On Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 1 – 3pm, Topsham Public Library will hold a reception in the Crooker Gallery kicking off our annual photography exhibit.
The Joy of the Lens is our annual juried photography exhibit which features original photography by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Prizes will be awarded in categories including Nature and Landscapes/Seascapes, People, Animals, Digital Darkroom, and Details and Macro.
Music will be provided by Bill and Kate Gray on violin and guitar. Refreshments will be served.
The exhibit will hang in the Crooker Gallery from March 30th through May 10th. Visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite work for the People’s Choice Award, to be presented at the close of the exhibit. As always, our programs are free and open to the public.
Opening: Friday, April 4, 5 – 8 pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday -Saturday noon to 6pmLocation: 160 Water Street, Hallowell, Maine 04347
In April the Harlow Gallery is showcasing the work of 38 Maine artists working from the human figure.
A Body of Work is on view at the Harlow April 4-26, 2014 with an opening reception on Friday, April 4 from 5-8 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Auburn: Andrea Eusden.
Augusta: Lisa Lancaster.
Belfast: Charles Dufour, Gilbert Welch.
Bryant Pond: Gail Rein.
Durham: Anita Clearfield.
Falmouth: Judy O’Donnell.
Farmingdale: Jeff Auger.
Farmington: Sandra Stanton.
Freeport: Meghan Anderson Nathanson.
Gardiner: Allison McKeen.
Gorham: Matthew LaPierre.
Hallowell: Nancy Bixler, Sarah Dunn, William Haley, Joe Klofas, Lindsay May, Sally Wagley.
Harpswell: Heather Desiree.
Lewiston: Ryan Connell Garvey.
Lincolnville: Petrea Noyes.
Montville: Leslie Woods.
Mount Vernon: Pamela Hetherly.
New Gloucester: Deborah Anne Hall.
North Monmouth: Carol St. Pierre.
Oakland: Michael Smith.
Saco: Tanya Fletcher.
Springvale: Mary Bullock, Jean Noon.
Topsham: Robin Brooks.
Waterville: Magdalen Abe, Bruce Habowski.
West Gardiner: Dianne Chicoine, Kay Morris.
Windham: Lynda Wilson.
Winthrop: Don Kerr, Eileen Kerr, Penny Markley.
A Body of Work has been made possible by the generous support of Harlow Gallery Season Sponsors: The Bank of Maine, Capitol Dental Care, Dead River Co., Great Gatherings, the City of Hallowell, Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr., the Jennings Family, Kennebec Savings Bank and the Vallee Brothers.
Catherine Worthington Fiber Art Exhibition and Artist’s Talk at Topsham Public Library’s Crooker Gallery
From February 22nd to March 25th, the Crooker Gallery at the Topsham Public Library will be featuring a Fiber Art Exhibit by Catherine Worthington.
Catherine creates colorful textile paintings with themes of nature, flowers, pears and poppies.
Her landscapes celebrate her surroundings by depicting the Maine woods, the sea, pine trees or street scenes using bold bright colors.
Catherine creates her own fabrics by painting or silkscreening, and often finishes the work with French knots, beads, and other embroidery techniques.
She has a BFA in textile design from University of MA and is a member of Five Rivers Arts Alliance, Maine FiberArts, Maine Crafts Association, Designing Women and Surface Design Association.
Catherine will also be giving an artist’s talk on Saturday, February 22nd, at 11:00AM, also at Topsham Public Library’s Crooker Gallery.
As always, our programs are free and open to the public.
The Topsham Public Library is located at 25 Foreside Road in Topsham. For more information, contact the library at 725-1727 or at www.topshamlibrary.org.
WHEN: This Saturday, February 8
“Winter Wonderland” Show bringing Five Rivers Arts Alliance Artists together in reflection of the natural magic of the season.
Reception and Open House January 8th, 5-7pm
at Coastal Orthopedics, 14 Thomas Point Road, Cooks Corner, Brunswick.
Participating artists include: Judith Long, Kathleen Goddu,Catherine Worthington, Maria Castellano-Usery, Cory Gardiner,Bill Tomsa, Linda Panzera, and Robert Cuzner.
Come out to meet the artists and learn more about this wonderful facility and the services it provides.
Greenhut Open studio This Sat. Dec 14 10-4
Greenhut figurative sculptures in bronze and clay, affordable pastel drawings, art/craft from Asia and personal collection of wonderful “things”, Ari Kohorn recent graduate of Brunswick High and Rhode Island School of Design jewelry,drawings, plus other artists.
SPECIAL EVENT Jane Knox Maine photos & jazz vocal concert from 3-4.
2nd floor of Ft. Andross above the flea market
Saturday Dec.21 10-4 Greenhut open studio
Virtuosi jazz pianist Sean Fleming will accompany Jane Knox jazz singer from 3-4
Greenhut figurative sculptures in bronze and clay,affordable pastel drawing plus private collection of world art/craft, Ari Kohorn recent graduate of Brunswick High and Rhode Island School of Design jewelry, Jane Knox photography,Christine De Troy pillows
725 8253 2nd floor of Ft. Andross above the flea market
Snow dates Sunday the 15th or Sunday the 22.
Five Rivers Arts Alliance is pleased to present its 16th Annual holiday art exhibit and sale with artists, studios and local performances.
Arts Downtown and All Around will take place this year on:
Friday, December 6, from 5-8pm,
Saturday, December 7 from 10-5,
Sunday, December 8, 11-4pm.
Events will take place in downtown Brunswick and a group show in Brunswick and Bowdoinham.
Open studios, group shows and performances will provide holiday treats for all the senses. Use this opportunity to find those one of a kind gifts for your one of a kind holiday need.
Shop local and support the Arts.
Brunswick features open studios in Fort Andross , in and around Brunswick and a Group Show at 98 Maine street where artists gather to display and sell crafts, fine arts, three dimensional work and photographs.
Opening Reception for Claire Vigneau on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 from 5 to 7 pm at 11 Centre Street, Bath.
Where: Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
The exhibit Thrive: Spindleworks at 35 will feature current work by the 44 member artists, with an opening November 1st, 5-8p.
In addition during the month the following events will take place:
A New Canvas: an introduction to SpinOff Studio, the Spindleworks satellite program in Hallowell,Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine Street, November 1-30
Oldies & Goodies: an evening of film shorts from the Spindleworks Archive
November 7th 6:30pm, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library
Voice: a reading and telling of favorite Spindleworks poems, stories and memories hosted by Gary Lawless. November 13th, 6:30pm, Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library
For more information contact Spindleworks 725-8820, www.spindleworks.org
South Thomaston Maine, September 20, 2013 – Keag River Gallery presents an Exhibition of works by Aura Ever.
“Transformations: My Cancer Cells, My Art, Creating a New Perspective and Life,”
Opening Reception is Sunday, October 20, 2013, 1-5 pm. The exhibition runs through November 30th
“Transformations: My Cancer Cells, My Art, Creating a New Perspective and Life,” features a dozen images, each representing a moment of inspiration on the journey to wellness. Each image is beautifully mounted on a 8” x 10” ARTiPLAQ, and is also available in “5 x 7” greeting cards. Aura includes an affirmation with each image that reflects her place on the healing path of transformation.
“Circles of cause and affect surround us all. The energy of light and love creates our thoughts and intent. We’re responsible for what we share, consciously or not. We affect even what we don’t see. This chain reaction is the matrix of life. You share life through love and make a positive difference heart to heart.” Aura Ever
A portion of proceeds from exhibition sales will be donated to The Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, a non-profit, grassroots, volunteer-based partnership of breast cancer survivors, health care professionals, representatives from cancer-related organizations and supporters all sharing a common vision to make a positive difference in the health of Maine people through financial support, advocacy for breast cancer research and education. www.mainebreastcancer.org
Keag River Gallery is located at 25 Dublin Road, S. Thomaston. Featuring the works of several photographers, the gallery is open Fridays through Mondays 11 am to 5 pm. Keag River Gallery offers custom digital photo editing, photo printing on paper, canvas and ARTiPLAQ photography mounting services. www.keagrivergallery.com/ email@example.com
In the Main Gallery on the 1st floor
In the Main Gallery, Points of View Artists will present Animal House, an exploration of the weird, wacky, wild and engaging world of animals.
Artwork of all media from pen and ink to sculpture is represented. This exhibit is a group show with work from all 17 Points of View artists – including new members Joe Godleski and Jackie Melissas.
Animal House will last from September 30 through November 1. It is the last exhibit at the Gallery for the 2013 Artwalk season and promises to be a howling success.
Friday, October 11,
5 to 8 pm.
Bonnie Dickey and Pat Hix will show work created by Pencil and Brush. Bonnie specializes in the use of colored pencil to create portraits of animals and people. She has also added collage to her repertoire.
Pat Hix has been creating art for most of her 80-some years. Most recently, she has been using watercolor pensil and brush work to paint wispy scenes. She often embellishes these landscapes with cut paper trees.
Bonnie and Pat will also be at Points of View Art Gallery for the reception on Friday, October 11
from 5 to 8 pm.
Linda Murray of Bath will be showing the month of October at Summer Island Studio-Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the Tontine Malla in the heart of downtown Brunswick.
Artist Reception and Open house will coincide with Brunswick’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk on October 11th from 5pm to 8pm. Wine, cheese, horsdoerves will be served. LIVE MUSIC this month will be Steve Quigley of Harpswell. Any questions please call Patti at 373-1810.
Stop by and meet Linda Murray. Have her tell you a bit about the process of her work.
Murray’s is influenced by the Abstract Expressionists who work in a improvisational style. Their emphasis is on the process with an organic approach of letting an image evolve without the weight of a preconceived notion of outcome to weigh it down. She finds it exciting to witness a new visual idea emerging from the surface. Often the idea seems to transcend language and be of a spiritual nature.
Linda begins each image whether abstract or a tree root with a wet-in-wet process where paint is applied to the wet surface allowing pigment to push and pull and merge into new hues. After pigment is applied she often introduces resists or apply a technique called Decalcomania where she lays down various plastic material and manipulates it to form wrinkles and shapes. (Decalcomania is a technique first used by the surreal painters in the 1920s and 30s.) Once the wet-in-wet application is dried the plastic material is removed revealing rich textures and forms. Editing out, adding line, deepening values or lifting pigment then develops the image. Murray often adds gouache to watercolor or pours fluid acrylics to enhance contrasting textures and values
The tree images in this exhibit are all taken from life. While the surrounding landscape may be fictitious, the tree exists somewhere that she has been. The abstract images however are from my imagination. While they may remind me of a place perhaps underwater or celestial they evolved out of contemplation and listening to the painting adding or taking away until there is nothing left that seems to need adjustment.
Where: Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
Hallowell, MAINE: In October we are delighted to present Sit. Stay. Art! in partnership with the Kennebec Valley Humane Society in Augusta.
The opening reception will take place on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 5-8pm and everyone is invited.
The show will run through Saturday, October 26. Sales commissions will be split between the KVHS and the Harlow Gallery, benefiting both animals and the arts!
Hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays noon to 6pm, Thursdays and Fridays noon to 8pm, and the gallery is also open by chance or appointment.
10 X 10 Brunswick event on
Friday, September 27
To see images of all artwork and for more information, visit the 10 X 10 website: http://www.10x10brunswick.org/
Curtis Memorial Library (Morrell Meeting Room)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Parrish Hall)Previews:
Thursday, September 26 from 5-8 pm
Friday, September 27 from noon to 3 pmEvent, sale and reception:
Friday, September 27; 5-8 pm