Plesch TV Interview on The South Solon Meeting House Frescoes
Professor of Art Véronique Plesch in a TV interview with Jodi Hersey, discusses the significance of the frescoes at The South Solon Meeting House. Plesch’s course description is below:
397A Tradition and Innovation in Mid-Century Frescoes
The South Solon Meeting House (less than 30 miles from campus) deserves to be called the “Sistine Chapel of Maine”: between 1952 and 1956, its interior was completely covered in frescoes (mostly religious but also some secular ones), courtesy of the nearby Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Working closely with the Board of Directors that cares for this important landmark (listed in the National Register of Historic Places), the class will create a website while researching the frescoes and the artists. Themes considered include the revival of the fresco medium in the 20th century and that of religious art.