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Picker Room Exhibit: Deborah Loughlin, Cyan: The Blues of Art-Making

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Friday, September 10 @ 10:00 am 6:00 pm


The Camden Public Library announces the re-opening of the library’s Picker Room Gallery in September after 17 months of closure during the pandemic. The new art exhibit, Cyan: The Blues of Art-Making, will feature cyanotype works by Waldoboro artist Deborah Loughlin. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Visitors will be swept up in whimsy by Loughlin’s imaginary maps, collage creatures, and boats made of memories. The artwork can be viewed from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, from September 2 through September 28.

A Zoom event with Loughlin was scheduled for Thursday, September 23, but the artist has elected to cancel that event. However, fans of Loughlin’s work will have an opportunity to meet the artist in person on Saturday, September 25, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at the artist’s reception. Attendees are asked to wear a mask to this event inside the library’s Picker Room.

You can CLICK HERE to view a video from 2019 when Steve Minich of WMTW interviewed Loughlin about her process.

Deborah Loughlin lives on the midcoast with her family, her dog Cordelia, and many chickens. She has a working art studio called Overboard. Being raised on islands in Casco Bay, serving for years on the water while in the military, and retiring to the midcoast have all influenced Loughlin’s art-making and strong love for the state of Maine. Loughlin’s work has been featured in solo shows as well as juried and group shows throughout Maine.

CLICK HERE to view Deborah Loughlin’s Artist Statement.

A portion of the sales of artwork from Loughlin’s exhibit will benefit the Camden Public Library. If you have any special questions for Deborah Loughlin, she can be reached at debe.loughlin@gmail.com.


55 Main Street
Camden, ME 04843 United States
207-236-3440