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Mars Hall is located in mid-coast Maine, on the St. George Peninsula. Between the fishing villages of Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde the gallery is housed in a Greek Revival Building on the historic Marshall homestead, (the gallery was named as a tribute to its sea-faring ancestors).
Nestled amongst tall pine and perennial gardens is some of the finest art in Maine. Abstract to Realism, in oil, acrylic, watercolor and collage. As well as sculpture, one of a kind jewelry, pottery, stained glass and mosaics.
We also carry antiques, cards and peace and quiet!
Summer Hours, ( June 20th - Labor Day ), 10 - 5, Wed. thru Sun.
Labor Day thru Columbus Day 10 - 5, Sat. & Sun. or by appt. or chance.
12.7 miles from US Rt. 1 on Rt. 131. S.
On the right across from stone building and just before Drift-Inn Beach.
621 Port Clyde Road
Tenants Harbor, ME 04860
207.372.9996 or 207.372.8194
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NANCY BAKER IN CAMBODIA
Nancy Baker was invited to teach art to children at an orphanage in Phnom Penh, Cambodia this past year. Amjad Ghori started the orphanage, NGO, in memory of his only child, a daughter named Aziza who died under tragic circumstances. Aziza's Place, NGO, is a home and school for several dozen children who lived in extreme poverty.
She carried a backpack full of art supplies for the children. One of the projects was to create a piece of art for "Family Night". She traveled with the staff to the slums to pick up some of the children's relatives. "The filth, the smell, the lack of sanitation or any kind of decent shelter and the sheer expanse and density of this neighborhood was beyond anything I'd imagined. I'd seen images of poverty filtered through a camera lens, but never had I experienced it with all my senses. It was heartbreaking and sickening and I felt remorse and guilt for being repulsed by what I saw and smelled." After reuniting the children and their families and sharing a wonderful meal and the art the children created, Baker was struck by how great the need is and how few children are actually given a way out of poverty. It also explained their gratitude, joy and engagement in everything that they experienced.
She's been invited to return often and hopes to do so as long as her body can tolerate the 21 hour flight. "The most enduring thing I saw was the generosity of spirit that created this safe haven and the children who embraced and radiated that hope in their lives. They live every day in an attitude of gratitude and appreciation."