Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 11AM – 4PM
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 1, 5PM – 7PM (refreshments will be served)
Location: Popham Chapel House, 971 Popham Road, Phippsburg, ME 04562
The Annual Popham Art Show features the extraordinary work of local fine art painters and photographers, along with amazing woodcuts and fine crafts on exhibit and for sale. One of a kind pieces by accomplished and award-winning artists – all in the charming backdrop of Popham Village – this show is a find!
Katahdin Show reception at Centre St Art Gallery, 11 Centre Street
Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, at 11 Centre Street in Bath invites the public to a reception on Friday, May 24 from 5 -7 pm, to open the new exhibition: “Katahdin and the Great Outdoors” featuring the work of all nineteen gallery artist plus guest artist Jillian Herrigel, of Phippsburg.
Several works, in watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel, featuring Mount Katahdin, Maine and other landscapes, will be on exhibit until June 29, 2013.
Admission to the gallery is free. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm through May 31; from June 1, the gallery will be open Wednesday though Monday, noon to 6 pm, except Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday noon to 4 pm.
The doors of the Stable Gallery at 26 Water Street, Damariscotta are open for the 2013 season. This will be the eighth summer that the Stable has offered new and imaginative art in a variety of forms to the mid-coast area. The work of several new commission artists will join the twelve members artists for this season.
The first Opening for 2013 will be on Friday, May 17 from 5 to 7 at the Gallery. Music will be provided by Dave Mello, and guests will be treated with an array of delicious hors d’oeuvres. Shown in the central high ceilinged room of the Gallery will be ten featured artists. Entitled “Here On Earth”, this show will include five painters, a metalsmith, two ceramic artists and two sculptors.
Rosalind Welsh will exhibit her sculpted sewn paintings of abstracted natural forms, while Priscilla McCandless adds to the colorful aspect of this show with her magical realism. Caroline Davis expands her painting to include several media as she explores bird forms. The impressionistic work of John Allen contrasts nicely with Susan Bartlett Rice’s colorful rendering of long standing traditions of Maine life and unique treatment of winter scenes.
Guests can look forward to the new pieces of symmetrical and symbolic jewelry created by Mary Hall. Roz Welsh, who is a jeweler as well as painter will add new pieces to her exhibit.
Guy Marsden’s beautiful furniture using vertical staves will join his digital sculpture which creates random number patterns. Obadiah Buell will feature stone sculpture invoking natural elements as well as functional stonework.
Two new commission artists for this year include ceramicists Barbara Eldred and Elizabeth Louden. Elizabeth’s work is drawn from many cultures and media, while Barbara’s passion for color, design and symbols shows up in her masks and animal forms, as well as her monoprints.
Located in the handsome stable connected to the Victorian house once belonging to clipper ship builder Eldridge Norris, the Stable is a fitting location for an array of talent. The tack room and box stalls are faced with black walnut and provide a beautiful background for changing exhibits. There will be five exhibits during the summer. The next opening will be June 14. Daily hours are 10 to 5. The public is invited to enjoy the festivities of all openings and to see the work in a leisurely fashion every day.
Music | Primo Cubano
as part of the Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association’s Cuba Week
Fri May 17 | 8pm | $15 |
Primo Cubano plays traditional Cuban dance music dating back to the turn of the
20th Century. Son is the most popular style to come out of Cuba and is the primary
contributor to the blend of Latin styles today known as Salsa. It was first a
music of the country people and eventually migrated to Havana, where it was urbanized
and began to draw a wider audience.
Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. – “Focus on Maine Street” Walking Tour, beginning outside the Pejepscot Historical Society’s main entrance at 159 Park Row . The tour will be guided by historian Dick Snow and will highlight the evolving uses of many familiar Maine Street buildings.
A Historic Preservation Month activity sponsored by Brunswick Village Review Board and Pejepscot Historical Society.
A “Focus on Maine Street” Photo Exhibit is on display at the Brunswick Visitors Center at Maine Street Station throughout the month of May.
The contest is part of the Village Review Board’s annual Historic Preservation Month activities.
The Historic Preservation Month theme this year is “Focus on Maine Street,” dovetailing with the Brunswick Downtown Association’s current effort to have the heart of the Maine Street commercial district designated a National Register Historic District.
Join Spindleworks and Arts Are Elementary at the Fourth Annual All Species Parade on Friday, May 10 at 4:30 PM
Fourth Annual All Species Parade on Friday, May 10 at 4:30 PM at the Town Mall.
Music | Jenna Campbell, Ed Desjardins, & Martin Swinger
Fri May 10 | 8pm | $12 in advance, $15 day of show
What Jenna Campbell, Ed Desjardins & Martin Swinger have in common is a talent for singing original and honest stories about real life experiences in an intimately
appealing and musically satisfying show. Together they offer Jenna’s soulfully sweet voice reflecting a lifetime of earthy experience, Ed’s wisdom in sharing
the effect of history and time on a personal journey and Martin’s zest for universal stories that manage to balence outrageous humor and profound depth on the head
of a pin. Combining simple acoustic and electric guitars with keyboards and their three beautiful voices in richly haunting harmony, Jenna, Ed and Martin take turns
leading as they weave a musical tapestry of delicacy and strength like a dog-eared book of favorite short stories.
Music | An Intimate Night with
The Mallett Brothers Band & Joe Gallant
Sat May 11 | 8pm | $15 | Limited tickets available:
The Mallett Brothers Band is a country rock band from Portland, Maine fronted by the two sons of legendary singer-songwriter David Mallett. Since forming in
2009, the band has been “gobbling up accolades like sunflower seeds,” in the words of their hometown newspaper, the Portland Press Herald.
Sweeping the Portland Phoenix “Best Music Poll” awards each year since forming, the band has gathered a total of 8 awards from the Phoenix, including “Best Local Band” (2), “Best Live Act” (2), “Best Local Album” (2), “Best Song,” and “Best Roots Act.” Other accolades include first prize at the Oxford Rockin’ Country Showdown in 2011, nominations
for “Best Maine Act” in the 2011 New England Music Awards, and appearances in numerous local and national ”Best of 2011″ lists this past year.
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.
The Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, presents Livy Glaubitz speaking about Travel Journals, in the gallery at 11 Centre St., Bath, on Saturday, May 11, from 3 to 4 pm.
Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Artist Livy Glaubitz, of Bath, has traveled the world and brought back more than photographs; she has journaled all of her trips and will present her travel journals on Saturday, May 11. She will also speak on her techniques, media, and give tips on getting started, materials, and interacting with local residents. See her work now at the Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, at 11 Centre Street in Bath.
For more information, please visit the gallery or call at 207-442-0300, or visit our blog: centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday noon to 5 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.
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.
Put away your mud boots, haul out your dancing shoes, and come to Patten Free Library in Bath for an evening of foot-stomping bluegrass music by Portland band Tricky Britches.
The concert starts at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 14. This event is free and open to the public.
Rooted in old-time country, with a bluegrass kick and the bounce of a street-corner jug band, Tricky Britches will put some swing in your step from the moment you hear them. Songwriting chock full of down-home harmonies and dirty licks, their original material harkens back to humble beginnings sawing out mountain tunes on the Portland, Maine sidewalk.
Band members Jed Bresette, Seth Doyle, Tyler Lienhardt, and Ryan Wilkinson formed Tricky Britches in 2009, playing on street corners across the country, simply as a means of paying for a road trip. Suddenly there were weddings, parties, and dances to be played, and before the boys knew it, Tricky Britches had gained too much momentum to be stopped. As time went by, they focused more on songwriting and original material, which the majority of their recorded tracks are. Their influences include John Hartford, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, The Grateful Dead, The Everly Brothers, and American traditional folk music. Their 2011 album Hard Fought Day has been played all across New England, and their new album Good Company, will be released in May of 2013.
“In an age of auto-tune and manufactured music, Tricky Britches isn’t just a throwback – they’re a look forward. When we tire of the digital and the plastic, we can comfort ourselves in the warm embrace of three-part harmonies, fire-breathing fiddle and mandolin licks, and the thump-thump to the gut of a stand-up bass. Not only do they reintroduce us to the delicious crudeness of early twentieth century tunes like “Greasy Coat,” but even their originals sound old as dirt. As comfortable on a street corner or front porch as they are on stage and under the lights, Tricky Britches is right in the middle of a new movement toward old time music, along with Old Crow Medicine Show, the Avett Brothers, the Toughcats, and the Hackensaw Boys. Auto-tune? Maybe they’ll figure that out for the banjo some day…”- Sam Pfeifle, Portland Phoenix
“Art in the Park” Artist Reception
The “Art in the Park” program, entering its fourth year, will feature a woven twig sculpture by artist Susan Perrine. The sculpture will be unveiled in Johnson Park on Water Street, May 3rd at 5:00pm, as part of the Gardiner Artwalk, and will be displayed through October. The public is invited to a reception beginning at 4:30pm at Circling the Square Fine Art Press before the unveiling at 5pm that will kick off the Artwalk which begins at 5:30pm.
Susan began weaving twig sculpture as a way to teach weaving on a large scale. Susan Perrine’s work reflects on her connection to the natural environment. She states, “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.” Susan will be showing at Artwalk after the reception in the park where her sculpture will reside.
The public will have an opportunity to participate in the actual construction of the piece, which will be made from locally sourced materials. Perrine uses her sculptures to teach about the art and craft of weaving at many different scales. Her twig structures are an easy way to demonstrate how simple materials, when aligned carefully can create useful and beautiful works of art. The public build will take place on Saturday, April 27th, from 11am-1pm.
“Art in the Park” is provided by a grant from the Harry Faust art Fund and is supported by the City of Gardiner , Gardiner Main Street, and the Maine Arts Commission. “This year’s sculpture is incredibly unique in its form and materials. This program allows us to encourage discussion about the arts and the importance of an active downtown,” says Patrick Wright, Executive Director of Gardiner Main Street.
The Gardiner Main Street program is one of four original nationally accredited Main Street™ programs in the state of Maine. The program uses a comprehensive approach to strengthen Gardiner as a regional focal point for commerce, culture, and community. Gardiner has recently been honored as a recipient of a two year grant partnership with the Orton Foundation to strengthen the community through a project called Heart and Soul Community Planning. For more information about Gardiner Main Street, visit www.gardinermainstreet.org.