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STITCHES: September Show @ Spindleworks

| August 21, 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.

 

Stable Gallery opens new show Tomorrow Night!

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Gallery Framing Hosting Laurie Sproul and Fern Stearns

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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!

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.

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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.

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Catherine Worthington @ Wyler’s

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‘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

Spindleworks

Spindleworks

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

 

demonstrations:

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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.

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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  claire_winston@hotmail.com

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

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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                     www.stablegallerymaine.com

Woods to Water @ River Arts

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Stop by during this Friday’s ArtWalk!

Damariscotta ArtWalk this Friday 4-7

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

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New Exhibit: Buddhas and Malas

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 lyceumgallery@me.com, like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lyceumgallery or call (207) 576-4805..

 

SYLVIA BANGS: GALLERY RECEPTION at Centre Street Art Gallery

| 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.

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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”.

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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

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