All 15 members of Points of View Artists are represented in the season-opening exhibit, Sheer Madness.
This group show aims to capture the wild, whimsical and sometimes wacky world of art. Many of the pieces will be primarily nonobjective works that make no direct reference to anything in the visible, exterior or physical world and speak metaphorically and poetically.
Or, they may just be kind of crazy, fun pieces. Having been trapped inside the studio through Winter’s cold and snow, art is bursting forth in all its glory and leading the way into Spring.
Sheer Madness will be on exhibit from May 6 to May 31. Come join us for the opening reception and celebrate the start of our 2013 season.
Opening reception: Friday, May 10, 5 to 8 pm
For more images and information on future exhibits, visit our website (www.povartistsmaine.com)
Jennifer Litchfield has been living and painting in coastal Maine for the past 16 years. Originally from Australia, where she pursued a medical career in Sydney for 20 years, Litchfield moved to the United States in 1994 after meeting and marrying her American husband.
Art has always been one of her great loves and she took the opportunity of her new life to develop her passion for painting, drawing and color. Over the past 16 years Litchfield has studied painting with a number of fine teachers.
What excites her now is working in either oils, acrylics or pastels exploring abstract and semi abstract design based on and inspired by aspects of landscape, as well as painting more realistically. She likes to go back and forth between the different mediums and find that each one informs the other.
For many summers she and her husband have cruised the Maine coast. So much of the inspiration for her paintings comes from those wonderful journeys, wandering through the islands, observing the ever-changing light, patterns on water, rocks and the beauty of the shorelines.
First 2nd Friday ArtWalk of the season is next Friday night in Brunswick. Take a stroll through town to enjoy the music and art from our local creative community.
Talk with artists about their work and perhaps fall in love with the perfect addition of art to buy for your home or a friend. Enjoy live music at many venues and sample the refreshments. It’s an enjoyable cultural evening on the town the second Friday of every month from May through October.
All within walking distance of each other in downtown Brunswick, explore 13 working artist studios; more than 25 artists displaying and selling at two “pop-up” sites; over 100 artists showing at cooperative sites, restaurants and businesses; PLUS, 7 art galleries and, 2 art museums at Bowdoin College. Listen to music of local artists at 9 different locations. Open receptions monthly.
Come often; you can’t see it all in one month! The 2013 season will feature a great creative introduction with Spindlework’s All Species Parade that culminates at the Frontier Cafe with a “Heads and Tails” art show.
Experience the culture and varied cuisine of Brunswick by eating at one of the superlative sponsoring restaurants. Follow your favorite local artists and meet new ones while getting to know our “Maine Street America” community.
The new 2013 Season Brochure is HERE. Review a copy early to plan your route.
Stay tuned for more information and updates as we get closer to the event.
Apply right now!
Now’s the time: The brochure and planning for art walk Brunswick are well underway. We are especially excited this season because of the additional guests and art lovers which will be using the new Amtrak increased service from Boston. We have plans to distribute brochures throughout the train stations as well as to tourism centers, hotels, public venues and your galleries and studios throughout Midcoast and public centers. Don’t miss your opportunity to bring your art and creative endeavors to the public attention with your participation in the Brunswick Artwalk.
For more details about the ArtWalk contact Howard Search at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office 207/798-6964
Deadline for applications- MARCH 25
Early Bird discount 10%- by MARCH 8
Download information and applications here
A reception to meet the artist will occur on Friday, October 12, 5 to 8 pm.
The images in the Gallery Framing show were shot during the past three years at locations
in Maine, Illinois, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Spain and Ecuador.
Don’t Miss IT!
If You need a map you can download it here: 2nd Friday ArtWalk Brunswick
Local Artist Lonie Laffely Ellis will be showing at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans the month of October. Artist Reception and Open House will be held on October 12 the night of the 2ndFriday Artwalk. Wine, cheese and horsdoerves will be served from 5pm to 8pm.
Lonie Laffely Ellis is a local Maine artist born in Brunswick Maine. She works in several different mediums but for the past 2 years has spent much of her studio time exploring encaustic painting.
Lonie is employed at Woodside Elementary School in Topsham, where among other things, she shares her love of art to budding young artist through her Open Studio program. Lonie is also employed by Bowdoin College to teach classes at their Craft Center and to assist other artists in hanging their works at the various galleries around the campus.
My path through life has often incorporated a creative element. Creating is what feeds my spirit and awakens my senses. To me, everything is an element of design that can teach you something. Being curious is part of being an artist and I like the freedom and challenges of expressing what is around me in my art. Nature is a great teacher, and I enjoy discovering the outdoors in every season.
This past summer I have so enjoyed the window boxes on Main Street in Brunswick and the various gardens around the area. Encaustic painting has allowed me to capture their beauty and vibrant colors. I hope you enjoy this garden walk.
10/12 – 10/13, 2012
Opening Reception with the artist Jon Allan Marshall on
Friday, October 12 from 5 to 7:30 PM at our Brunswick Gallery.
October 13th, come watch as Jon demonstrates his fascinating painting techniques. The demo and discussion will be from 10:30 AM to approximately 12:30 PM. This will be an informative experience for collectors and artists alike.
As a part of the Brunswick Art Walk on Friday, Sept 14,
Gulf of Maine Books will host
author Monica Wood,
signing and reading from her new memoir:
“When We Were The Kennedys”
7 PM, Friday, Sept 14,
Gulf of Maine Books
134 Maine Street Brunswick
729-5083 for more information
will host a reception to celebrate the opening of their new exhibit “All in the Family”
featuring work by Beverley Price and her daughters, Allison Price and Hillary Schwartz
on Friday, September 14th from 5 – 8 pm.
This event is free and the public is most welcome to join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres.
This multi-media show opening the night of Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk will include paintings, drawings, prints, collage, jewelry and sculpture.
Show runs from September 4th through the 30th.
Gallery Framing is located at 12 Pleasant Street in Brunswick and is open Monday through Friday from 9 – 5 and Saturdays from 10 – 2.
During September, Summer Island Studio at 149 Maine Street in Brunswick welcomes back watercolorist and Asian brush painter, Jean Kigel for a show entitled The Dragon Sleeps. The gallery is open from 9:30 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday, and 10: – 4 on Sunday. Summer Island Studio will be open for the Friday night Art Walk until 8:00 on September 14th.
Kigel’s signature piece, The Dragon Sleeps, depicts the Great Wall at Badaling, China, winding through the autumn mist. The vermilion and sienna hues announce the close of the summer season.
Kigel’s other paintings follow the autumnal theme by depicting the American crow calling out the change of season, hummingbirds tasting the last of summer’s nectar, golden orchids fading into pools of aqua mist, and the sun setting over Maine islands. For everything there is a season. But when winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Award-winning artist Kigel specializes in watercolor and Asian brush painting. Her works have been widely exhibited in museum, university and private galleries, and have been reviewed in the Boston Globe and the Maine Sunday Telegram.
SUMMER ISLAND STUDIO, 149 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011
FMI call 207-373-1810.
The Point of View Artists capture the
MOMENTS OF SUMMER
at this month’s exhibit
at the Business Center of Brunswick.
Stroll down Pleasant Street to view their work during
tonight’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Brunswick.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Louise Minot Retrospective Opening and Reception
Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library
Returning Artist Holly L. Smith from Rockport, Maine will be showing the month of August at
Summer Island Studio -Gallery of Fine Artisans
located in the Tontine Mall 149 Maine Street, Brunswick.
Friday August 10th, the night of the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, a Artists Reception and Open House from 5pm to 8pm, wine, cheese, and horsdoerves will be served.
Also the same night, Live Music by Carolyn Currie who is a very impressive Accoustic Songwriter, Lyricist and talented performer. Her poetic melodies and haunting lyrics come from her own experiences in life, she has won dozens of awards for her work, and she lives right here in Cumberland, Maine.