Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
Reception: July 11th, 5-8pm
Curtis Library Art exhibit of 4 local artists,
Joan Coop, Joanna Damon, Monika Kirtland and Joan Warren.
Discover Bath’s lively arts community during the 2014 season’s 3rd Friday ArtWalk & Tour!
The first Bath ArtWalk of the season will be held on Friday June 20th, 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.
Explore the street level galleries and upper level studios in Bath’s award-winning, historic downtown district. Most of the artists’ studios are clustered around Front and Centre Streets, allowing visits to multiple locations, including a group exhibit at Bath City Hall and art displayed at the Kennebec Company showroom in the Customs House.
A handful of artists are located outside the downtown where they will welcome guests in their open studios.
All venues and a description of the participating artists can be found on the 3rd Friday Bath ArtWalk map/brochure, available at downtown Bath businesses and at visitbath.com. Venues will be marked on location with festive blue or green bowhead flags and yard signs.
The featured artist this month at Sharon Drake Real Estate on Front Street will be Felicity Sidwell, with refreshments catered by Mae’s Cafe.
Bath ArtWalk also features musicians and other sidewalk performers at the corner of Front and Centre Streets, and a 3rd Friday concert at the Chocolate Church Arts Centre following ArtWalk each month.
Music on the sidewalk in June, 5-7pm:
Liam Swift – a 12 year-old singer/songwriter from Portland, Maine who blew Bath ArtWalk attendees away last year with his beautiful voice and catchy piano. This past summer Liam won three singing competitions in Maine and New Hampshire. Liam also co-hosts a monthly Kids & Teens Open Mic at One Longfellow Square in Portland where he emcees the show and performs. He is currently working on a CD of his original music.
At the CCAC at 7:30pm:
Hollow Body Eclectic – this four-piece band came together in March 2013 to perform a series of CD release parties for songwriter Peter Alexander’s solo album, Promised Land (released in October 2012). The band has quickly expanded its repertoire with original compositions by both Peter and Johannah Harkness, who plays keyboards. With Sheldon Bird on bass, Tom Masucci on drums, and all four members on vocals, the Bath-based band has gained a reputation for creativity, musicianship, and fun, high-energy concert performances.
3rd Friday Bath ArtWalks will be held monthly, June through October 2014. An extended Open Studio Weekend will be offered all day at selected locations July 19 & 20.
FMI call 442-7291, or www.visitbath.com
(Bath, Maine) The Chocolate Church Arts Center (CCAC) uniquely offers an art gallery and a performance arts venue. To kick off Bath’s ArtWalk on June 20, the CCAC 3rd Friday Concert Series continues with original rock music by Hollow Body Eclectic with opening act Liam Swift. In addition, there will be a reception for “The View Beyond” art exhibit featuring interpretations of big Maine skies, clouds, water and the horizon.
“Since September, we have been building momentum with concerts to coincide with our art gallery openings,” said Jennifer DeChant, executive director, Chocolate Church Arts Center. “Bath’s 3rd Friday ArtWalk spotlights our local creative economy and we pleased to offer a venue where people can appreciate visual arts and enjoy a lively music performance.”
“The View Beyond” exhibit features pastel, oil, acrylic and encaustic works by Maine artists David Costello, Elizabeth Newman, kdb, Rebecca Kuprowicz and Sara Cox. The reception is open to the public from 5-7pm.
Doors open at 7pm for the 3rd Friday Concert by world class Hollow Body Eclectic, comprised of Peter Alexander on guitars, Johannah Harkness on keyboards, Sheldon Bird on bass, and Tom Masucci on drums and percussion. The opening act for this concert, Liam Swift, is an amazing up-and-coming songwriter and performer who, at age 13, has already amassed awards and accolades. Tickets are $10 and available online, at the box office 207-442-8455 or at the door.
The Chocolate Church is located at 804 Washington Street, in the heart of Bath, and their “Annex Gallery” is one of the featured stops for the Art Walk.
The 3rd Friday Concert Series feature the area’s best folk, rock, and bluegrass musicians. Upcoming shows include Cilantro with Earl Bigelow on July 18 and The Cups with Matt Ferrel on August 15. Chocolate Church also produces Summer Saturdays of Music on the Bath Waterfront, with free concerts at 6:00pm every Saturday afternoon from July 12 through August 30. For more information see www.chocolatechurcharts.org
Brunswick’s June Art Walk Venues Explode
Brunswick’s June Art Walk promises to be a multiplicity of events to delight your senses!
Watch an art installation in process, delight your ears with song, purchase a soulful painting, visit artisans at the Brunswick Inn, and relax on the free bus running between all venues.
Much is in store for Friday, June 13th from 5-8PM; come support your local artists.
Visual artists hanging their work at St Paul’s Church on Pleasant Street will explode to double in size. Working in photography, acrylics, printmaking, watercolors, oils, textiles, and mixed media, these artists will be showing their works with many different subjects and styles. Artists at The Brunswick Inn work in glass, metal-smithing and jewelry, wood, sculpture and more.
The venues along Maine and Pleasant Streets are filled with more creative and artistic works. Pick up or download a brochure to check out the full breathe of work..
Just some of the entertainment that will dazzle you along with full range of art!
Special theater acts for June will include strolling singers from the Maine State Music Theatre. Known as the Brunswick to Broadway Bunch, the group will sing popular songs in tight harmony at various stops up and down Maine Street. Artistic Director, Curt Dale Clark, says “the next stop for these singers is Broadway, so we are thrilled to be able to share their talents with people attending the Art Walk”.
The Theatre Project Group, a dozen high school and professional actors, will draw the audience into skits and improvisational theatre games. Look for these artists around Curtis Library on Pleasant Street or at the Bank of America on Maine Street.
Nicholas Runco will be using large stones to create an art installation reminiscent of cairns one might use as directions while hiking a mountain trail. Come watch the work evolve at the corner of Maine and Mason streets.
And the ART!
Point of View Artists at the Brunswick Business Center and Gallery Framing.
Circling the Square Artists at the Curtis Library Morrell Room
Claudette Gamache the featured artist at Summer Island Studio
Hati Modr at Local
Georgette Morrell at Enoteca
Tom Bruzinski at Cool As A Moose
Barbara Lefort at Timeless Cottage…..
and the list goes on and on.
Thank goodness the Brunswick Explorer will be running a special loop just for the ArtWalk with free service throughout the evening… Look for the orange ArtWalk flags with the balloons for the Hop-on Hop-off service.
Oh yes, And the Musicians!
Lauren Crosby Lindsay- The Brunswick Inn
The Lobster Parlor- The Bank of America- new to the ArtWalk this year… stop by and have a listen to Lorel and Bob.
Stan Davis and Christine Woodman- St Paul’s church
Michael Krapovicky- Cool As A Moose
Randy Lindsey- Gelato Fiasco
Steve Quigley- Tontine Mall
Jonathan Waldo- Curtis Memorial Library
June’s art walk, like all the Brunswick art walks thru October, is sponsored by the Five Rivers Arts Alliance and takes place on the second Friday of each month from 5PM to 8PM. Free bus service is provided for art walk participants and makes round trips every 15 minutes. Look for the balloons and art walk flags designating the bus stops.
Whatever art you enjoy, you are sure to find something to stretch your mind, delight your eyes, and engage your ears! Come and enjoy!
You don’t want to miss it!
Pick up your brochure any where around town and and all venues during the artwalk…
Claudette Gamache a Pastelist from Phippsburg will be showing the month of June at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans 149 Maine Street in the Tontine Mall, Brunswick, Maine.
Artist Reception and Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk is on June 13th from 5pm to 8pm. Live Music, Wine, Cheese, and Horsdoerves will be served. For information please call Patti Baker at 373-1810.
Claudette’s creative journey has now taken to a layering technique using pastels where she includes up to 20 layers in her paintings. The practice of layering color over color, taking out with a brush, reflection, connecting with, and repeating this process many times can last for days, weeks or months. She begins a communication at a certain point in the creative process; a vibration or aliveness has transferred into the pasting, she calls this process her meditation.
Gamache lives at Popham Beach where she is drawn to the essence of nature and nurtured by the changing scenes and the power and calm of the ocean. She finds that layering is her meditation for soul expression, and her healing journey. This encourages a relaxation response within. Her wish is that the viewer can experience the same.
On exhibit at Points of View Art Gallery is an eclectic selection of fine art prints by 18 member artists of Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner, Maine. Off the Press. On the Wall. may be viewed at the Brunswick Business Center, 18 Pleasant Street in Brunswick from June 2-27.
Coordinated by Brunswick artist Judith Long, a member of both Circling the Square Fine Art Press and Points of View Artists in Brunswick, this show includes monotypes, etchings, reliefs, serigraphs, collagraphs, cyanotypes and mixed media prints. The participating printmaking artists, who reside from Freeport to Orono, are: Karen Adrienne, Robin Brooks, Christine Higgins, Judith Long, Diana McFarland, Emily Naples, Margo Ogden, Christine Olson, Rebekka Ouellette-Ames, Donna Parkinson, Ellen Roberts, Kris Sader, Susan Dean Smith, Jennifer Strode, Sarah Vosmus, Helen Warren, Lisa Wheeler, and Barbra Whitten.
And in the Garret Gallery on the third floor of Points of View Art Gallery…
Other members of Points of View Artists have been busy with the printing press, too. Prints, Too – is an exhibit of monoprints, altered prints and collaged prints.
Dates for both shows: June 2 – June 27
Gallery Hours: regular business hours, from 9 am-5 pm weekdays.
Points of View Art Gallery, Brunswick Business Center
18 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
Artist reception: Friday, June 13 from 5 to 8 pm, during Brunswick’s Second Friday Art Walk.
FMI: Points of View Art Gallery (207) 373-9300, www.povartistsmaine.com or Circling the
Square Fine Art Press (207) 582-2108, www.circlingthesquarepress.com.
Points of View Artists explore Heads Up in all its meanings: portraits (of the animate and inanimate), awareness, warning, prediction, guidance – and more?
A reception to meet the artists will occur during the Second Friday Artwalk: Friday, June 13 from 5 to 8 pm. Definitely a date to keep your Heads Up!
Gallery Framing is located at 12 Pleasant Street in Brunswick. Business hours: 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday and 10 am – 2 pm on Saturday. FMI: www.galleryframinginc.com/; email@example.com; 207-729-9108
Judith Long and 12 colleagues from Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner and other area printmakers present Something Small Under the Blankets – an exhibit of editioned fine art prints created within 4 square inches and related monoprints. The mini prints will be on view in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick from June 2-27.
The 26 works include etchings, reliefs, serigraphs, collagraphs and solar plate prints by the following artists: Karen Adrienne, Robin Brooks, Corliss Chastain, Christine Higgins, Judith Long, Diana McFarland, Margo Ogden, Donna Parkinson, Ellen Roberts, Kris Sader, Susan Sean Smith, Sarah Vosmus and Barbra Whitten.
A reception to meet the artists takes place on Friday, June 13 from 5-8 pm, during Brunswick’s Second Friday Art Walk.
Curtis Memorial Library is located at 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick.
This Friday the ArtWalk season kicks off in Brunswick. Lots of exciting things happening.
Two new group show sites this year.
The first at The Brunswick Inn (on Park Row).. will feature 5 artists specializing in jewelry, wood carving, glass work, and more.
There will be a cash bar, live music by Married with Chitlins and a good time had for all.
Great first stop after the All Species Parade which will start and finish at the Mall between Park and Maine.
The 2nd new group showing space is at the St Paul’s Episcopal Church on Pleasant Street…. Artists with medium in watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, oils, and more.
Hati Modr will be painting live and will be there to talk to guests about her process and inspiration. Live music by Pretty Girls Sing Soprano..
Pleasant street will be hopping with additional shows including: P.O.V. at the Brunswick Business Center, Gallery Framing, Curtis Library’s Morrell Room, and the New Gallery at 11 Pleasant Street.
Music at Curtis is by 12 year old Liam Swift..who writes and plays his own music!!!
Maine Street’s activities include participating businesses hosting music and arts:
Local, Gulf of Maine Books, Cool As A Moose, Gelato Fiasco, Big Top, Timeless Cottage, Bayview, The Mix, Enoteca, Maine ArtWorks.
The Montsweagers of Woolwich will be playing in front of Bank of America, Carter Ruff will be playing at Cool As A Moose, Caroline Cotter will be playing in front of Gelato Fiasco. More Music info here
Don’t forget the Tontine Mall with Summer Island Studio and the String Beings playing Celtic Harp!
Spindleworks has their show at the Frontier this month so will not be open at their studios this month. And while you are at Fort Andross stop by to see LobstArt Studios and Michael Patterson… just follow the artwalk foot prints that mark the way!
You might be wondering how you can see the whole thing…. do what the Woodside One Wheelers will be doing!
The Brunswick Explorer will be providing free Hop On- Hop Off service through out the entire artWalk…just look for the artwalk flags with the balloons to find the pick up and drop off locations.
And speaking of the Woodside One Wheelers... 10 kids on unicylces performing at different spots during the artwalk…You can find them at two of the Pick up- Drop off Spots: Jenny’s Station and School and Maine. They will also be performing at the Patio on the Pleasant Street side of the library (right across from the post office).
WOW! Right? Come out and join the fun . We will see you there.
Follow the Footprints! Full Brochure here
Without them this event would not be possible.
Points of View Artists celebrate 10 years of collaboration
Points of View Artists opens the 2014 Artwalk season with TEN!, a celebration of their first 10 years of collaborative work. The show runs from May 5 through May 30 at Points of View Art Gallery, 18 Pleasant Street, Brunswick. A reception to meet the artists takes place on Friday, May 9 from 5 to 8 pm.
Old on New, watercolor by Tim Banks
Untitled 4, mixed media by Ann Slocum
Points of View Artists formed 10 years ago after taking Kathleen Boldt’s popular Merrymeeting Adult Education drawing courses, “Drawing: Learning to See” and “Drawing with Color”. This common experience provided the inspiration and excellent foundation that launched each of the artists on an exploration of the “artist within”. Since then, the artists have explored other art media, such as pen and ink, clay, watercolor, soft pastel, collage and printmaking. Each artist will be showing work that reflects the growth he or she has achieved during their 10 years together. As a special treat and an expression of gratitude from the group, Kathleen Boldt will join the members of Points of View Artists to show some of her work.
Kathleen Boldt (second from right, standing) joins other founding members of Points of View Artists in hanging a show at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick in 2005. Pictured are Barbara Snapp (seated), and (standing, from left) Pat Hix, Harriet Lindemann, Bonnie Dickey, Judith Long, Kathleen Boldt, Barbara Bean.
TEN! Is showing at Points of View Art Gallery from May 5 through May 30. FMI: 207-373-9300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
And in the Garret Gallery on the third floor of Points of View Art Gallery…
Pat Hix and Harriet Lindemann present Garden Path. Pat Hix is well-known for her delicate images of trees and flowers – often cut paper images laid over a watercolor background. Harriet Lindemann creates work that ranges from the realistic to the abstract with a fascinating mix of techniques. Both are founding members of Points of View Artists.
Robin’s Nest, watercolor by Harriet Lindemann
Come help us celebrate!
Reception: May 9, 5-8 pm
Points of View Gallery
18 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
Susan Wood (formerly Rayfield) is returning to Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans just in time for Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk in May 2014. Artist Reception and Artwalk Festivities will be held from 5pm – 8pm. Live Music and hor’sdoerves will be served. For more information, please call Patti Baker at 373-1810.
Susan paints in a variety of ways, depending on how the subject strikes her. Her friends say, wisely, pick a palette and stick with it; ditto medium, method and style.
But she finds that she cannot do that, and so present in this show; bright cliffs of Monhegan Island in Oil and Cathedral Woods on Monhegan in pearlescent pastels.
There is a painting of backlit cows and two portraits of dogs being dogs – the iconic Maine Black Lab playfully bearing a stick to its owner, an inquisitive dachshund name Scout.
Susan’s work has been seen in many exhibitions, is in corporate collection. She is an author of 6 art and photography books, published in New York City,her home town.
Currently, Susan lives and paints in her studio in Harpswell.
Great way to kick off the ArtWalk Season.
Plan an evening in Brunswick! Pick up a brochure and map — stroll, visit, chat, explore all the creativity that will be out and about for the evening.
What: All Species Parade!
When: May 9, 2014, 4:30pm
Where: Town Mall, Brunswick
Come one, come all to the Annual All Species Parade! Once again, to celebrate spring and the diversity of natural species on our planet, Spindleworks and Arts Are Elementary are hosting a community wide parade. Everyone is welcome to join in, dressed as or carrying a representation of their favorite species.
Creative visual interpretations of species are welcome and it is requested that live animals, motorized vehicles(aside from motorized wheel chairs), and slogans or words are left at home. Those interested in participating should gather on the town green at 4:00 for a prompt 4:30 start.
The parade will head down Maine Street towards the river, take a right on Bank Street, another right on Federal Street, and a final right on School Street back to the town green. The parade will end just as the first ArtWalk of the season begins.
The theme of Species will continue with the exhibit On the Edge at Frontier Café (14 Maine Street), hosted by Spindleworks.
The exhibit will draw attention to our living planet both to celebrate, and to raise awareness of the diversity of species, all of which are affected by our actions and inactions. The reception will run from 5-8pm.
SECOND FRIDAY ARTWALK SEASON OPENS MAY 9
Artists, Musicians, Street Performers, and so much more
BRUNSWICK—Downtown Brunswick will sport a festive atmosphere for all ages as Five Rivers Arts Alliance offers Second Friday ArtWalks May 9 through October 9, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Each ArtWalk features artists exhibiting in multiple venues with opening receptions and new exhibits each month, along with more than 25 musicians and a variety of street entertainers.
Spindleworks and The Woodside One Wheelers will kick off ArtWalk entertainment at 4:30 p.m. on May 9. The All Species Parade, a Spindleworks event now in its fifth year, will start at Green Street, proceeding down Maine Street to Bank, Federal, and School streets, returning to Green. Anyone may participate in the parade which draws several hundred participants, says Elizabeth McGhee, executive director of Spindleworks. Its gallery at 7 Lincoln Street will also be open during the ArtWalk.
The Woodside One Wheelers, W.O.W., initiated in 2006, offers children the opportunity to learn skills and boosts self confidence. Perched on unicycles, they juggle and perform other circus skills in parades both locally and up and down the east coast. Last fall they performed in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade and at an NBA basketball game.
Throughout the season, more than 20 art venues hosting more than 100 artists will exhibit along Maine Street, Park Row, Pleasant Street and Fort Andross. The assortment of art includes paintings, pottery, mixed media, jewelry, sculpture, woodwork, textiles and more.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 27 Pleasant Street, new to the ArtWalk, will host multiple artists in its new Great Hall, as will The Brunswick Inn in their Tavern and Breakfast Rooms. Through the “Adopt an Artist” program, a number of Maine Street businesses will host different artists each month. Businesses include: Cool As A Moose, Local/Wylers, The Mix, Timeless Cottage and Enoteca.
Each month’s ArtWalk will include a variety of musicians and performing artists. During the season, the Theater Project will perform skits along the sidewalk, the Maine State Music Theater will send singers strolling along the sidewalks prior to the evening’s show, the Woodside One Wheelers will be returning, and the Hidden Ladder Collective from Portland will bring their interactive shows to Brunswick.
The ArtWalk Youth Ambassadors, dressed in brightly colored costumes, will hand out gallery maps and treasure hunt maps that even children may use. “This is our opportunity to get kids involved in art,” says Bridgett McAlonon, who is working with the youth.
The Brunswick Explorer will again provide free “Hop-On, Hop-Off” service throughout the exhibit areas during each ArtWalk. The bus loop will run from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art along Park Row, down Maine Street to Fort Andross, returning to Maine Street then to Gilman, Union and Pleasant and back to Maine.
“I am a firm believer that the arts are essential to a healthy downtown. Art invites more community events and ultimately more traffic to all local businesses,” says Patricia Porell, Proprietor of Timeless Cottage, Maine Street. In previous years, “I have seen a measurable increase in foot traffic on the evenings that have been designated as ArtWalk nights,” she says.
Recent statistics from the Maine Arts Commission noted that artists and arts organizations add over $300 million to the state’s economy and contribute to the vibrancy of the community’s lifestyle.
“ArtWalks generate excitement in the community that attracts both a wide variety of artists and art appreciators,” says Judith Long, Points of View Artists. “We especially appreciate the outlet for our artistic expression and an opportunity to share our work with the community.”
Five Rivers Arts Alliance thanks the more than 35 sponsors of the 2014 ArtWalk, including multiple restaurants which help make the ArtWalks possible.
2014 2nd Friday ArtWalk Brunswick
“Something Different Every Month”
This year’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk in Brunswick is more exciting than ever and will be offering something different every month.
The Art Venues are along Maine Street from the Bowdoin College Musem of Art and Fort Andross and along Pleasant Street from Maine to Union Streets. The vast assortment of art includes paintings, pottery, mixed media, jewelry, sculpture, woodwork, textiles and more.
There are over 20 venues, with more than 100 artists found in artists’ studios, galleries, group shows, & museums.
There is also a NEW ‘Adopt an Artist’ Program with Maine Street businesses hosting a different artist each month throughout the ArtWalk season. This is another opportunity for the public to meet the artists, ask questions, learn about art, share ideas about art. Sparking discussion, encouraging folks to want to try painting or drawing, or pottery, or jewelry making… that’s a wonderful thing!
This year, there will be more than 20 different musical groups playing throughout the season, in the downtown area, both indoors at various venues, as well as outside next to the sidewalk.
Also NEW this year, we are including other performing art groups in this year’s monthly celebrations, including:
- The All Species Parade kicking off the season in May
- The MSMT (Maine State Music Theater) with strolling singers in June
- The Theatre Project Group entertaining us in June and August
- The Hidden Ladder Collective busking on the sidewalk some months
- The Woodside One Wheelers busking on the sidewalks other months
- The ArtWalk Youth Ambassadors helping with maps and directions to ensure an opportunity to see the most of everything each month.
And just to ensure that downtown visitors will have an opportunity to see as much as possible, the Brunswick Explorer bus will be circling the town, giving rides along the route on both Maine Street and Pleasant Street. It had always been said that you couldn’t see the whole ArtWalk in one evening, but maybe this year you can!
Each ArtWalk will be a happening this year with a different emphasis each month to keep it fresh and different. Come join in the fun!
Maine artists are invited to show their work in historic Bath during this year’s 3rd Friday Art Walk;
The first of five Art Walks is June 20; the last is October 17; hours are 5PM to 8PM.
An open studio tour is scheduled on the July 19 & 20; hours vary according to studio.
Indoor group venues are open in Bath City Hall auditorium & the Bath Customs House lobby.
Artists may display outside on the wider sidewalks and the Customs House lawn when Maine summer weather beckons.
The fee is $60 for the season, whether exhibiting once or all 6 events.
All artwork must be original or reproductions by the original artist.
Paid entries received before April 1 will be listed in the 2014 brochure which will be distributed from Bar Harbor to Boston.
Brochure listings include artwork photo, work description, contact info & locator on Bath area street map.
Bath Art Walks are well publicized on line & in all coastal newspapers.
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.