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| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The TIme to be Happy is Now- Debra Arter


BATH- Debra Arter is the featured guest artist at Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC,at 11 Centre St, Bath from April 2, through May 17, 2014.
An opening Reception will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm.
Debra Arter is well-known for her collage work and has been a guest instructor at Centre St Arts Gallery; she will teach Gelatin Printmaking at Centre St on April 26, 2014.
A new show by Centre St Arts Gallery co-op members will also open with this reception on April 11, 2014, from 5 to 7 pm.
The public is invited; admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Joy of the Lens Reception

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

“A Body of Work” on view at the Harlow Gallery April 2014

| March 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Opening: Friday, April 4, 5 – 8 pm

On view: April 4-26, 2014.
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.

” A Body of Work” resulted from an open call for Maine artist who are inspired by the figure and was juried by Joe Klofas (who has organized life drawing sessions at the Harlow Gallery since the 1990s), Tanya Fletcherand  executive director Deborah Fahy. Out of 131 submissions, 58 works of art will be included in the final show in a range of media: drawing, painting, photography, collage, fiberart and sculpture.
"Vertical Dilemma", oil on canvas by Anita Clearfield

“Vertical Dilemma”, oil on canvas by Anita Clearfield


“Studio shot nude study”, photography by William A. Haley


Exhibiting Artists

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 MaineCapitol Dental CareDead River Co., Great Gatherings, the City of Hallowell,  Mr. Brooks Harlow, Jr., the Jennings FamilyKennebec Savings Bank and the Vallee Brothers.

Spring is Coming at Points of View Art Gallery!

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Camille Davidson Solo Exhibition “Favorite Pieces”

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments


Catherine Worthington Fiber Art Exhibition and Artist’s Talk at Topsham Public Library’s Crooker Gallery

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments


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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

“QUIET REFLECTIONS”- Jerry Meinhardt at Gallery Framing

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Please join us at Gallery Framing for the opening reception of
 Enjoy the mixed media works of our very own
and spend a little time catching up with friends.
WHEN: This Saturday, February 8
TIME:  10-2
Show ends February 28
Gallery Framing
12 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, Maine
Weekdays 9-5
Saturday  10-2

Winter Wonderland Show at Coastal Orthopedics in Brunswick

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

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“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.


| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
A First Anniversary Celebration at Centre St Arts Gallery, at 11 Centre Street will be held Friday, Dec. 13, from 5-7 pm.  Music and food will be served.
The public is warmly invited to help the artists celebrate a year in business sell local art work and holding classes and workshops.
The “Under $100″ show features affordable artwork by members.  Also in the gallery is work by Joy Scott, of Coastal Art Glass, including fused glass pendants and art pieces.  The gallery has a number of other small, affordable items to interest holiday shoppers.
Music will be provided by Frank Vigneau, piano, and Steve Footer, bass; refreshments by members; admission is free.
For more information call 207-42-0300

Greenhut Open studio

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

725 8253

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.



2013 ADAA- 1st Weekend in December- Mark your Calendars:

| November 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

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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.


Get the details here

Download a ADAA Flyer to take with you!


| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Come one, come all
Tis the season to be jolly
Never one to dwell on folly
You are invited to the party!
Throughout November
Gallery Framing shows
Steve Black’s work: Homecoming 2013
Come be part of the scene!
Artist’s reception, November 9th , 10-2
Give those blues a heave
Make Linda, Lucy, Steve, Jerry, too
Happy to welcome wonderful you!
Images range far and wide
Color, texture, line
Open your hearts, open your minds
The economy will be fine
Especially if you buy, buy, buy!
Wishing you the season’s best
May you know life’s fullest zest
Tis the season to be jolly
Abandon all the rest!
M-F 9-5
SAT. 10-2

Opening Reception for Claire Vigneau at Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Opening Reception for Claire Vigneau on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 from 5 to 7 pm at 11 Centre Street, Bath.

Paintings by Claire Vigneau are featured in the small gallery at Centre St Arts Gallery.  She has worked in oil and pastels to capture the coast of Maine with its rocks, marshes and forests.  Her work appears in various galleries and private collections around the country.
Also opening in the main gallery, the Centre St Arts Gallery members’ show, My Favorite Things will be on display until the new year.
Music will be provided by Fran Vigneau, piano, and Steve Footer, bass.
The reception celebrating the new show and Claire Vigneau’s exhibit is free; refreshments will be served.

Thrive: Spindleworks at 35

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Thrive: Spindleworks at 35
Where: Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
When: November 1-30, 2013
Opening Reception: 5-8pm, November 1
Brunswick—in the midst of political and economic uncertainty, diminishing daylight and headlines of gloom and doom, there is a bright piece of news: Spindleworks has reached another milestone, celebrating 35 years. The art center that is at the heart both literally and figuratively of Brunswick’s downtown is not only surviving, it is thriving. 44 member artists produce honest, striking beautiful works that hang in local, regional and national galleries. True community members, Spindleworks artists support local businesses, give back through service in the schools, and participate in local events
At Spindleworks, it’s about the art, not the disability. It’s about being creative and responsible, working in community, making thoughtful choices, seeing and spreading light and laughter. The Spindleworks staff artists and member artists are dedicated to the making, learning, growing, and pushing forward that happens here. Together with the support of the culturally rich and embracing town of Brunswick, Spindleworks thrives.

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,

Keag River Gallery Presents Exhibition Inspired by Artist’s Transformative Healing

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments


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.

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.   

Point of View Gallery Presents: Animal House

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Movin' On, by Judith Long

Movin’ On, by Judith Long


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.

Frogger, by Craig Snapp

Frogger, by Craig Snapp

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.

Little Charmer, by Joe Godleski

Little Charmer, by Joe Godleski

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.

Join the artists for the artist reception:
Friday, October 11,
5 to 8 pm.
In the Garret Gallery on the 3rd floor

Chocolate, by Bonnie Dickey

Chocolate, by Bonnie Dickey

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.

Frog and Dragonfly, by Pat Hix

Frog and Dragonfly, by Pat Hix

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 featured Artist for October

| October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

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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.


| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


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Where: Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
When: October 1-31, 2013
Opening Reception: 5-8pm, October 11th
Brunswick—As fall arrives, and we all begin to come inside, it seems an appropriate time to consider where we come inside to; the structure, the place. Spindleworks’ October exhibit at Gallery Framing is a collection of work taking a look at dwellings, real and imagined. Angela Alderete’s painting of a neighbor’s house taps into that curiosity in us all about how other’s live. Barbara Carter’s Technicolor portrait of a neighborhood stands in stark contrast to Mitch Pfeifle’s photographic study of an abandoned summer kitchen. From warm and cheery to mysterious and haunting, this diverse exhibit includes drawings and paintings, sculpture, photo and fiber work. Join us for the opening during the second Friday ArtWalk in Brunswick October 11th, 5-8pm.

“Sit. Stay. Art!” celebrating our animal companions at the Harlow Gallery

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


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.


Don’t Miss It!

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments


10 X 10 Brunswick event on
Friday, September 27

Come to the 10 x 10 Art Show and Sale this week.
Previews Thursday evening and Friday afternoon.
Actual show Friday evening.
All artwork is 10” x 10” and is framed and ready to hang. The $200 price for each piece is shared equally between the artist and Arts Are Elementary, a non-profit organization that provides artist-in-residence programs for all elementary school students in Brunswick.
We hope to see you there!

To see images of all artwork and for more information, visit the 10 X 10 website:

Exhibit details
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