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Lindsey said, “I am a reader, a close reader of texts. Almost 30 years ago I received a Ph.D. in English medieval literature. I am still learning to be an artist. With my literary mind I love reading ‘the old books’ and discovering new voices. With my visual mind I love taking the components of a familiar landscape, or a building, or a piece of furniture, ‘old fields,’ and creating from those an image that is intriguing or striking, but not necessarily the original or literal image. By shifting the camera lens slightly to the right, or tightening the focus, or isolating one or two elements, new lines, new juxtapositions, ‘new corn’ appears.”

Lindsey has sketched and worked in pen and ink and watercolor for decades. “I thank Drew for teaching me to use a camera to make new drawings.” She is the former Dean of the First-Year Program at Trinity College, and currently lives in Bridgton, joining over 200 years of her family’s residence in the state of Maine.

Sanborn’s maternal grandparents were professional photographers in Bridgton, and he remembers his grandmother lifting him onto the counter in her darkroom to “help” develop film.

“I still photograph all the time,” said Sanborn. “These days, the camera roll on my iPhone typically has 2,500 or so images on it, and I frequently get ‘memory full’ messages. The best days are when Margaret and I are out with our cameras and come across a tumbled-down stone wall, a muddy black-and-yellow tractor, a storm-shaken scarecrow, cracked ice on a lake. And then looking at the work when we get home, comparing notes, talking about who did the tractor better, who caught the light just right on the scarecrow’s face. It’s all to the point, and photographing makes it even more so.”

Sanborn is the former director of publications at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. He currently lives in Bridgton, where his family has been, also for more than two centuries.

Guitarist and singer/percussionist Maya Best will provide live music for the evening. The show is free and open to the public, and the exhibit and sale will continue at Frost Farm Gallery in the historic David W. Frost farm, 272 Pikes Hill through Saturday, Sept. 27. For more information, call 207-743-8041.


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