Community News and Events
Pop into Enoteca this month for a glass of wine, or dinner and be sure to check out Lee Reiff’s work throughout the restaurant. Perhaps you’ ll find the perfect piece to take home with you.
“Painting to me means discovery. Whether I’m painting seascapes or landscapes, the experience is always fresh, with the ability to surprise and excite.
When I’m scouting for scenes to paint and something catches my eye, I stop then slowly turn around. It’s amazing what treasures I find in the shadows of a barn, or juxtaposition of rocks and sea, or cows resting in a meadow…just by looking around and behind me.
I am moved by the beauty that surrounds me. I hope my paintings convey that to you.”
- Lee Reiff
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.
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
-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.
Co-Director’s Tour of Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective
Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director,will lead a tour of the major exhibition Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective for Brunswick’s Second Friday ArtWalk.
“…the most exciting and important exhibition of contemporary art to have been mounted in Maine in many years…” says the Portland Press Herald.
Organized in close collaboration with the artist, Richard Tuttle: A Print Retrospective reveals the centrality of printmaking for this contemporary master. The exhibition, spanning four decades and including over 100 works, demonstrates how Tuttle reinvents printmaking, recasting the very nature of art itself.
The Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be remain open until 8:00 p.m. on August 8th. Free and open to the public. Enjoy a Friday evening at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art and at other Brunswick locations.
From clocks to cars to medieval war machines – and more! –
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.
Their creative talent is matched only by the human innovations and machinations portrayed.
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…
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.
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 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”
What: From up River
When: August 4th-31st 2014
Where: Whatnot Gallery, Spindleworks
Reception: August 8th, 5-8pm
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.
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.
Fellow 5RAA member, Rafael Macias of MaineArtworks, will be conducting’Artist in the Spotlight’ interviews and photoshoots on select 5RAA members.
He will be writing about you and your art and combining it with an editorial-style photograph for 5RAA to submit to select news outlets for publication. He will provide you with a web-size digital image with a release for you to use for your own online marketing efforts.
Rafael is offering this service to showcase some of our memberships’ brilliant artists and to provide him a chance to meet and work with other creative people. He will be photographing and writing stories on one artist a month for the next year.
The list is already filling up, so call 5RAA at 207 798 6964 if you are interested in applying to be one of our Artist in the Spotlight.
For samples of his work, view his portfolio at http://www.maineartworks.com or visit People Plus on Union St during the months of August and September to see his show, The Veterans, on display.
You can also visit him at his studio at 101 Maine St. in Brunswick for more information on this wonderful opportunity.
Elements will be a featured art show at the Little Dog Coffee Shop, 87 Maine St, Brunswick during the month of August, 2014. Two artists, Connie Lundquist and Lee Cheever join their creative forces for a multimedia exhibit.
A varied show, both abstract and realistic, of assemblages, drawings, paintings and low relief sculptures with a core in art fundamentals and creative expression will be on view. The elements of art- shape, color, texture, line, space, value, form are the building blocks and focus of these multimedia artists.
“It’s the foundations of art, the life of the materials, and the inspiration of our environment that guide us in self expression. We anticipate that the works will speak to the viewer as well,” says Cheever.
Connie Lundquist is a Brunswick artist with a studio on Maine Street. She has been studying art formally for over thirteen years. Her work is primarily contemporary collage, giving rusty metal, weathered marine plywood, old door panels, and other castoffs renewed and improved life. With their layers of complexity, texture and abstract design, Connie’s pieces invite you to look closely.
Lee Cheever, of Harpswell, will be showing a variety of her new works. Known as a sculptor and photographer from a recent showing at River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta, this Brunswick presentation will feature compositions in drawings, prints, and wall sculptures. A former art teacher, Cheever approaches her own art with an eye to structure as well as technique. Analysis of space and communication give her work a storytelling air.
Portland First Friday August 1st. 6-9pm.
Monhegan V Perspectives – Art Exhibit
The Salt Exchange Restaurant & ART Gallery
245 Commercial St.
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!
This will be a special opportunity to view works from the private collection of the Ipcar and Zorach family in honor of our featured artists, William and Marguerite Zorach. They include:
- Portrait of William Zorach and portrait of Marguerite Zoarach, painted by Dahlov Ipcar.
- Bestowal (bronze sculpture 1947), The Geography Lesson (watercolor, 1920), and Robinhood Marina (watercolor 1966) by William Zorach.
- Baby Rabbit (oil 1930) and Deep Woods (oil, 1950) by Marguerite Zorach.
If you are near Georgetown, you will not want to miss this opportunity. See you Sunday.
BATH – Brad Terry, clarinet, and Peter Herman, guitar, will perform a jazz concert at the Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, at 11 Centre St, Bath, on Sunday, July 27, from 5 to 6:30 pm.
Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. A $20 admission fee is requested.
For more information call Centre St Arts Galley at 442-0300 or check the blog: Centrestartsgallery.blogsp
“I have been playing this wonderful American music called ‘Jazz’ ever since my neighbor Benny Goodman convinced my mother to buy me a clarinet when I was fourteen.
I have been lucky to have known and be challenged by, played and recorded with some of the world’s greatest Jazz players and now, at seventy- seven I’m being challenged again by a brilliant twenty-five year old guitar player, Peter Herman. We play tunes I’ve known for 50-60 years that he’s hearing for the first time and he brings with him a flood of new and refreshing harmonic and melodic ideas. He has mastered a lot of amazing technique and throws musical curve balls at me, definitely keeping me on my toes. We play a variety of standard jazz tunes and spontaneously create musical conversations that take us to surprising and often unlikely places.”
Brad Terry shares his love of music with young musicians all over the world.
CREA presents: Land Trust Nature Sites, A Photographic Tour, Tuesday, July 29, 6:30pm: Photographer David White has explored each of our beautiful Land Trust properties, and will share with us a magical, ecological world through his impressive high-powered lens. Join us to marvel at the beauty that abounds, and hear about the special places we can explore in our community! To find out more about CREA, you can visit:www.creamaine.org. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME 04086, (207) 725-1727, www.topshamlibrary.org.
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.
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.
music fills the air:
galleries are open:
and group shows:
nimbles to keep you energized:
porches to rest on and take in the view:
and great dinner offerings after you are all tuckered out!
Looks like another great evening for an ArtWalk!