Readfield library will screen film about Maine author, artist Bryan

READFIELD — The Readfield Community Library will present a screening of the film “I Know a Man…Ashley Bryan,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 at the town office, 8 Old Kents Hill Road.
Director Richard Kane will present and discuss his film about award-winning children’s author and artist Ashley Bryan.

Kane describes Bryan as “a 94 year old artist who skips and jumps in his heart like a child, yet is a spiritually deep creative genius and poet of 50 children’s books, maker of magical puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage.”
Bryan lives on the remote Cranberry Islands off the coast of Maine. Kane said Bryan “uses art to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, and explore the mysteries of faith. His life story and the art he makes from this wellspring of experience is an inspiration to people of all ages.” _ _