Majestic Mountains of Maine

IMG_3898This picture of Cadillac Mountain is interesting and there are many more out there that are better.  I posted this picture because I do not have one of Mount Katahdin.  Today I received a blog post from Plein Air Connection,Michael Vermette with a fascinating story about making art on Katahdin Lake, featuring of course, Mount Katahdin.  He paints in this area often and in this post he describes going here to teach a group from the Maine Wilderness Leadership Program.  I loved reading this post.  Mike used so many interesting ways to teach. The goal was to share knowledge about the mountain and the history of artists over the centuries who had a relationship with the mountain, while also guiding the young people to traverse the landscape and learn to become one with the mountain through art.  I learned that artists throughout time helped to acquire this land into conservation and public use.  This descriptive blog was informative, entertaining and thought provoking.  I hope you have a chance to see it.  Michael Vermette at the Plein Air Connection