Community News and Events
What: Annual Open Studio Pottery Show and Sale
Artists names: Harold Roberts (“Coryell Clayworks”) and Nan Kilbourn-Tara (“Mud Cove Pottery”)
Location: 41 Tide’s End Road, West Bath. Studio phone # is 443-5585.
Dates and Times: Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10-4:00 and
Sunday, Dec. 7 from 11-4:00.
Harold Roberts of Coryell Clayworks and Nan Kilbourn-Tara of Mud Cove Pottery in West Bath, Maine
will hold their popular annual open studio event on December 6 and 7, 2014.
Harold Roberts’s work is characterized by stoneware in functional, organic forms that are coated
with earthy glazes. He also produces a line of slip-cast porcelain neti pots and
companion accessories for bath and massage.
Nan Kilbourn-Tara, a partner in Markings Gallery in Bath, is known for her distinctive,
painted terra-cotta bowls, platters, steamers and other utilitarian pottery.
The studio is located at 41 Tide’s End Road, off King’s Point Road in West Bath.
Signs will point the way to the studio from the New Meadows Road exit from Route 1.
Open Studio hours will be from 10:00-4:00 on Dec. 6 and from 11:00-4:00 on Dec. 7.
Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans will be celebrating the Arts Down Town and All Around with a Artist’s Reception with Harriet Lindeman of Brunswick, and a Trunk Show with www.Angelrox.com a fabulous new company from Maine that makes beautiful cloths out of bamboo. Check out this link to angelrox: http://thewrap.info/videos.html.
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This is all happening on Friday the 14th of December from 5 to 8pm, wine cheese and Horsdoerves will be served. If that’s not enough we will be here bright and early 6 am, Saturday the 15th for the ‘EARLY BIRD”. Special discounts from 6 to 7 am which include 25% off on all Summer Island Studio jewelry and 15% off everything in the store until 9am.
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping. As usual, a tradition started years ago Summer Island Studio will have free pairs of earrings for anyone showing up at 6am in sleeping attire.
Harriet Lindeman a member of the Point of View Gallery will be showing the month of November at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, an artist’s reception will be held Friday the 14th of November from 5pm to 8pm, wine, cheese and Horsdoerves will be served.
Lindeman prefers abstract compositions in watercolor and mixed media, but also frequently does images of east coast flora. She enjoys pouring paint onto paper and experimenting with unorthodox tools such as sticks, plastic and dental floss or fruit rinds to get movement and texture. Harriet is not classically trained but she has enjoyed learning from other area artists and art instructors.
Mark your Calendars!! and see you there
Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
Special Hours: Friday 11/14 open til 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 11/15 &11/16, 11-4
in conjunction with Arts Downtown and All Around
The Town of Bowdoinham invites Artists to join our annual Holiday Festival event on Saturday, December 6th featuring seven craft fairs, horse wagon rides, a polar bear dip and kids activities.
Don’t miss this great opportunity to join is fun community event, space is available at the Community School Holiday Craft Fair, EMS Craft Fair, Long Branch Holiday Show and Woodworkers Show.
- Holiday Craft Fair, 10am-2pm at Bowdoinham Community School
Contact – Jessica Sullivan, 504-7103 or email@example.com
- EMS Craft Fair, 9am-2pm at Bowdoinham Fire Station
Contact – Annie Davis, 798-1830 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Holiday Craft Fair, 10am-3pm at Long Branch
Contact – Nanette Giacoma, 319-6325 Giacoma_Nanette@comcast.net
- Woodworkers Show, 10am-3pm at Merrymeeting Arts Center
Contact – Nicole Briand, 666-5531 email@example.com
For more information, please contact Nicole Briand, Director of Planning & Development, Town of Bowdoinham at 666-5531.
MILDRED JOHNSON STUDIOS CLOSING
Art & Assemblage supplies/studio fixtures must go
WHEN: Nov. 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Mildred Johnson Studio 2nd floor Mill 1
Ft. Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick
Many, many art supplies, antiques, ephemera, tools, frames, paints, ink, mat board, posterboard, foam core, art paper of all sizes and kinds in large quantities, brushes, shelving, work benches, tool chests, yarn, baskets, wood, boxes, boxes and boxes, small appliances, clothes steamer, rusty metal, assemblage materials, storage units, file cabinets, bookshelves, stationery supplies, binders, photo albums, slide projectors, tripods, cameras, toys, fabric, office chairs, metal rods and plastic rolls, dowels, drafting equipment, tables, hardware, easels, canvas, paper cutters, plastic bins, printmaking equipment, cool free stuff, new stuff.
Mildred Johnson artwork NOT included but works by Roderick Slater, Isabelle Pelissier and many others are.
Cash or check only.
BYO Bags/Boxes/Truck and load ‘em up for Christmas!
On Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 1 – 3pm, Topsham Public Library will hold a reception and reading in the Highlands Community Room at Topsham Public Library to celebrate the culmination of our annual Joy of the Pen writing competition. Prizes will be awarded for fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and teen.
Winners will be invited to read at the reception and their work will feature in the Joy of the Pen online literary journal: http://joyofthepenattpl.wordpress.com/. Refreshments will be served. All entrants are warmly invited to celebrate the second year of Joy of the Pen. As always, our programs are free and open to the public.
Joy of the Pen is proudly sponsored by The Cryer and the Friends of the Topsham Public Library.
The Topsham Public Library is located at 25 Foreside Road in Topsham.
This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 725-1727or at www.topshamlibrary.org.
The five local artists of the Old Post Office Gallery in Georgetown, Maine, invite the community to their second annual holiday show at the Georgetown Historical Society, featuring paintings and fine crafts perfect for holiday giving. The show runs on Wednesdays and Saturdays only, from November 5 to December 6. Wednesday hours are 10 to 4; Saturday hours are 10 to 2.
Participating artists are Barbara Bean, Cory Hart, Letty Husson, Léa Peterson, and Denise Rankin. Their subject matter includes Maine landmarks and cottages, seascapes, waterfowl (including puffins), lobster boats, the forest floor, wildflowers and mushrooms, and still-lifes ranging from penny candy to typewriter keys. Original paintings, prints of favorite local scenes, cards, found-art sculptures, whimsical plaster and wire chickens, and Shaker oval boxes and trays are also available.
Light refreshments will be served on each of the nine days. The GHS is located at 20 Bay Point Road in Georgetown. Directions: from Route 1 in Bath, take the Georgetown exit/Route 127 South toward Reid State Park. After passing the Georgetown Fire Station on the right, turn right onto Bay Point Road. The GHS is on the left shortly after that turn.
Support your local artists, artisans and crafters! Make this a LOCAL Holiday Season!
Remembering Black Images in American Struggles for Freedom”
November 11, 2014
Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
Please join us for a lecture by
Bridget R. Cooks
Associate Professor in the Program in African American Studies and Department of Art History, University of California, Irvine
This lecture will be live-streamed on Bowdoin’s live webcast page.
Art historian Bridget R. Cooks will revisit Bowdoin’s seminal 1964 exhibition The Portrayal of the Negro in American Painting in the context of American struggles for racial equality through the visual arts.
Free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested but not required. RSVP here.
The Harlow Gallery seeks artists, artisans, dealers and collectors interested in selling artwork at a unique group show, “Holiday Hodgepodge”, a fun fundraiser coming to the Harlow December 3-13, 2014
Each artist or collector may submit one work of art and current members of the Harlow Gallery may submit two works of art- all Maine creatives are welcome!
Dates to deliver artwork to the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell are Sunday, November 30 from 12-4pm and Monday, December 1 from 2-6pm
Gallery staff will hang/display as space allows, first come first served, with a straight commission of 50% on work sold.
All media are eligible, including fine crafts, original hand-pulled prints, photography, sculpture and vintage or antique original art. No giclees or reproductions please, all work must be original. Maximum size is 28″ x 30″ or 840 square inches including frame.
For full details visit http://harlowgallery.org/call-for-artists-artisans-holiday-hodgepodge/
Holiday HodgePodge is on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell
December 3-13, 2014, with a public reception on Wednesday, December 3, 5-8pm
In addition, the gallery’s Board of Directors are hosting a Holiday Hodgepodge Preview Gala on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm with live music, complimentary cocktails + hors d’oeuvres, first dibs on fine art + craft, and a free raffle ticket for a chance to win an original Helene Farrar painting.
“The Art and Life of Marcel Duchamp:
A Collision of the Personal and Professional”
The lecture will address Marcel Duchamp’s ties to the many artists in his family, including his brothers Jacques Villon and Raymond Villon-Duchamp, his sister Suzanne Duchamp, and her husband, Jean Crotti.Presented in conjunction with the exhibition,
Collaborations and Collusions: Artists Networks from the Nineteenth Century to the Present.
Free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested but not required. RSVP here.
(Bath, Maine) The Chocolate Church Art Gallery will host the Pastel Painters of Maine (PPOM) Holiday Members Show. The opening reception is Saturday, November 15 from 4-6pm for the exhibit displayed until December 31.
The PPOM Holiday Members Show exhibits pieces from 50 artists in the art gallery at 804 Washington Street in Bath. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday-Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. For special holiday hours, call 207-442-8455.
Call for Artists! Bowdoinham Festival
The Town of Bowdoinham invites Artists to join our annual Holiday Festival event on Saturday, December 6th featuring seven craft fairs, horse wagon rides, a polar bear dip and kids activities. Don’t miss this great opportunity to join is fun community event, space is available at the Community School Holiday Craft Fair, EMS Craft Fair, Long Branch Holiday Show and Woodworkers Show.
• Holiday Craft Fair, 10am-2pm at Bowdoinham Community School
Contact – Jessica Sullivan,504-7103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• EMS Craft Fair, 9am-2pm at Bowdoinham Fire Station
Contact – Annie Davis,798-1830 or email@example.com
• Holiday Craft Fair, 10am-3pm at Long Branch
Contact – Nanette Giacoma,319-6325 or Giacoma_Nanette@comcast.net
• Woodworkers Show, 10am-3pm at Merrymeeting Arts Center
Contact – Nicole Briand,666-5531 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact Nicole Briand, Director of Planning& Development, Town of Bowdoinham at 666-5531.
The BDA has secured a prime location on Maine Street, Brunswick for artisans or small businesses to have a storefront for a day, on Saturday, November 15th for our EARLY BIRD SALE 6 AM – 5 PM.; and Saturday, November 29th for Small Business Saturday from 9 AM – 5 PM. Free location!! To participate: email Missy Grillo, email@example.com or call (207) 729-4439.
“Developing a Marketing Plan”
Date: Monday, November 3rd
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Place: Centre Street Arts Gallery
11 Centre Street
The class is offered toFive Rivers Arts Alliance members only, however everyone is welcome to become a member.
Class Instructor: Sarah Guerette.
Sarah works as the Director of the Women’s Business Center at CEI, where she provides technical assistance to start-ups and existing small businesses in southern Maine, with a focus on women-owned businesses. Services include one-on-one counseling, workshops and online training on a range of topics including: business planning, business financing, and sustainable growth. Originally from Bangor, Maine, Sarah has worked with small business owners both in Boston and in Ecuador, where she lived for nearly five years. She has worked extensively with artist entrepreneurs through MA MoCa’s Assets for Artists program. Sarah holds a B.S. from the University of Maine and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
For more information and to register: http://www.ceimaine.org/?p=151