 through March 15. An artist reception and book signing will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18.

The exhibit features an illustrator and three photographers who focus on Maine and use their own individual processes. Lewis Rossignol’s new book, “Discarded,” shares his illustrations along with old photographs found throughout Maine. The South Portland resident offers mixed media drawings that explore divergent themes with nostalgia and wit. He’s worked for clients including Current Affairs Magazine, Geary’s Brewing, Defender Razor and Maine College of Art. Throughout 40 years of creating photographic images, Katy Fagan has mostly used large format film cameras that produce fine detailed and sharp focused pictures. Recently, she put those cameras to the side and has experimented with vintage box cameras that have plastic lenses, making detail and fine focus impossible. Exploring the visual world with the emphasis on light and place, but no certain detail, has been her goal. Seeing the world through a lens has always been her means of creating a personal diary and changing how she is recording light with a plastic lens brings her to a new place of exploration. For Fagan, the process of recording light on film and paper has never and will never lose its magic. Jack Milton is a photographer who lives in South Portland. He was a photojournalist for 30 years and now concentrates on the beauty of the Maine landscape. He’s happiest exploring an unfamiliar place with a camera in his hand. Kaitlyn Thurlow grew up on a farm in upstate New York in a town where the cows outnumbered the people. It was that upbringing that instilled in her a love for the outdoors at a very young age. Thurlow studied at a college in the Adirondacks where she always looked forward to hiking and outdoor activities. She decided to study abroad which brought her to New Zealand. She has been traveling the world ever since and has been capturing all of the memories that life has to offer in Maine and around the world.

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