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Telling Stories - Opening Reception


Opening Reception / Meet the artist: Friday, September 3 / 5-8PM
Free and open to the public.
Opening Reception coincides with Art 'Round Town monthly gallery walk in Portsmouth.

Exterior shapes and interior spaces At first glance, artist Lynne Barr’s arresting geometric sculptures feel complete. It is not until you step closer and engage with them that they begin to tell their stories. Why are some things hidden? How do ideas and beliefs become mainstream? Who are the storytellers of today? Is it possible to hold onto a belief and still make room for others?

Artist Statement:
“Telling Stories puts atheism on an equal footing, in a public space, with theism, focusing on both the atheistic perspective of the artist, while simultaneously offering an opportunity for visitors to express personal perspectives on religion in writing on the interior walls of a 40-foot ark-inspired structure."- Lynne Barr / Learn more...

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.


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