Local Girls Honor a Former Senator Through Art in Bangor 

Some local girls are making history through art.Artist Tim Rollins was at the University of Maine Art Museum Saturday.He’s working with Maine youth to create a painting inspired by the life and legacy of former Senator Margaret Chase Smith.The kids are painting thousands of red roses, which was a trademark of Senator Smith. She always wore one on her lapel.”They’re all into the idea of Senator Smith and what she stood for. They love the speeches and we’re playing one of Senator Smith’s favorite singers. I think everyone is very immersed, very excited they’re going to be making history,” said artist Tim Rollins.The painting will be displayed in the renovated federal building in Bangor.