“Developing a Marketing Plan”
Date: Monday, November 3rd
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Place: Centre Street Arts Gallery
11 Centre Street
The class is offered toFive Rivers Arts Alliance members only, however everyone is welcome to become a member.
Class Instructor: Sarah Guerette.
Sarah works as the Director of the Women’s Business Center at CEI, where she provides technical assistance to start-ups and existing small businesses in southern Maine, with a focus on women-owned businesses. Services include one-on-one counseling, workshops and online training on a range of topics including: business planning, business financing, and sustainable growth. Originally from Bangor, Maine, Sarah has worked with small business owners both in Boston and in Ecuador, where she lived for nearly five years. She has worked extensively with artist entrepreneurs through MA MoCa’s Assets for Artists program. Sarah holds a B.S. from the University of Maine and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
For more information and to register: http://www.ceimaine.org/?p=151
Calling all art enthusiasts to come to Brunswick Friday evening, October 10, 5-8PM, to support your local artists and enjoy the fruits of their work!
This coming Friday will be the final art walk sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance for the 2014 season. Highlights of this Friday’s events include the return of the One Wheelers performing around Maine & Pleasant streets. In addition, Harpswell artist Hati Modr will display her beautiful oil paintings, mostly landscapes, at the Morrell Room of Curtis library where Bob Modr, her husband will be performing with the Pistons!
Also on Pleasant Street, St Paul’s church will be hosting all the “pop up” artists; displays. In one locale, you can see, enjoy and purchase glass sushi dishes, copper jewelry, photographs, and paintings, to name a few of the offerings.
Worried about how to get around to all the locations? A free bus service makes the loop around the artists’ locations, from Fort Andross, up Maine Streets to Bowdoin and back around to Pleasant Street, every fifteen minutes throughout the evening.
So if you are looking for a fun and stimulating time, from 5-8PM, come support your local artists –musicians and visual artists – – from Freeport to Bath and points in between, who have gathered in Brunswick to share their talents with you!
Brochures still available at the various venues or download your copy here.
Just some of the wonderful work you will be able to enjoy in person:
Local Artist Susan Zimmerman of Five Islands, Georgetown will be joining us at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans the month of October.
Artist Reception will be held the night of Brunswick’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk, which will be October 10th,
From 5pm to 8pm, Wine, cheese and Hordoerves will be served and live music of
Carter Ruff can be heard.
Susan works from her little studio tucked between two coves in Georgetown where you find plenty of subjects to work with, islands, beaches, working waterfronts, estuaries and lily ponds. She calls including people and animals in her work good company.
She fills her paintings with things she loves, often painting from a subject to portray something that touches her heart, or tells a story. Zimmerman paints the landscapes and the people of Maine. Making every effort to escape absolute realism, by the use of abstract design and color. Her goal is to have people feel the experience, and to imagine the stories, to connect to what makes living in Maine so incredible!
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.
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:
Stop by on your way to some of the other ArtWalk stops. See you there!
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
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.
Stop by when you are in Daramiscotta!
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.
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.
Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
Reception: September 12, 5-8pm
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.
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.
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…
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.
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