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Tea & Talk at Kelpie Gallery: Langlais Art Conservation
April 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$15 – $25
The Kelpie Gallery in South Thomaston, as part of their winter “Tea and a Talk” series, is collaborating with Georges River Land Trust. This Tea and Talk is meant to provide an inside look at the art conservation work that has been ongoing at the Bernard Langlais home & studio in Cushing. The afternoon’s topic will be presented by Douglas Smith.
Douglas Smith is a painter and art archivist who, since 1999, has been framing and cataloging the work of the artist Winold Reiss (German 1886-1953). The Kohler Foundation hired Mr. Smith in 2013 to assist in the conservation of two and three-dimensional sculptures by Bernard Langlais (American 1921-1977). In addition to that conservation work, Smith was asked to photograph works for The Kohler Foundation so as to document the conservation work through before and after photographic records. One of the assignments Mr. Smith completed for the Langlais project was cataloging and storing the complete contents of Langlais’ workshop prior to its renovation. Now reassembled, the workshop looks today as though “Blackie” has only just stepped away.
Get the inside scoop on the restoration and other work that has occurred at the site of Georges River Land Trust’s Langlais Sculpture Preserve! This event will also be an opportunity to gather and socialize in an artistic setting and enjoy tea and traditional fare from the British Isles.
Presenter: Douglas Smith, Painter & Art Achivist
Hosts: Lauren Lewis and Susan Baines, co-owners of The Kelpie Gallery
Limited to 25 participants.