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Topsham’s Annual Book Sale Coming at the End of the Month

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join us at the Topsham Public Library for our annual Friends Book Sale! The book sale will take place in the library on Friday, September 26, to Sunday, September 28. As always, we will have an amazing selection of books, videos, DVDs and CDs. The sale of gently used books provides funding for virtually all of the library’s programs for children, teens, and adults. So come along and get some great deals!

 

Friday, September 26, is the special preview sale for Friends of the Topsham Public Library members (Friends memberships will be available at the door) and we will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, September 27, the book sale will open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 28, we will have the $3.00 Brown Bag Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

The Topsham Public Library is located at 25 Foreside Road in Topsham.  For more information, call Topsham Public Library at 725-1727 or visit the library website: www.topshamlibrary.org or the Friends of the Topsham Public Library website: www.friendstopshamlibrary.org.

Art of Storytelling comes to Brunswick with ASHLEY BRYAN

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Bath ArtWalk this Friday

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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:

 

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Stop by on your way to some of the other ArtWalk stops. See you there!

Barbara Bean and Ed McCartan at Centre Street Gallery

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
BATH – Barbara Bean and Ed McCartan will exhibit their paintings at Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, at 11 Centre St, Bath from September 21 though November 8, 2014.
The public is invited to meet artists Barbara Bean and Ed McCartan at the opening reception on September 26 from 5-7 pm.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Barbara Bean will show her delicate and detailed ink and Prismacolor pencil botanical works, featuring wildflowers and wildlife.
Ed McCartan works in acrylic and adds materials for a collage/mixed media work.  His large scale works are boldly colored and composed.
Barbara and Ed are members of Points of View artists’ group, based in Brunswick.  Their work may be seen on the websitepovartistsmaine.com/artists
Work will be available for sale in the gallery; credit cards accepted; shipping available.  Centre St Arts Gallery is open Monday, Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 to 5:30, Sunday from noon to 4:00; closed Tuesday.
For more information please call Centre St Arts Gallery at 207-442-0300 and visit the blog: centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com .

Parameters of Pricing Art – a panel discussion among gallery owners and artists

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

Chocolate Church Art Gallery opens MADE IN CLAY exhibit September 19

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

 

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.

The Chocolate Church Art Gallery is openTuesday-Thursday from 10am-4pm; Friday and Saturday from noon-4pm. Information available online www.chocolatechurcharts.org and by calling 207-442-8455.

 

Stable Gallery’s September/October Show

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

 

Stop by when you are in Daramiscotta!

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September ArtWalk This Friday Evening in Brunswick

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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.

Belva Ann Prycel at Summer Island Studio for September

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Please join us at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the Tontine Mall Brunswick, Maine for the opening of Belva Ann Prycel, a unique and engaging, multi-talented artist on Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Art Walk, September 12th from 5pm to 8pm.  Wine, cheese, and horsdoerves will be served with live music by Frank Siegel and our always vibrant gallery collection of Maine made fine jewelry, art, clothing and crafts.
Prycel’s landscape paintings are inspired from the tidal environments, expansive skies and expressive rivers of the northeast coast. As well as, Belva Ann’s acclaimed books of Maine, which richly illustrate her personal experiences with resonance and grace, both will be featured during the month of September.
Living in Alna & Round Pond, Pyrcel exhibits her paintings and appears for book signings throughout the region.  During her month long showing autographed copies of three of Pyrcel’s books will be available: “Times and Tides”, is an illustrated memoir of personal essays of the coast; “Water Tales”, is a collection of humorous stories of the author’s life around and on water; and “Passage”, is the story of the loss of Prycel’s family that speaks intimately to our fragile humanity.
Prycel is a graduate of Rowan College, teaching painting and drawing in public schools and at her private studio for over 30 years.  Originally from New Jersey she was a well-known cover artist for “South Jersey Magazine” and in 2000 was featured in the award winning documentary “Bayside Artists: Celebrating our Sense of Place.” 

Publishing Party and Poetry Reading @ Gulf of Maine Books!

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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.

STITCHES: September Show @ Spindleworks

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

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What: Stitches
When:  September 5-October 31, 2014
Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
Reception: September 12, 5-8pm
 
It all started with spinning and weaving. Spindleworks is known for colorful threads that have made their way into clothing in the form of woven vests and scarves and onto tables in the form of runners and placemats.
Over the years, the love of things fiber has only expanded in its scope among the artists at Spindleworks. While many spend at least some of their time weaving, a number also embroider, as well as quilt using fabric painting and collage, and unique stitching to embellish their compositions.
“Stitches” presents a new body of work spanning these different thread based media and different techniques including freestyle weaving and free motion quilting. Inspiration has come  both from the artist mentors such as Catherine Worthington whose art quilts are well known in Brunswick, and from visiting artists such as Emi Ito who came for a presentation of her work this past winter.
The exhibit is rich with texture and color and will include finished pieces as well as raw material for purchase.
Join us on September 12th for the Second Friday Artwalk, 5-8pm. The exhibit will run through October.

 

Chance Encounters occur at Points of View Art Gallery

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

 

Endangered Species, by Bonnie Dickey

Endangered Species, by Bonnie Dickey

 

Granite Reflections X, by Barbara Snapp

Granite Reflections X, by Barbara Snapp

 

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.

5 Fish, by Beth Heron

5 Fish, by Beth Heron

 

3 Totems, by Ann Slocum

3 Totems, by Ann Slocum

 

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…

Coastal Garden, Joe Godleski

Coastal Garden, Joe Godleski

 

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.

Bottled, Joe Godleski

Bottled, Joe Godleski

White Orchid, Joe Godleski

White Orchid, Joe Godleski

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

 

Wendall Kinney at Topsham Library in September

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

 Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME 04086, (207) 725-1727www.topshamlibrary.org.

Free screening of Herb & Dorothy 50X50 in Brunswick on September 4, 2014

| August 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

 

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 artmuseum@bowdoin.edu

2014 10X10 Brunswick Benefit Art Exhibit & Sale

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

 

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Stable Gallery opens new show Tomorrow Night!

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Jazz Duo Tonight!

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Brunswick Outdoor Art Festival this Saturday

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Enoteca hosting Lee Reiff this Month

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pop into Enoteca this month for a glass of wine, or dinner and be sure to check out Lee Reiff’s work throughout the restaurant. Perhaps you’ ll find the perfect piece to take home with you.

 

 

“Painting to me means discovery. Whether I’m painting seascapes or landscapes, the experience is always fresh, with the ability to surprise and excite.

When I’m scouting for scenes to paint and something catches my eye, I stop then slowly turn around. It’s amazing what treasures I find in the shadows of a barn, or juxtaposition of rocks and sea, or cows resting in a meadow…just by looking around and behind me.

I am moved by the beauty that surrounds me. I hope my paintings convey that to you.”

- Lee Reiff

Gallery Framing Hosting Laurie Sproul and Fern Stearns

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

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