Whitefield’s popular farm store, Sheepscot General, will present an exhibit of watercolor paintings by Lucy Martin in July.
Martin, a former Lincoln County News assistant editor and reporter (1995-2011), chose to depict favorite places, past and present, of the town she and her family have called home for 35 years.
Many of the works are inspired by old-time black and white postcards or photographs depicting historic landmarks such as Clary Mill in North Whitefield before its decline, and the Union Church in Kings Mills with its original soaring steeple, which was replaced 10 years ago with a shorter, prefabricated cone. Other subjects are the several mills that stood on the Sheepscot River, dairy farming, and Bailey’s Orchard on Hunts Meadow Road.
Capturing the local, rural landscape before it undergoes further change, and creating an enduring sense of place both natives and newcomers can appreciate as special, were strong motivations for the series.
The exhibit opens Fri., July 5, 5-7 p.m. during pizza night and will be up until the end of the month.
Sheepscot General is located at 98 Townhouse Rd., the former site of Uncas Farm. The store and its breakfast/lunch counter are open daily except Mondays.