World Premiere - John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!
On Friday, December 11 at 6:30pm, "John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!” will make its world premiere at the Portland Museum of Art, Seven Congress Square, in Portland, Maine. There will be an encore screening on Saturday, December 12 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $7 and are on sale in advance at http://www.portlandmuseum.org. "John Marin: Let the Paint be Paint!” tells the story of one of the most important American artistic figures of the first half of the 20th century, and the undisputed father of American Modernism. Utilizing more than 70 of Marin’s paintings, drawings, and etchings, including those in the private collection of Norma Marin seldom seen anywhere, filmmaker Michael Maglaras reveals Marin's life, from his beginnings in New Jersey and his early experiments in watercolor, to his days at Cape Split in Down East Maine, where, with his late oils and watercolors, he established himself as one of the preeminent masters of American art.
- Tami Kennedy