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Hati Modr Show at Curtis Library

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Susan Zimmerman of Five Islands @ Summer Island Studio in October!

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Local Artist Susan Zimmerman of Five Islands, Georgetown will be joining us at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans the month of October.

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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.

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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.

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ZIMMERMAN WALL CHEEP JEEP

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!

Art of Storytelling comes to Brunswick with ASHLEY BRYAN

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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 .

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.

 

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

 

Stable Gallery opens new show Tomorrow Night!

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Gallery Framing Hosting Laurie Sproul and Fern Stearns

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

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August ArtWalk this Friday Evening…

| August 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

 

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.

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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
and jazz;

-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.

Points of View Art Gallery hosts Machines and Sisters Act in August

| August 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

 

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Montmatre from Inside Dorsay Museum Clock by Ed Morton

 

From clocks to cars to medieval war machines – and more! –

Alaskan Flower Pot, 18 X 11 1/2 2014

Alaskan Flower Pot by Tim Banks

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.

Pipe Wrench by Alan Mast

Pipe Wrench by Alan Mast

Their creative talent is matched only by the human innovations and machinations portrayed.

 

Coast Guard Exercise- Joe Godleski

Coast Guard Exercise- Joe Godleski

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…

 

Coveted Cone- Barbara Bean

Coveted Cone- Barbara Bean

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.

Jackie Melissas

Jackie Melissas

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 returning to Summer Island Studio

| August 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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”

Spindleworks August Show

| August 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Turtle by Lauren St. Pierre

Turtle by Lauren St. Pierre

What: From up River

When: August 4th-31st 2014

Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
Reception: August 8th, 5-8pm

 

River Scene by Sheri Davis

River Scene by Sheri Davis

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.

Crab by Abby York

Crab by Abby York

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.

 

Maine Coast Art Gallery presents “inspired by the earth”

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Casco Bay Art League Summer 2014 Show

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Casco Bay Art Leaugue Summer 2014

 

Participating artists: Caroline Bachman, Kathy Baribeau, Sandra Barry, Betsy Bisson,
Frances Caswell, Hannah Dring, Carol Durgin, Jane Dugan, Lois Jordan, Louise Minot, Lois Pulsifer, Heather Randall, Vivian Wixom, Marilyn Whitaker

Pam Cabanas at Jonathan Frost Gallery

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Monhegan V Perspectives – Art Exhibit

| July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Portland First Friday August 1st. 6-9pm.
Monhegan V Perspectives – Art Exhibit

The Salt Exchange Restaurant & ART Gallery
245 Commercial St.
Portland, Me.
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!