Life’s Work, Part III Mary Francis, Minister

This is Part III of a personal portrait project about people and their work. It’s also about the evolution of trades and professions. “Life’s Work” was inspired by Irving Penn’s similar project of nearly seventy years ago. You can read more about this in Parts I and II, here: http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-i/ and here: http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-ii/ Mary Francis, minister, Plymouth,

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Life’s Work, Part II Jim, Mail Carrier

This is Part II of a personal portrait project that is as much about social history as it is art.  My inspiration for this project was a similar one by Irving Penn, which he did nearly 70 years ago.  You can read more about this, as well as some other thoughts about it, in Part I, here:  http://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work-part-i/ Jim, mail

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Life’s Work, Part I Regina, Farmer

This project is inspired by Irving Penn’s 1950-51 portrait project he called “Small Trades,” (which was inspired by another photographer before him.)   My intention, like Penn’s was, is to photograph people in their work clothes with the tools of their trades. These projects have a lot in common—they are a sort of social history,

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BIRDS! Art Exhibition Opening Reception September 14, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Pease Public Library and the Young Ladies Library Association invited me to participate in their exhibition called BIRDS!  I have three works there: “David and the Chickadee,” “Waxwings in Snow,” and “Hummingbird and Liatris.” Here is my son, David, standing by my photo of him feeding a chickadee.  Even though he moaned, “Mom!” when I asked him to stand

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Open Studio for Walkabout Wednesday! September 6, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

YOU’RE INVITED! OPEN STUDIO for WALKABOUT WEDNESDAY Wednesday, September 6, 4:00 -6:00 p.m. Plymouth’s monthly art walk is next week!  This month, I get to host artist Marcia Santore, who will show new work. Marcia is a contemporary painter. Her work uses vivid color, intriguing texture, and image-based abstraction to convey mystery and movement. More about

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