Law named Visiting Artist at Baxter State Park

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Baxter State Park is pleased to announce that Hunter Law, who is a graduate of Foxcroft Academy, has been selected as this year’s Visiting Artist. Law’s submission was selected from an extremely competitive field of very talented artists.

Law will begin his two-week residency in early September, staying at Kidney Pond Campground. During his residency he will host at least two open studios and an evening campground program, all open to the public.

Hunter Law Baxter State Park

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CHIMNEY POND — Foxcroft Academy graduate Hunter Law will be this year’s Visiting Artist at Baxter State Park. This acrylic on canvas features Chimney Pond.

Katahdin and the surrounding landscape have been capturing the imagination of artists and writers since the mid-1800s when famed American landscape artist Frederic Church began his visits to the area and Henry David Thoreau made his dramatic ascent described in the Maine Woods. Over the years, many have worked to capture the aura of Katahdin as seen from Katahdin Lake and Chimney Pond while others have ventured to the northern reaches or interior of the Park.

In recognition of this long tradition, Baxter State Park adopted the Visiting Artist Program to provide rustic cabin lodging for two weeks in September to a visual artist or writer. This provides an opportunity for the artist to immerse herself or himself in the wildness of Baxter State Park and interpret the experience through their art.

Law is a rising, young artist now living in Bangor. He grew up in Monson and Dover-Foxcroft. Law studied studio art at the University of Maine. He is an avid outdoorsman and paints acrylic landscapes showcasing the natural beauty of Maine.

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