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/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Five Rivers Arts Alliance is happy to present its 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 6th from 5-8pm, Saturday, December 7th from 10-5pm, and Sunday, December 8th, 11-4pm.
We are looking for participation
Don’t miss the last Bath ArtWalk of the season.
Just some of the works you will see along the way:
Come and see the ART and meet the Artists on Opening Night!
Friday September 20th, 5-7pm
“The Maine Woods” A mysterious place, filled with majestic Trees, Ferns, Lichens, Granite Outcroppings and an amazing array of Wildlife. This rich and vibrant Eco-System will be the focus of this Exhibit. We will be honoring the spirit of this mystical part of Maine.We will be featuring Paintings, Encaustics, Photographs and Wooden Sculpture.
Featuring Artists: Britta Bruce, Lois Strickland, Lee Cheever, Linda Cullivan, Michael Branca & kdb-Karen Dominguez
Chocolate Church ART Gallery
804 Washington St.
September 20th-November 2nd
It is art walk night…
Please join Catherine at the Reception with refreshments this Friday, September 13 5pm-8pm at Curtis Memorial Library (Morrell Room) in Brunswick.
Exhibit runs Wed.Sept.4th-Wed.Sept.25th
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011
phone (207) 725-5242
M-Th 9:30 am – 8 pm
F 9:30 am – 6 pm
Sat 9:30 – 5 pm
Learn more about Catherine and her art at: earthtonesandfishbonesart.com
Where: The Theater Project, 14 School Street, Brunswick
When: September 25th, 11:00 am show and 6:30pm show
Cost: suggested donation $12
advance tickets: 729-8584
Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
7 Lincoln Street, Brunswick
September 13th-October 25th, 2013
Opening Reception: 5-8pm, September 13th
Fashion design has been a fixture of creative expression at Spindleworks almost as long the program has been in existence. Well known in the Maine fiber arts scene for its weaving and textiles, Spindleworks has produced unique clothing and other wearable items from a variety of materials since the late 1970s.
In the past, collections were featured at lively fashion shows hosted by the Theater Project in Brunswick. Staff from Independence Association, Spindleworks’ parent agency, modeled clothing made by the artists. Local poets, including Gulf of Maine Books owner Gary Lawless, read poems inspired by the work.
These events happened several times during the 1980s and ‘90s, but have not occurred in recent years. Spindleworks arts recently brought up the idea to revive the tradition again. Following their lead, staff at the program began organizing the opportunity to host a show this fall.
Fashion Show, an event featuring Spindleworks-made clothing and accessories, will debut on Wednesday, September 25th. The public is invited to two shows, at 11:00 am and 6:30 pm at the Theater Project in Brunswick. Tickets are a suggested donation of $12 and may be purchased ahead of time by calling the Theater Project at 729-8584.
“We received a lot of enthusiasm for bringing back this event,” says Sara Cox, an artist mentor at Spindleworks. “Our friends in the Brunswick community have stepped up to be models or to help out in other ways. The Theater Project has been really supportive and agreed to be the venue again for the show.”
Fashion Show will feature local models donning the Spindleworks creations, including Gary Lawless, Jill Jacobs of ‘The Mix’, and artist and original founder of Spindleworks, Nan Ross. For a look behind the scenes, the public is also invited to Atelier, a visual art exhibit opening at Spindleworks during the Brunswick Second Friday ArtWalk on September 13th from 5 pm to 8 pm. The show will feature sketches, garments, textiles, and other fashion-related creations made by the Spindleworks artists. The gallery will be turned over to display the creative process that takes place behind a fashion show.
Art and Music from Fort Andross to Bowdoin College and many many places in between….. weather should be great …and you can even hop on and off the Brunswick Explorer bus to help you get from one end to the other… See more ..Enjoy More.. Check out the travel loop below.
“Five Rivers Arts Alliance is very pleased and appreciative to have the Brunswick Explorer join with us for our remaining 2013 2nd Friday Art Walk programs. With locations along a mile or so of downtown those attending each art walk can find the 3 hour event length limits seeing all they would like. The bus route and stops will allow visitors to view more of the venues with the wide variety of artists showing their work and talent. This is what we are striving for each year and hope we can continue with this collaboration in the future. We thank the Explorer Bus for their initiative and interest in supporting our cultural community.”
- Ft. Andross (more than 12 open studios, plus The Frontier Cafe)
- Right turn out of Ft. Andross on to Maine St. (South) for 3 ½ blocks
- Right turn into Bank of America Parking Lot , letting people off for artists and music at 98 Maine St., and other Maine St. galleries, studios and music listed in ArtWalk brochure
- Exit Parking Lot through drive through (If bus does not fit under drive through, exit lot by turning right on to Maine St. to Cumberland St.)
- Right on Cumberland St
Left in 1st block in to parking lot (dropping people off in front of condos – covers 3 locations: 18 Pleasant St., Curtis Library Morrell Meeting Room (w/music), and Gallery Framing)
Left out of Parking Lot, past Fire Station to Maine St.
- Right at Maine St. to Station Ave.
- Right at Station Ave, letting people off at the arcade for artists and music.
- Proceed on Station Ave to Union St.
- Left at Union to McKeen St.
- Left at McKeen to Maine St.
- Right at Maine St. to College St.
- Left at College to Park Row
- Left at Park Row (letting people off at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art)
- Continue to end of Park Row to Maine St.
- Right at Maine St.
- Immediate Right at stop sign (before Church) on to Bath Rd.
- Immediate Left just after Church on to Maine St
- Proceed 1 block and bear Right to get on to Park Row (letting people off between Brunswick Inn and Ameriprise)
- Continue on Park Row to end
- Left on to School St. to Maine St.
- Right at Maine St. and back to Ft. Andross.
SUMMER ISLAND STUDIO – GALLERY OF FINE ARTISANS will be having a Artist Reception and Open House Friday, September 13th, Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk. LIVE MUSIC by Carolyn Currie of Cumberland Maine.
Show named “WORKING WATERFRONT” will be held at 149 Maine Street in the Tontine Mall Brunswick, Maine call if any questions Patti Baker 373-1810.
Wine, Cheese and Horsdoerves will be served from 5pm to 8pm. Hope to See you all there.
Peter Jeziorski -
Over the years, my style evolved from a wild, loose, spontaneous, splashy, drippy style I learned under Irving Shapiro to a tighter more structured use of the watercolor medium. Most of my paintings and subjects are scenes of the common man hard at work. Whether it is the loneliness of a farmer working his hay fields or a Maine lobsterman hauling in his traps, or the Vermonter making maple syrup. Capturing the vignettes of small towns has been my goal. They are all a disappearing way of American life, as are the people.
I find a certain peace and contentment with the subjects that I paint. They are the observations accumulated over a lifetime and not casual glances
More paintings can be seen on Peter’s website at www.peterjeziorski.com