Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
Reception: September 12, 5-8pm
Music and art will again be combined for the 2nd Friday Art Walk Friday, August 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Brunswick downtown area.
Musicians will be located throughout the ArtWalk:
-Stan Davis on guitar playing folk and blues music, will be at the Tontine Mall;
-Randy Lindsay will be strolling the streets with guitar, providing easy listening
-Married with Chitlins, Chris and Liz Lannon, an acoustic music duo, will perform traditional American folk music at Cool as a Moose;
-Pretty Girls Sing Soprano, Susan Bean Mathews, Ingrid Ayer-Richardson and
Shelly Hatton Kirkpatrick, harmonize to sing a variety of genre at Gelato Fiasco ;
-Carter Ruff- who by day is a luthier, repairing and building guitars and other stringed instruments, will be at the Bank of America with acoustic blue grass, and
-Kevin Wyman from The Music Center will play rock, blues and jazz at St Paul’s Group Show!
Bridget McAlonan’s art is featured on the August ArtWalk poster. Bridget explains, “The Gathering” is based on a dream in which, after feeling raw and cold from the long winter, spring and summer come along bringing the lush green. The image tells me that even though something might seem imposing, or perhaps dead and scary (like bones) there is still the potential for life and growth.”
This painting is among several of McAlonan’s that are currently on exhibit at the Frank Brockman Gallery located at 68 Maine Street.
The 20 exhibit areas located throughout downtown range from St. Paul’s Church on Pleasant Street to Maine Street, and right and left onto Maine Street. Access to these venues is simplified with the free services of the Brunswick Explorer which circles the art show route throughout the evening.
ArtWalk flags identify the exhibit areas and bus stops.
Twenty Brunswick restaurants are sponsoring the 2014 season along with other area business, all listed in the ArtWalk brochure. This 26-page brochure includes a map with locations of all the artists, a list of the performing artists and musicians, a list of sponsoring restaurants, and a map showing the route of the Brunswick Explorer.
Review and/or Download a copy of the brochure here or pick one up at anyone of the venues participating in the ArtWalk.
From clocks to cars to medieval war machines – and more! -
Machines demonstrates human technological ingenuity and artistic creativity. Artists Tim Banks, Joe Godleski, Carolyn Judson, Alan Mast and Ed Morton display over 40 works of art using ceramics, watercolor, oil and acrylic.
Their creative talent is matched only by the human innovations and machinations portrayed.
Join the artists for a reception during the Art Walk on Friday, August 8 from 5 to 8 pm.
And in the Garret Gallery on the third floor of Points of View Art Gallery…
Sisters Barbara Bean and Jackie Melissas join forces in Sisters Act. Barbara is an established local artist who has shown her work in this area since moving to Brunswick in 2003.
Her sister, Jackie, moved to Brunswick in 2013. Both sisters are excited to share their distinctive work in their first joint show at Points of View Art Gallery. Jackie’s primary medium is clay, while Barbara Specializes in pen and ink. But both artists cross over occasionally.
Dates for both shows: July 27 – August 22
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, August 8 from 5 to 8 pm, during Brunswick’s Second Friday Art Walk.
FMI: Points of View Art Gallery (207) 373-9300, www.povartistsmaine.com
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.
Portland First Friday August 1st. 6-9pm.
Monhegan V Perspectives – Art Exhibit
The Salt Exchange Restaurant & ART Gallery
245 Commercial St.
The gallery is open Monday to Saturday, 11:30am to 9pm.
Featured Artists: Betty Heselton, Sally Loughridge, Joyce Greenfield and Marlene Loznicka
Monhegan Island, this exhibit is the culmination of a yearly retreat for these Artists. We are pleased to present their fifth year of exhibiting their Monhegan inspired pieces, curated by kdb-Karen Dominguez.
Painting on island several weeks each fall, these artists are continually excited by new patterns of light and shadow and perspectives on the rugged land, sea, and island community.
Art Bash featuring art, artists, live jazz and noshes, First Friday destination!
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!
Dates: Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, August 3, 2014
Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 11AM – 4PM
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 31, 5PM – 7PM (meet the artists & enjoy refreshments!)
Location: Popham Chapel House 971 Popham Road, Phippsburg, ME 04562 (Rt. 209 next to Popham Chapel)
Description: 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!
The Stable Gallery announces a new show, “Cool In The Shade” which will be on view from July 18th through August 13th. The featured artists are painters Penelope Moodey, Bob Thomas, Bev Walker, Priscilla McCandless with sculpture and paintings by Kevin James, wood art by Stephen Vowles and Louis Charlett, ceramics by Elizabeth Louden and blown glass by Tandem Glass.
The opening reception takes place Friday July 18th from 4PM to 7 PM and is part of the Newcastle/ Damariscotta Art Walk.
Representing 40 Maine artists, the Stable Gallery is open daily from 10AM-5PM at 26 Water St. in Damariscotta, ME.
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.