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So Long Ken Martin

April 3, 2016

High School Art Educator

Screen Shot 2016-03-25 at 5.08.14 PMRecently I attended a reception to celebrate the life of my colleague Ken Martin who taught art at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. How appropriate to have Ken’s reception at the Granite Gallery in Tenants Harbor where Works From a Whole Life exemplified how prolific Ken was – the depth and breath are beyond words. On display were photos and drawings from his childhood, of and by him, all the way through until he passed in February. When Ken found out that he had ALS he started a series of self-portraits that document his feelings. They are a stunning collection that could have stood alone and been monumental. But instead, they were part of a collection of prints, photographs, and drawings from his whole life, that are magnificent. This world lost a wonderful artist and gentle soul and teacher. He touched my life as a colleague and friend. I am fortunate to know that he touched both my sons lives as their photography teacher. The seeds he planted will continue to grow!

You may read Ken’s entire obituary at http://obituaries.pressherald.com/obituaries/mainetoday-pressherald/obituary.aspx?pid=177743735.

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