FARMINGTON – Emery Community Arts Center Performance Space will be screening Jon Imber’s Left Hand at 4pm and 7pm, each followed by a conversation with director Richard Kane and painter Jill Hoy (Jon Imber’s widow).
Richard Kane’s new film, Jon Imber’s Left Hand, documents painter Jon Imber’s final year and a half of life as he responds to the challenges of fast-advancing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Imber (1950-2014), based in Stonington and Boston, was known in his later work for his vigorous and joyful abstractions and landscapes. As the disease progressed and Imber lost the use of his painting arm, he switched to his left hand and finally to a head-mounted brush and embarked on a series of luminous portraits of friends and neighbors. This moving and inspiring film is part of the Maine Masters series, produced by the Union of Maine Visual Artists.
Sponsored by the UMF Art Gallery and the ALS Association Northern New England and recommended by the Arts Institute of Western Maine and Franklin Memorial Hospital.