Community News and Events
CALL FOR ART!
Final deadline – March 7, 2014 (must be received in FRAA office by the date indicated)
Sponsors- It takes a great deal of community support to bring this event together and we would not be able to do it without your support. Your donations help support the entertainment and marketing for this event.
Please find the sponsorship application here to fill out with information regarding your business which will be included in the brochure that reaches throughout the local communities as well as along the train route down into Boston.
The summer ArtWalks in Brunswick help to build awareness for all the events, businesses, restaurants and local talent that is part of our community.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Arts Are Elementary invites area artists to submit
an application for an artist residency for the 2014/15 academic year.
AAE provides an artist residency for every K-5 classroom in Brunswick.
Applications may be found on our website at www.artsareelementary.org.
Please feel free to contact AAE ED Kristi Hatrick at
email@example.com or 725-1232 with any and all questions.
Felicity Sidwell will be showing the month of March at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the Tontine Mall the heart of downtown Brunswick, 149 Maine Street.
Sidwell grew up in England and came to the US with her husband in 1971. She studied art at Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Ct. while raising their three boys (and sheep and chickens) on an old New England farm in Newtown Ct. They moved to Maine in 2006 and now live in Brunswick, Felicity has a summer gallery in West Point, Phippsburg.
Sidwell is fascinated by the effect of changing light on our perception of mood in a landscape. The muted colors of a summer haze, the energy of a clear, windy day, the peaceful golden light of fall on the salt marsh next to their home and the shapes and colors of the frozen bay in winter. Painting the coast of Maine on location, “en plein air” and in studio work is an exciting journey, according to Felicity and a challenge and delight as she attempts to capture the essence of a scene and communicate that feeling. www.sidwellartgallery.com
Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans
located in the Tontine Mall the heart of downtown Brunswick, 149 Maine Street.
open 9:30am to 5:30pm,
contact Patti L. Baker.
Please join us all month; the show is called “Paintings that take you there”.
Marsha Donahue returns for a three-day Watercolor workshop beginning:
Saturday, March 8 through Monday, March 10.
Three days tuition is $350; two days tuition is $250.
Marlene Loznicka was born in York, Maine and now lives on the Pemaquid Peninsula where she has her studio and gallery.
Beginning to draw and paint at an early age, she was influenced by her father, also a painter, who studied at the Ogunquit Art School when it was a well-known artist’s colony.
Loznicka moved south with her family as a teenager and came back to Maine twenty years later where she has lived ever since. She was totally inspired by the Maine landscape and began spending a lot of time painting and teaching on Monhegan Island.
Last summer she was chosen to have a one person exhibit at the Island Inn, the show ran the entire summer. She still spends two weeks painting on the island every summer.
Marlene is currently working in oils, encaustic, and watercolor, developing her style through simplicity and abstraction.
She frequently works en plein air as she feels that this helps her to have more of an emotional and spiritual feeling about the subject rather than just a depiction of nature. Marlene’s paintings are about light, atmosphere and color.
Young at Art: celebrating artists in grades K-8
The public is invited to Young at Art, our 11th annual exhibition of children’s artwork, when area students in grades K -8 have their work on display in the professional setting of the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell. Each year the gallery invites art teachers from elementary and middle schools from throughout the greater Augusta area to select their best student art to be featured in this community-wide celebration of talented young artists. Schools serving the following communities are participating: Augusta, Chelsea, Farmingdale,
12 – 2pm – artists in kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
2-4 pm – artists in 3rd, 4th & 5th grade
3-5 pm – artists in 6th, 7th & 8th grade
‘Voices of the Sea’ 3rd edition casts wider net
Members $15; nonmembers $17; children $10
Hosted by John McDonald, Maine’s Storyteller, with appearances by Bath’s own Kevin Gilmore, poet Sally Woolf-Wade, musician Bob Bowman and others.
Catherine Worthington Fiber Art Exhibition and Artist’s Talk at Topsham Public Library’s Crooker Gallery
From February 22nd to March 25th, the Crooker Gallery at the Topsham Public Library will be featuring a Fiber Art Exhibit by Catherine Worthington.
Catherine creates colorful textile paintings with themes of nature, flowers, pears and poppies.
Her landscapes celebrate her surroundings by depicting the Maine woods, the sea, pine trees or street scenes using bold bright colors.
Catherine creates her own fabrics by painting or silkscreening, and often finishes the work with French knots, beads, and other embroidery techniques.
She has a BFA in textile design from University of MA and is a member of Five Rivers Arts Alliance, Maine FiberArts, Maine Crafts Association, Designing Women and Surface Design Association.
Catherine will also be giving an artist’s talk on Saturday, February 22nd, at 11:00AM, also at Topsham Public Library’s Crooker Gallery.
As always, our programs are free and open to the public.
The Topsham Public Library is located at 25 Foreside Road in Topsham. For more information, contact the library at 725-1727 or at www.topshamlibrary.org.
Get out to a class! Enjoy the community and the sharing…
Centre Street Arts Gallery LLC at 11 Centre Street in Bath, Maine is offering:
a Watercolor Workshop entitled ‘Increase the Risk, Decrease the Failure
with Marsha Donahue on March 8, 9 and 10.
Marsha owns Northlight Gallery in Millinocket, Maine. Her watercolors captures the beauty of Katahin and the Maine woods.
Students may sign up for two days for $200. or 3 days for $300.
Also beginning on
March 5 is a series of 9 watercolor classes with Linda Murray .
This class is a continuation of Linda’s well-received fall watercolor class.
Classes will meet on 9 Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5:00. The cost is $195.
Visit centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com for more information. Reservations can be made by calling 207-442-0300 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Born in Ithaca, NY, now living in Lewiston, ME, Len explains, I am a self-taught contemplative and meditative photographer, recording all of my images in digital format. I have found that my camera is simply a means by which I can be more present in and more mindful of my environment, seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary and making it more visible.
WHEN: This Saturday, February 8
Joy of Art Artist Talk, Saturday, February 15, 11am:
Joy of Art Exhibition Artists Talk scheduled on February 15, 2014 has been postponed because of the storm. The new date is Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00
Join us in the Crooker Gallery as the winning artists in all categories talk about their work.
We will also announce the winners of this year’s People’s Choice Award and of the Library Lovers Lottery.
Topsham Historical Society, Tuesday, February 11, 6:30pm:
Our guest speaker, Jon Brandon, founder of East Point Conservation, has over 26 years of experience in the conservation of wooden artifacts, is certified by the Smithsonian Institution as a furniture conservator, and trained at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
The focus of Jon’s presentation will be furniture from the 16th through the 20th centuries currently in Maine, and he will discuss specific conservation projects, the issues, and solutions.
Oil Painting with Eric Glass starts:
Saturday, February 15,
from 2-5 pm,
for 6 weeks for $170.