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

| July 27, 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! -

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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,

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!

ArtWalks are a part of Maine’s Summers

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments


2014 Brunswick ArtWalk

2014 Brunswick ArtWalk

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.


Maine ArtWorks

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.


Catherine Worthington @ Wyler’s


‘Adopt an Artist’ at Cool As A Moose

art abounds:

Don Bruce

Don Bruce


Marilyn Lucey

Marilyn Lucey

Diane Duda's Jewelry

Diane Duda’s Jewelry

music fills the air:

Golden Oak

Golden Oak

Lauren Crosby Linday

Lauren Crosby Lindsay

The Gather Rounders

The Gather Rounders

people strolling

Hurry Down Sunshine

Hurry Down Sunshine

galleries are open:

Bayview Gallery

Bayview Gallery



Summer Island Studio

Summer Island Studio

Gallery Framing

Gallery Framing

and group shows:


Ken Wise at The Brunwi

Ken Wise at The Bruswick Inn

St Paul's Church

St Paul’s Church




Tim Banks with Points of View Artists

Susan Perrine at her outdoor installation

Susan Perrine at her outdoor installation

Bill Tomsa

Bill Tomsa

nimbles to keep you energized:


Treats w/ POV Artists at Brunswick Business Center

Conversation & Treats w/ POV Artists at Brunswick Business Center

porches to rest on and take in the view:

Cocktails at The Brunswick Inn

Cocktails at The Brunswick Inn

and great dinner offerings after you are all tuckered out!

Outdoor Dining along Maine Street

Outdoor Dining along Maine Street


These images are from last week’s Brunswick ArtWalk (2nd Friday of every month  between May- October)… tonight your local choices include: Bath ArtWalk and Damariscotta ArtWalk.


The Mix and ArtVan


Free Rides on the Brunswick Explorer

Free Rides on the Brunswick Explorer

Looks like another great evening for an ArtWalk!


Annual Popham Art Show

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Dates:  Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, August 3, 2014

Hours:  ThursdaySaturday10AM – 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)

Contact:  Claire Winston-Wade   207.671.7237

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!

” Cool in the Shade” at The Stable Gallery

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments



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 Green Glass- Priscilla McCandless

The Green Glass- Priscilla McCandless

The opening reception takes place Friday July 18th from 4PM to 7 PM and is part of the Newcastle/ Damariscotta Art Walk.

Vase by Elizabeth Louden

Vase by Elizabeth Louden

Representing 40 Maine artists, the Stable Gallery is open daily from 10AM-5PM at 26 Water St. in Damariscotta, ME.

(207) 563-1991           

Woods to Water @ River Arts

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments


Stop by during this Friday’s ArtWalk!

Damariscotta ArtWalk this Friday 4-7

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments


Look for the yellow flags around town and pick up a map of the full ArtWalk at any of the locations participating.  Have fun.




New Exhibit: Buddhas and Malas

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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New Exhibit 
Buddhas and Malas
Friday, July 18                                                                                                                            
5:00 – 7:00
Lyceum Gallery will open Buddhas and Malas, featuring the unique work of local artist Ray Michaud. The artist will be greeting visitors at an opening reception Friday, July 18 from 5-7pm
Michaud studied Russian Orthodox iconography and icon writing (icon painting) under Lillian Engstrom, for several years. The symbolism of the colors and poses fascinated him. 
“I almost immediately extended my studies to Buddhist iconography where colors, poses, and even hand gestures have profound significance. As a result, Buddhas of all the eastern philosophies, as well as the mudras or hand gestures of the Buddha, became subjects of my work.” 
Using ancient statuary as models, Michaud’s color palette brings in pigments based on natural earth, and minerals are used to keep in tune with the icon painting traditions of the east. His Buddha paintings are in many private collections throughout Maine. 
Ray’s interest in malas arose from his yoga and meditation practice. A mala is a string of beads that is used to count breaths, as well as mantras or prayers to focus one’s meditation. The act of creating the mala became a meditation in itself for Michaud.
The 40 gemstone malas in the exhibit are made in either the traditional Zen or Tibetan bead layouts, each having 108 beads with one bead as the summit or head bead called a sumeru.The gemstones range from the traditional tiger eye and coral to the exotic like hemimorphite, ruby zoisite, and pyrite. Each mala comes with a card explaining the spiritual and medicinal qualities of the stones used, as well as a guide on the traditional uses and proper handling of the malas. 
The exhibit will continue through August 15. Gallery hours are Saturday 11am – 2pm, Friday 5pm – 8pm and by appointment. Lyceum Gallery is located at 49 Lisbon Street in Lewiston, Maine. For more information, please visit www.lyceumgallery.comemail, like them on Facebook at or call (207) 576-4805..



| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
 An Artists’ Reception for guest artist Sylvia Bangs, and Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC member artists will be held on Friday, July 18 during the Bath Third Friday Art Walk at 11 Centre Street, Bath, from 5 to 8 pm.

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.
She has studied with nationally known oil and watercolorist Lawrence Sisson; New York and Maine artist John Muench; and James Elliot of Bath, Maine.

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.
Based on innate sense of design, texture, shapes, forms and circles. I convey my message with a strong personal accent, by putting designs of animals + other things in my drawings, pushing my drawings “to the edge” giving my work profound familiarity. 

I am constantly seeking new textures and forms to incorporate into my surrealistic drawings, filling the whole with subconscious forms.”
Sylvia Bangs’ work will be on exhibit at the Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre Street, Bath, from June 29 through August 9, 2014.

2nd Friday ArtWalk- Here is what is new for July’s ArtWalk in Brunswick!

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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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.

Jennifer Beaven

Jennifer Beaven

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
  • Spindleworks

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.


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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

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.”

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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.



EARTH, WIND AND WATER: the New points of View Show for July

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments




Monochrome Show at Spindleworks in July

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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What: Monochrome
When:  July 3-31st, 2014
Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
Reception: July 11th, 5-8pm
Spindleworks is often known for an exuberance of color expressed through paintings, weavings, pottery and other creations. What can sometimes be missed in the glory of color is the subtle power  in the initial mark making, early sketches, and ideas that happen daily in the studios. In this month’s exhibit, Monochrome, Spindleworks shares a selection of these striking and rich monochromatic pieces. As well as drawings, Monochrome includes new works from our pottery and sculpture studio as well as experiments from the newly established photography program. Please join us for the Second Friday ArtWalk July 11th, 5-8pm


June Events at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Saturday, June 28  

3:30 p.m.

Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center

Insights from and conversation with Richard Tuttle, artist; Chris Dercon, director of the Tate Modern, London, England; Christina von Rotenhan, art historian and co-curator of the exhibition. Moderated by Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Presented in conjunction with Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective.

Saturday, June 28  

5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m..

Reception and Family Activities   

Opening festivities to celebrate the exhibitions Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective and “It’s What You Do With What You View”: Selections from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. 

Monika Kirtland and Friends at Curtis Library in July

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments


July 2014: 

Curtis Library Art exhibit of 4 local artists, 

Joan Coop, Joanna Damon, Monika Kirtland and Joan Warren.

We display samples of our common endeavors as well as individual creations.
We do love nature.

Bath’s 3rd Friday ArtWalks open June 20 for the season!

| June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 Discover Bath’s lively arts community during the 2014 season’s 3rd Friday ArtWalk & Tour!

The first Bath ArtWalk of the season will be held on Friday June 20th, from 5-8pm, with over 30 artists at open studios, galleries, and group shows presenting paintings, photographs, and works in ceramics, glass, wood, and other materials to express each artist’s vision.

Explore the street level galleries and upper level studios in Bath’s award-winning, historic downtown district. Most of the artists’ studios are clustered around Front and Centre Streets, allowing visits to multiple locations, including a group exhibit at Bath City Hall and art displayed at the Kennebec Company showroom in the Customs House.

A handful of artists are located outside the downtown where they will welcome guests in their open studios.

All venues and a description of the participating artists can be found on the 3rd Friday Bath ArtWalk map/brochure, available at downtown Bath businesses and at Venues will be marked on location with festive blue or green bowhead flags and yard signs.

The featured artist this month at Sharon Drake Real Estate on Front Street will be Felicity Sidwell, with refreshments catered by Mae’s Cafe.

Bath ArtWalk also features musicians and other sidewalk performers at the corner of Front and Centre Streets, and a 3rd Friday concert at the Chocolate Church Arts Centre following ArtWalk each month.

Music on the sidewalk in June, 5-7pm:

Liam Swift – a 12 year-old singer/songwriter from Portland, Maine who blew Bath ArtWalk attendees away last year with his beautiful voice and catchy piano. This past summer Liam won three singing competitions in Maine and New Hampshire. Liam also co-hosts a monthly Kids & Teens Open Mic at One Longfellow Square in Portland where he emcees the show and performs. He is currently working on a CD of his original music.

At the CCAC at 7:30pm:

Hollow Body Eclectic – this four-piece band came together in March 2013 to perform a series of CD release parties for songwriter Peter Alexander’s solo album, Promised Land (released in October 2012). The band has quickly expanded its repertoire with original compositions by both Peter and Johannah Harkness, who plays keyboards. With Sheldon Bird on bass, Tom Masucci on drums, and all four members on vocals, the Bath-based band has gained a reputation for creativity, musicianship, and fun, high-energy concert performances.

3rd Friday Bath ArtWalks will be held monthly, June through October 2014. An extended Open Studio Weekend will be offered all day at selected locations July 19 & 20.

FMI call 442-7291, or

Contexture Opens this Friday at Monkitree in Gardiner

| June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments









“Speaking of Color” Opens on June 20 at Stable Gallery in Damariscotta

| June 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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“Speaking of Color…”, the second show of the 2014 season at the Stable Gallery, 26 Water Street, Damariscotta will open on Friday, June 20 with a gala reception from 5 until 7. The Damariscotta-Newcastle Art Walk will also take place at that time.

The public is invited to both events and will have the pleasure of viewing a new and exciting exhibit at The Stable which will feature nine artists in the charming central room of the Gallery. Thirty other artists will be exhibited in the stalls situated around the main gallery. “Speaking of Color…” will be on exhibit until July 18th.

The colorful variety of Caroline Davis’ several media is always of interest to guests returning to the gallery, as is the brilliance and energy of Pam Hansen’s striking objects from everyday life. Julia Einstein is one of the Gallery’s new artists. Her focus is on transparency, reflection and light in her inside and outside paintings.

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The handsome woven rugs of Bill Bellows will also be featured. A distinguished award winning weaver, Bill creates wool and linen rugs in geometric blocks of contrasting color.

Textiles in a completely different form are those intricate and colorful dyed scarves and wall pieces of Fiona Washburn.

Jessica Sirois creates with textiles in a completely different form when they are included in her jewelry pieces. Jessica, also a sculptor, reuses metal, giving it a whole new purpose and form.




Cabinetmaker, Charles Durfee pays special attention to the color, grain and form of the wood he uses in his finely crafted furniture, while color and form show up as striking aspects of Adero Willard’s ceramic pieces.

Joy Scott’s fused glass is dramatic in it’s color and design.



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Located in the handsome stable connected to the Victorian house once belonging to clipper ship builder Eldridge Norris, the Stable Gallery is a fitting place for an array of talent from over thirty artists. Close to downtown Damariscotta at 26 Water Street, the gallery is open from mid- May until mid-October with daily hours from 10 until 5. Three more Opening Receptions will take place during the summer. “Cool In The Shade” will open Friday, July 18th. “Check The Box” begins with a reception on August 15, and the final Opening of the 2014 season, “hARvesT 13” will be on Friday, September 19th. All receptions are from 5 until 7.Each exhibit is shown in the gallery for a month.

June 2nd Friday ArtWalk this Friday!!

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Brunswick’s June Art Walk Venues Explode

Brunswick’s June Art Walk promises to be a multiplicity of events to delight your senses!

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Watch an art installation in process, delight your ears with song, purchase a soulful painting, visit artisans at the Brunswick Inn, and relax on the free bus running between all venues.

Much is in store for Friday, June 13th from 5-8PM; come support your local artists.

Visual artists hanging their work at St Paul’s Church on Pleasant Street will explode to double in size.  Working in photography, acrylics, printmaking, watercolors, oils, textiles, and mixed media, these artists will be showing their works with many different subjects and styles. Artists at The Brunswick Inn work in glass, metal-smithing and jewelry, wood, sculpture and more.

The venues along Maine and Pleasant Streets are filled with more creative and artistic works. Pick up or download a brochure to check out the full breathe of work..


Just some of the entertainment that will dazzle you along with full range of art!


Maine State Music Theatre- strolling singers

Special theater acts for June will include strolling singers from the Maine State Music Theatre. Known as the Brunswick to Broadway Bunch, the group will sing popular songs in tight harmony at various stops up and down Maine Street. Artistic Director, Curt Dale Clark, says “the next stop for these singers is Broadway, so we are thrilled to be able to share their talents with people attending the Art Walk”.



The Theater Group- live street performances


The Theatre Project Group, a dozen high school and professional actors, will draw the audience into skits and improvisational theatre games. Look for these artists around Curtis Library on Pleasant Street or at the Bank of America on Maine Street.


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Nicholas Runco will be using large stones to create an art installation reminiscent of cairns one might use as directions while hiking a mountain trail.  Come watch the work evolve at the corner of Maine and Mason streets.


 And the ART!

Point of View Artists at the Brunswick Business Center and Gallery Framing.

Circling the Square Artists at the Curtis Library Morrell Room

Claudette Gamache the featured artist at Summer Island Studio

Hati Modr at Local

Georgette Morrell at Enoteca

Tom Bruzinski at Cool As A Moose

Barbara Lefort at Timeless Cottage…..

and the list goes on and on.

Thank goodness the Brunswick Explorer will be running a special loop just for the ArtWalk with free service throughout the evening… Look for the orange ArtWalk flags with the balloons for the Hop-on Hop-off service.

Oh yes, And the Musicians!

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Lauren Crosby Lindsay- The Brunswick Inn

The Lobster Parlor- The Bank of America- new to the ArtWalk this year… stop by and have a listen to Lorel  and Bob.

Stan Davis and Christine Woodman- St Paul’s church

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Michael Krapovicky- Cool As A Moose

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Randy Lindsey- Gelato Fiasco

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Steve Quigley- Tontine Mall

Jonathan Waldo

Jonathan Waldo- Curtis Memorial Library


June’s art walk, like all the Brunswick art walks thru October, is sponsored by the Five Rivers Arts Alliance and takes place on the second Friday of each month from 5PM to 8PM.  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 stretch your mind, delight your eyes, and engage your ears! Come and enjoy!


You don’t want to miss it!


Pick up your brochure any where around town and and all venues during the artwalk…

or download it right here and plan your evening.


Claudette Gamache at Summer Island Studio in June

| June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Claudette Gamache a Pastelist from Phippsburg will be showing the month of June at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans 149 Maine Street in the Tontine Mall, Brunswick, Maine.

Artist Reception and Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk is on June 13th from 5pm to 8pm. Live Music, Wine, Cheese, and Horsdoerves will be served. For information please call Patti Baker at 373-1810.

Claudette’s creative journey has now taken to a layering technique using pastels where she includes up to 20 layers in her paintings. The practice of layering color over color, taking out with a brush, reflection, connecting with, and repeating this process many times can last for days, weeks or months. She begins a communication at a certain point in the creative process; a vibration or aliveness has transferred into the pasting, she calls this process her meditation.

Gamache lives at Popham Beach where she is drawn to the essence of nature and nurtured by the changing scenes and the power and calm of the ocean. She finds that layering is her meditation for soul expression, and her healing journey. This encourages a relaxation response within. Her wish is that the viewer can experience the same.