MAKE THE BRUTAL TENDER with April Artist Allison McKeen

“I think it’s important to acknowledge the brutality of life but there are ways to translate it into something tender and relatable.”

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SPRING PLAYLIST

Melt and freeze, the mud and thaw. The swing—warm wind to snow. This playlist taps the uncertain and let’s the sap run cold, clear, and sweet.

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Allison McKeen

Allison McKeen is a primarily self-taught photographer and mixed media artist based in Maine. Her work is largely inspired by the rural environment of her upbringing along the Kennebec River. She equates her creative process to the themes experienced while playing outdoors: observation and adventure.

Currently, she shares a downtown studio in Gardiner, Maine with artist Matt Demers.

Allison McKeen

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