DENMARK — The Denmark Arts Center will hold an a gallery opening for Bridgton-based photographers Margaret Lindsey and Drew Sanborn’s “An Other New England,” at 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14 at the arts center, 50 West Main St.
Their clear-eyed observations of the decaying legacy of New England—abandoned buildings, old machinery, moldering walls—describe a world in which the past is never dead: It isn’t even past (to quote Faulkner). Uncomplicated, and uplifting, the photographs offered here present poetry that is bound to the soil of the region like moss to granite. Free wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The Sanborns will also be hosting a workshop at the Denmark Arts Center on Saturday, Aug. 15.
Margaret Lindsey is a New Englander; past New England lives fascinate her and she tries to give them new lives with her camera. Photography was not her career—She was a medievalist and a college dean. Maine, however, was always in her life, as she followed her grandmother, who paddled war canoes on Moose Pond in 1913, to Denmark’s Camp Wyonegonic. Now she lives in Bridgton.
Drew Sanborn’s grandparents were professional photographers in Bridgton, in the 1950s. Drew inherited one of his grandfather’s cameras in 1971 and immediately began an intense relationship with photography. Drew holds a master’s degree from Wesleyan University with a concentration in visual art and poetry.