Artists Janice L. Moore and Mark Marchesi and the Museum are examining the community’s relationship to industrial mills in Maine, specifically the historical city of Lewiston. The goal of the exhibit is to evoke a sense of reverence for the mills and elevate the mill buildings to the level of importance they deserve in a viewer’s eyes. It also aims to help people understand that although our old working factories are often seen as just abandoned work structures, they are actually renewed and re-purposed industrial sites not to be taken for granted.
The exhibition will feature a creative economy-focused panel in October. The panel will include members of the community, business owners, nonprofit organizations and creative entrepreneurs who will take part in a moderated panel discussion. Each voice will bring an important perspective to a conversation about the economic future of the City of Lewiston. The panel will highlight the significant impact of the creative community on the economy and industrial landscape of the area and will envision Lewiston’s potential as a creative economy.