Community News and Events
Bath ArtWalk is this Friday night 5-8pm.
In addition to the Opening/Reception for Barbara Bean and Ed McCartan at Centre Street Art Gallery, wine tasting at Now You’re Cooking, fun times at Markings, popup gallery on Front Street for Coastal Art Glass there is also a book launch party going on at Mariner’s Compass Quilt Shop:
Stop by on your way to some of the other ArtWalk stops. See you there!
The Pastel Painters of Maine, a non-profit serving artists throughout New England, will hold a members meeting on
“Parameters of Pricing Art”Thursday October 2nd.
PPOM members and the public are invited to attend a panel discussion with gallery owners Keith Oehmig and Beth Newman, and artists Suzanne deLesseps and Peesh Rewak McClanahan. This will be moderated by artist Sally Loughridge This free meeting will be held from 11 am to 1 pm in Patten Free Library Community Room in Bath.
The focus of the presentation will be on elements artists and gallery owners weigh when pricing fine art. Variables may include an artwork’s size, medium, cost of materials, time expended, the artist’s sales record, appeal of a type of art, state of the economy, and many more. Subjective and ethical aspects of pricing art will also be explored.
Pastel Painters of Maine
Patten Free Library, Bath
October 2, 2014, 11 am to 1 pm
The Chocolate Church Art Gallery, located at 804 Washington Street in Bath, announces the opening reception for the MADE IN CLAY exhibit on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 5-8 pm.
Sculptors from Judson Studio will display their work from September 19-November 10, 2015. Cathy Bloom, Fran Charles, Betsy Fear, Carolyn Judson, Nan Moran and Joanna Pool will be at the reception to greet guests and answer questions.
The opening is reception is free and open to the public as part of the 3rd Friday Bath ArtWalk.
Stop by when you are in Daramiscotta!
Join in the September Art Walk in Brunswick
Friday, September 12: 5-8pm
Creativity is in the air in Brunswick on Friday evening, September 12, as artists of all kinds join together to bring you their inspirations on the streets of Brunswick! Musicians, glass artists, basket maker, painters, photographers, sculptors, fabric artists and more are looking to share and discuss their art with you.
Located along Maine Street and Pleasant Street, from Bowdoin College to Fort Ambross, the artists’ venues are easily accessible and well marked with art walk flags.
Some businesses along Maine street are hosting artists so don’t be surprise to see an art walk flag in front of a business. Highlights for this month include:
- Maria Castellano-Usery at Cool As A Moose,
- Lee Reiff at Enoteca and
- Mildred Johnson at Frontier ( Mildred’s work is featured on this month’s poster).
Do stop in to enjoy the art and support the businesses who are supporting the arts!
Musicians participating in this month’s ArtWalk can be found at various venues throughout the event. Stop by and have a listen:
- String Beings at St. Paul’s Fellowship Group Show
- Steve Quigley at The Brunswick Inn
- Frank Siegel at The Tontine Mall
- Pretty Girls Sing Soprano at Bank of America
- Randy Lindsey at Cool As A Moose
- Michael Krapovichy at Gelato Fiasco
- Stan Davis at Curtis Library
- Christine Woodman strolling
A free bus just for those moving between the art walk locations is available during the art walk, from 5-8PM. Round trips take approximately fifteen minutes so park your car once and leave the driving to the bus driver.
The Brunswick Art Walks are sponsored by the Five Rivers Arts Alliance and takes place on the second Friday of each month from 5PM to 8PM. The Arts Alliance is also sponsoring a Friday evening – Sunday afternoon, Arts Downtown and All Around holiday Arts Festival, November 7-9 at Fort Andross Gallery (next to Frontier). Mark your calendar and plan to come participate.
For more information about the art walks or November festival, visit www.5raa.org or call (207) 798-6964. You can download your Art Walk brochure here.
On Friday, September 12, as a part of the Brunswick Art Walk, Gulf of Maine Books (134 Maine Street, Brunswick) will host a publishing party and reading for the new poetry collection Files From The Bum’s Academy, edited by Victor Fazekas and published by the Cleaveunder Press of Brunswick.The collection includes new work by local poets Matthew Boucher, Victor Fazekas, Terry Grasse, James Koller, Gary Lawless, Stephen Petroff and Pam Burr Smith.The authors will read from the anthology from 6:30-7:30.The collection is a 68 page paperback, selling for $12, and available by mail from Gulf of Maine Books for $15.The event is free, and open to the public.For more information, please call the bookstore at 729-5083.
Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
Reception: September 12, 5-8pm
Chance Encounters brings together 4 artists at Points of View Art Gallery in September. The show highlights the serendipity of art – from topic, to format, to composition.
Each artwork is the product of a chance encounter between the artist, the subject, and the medium. And each artist has her own distinctive approach to creativity. Chance Encounters is a celebration of this artistic uniqueness in process and product.
Join Bonnie Dickey, Beth Heron, Ann Slocum and Barbara Snapp for an artist reception on
Friday, September 12 from 5 to 8 pm.
And in the Garret Gallery on the third floor of
Points of View Art Gallery…
Joe Godleski turns the space into a floral wonderland with Blooming –a collection of paintings that celebrate flowers from the garden to the table, from humble to exotic, and from bud to last day’s bloom.
Dates for both shows: August 25 – September 26
Gallery Hours: regular business hours, from 9 am-5 pm weekdays.
Points of View Art Gallery in the Brunswick Business Center
18 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
Artist reception: Friday, September 12 from 5 to 8 pm,
during Brunswick’s Second Friday Art Walk.
FMI: Points of View Art Gallery (207) 373-9300, www.povartistsmaine.com
Author Event with Wendall Kinney,
Thursday, September 11, 6pm:
Wendall is a fifth generation Maine native and has been writing poetry and prose since 1990.
His book of short stories Over Home And Other Kitchen Table Tales is based on family history. The stories about growing up in rural Maine on the CD The Bull and I are all true with a bit of the Blarney added for flavor.
Joy of the Pen Writing Competition – This competition is open to year-round Maine residents for unpublished works only. Entries will be accepted in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction beginning September 2nd. This year we will also have a teen category for writers age 11 – 18. Applications will be available in the library or on our website. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. The deadline for applications is October 11th at 8pm. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME 04086, (207) 725-1727, www.topshamlibrary.org.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be showing the 2013 film Dorothy and Herb, 50X50 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. Following the film, famed art collector Dorothy Vogel, featured in the film together with her husband Herb, and Megumi Sasaki, producer and director of the film, will engage in a public question and answer discussion. The audience is invited to a reception at the Museum of Art immediately after the screening to meet and speak with Dorothy Vogel and Megumi Sasaki and to view the exhibition of a selection of works given to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art by Herb and Dorothy Vogel. The film and reception are open to the public.
Developed as the follow-up film to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, Herb & Dorothy 50X50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society. A ‘road movie’ through the art world, the film takes the audience on a journey across the US to eleven recipient museums, from Honolulu to Fargo, meeting curators and visitors, and introduces famous (often controversial) artists, as well as unknown favorites of Herb and Dorothy.
The free screening of Herb & Dorothy 50X50 is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “It’s What You Do With What You View”: Selections from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on view through September 14 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. The installation celebrates the generous donation of well over 300 works from the celebrated collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel by Dorothy Vogel to the Museum in December 2013. The show reflects the evolving history of minimal, post-minimal, and conceptual art practice, and features the work of numerous iconic artists including Robert Barry, Dan Graham, Edda Renouf, Julian Schnabel, Pat Steir, Richard Tuttle, and Dorothy and Herbert Vogel themselves.
For more information, phone 735-3275 or e-mail email@example.com
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Discover Bath’s lively arts community during the 2014 season’s 3rd Friday ArtWalk & Tour!
The third Bath ArtWalk of the season will be held on Friday August 15th, from 5-8pm, with over 30 artists at open studios, galleries, and group shows presenting paintings, photographs, and works in ceramics, glass, wood, and other materials to express each artist’s vision.
The featured artist this month at Sharon Drake Real Estate on Front Street will be ArtVan students, with refreshments catered by Mae’s Cafe.
Music on the sidewalk in August, 5-7 p.m. will be provided by Heather Hardy (with Nancy Sferra). Winner of the 2013 Maine Songwriting Competition and 2nd place winner of the 2012 New England Songwriting Contest. Heather is co-host of the Round Top Coffee House in Damariscotta, and teaches songwriting, guitar and ukelele for all ages. FMI call 442-7291, or www.visitbath.com.