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Photography Framing Workshop offered at Penobscot Marine Museum

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SEARSPORT Penobscot Marine Museum Framer Lin Calista will conduct a photography framing workshop, Framing Tips and Tricks, on Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. to noon at PMM's Stephen Phillips Memorial Library. The workshop will help photographers decide on the best ways to frame their photographs. New and useful products on the market, backing options, mounting and hinging techniques and appropriate glass and acrylic options will be presented. Topics will also include whether to mat or not, frame choices to accentuate your subject, ideas for framing on a budget and how to think outside the frame!

Please call the Museum Visitors Center at (207) 548-0334 to register in advance for Framing Tips and Tricks. The workshop will be held at Penobscot Marine Museum's Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church Street, Searsport. The workshop cost is $5. PMM members attend free.

Framing Tips and Tricks is offered as part of Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light, Penobscot Marine Museum's first major exhibition of historic photography which includes four exhibits, a walk-in camera, a wall of selfies taken by museum visitors, an historic darkroom, tintype and cyanotype demonstrations and workshops on making pin-hole cameras. The four exhibits, Through Her Lens: Women Photographers of Mid-Coast Maine, 1890-1920; Twenty Best; Evolution of the Photographic Snapshot: 1888-2015; and The Carters and the Lukes - Selections from the Red Boutilier Collection are filled with inter-active opportunities for visitors including life-sized photographic cut-outs with which visitors may photograph themselves, an online exhibit of visitor photographs and comments and QR codes and tablets providing access to audio clips of interviews, biographies and commentary by historians, curators and professional photographers.

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