Join us for a free screening of I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan (2016, 1h 13m). This documentary tells the story of Ashley Bryan, who used art his entire life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create a loving community. Ashley Bryan became a yearround resident of the Cranberry Isles in Maine during the late 1980s, living there until his death in February of 2022 at 98 years old.
The screening of I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan is part of the Campus + Community Film Series, inspired by the exhibition, Ashley Bryan / Paula Wilson: Take the World into Your Arms. This exhibition is on view February 17–July 31, 2023 at the Colby College Museum of Art’s Joan Dignam Schmaltz Gallery of Art at the Paul J Schupf Art Center in downtown Waterville.
Following the screening, at 2:30 pm, there will be guided tours of the Ashley Bryan / Paula Wilson: Take the World into Your Arms exhibition and refreshments. Tours will be led by writer and longtime colleague of Ashley Bryan, Carl Little, and Mirken Coordinator of Campus and Community Collaboration, Jillian Impastato.
The Campus + Community Film series is a collaborative program of the Colby College Museum of Art and Maine Film Center. Films selected are related to or inspired by current exhibitions and/or works in the Colby Museum collection.