Photographic Interpretations of a Legend: Woody Guthrie

Photographic Interpretations of a Legend: Woody Guthrie

Maine Traditional Film Photographers in partnership with the Kennebec Valley Art Association


Photographic Interpretations of a Legend: Woody Guthrie

November 2-24, 2012

Opening: Friday, November 2nd 5-8pm

“This Land is Your Land: Photographic Interpretations of a Legend: Woody Guthrie”

On view November 2-24,  will showcase work by  Maine Traditional Film Photographers and other community photographers, with a total of 19 Maine artists participating including: Paula Anastasio of Augusta, Martha Briana of Northport, David Anderman of Waterville, Gerald F. Bigelow of Lewiston,  Richard ‘Dick’ Crane of Kents Hill, Robert Darby of Winthrop,  Phil Downes of Sidney, Janet Favor of Gardiner,  Lloyd Ferris of Richmond, Vincent Frazzetta of Bristol, Rex Holsapple of  Mount Vernon, Stacey Mondschein Katz of Hallowell, Cindy Rehagen Langewisch of Livermore Falls, Allison McKeen of Dresden,  Phil Miller of South Bristol, Johanna Moore of Farmingdale, Linda Nichols-Phillips of Readfield, Trennetta Saba  of Benton and Mark Silber of Sumner.

Sponsored by Nicholas J. Rehagen, Ph. D. of Livermore Falls, ME and by Harlow Gallery season sponsors: the Bank of Maine, Dead River Company, Kennebec Savings Bank and the city of Hallowell.

The exhibition will feature black and white contemporary photographic prints that reflect each individual photographer’s interpretation of music by Woody Guthrie. Participating photographers include Maine residents from many communities and across generations, all working in film-based photography utilizing a variety of formats (35mm.,medium, large, pin-hole) and darkroom processes. Black and white photography was chosen because during the period of 1935-1954, when Woody was most prolific and active, black and white film photography became hugely popular.  For information about events taking place nationwide to mark Woody Guthrie’s Centennial year visit:

On November 2, 2012 from 5-8pm the public is invited to join exhibition organizers, Hallowell based Maine Traditional Film Photographers (METFP), and other participating photographers at the opening of this commemorative exhibit, celebrating the Centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth and his contributions to music and art.  Meet the artists and enjoy Woody Guthries’s music as performed by Maine folk musician David Peloquin.

Several additional events will take place during the exhibition at the Harlow Gallery. All will take place at the gallery at  160 Water Street in Hallowell. All are free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served; donations gladly accepted to support programming at the Harlow Gallery.

Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 – 3:30 pm  – performance by Farmington based folk musician Bill Berlinghoff.  Bill has appeared in almost every east coast state from Maine to Virginia and as far west as Colorado and Oregon.  In his rich, flexible baritone, accompanied by banjo or guitar, Bill sings a wide range of songs, spanning the traditional mountain music of Tennessee, the popular folk music of the ’60s, topical songs of quiet coffeehouses, and rowdy singalongs of the Irish pubs.  His first album, A Time for Getting Wiser , has gotten regional and national airplay, and he has appeared on cable television in both Connecticut and Maine.  Bill is particularly fond of many of the songs that have flowed from Woody Guthrie’s musical legacy.

Thursday, Nov. 15th starting at 6:30 pm  Maine Traditional Film Photographers will present a brief ArtTalk on the exhibition and screen ‘Woody Guthrie: This Machine Kills Fascists”, a biographical movie of Woody Guthrie’s life.

Sunday, Nov. 11th at 2 PM  – Children’s Music featuring Maine folk musicians Bob Webb & David Peloquin.  Dave Peloquin (who looks a little like Woody) and Bob Webb will present a musical tribute on the occasion of Guthrie’s centennial birthday year focusing on music that Woody wrote for his children.

This is an official Woody Guthrie Centennial Event!  For a complete listing of events celebrating Guthrie’s life, please visit

This exhibition has been made possible by:



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