Parade props, costumes, photos, videos, and written documentation from 30 years of Whitefield resident Natasha Mayers’ organizing “floats” for her town’s 4th of July parades. The town’s fire trucks and typical floats trailed by wildly imaginative depictions about global warming, clear-cutting, drones, tax cuts for the wealthy, and much more have created noisily messy and truly democratic expressions of patriotism. As Artist-in-Residence this spring, Mayers facilitated a public art mural of the town of Gorham with college students, school groups, and the local community. Read more here. Sponsored in part by the Warren Memorial Fund.
January 18 – March 24, 2016
University of Southern Maine AREA Gallery [Defunct]