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'Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena'

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Elements of time, biology explored in photo show at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts

UNITY 'Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena,' a show of photographs by Deanna Witman, will be exhibited in The Leonard R. Craig Gallery at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts March 5 through April 18.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Refreshments will be provided. The reception is free and open to the public.

Witman's 'Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena' explores elements of time and biology as process and as universal connections.

Over the course of three years, she worked with common slugs directly on silver photographic paper. The process involved nightly slug hunting trips in the woods, followed by late-night darkroom sessions. Each image is unique and cannot be recreated; each a singular object and yet part of the collective, across time.

In an introduction to the work, Dr. Alan Lightman (author of Einstein's Dreams) wrote,

' We are thrust into this cosmic sensorium with a brain, a special arrangement of carbon and oxygen and hydrogen atoms that has miraculously developed an awareness of itself and the capacity to think. And with that thinking comes the desperate need to understand. We want to know what it all means. Surely, the cosmos must mean something, our lives must mean something.'

Witman holds a MFA in Photography from Maine Media College and a B.S in Environmental Science from Kutztown (Pa.) University. She is represented by Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland.

Witman lives in Rockland and teaches at Unity College and Maine Media Workshops + College. She is a recent recipient of The Kindling Fund via Space Gallery.

For more information, contact Ben Potter, professor of art / curator of the Leonard R. Craig Gallery at (207) 509-7239 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The show is part of the Maine Photo Project. For more information, seehttp://www.mainephotoproject.org/.

The Unity College Center for the Performing Arts is located at 42 Depot St. (off U.S. Route 202) in Unity, Maine, open during events and by appointment.

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