Abbie Williams from Damariscotta Mills will be returning the month of August to Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans. Please join us for an Artist’s Reception and Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk on August 8th from 5pm to 8pm. Wine, Cheese and Horsdoerves will be served. Live Music by Stan Davis a folk, blues artist.
William’s paintings are all glimpses into her perception of life along the coast of Maine, the Island of Monhegan and Taos New Mexico. Using rich color and employing the dramatic light of the coast and the high desert, she works to capture the extraordinary way the light changes moment to moment which infuses her response to the colors that are often too subtle for the casual observer
Having spent most her life painting and living along the coast of Maine, then spending 10 years painting the high desert of New Mexico, she has continually been inspired by the challenges the local environment presents. Traditionally trained as a painter, Williams has spent a lifetime observing and taking in the nuances of color, shape, textures and light that make up what she paints and now through in her work. Image: “Dr. Proctor’s Hollyhocks”
What: From up River
When: August 4th-31st 2014
Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
Reception: August 8th, 5-8pm
A school of fine art has swum down the Kennebec from SpinOff Studios in Gardiner to festoon the Whatnot Gallery at Spindleworks: dolphins, mermaids, bucolic riverside vistas, waterfowl and beyond. Discover the vibrant work created by artists at SpinOff Studio, and celebrate the partnership between the two programs with artists and Staff alike on August 8th, 2014 from 5 – 8 pm.
SpinOff Studio is Spindleworks’ sister program, and a nonprofit gallery and creative space for adults with disabilities, facilitated by working artists. Serving the Kennebec Valley area since 2011, SpinOff recently moved from Hallowell to Gardiner, tripling their square footage in order to accommodate the growing program.
SpinOff offers art supplies, studio and gallery space, and artists receive 75% of the sale price of their artwork. Creative exploration, community engagement, and personal growth are fostered through workshops, visiting artists and an environment of constant learning.
Our Artists are adults age 18 and over, working in a wide range of mediums including: painting, drawing, weaving, fiber and fabric arts, wood, sculpture, poetry, music, new media, acting, and jewelry.
During the summer and early autumn it seems like there is an ArtWalk somewhere every week here in Maine. What a great way to get to know a town and all that it has to offer.
Super opportunity to stroll the sidewalks and follow wherever the eye wonders…. and there is something to please all the senses.
Many shops are open late.
music fills the air:
galleries are open:
and group shows:
nimbles to keep you energized:
porches to rest on and take in the view:
and great dinner offerings after you are all tuckered out!
Looks like another great evening for an ArtWalk!
3rd Friday Bath ArtWalk & Tour, Downtown and Around Town
Bath’s 3rd Friday ArtWalk takes place monthly from June – October, with the next date on July 18, from 5-8pm. See the work of over 30 artists in open studios and downtown galleries. There will be refreshments in various venues including a monthly ArtWalk Wine Tasting at Now You’re Cooking, plus sidewalk musicians and a Chocolate Church performance immediately following.
In coordination with the July ArtWalk, artists will be holding an open studio weekend, July 19 & 20, offering a range of demonstrations and interactive events.
Click here to download a full listing of participants, musicians, and locations!
Stop by during this Friday’s ArtWalk!
Look for the yellow flags around town and pick up a map of the full ArtWalk at any of the locations participating. Have fun.
Sylvia Bangs lives in Portland, Maine. She was born and raised in Gray, Maine. She moved to Portland in 1959 and attended the School of Fine and Applied Arts, (now Maine College of Art) for 4 yrs.
Her work has been widely exhibited in Galleries and Art shows throughout Maine and Massachusetts and has been written up in many state and local newspapers, including Maine Sunday Telegram.
Sylvia says “I started drawing exclusively in black and white pen and ink, using extremely fine point, Rapidograph Pens. Now all my original drawings are 18″ x 24″ and reflect a deep feeling of certain animals of New England and the world.
I am constantly seeking new textures and forms to incorporate into my surrealistic drawings, filling the whole with subconscious forms.”
Not a RAINDROP in Sight!!!!!!!!!!!!
Looks like a perfect evening for an ArtWalk…
Catherine Worthington will be at Wyler’s this month, Tom Bruzinski returning to Cool As A Moose, Bearable Designs at The Mix and Georgette Morrell’s work will be at Enoteca just to name a few.
Cynthia Marsden‘s Painting with Glass , Ken Wise‘s fine woodwork, Jill Ross‘s handcrafted jewelry, Diane Duda‘s organic artisan jewelry and Marilyn Lucey‘s sculpture work can all be seen at The Brunswick Inn. Meet the artists, share their story and take home a unique piece of art.
Stop by the group show at St Paul’s Church to see Lee Reiff’s fine oils depicting the land and coasts of Maine, Debra Csenge‘s passion for nature through her paintings , printmaking and photography, Alan Sockloff‘s photography of land and seascapes, Polly Smith‘s watercolors, Maria Castellano-Usery‘s colorful and fun acrylics, Debbie Casterlin‘s drawings, calligraphy, and photographs, Gwendolyn Cardente‘s unique assortment of oils, acrylics, and printmaking, Jane Knox‘s work depicting the beauty and mystery of the deep forests and ocean expanses, Tom Conway‘s handcrafted baskets, Don Bruce‘s dreamcatchers and bracelets, Jennifer Beaven‘s Collage Panels, and Celina del Castillo‘s digital artthat combines photography & graphic design with images of nature.
Brunswick Gallery’s participating include:
- Bayview Gallery
- Points of View Artists at the Brunswick Business Center
- Gallery Framing
- Gallery at 11 Pleasant Street
- Summer Island Studio- Gallery of Fine Artisans
Monika Kirtland and Friends is at the Morrell Room at the Library.
Many of the Fort Andross art studios will also be open including: Mildred Johnson, Ed McCartan, and Michael Patterson.
Rebekah Younger from inSite Contemplative Design will be joining us this month at St Paul’s Church to share her thoughts on “Living with Your Art Collection”.
Susan Perrine’s twig installation art, at the corner of Maine and Mason streets, will be one of the special July events not to be missed. As Susan says, “I grew up on a farm and have always spent a lot of time outdoors, walking the fields and woods near home. I try to use methods and materials to reflect the connection I feel towards the natural environment.”
Musicians will be out in force this month at locations and strolling. Come around to hear The Gather Rounders (at Bank of America), Andrew Thomas (Brunswick Inn), Alison Lee Freeman (Curtis Library), Hurry Down Sunshine (Cool as a Moose), Golden Oak (St Paul’s Church), Carolyn Currie (Tontine Mall), and Lauren Crosby Lindsey ( Gelato Fiasco). In addition, David Daniels will be strolling and singing.
Remember, 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 delight your senses! Come, support you local artists, and enjoy a fun filled evening!
Down load the brochure here or pick one up and any of the venues along the way.
Lydia Kaeyer’s watercolor paintings are her artistic interpretation of the Maine coast representing realistic scenes of seascapes, lighthouses, and local marine facilities.
Her works are all of local scenes of the Mid-Coast, many painted “plein air” depicting the Rockland, Spruce Head, Owls Head, North Haven, Port Clyde and Monhegan waterfront environs.
“She loves the docks, working boatyards, local architecture, and coastal scenes using color and light to bring out the beauty of the surroundings.”
Formerly a teacher in Westchester County, New York, Kaeyer studied art and art history at Wheaton College, MA, SUNY Purchase, NY, and has been greatly influenced by her watercolor teacher, David Dewey.
Inspiration also comes from the work of Edward Hopper and Paul Rickert. “She grew up in Marblehead, MA with a father who was an illustrator for the Boston Sunday Post and a mother who was an architect so she thinks it was a natural progression to take up painting when she moved to Maine. It became her passion.
Kaeyer is a resident of Owls Head, Maine and Florida.
Her work is currently being shown at Art Space Gallery, and the Lighthouse Museum both in Rockland.
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.