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Final Friday Art Walk in Brunswick for 2014 season- This Friday

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Calling all art enthusiasts to come to Brunswick Friday evening, October 10, 5-8PM, to support your local artists and enjoy the fruits of their work!

This coming Friday will be the final art walk sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance for the 2014 season. Highlights of this Friday’s events include the return of the One Wheelers performing around Maine & Pleasant streets. In addition, Harpswell artist Hati Modr will display her beautiful oil paintings, mostly landscapes, at the Morrell Room of Curtis library where Bob Modr, her husband will be performing with the Pistons!

Also on Pleasant Street, St Paul’s church will be hosting all the “pop up” artists; displays. In one locale, you can see, enjoy and purchase glass sushi dishes, copper jewelry, photographs, and paintings, to name a few of the offerings.

Worried about how to get around to all the locations? A free bus service makes the loop around the artists’ locations, from Fort Andross, up Maine Streets to Bowdoin and back around to Pleasant Street, every fifteen minutes throughout the evening.

So if you are looking for a fun and stimulating time, from 5-8PM, come support your local artists –musicians and visual artists – – from Freeport to Bath and points in between, who have gathered in Brunswick to share their talents with you!

Brochures still available at the various venues or download your copy here.

Hati Modr Show at Curtis Library

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments




Just some of the wonderful work you will be able to enjoy in person:


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Susan Zimmerman of Five Islands @ Summer Island Studio in October!

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments


Local Artist Susan Zimmerman of Five Islands, Georgetown will be joining us at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans the month of October.




Artist Reception will be held the night of Brunswick’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk, which will be October 10th,
From 5pm to 8pm, Wine, cheese and Hordoerves will be served and live music of
Carter Ruff can be heard.

Carter Ruff

Susan works from her little studio tucked between two coves in Georgetown where you find plenty of subjects to work with, islands, beaches, working waterfronts, estuaries and lily ponds. She calls including people and animals in her work good company.



She fills her paintings with things she loves, often painting from a subject to portray something that touches her heart, or tells a story. Zimmerman paints the landscapes and the people of Maine. Making every effort to escape absolute realism, by the use of abstract design and color. Her goal is to have people feel the experience, and to imagine the stories, to connect to what makes living in Maine so incredible!

Magical exhibit at Points of View Art Gallery

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Magical moments of art are on display at Points of View Art Gallery in October. This last show of the 2014 Artwalk season features work by 14 of the Points of View Artists.

Magical, by Lucy Banfield

Magical, by Lucy Banfield

Dodo, by Craig Snapp

Dodo, by Craig Snapp




Imagination of the artist combined with the imagination of the viewer create those magical moments unique to artistic experience – fanciful views of life from unexpected perspectives.


Nesting, by Harriet Lindemann

Nesting, by Harriet Lindemann

Call to the Moon, by Ed Morton

Call to the Moon, by Ed Morton

Ceramic Pot, by Jackie Melissas

Ceramic Pot, by Jackie Melissas

Join the Points of View Artists for a reception on Friday, October 10 from 5 to 8 pm

Dates for show: September 29 – October 31

Gallery Hours: regular business hours, from 9 am-5 pm weekdays.

Points of View Art Gallery in the Brunswick Business Center

18 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

Artist reception: Friday, October 10 from 5 to 8 pm,

during Brunswick’s Second Friday Art Walk.

FMI: Points of View Art Gallery (207) 373-9300,

The Garret Gallery on the third floor of Points of View Art Gallery…

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Sun and Shade, Brunswick, by Alan Mast

Sun and Shade, Brunswick, by Alan Mast

Beth Heron, Carolyn Judson and Alan Mast have art On and Off the Wall. An eclectic mix of works in oil, mixed media and sculpture, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Saco River Canoe Trip, by Carolyn Judson

Saco River Canoe Trip, by Carolyn Judson

Red Line, by Beth Heron

Red Line, by Beth Heron

Dates for show: September 29 – October 31

Gallery Hours: regular business hours, from 9 am-5 pm weekdays.

Points of View Art Gallery in the Brunswick Business Center

18 Pleasant Street, Brunswick

Artist reception: Friday, October 10 from 5 to 8 pm,

during Brunswick’s Second Friday Art Walk.

FMI: Points of View Art Gallery (207) 373-9300,

New Art Workshop: Torn Paper Paintings

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cacktail Time by Wanda Edwards

Cocktail Time by Wanda Edwards


Wanda EdwardsCentre St Arts Gallery is now accepting registrations for the 2-day workshop “Torn Paper Paintings” with Wanda Edwards, Saturday and Sunday, October 11-12, 10 am to 4:30 pm.  Cost for the 2-day workshop is $150.
The proposed class is an intense workshop in which students are taught a unique figurative collage technique.  Students will work from their own image using torn papers of all kinds, building up layers of colors and textures to a finished artwork.  Some painting experience would be helpful, but not imperative.

A detailed workshop description can be found at Images and more information are also available online at; and on Facebook.

There are two of Wanda’s paintings now on display at the gallery.  Wanda’s work is shown in several galleries and on Etsy, and has been published in art magazines.
To register for Torn Paper Paintings Workshop, please call Centre St Arts Gallery at 207-442-0300 or visit at 11 Centre St., Bath.

Michael Vermette Returns to teach 2-day workshop in Bath

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Michael Vermette
Michael Vermette will conduct a 2-day workshop at Centre St Arts Gallery at 11 Centre St in Bath on November 8-9, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm; the cost is $175.
Michael will teach plein air painters how to complete a painting in the studio using photos and studies made on site.  A detailed workshop description and a materials list can be found on
Students may work in oil, acrylic, or watercolor. Some experience in painting outdoors (en plein air) is suggested.
To register, please call the gallery at 207-442-0300 or visit the gallery at 11 Centre St, Bath.

Sylvia Dyer Exhibit At Crooker Gallery/Topsham Library

| September 29, 2014 | 0 Comments


Spoon Carving Class with Lynette Breton

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments


Topsham’s Annual Book Sale Coming at the End of the Month

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Join us at the Topsham Public Library for our annual Friends Book Sale! The book sale will take place in the library on Friday, September 26, to Sunday, September 28. As always, we will have an amazing selection of books, videos, DVDs and CDs. The sale of gently used books provides funding for virtually all of the library’s programs for children, teens, and adults. So come along and get some great deals!


Friday, September 26, is the special preview sale for Friends of the Topsham Public Library members (Friends memberships will be available at the door) and we will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, September 27, the book sale will open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday, September 28, we will have the $3.00 Brown Bag Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


The Topsham Public Library is located at 25 Foreside Road in Topsham.  For more information, call Topsham Public Library at 725-1727 or visit the library website: or the Friends of the Topsham Public Library website:

Art of Storytelling comes to Brunswick with ASHLEY BRYAN

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Bath ArtWalk this Friday

| September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bath ArtWalk is this Friday night 5-8pm.

In addition to the Opening/Reception for Barbara Bean and Ed McCartan at Centre Street Art Gallery, wine tasting at Now You’re Cooking,  fun times at Markings, popup gallery on Front Street for Coastal Art Glass there is also a book launch party going on at Mariner’s Compass Quilt Shop:


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Stop by on your way to some of the other ArtWalk stops. See you there!

Barbara Bean and Ed McCartan at Centre Street Gallery

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
BATH – Barbara Bean and Ed McCartan will exhibit their paintings at Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, at 11 Centre St, Bath from September 21 though November 8, 2014.
The public is invited to meet artists Barbara Bean and Ed McCartan at the opening reception on September 26 from 5-7 pm.  Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
Barbara Bean will show her delicate and detailed ink and Prismacolor pencil botanical works, featuring wildflowers and wildlife.
Ed McCartan works in acrylic and adds materials for a collage/mixed media work.  His large scale works are boldly colored and composed.
Barbara and Ed are members of Points of View artists’ group, based in Brunswick.  Their work may be seen on the
Work will be available for sale in the gallery; credit cards accepted; shipping available.  Centre St Arts Gallery is open Monday, Wednesday through Saturday 10:30 to 5:30, Sunday from noon to 4:00; closed Tuesday.
For more information please call Centre St Arts Gallery at 207-442-0300 and visit the blog: .

Fall Classes at Centre Street Art Gallery

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

October Classes at Center Street




For more information call Centre St Arts Galley at 442-0300 or check the

Parameters of Pricing Art – a panel discussion among gallery owners and artists

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Pastel Painters of Maine, a non-profit serving artists throughout New England, will hold a members meeting on

“Parameters of Pricing Art”Thursday October 2nd

PPOM members and the public are invited to attend a panel discussion with gallery owners Keith Oehmig and Beth Newman, and artists Suzanne deLesseps and Peesh Rewak McClanahan.  This will be moderated by artist Sally Loughridge This free meeting will be held from 11 am to 1 pm in Patten Free Library Community Room in Bath.

The focus of the presentation will be on elements artists and gallery owners weigh when pricing fine art.  Variables may include an artwork’s size, medium, cost of materials, time expended, the artist’s sales record, appeal of a type of art, state of the economy, and many more.  Subjective and ethical aspects of pricing art will also be explored.

Pastel Painters of Maine

Patten Free Library, Bath

October 2, 2014, 11 am to 1 pm

Chocolate Church Art Gallery opens MADE IN CLAY exhibit September 19

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments


The Chocolate Church Art Gallery, located at 804 Washington Street in Bath, announces the opening reception for the MADE IN CLAY exhibit on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 5-8 pm.

Sculptors from Judson Studio will display their work from September 19-November 10, 2015. Cathy Bloom, Fran Charles, Betsy Fear, Carolyn Judson, Nan Moran and Joanna Pool will be at the reception to greet guests and answer questions.

The opening is reception is free and open to the public as part of the 3rd Friday Bath ArtWalk.

The Chocolate Church Art Gallery is openTuesday-Thursday from 10am-4pm; Friday and Saturday from noon-4pm. Information available online and by calling 207-442-8455.


Stable Gallery’s September/October Show

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments


Stop by when you are in Daramiscotta!

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September ArtWalk This Friday Evening in Brunswick

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Join in the September Art Walk in Brunswick

Friday, September 12: 5-8pm

Creativity is in the air in Brunswick on Friday evening, September 12, as artists of all kinds join together to bring you their inspirations on the streets of Brunswick! Musicians, glass artists, basket maker, painters, photographers, sculptors, fabric artists and more are looking to share and discuss their art with you.

Located along Maine Street and Pleasant Street, from Bowdoin College to Fort Ambross, the artists’ venues are easily accessible and well marked with art walk flags.

Some businesses along Maine street are hosting artists so don’t be surprise to see an art walk flag in front of a business.  Highlights for this month include:

  • Maria Castellano-Usery at Cool As A Moose,
  • Lee Reiff at Enoteca and
  • Mildred Johnson at Frontier ( Mildred’s work is featured on this month’s poster).

Do stop in to enjoy the art and support the businesses who are supporting the arts!

Musicians participating in this month’s ArtWalk can be found at various venues throughout the event. Stop by and have a listen:

  • String Beings at St. Paul’s Fellowship Group Show
  • Steve Quigley at The Brunswick Inn
  • Frank Siegel at The Tontine Mall
  • Pretty Girls Sing Soprano at Bank of America
  • Randy Lindsey at Cool As A Moose
  • Michael Krapovichy at Gelato Fiasco
  • Stan Davis at Curtis Library
  • Christine Woodman strolling

A free bus just for those moving between the art walk locations is available during the art walk, from 5-8PM.  Round trips take approximately fifteen minutes so park your car once and leave the driving to the bus driver.

The Brunswick Art Walks are sponsored by the Five Rivers Arts Alliance and takes place on the second Friday of each month from 5PM to 8PM.  The Arts Alliance is also sponsoring a Friday evening – Sunday afternoon, Arts Downtown and All Around holiday Arts Festival, November 7-9 at Fort Andross Gallery (next to Frontier). Mark your calendar and plan to come participate.

For more information about the art walks or November festival, visit  or call (207) 798-6964.  You can download your Art Walk brochure here.

Belva Ann Prycel at Summer Island Studio for September

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Please join us at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the Tontine Mall Brunswick, Maine for the opening of Belva Ann Prycel, a unique and engaging, multi-talented artist on Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Art Walk, September 12th from 5pm to 8pm.  Wine, cheese, and horsdoerves will be served with live music by Frank Siegel and our always vibrant gallery collection of Maine made fine jewelry, art, clothing and crafts.
Prycel’s landscape paintings are inspired from the tidal environments, expansive skies and expressive rivers of the northeast coast. As well as, Belva Ann’s acclaimed books of Maine, which richly illustrate her personal experiences with resonance and grace, both will be featured during the month of September.
Living in Alna & Round Pond, Pyrcel exhibits her paintings and appears for book signings throughout the region.  During her month long showing autographed copies of three of Pyrcel’s books will be available: “Times and Tides”, is an illustrated memoir of personal essays of the coast; “Water Tales”, is a collection of humorous stories of the author’s life around and on water; and “Passage”, is the story of the loss of Prycel’s family that speaks intimately to our fragile humanity.
Prycel is a graduate of Rowan College, teaching painting and drawing in public schools and at her private studio for over 30 years.  Originally from New Jersey she was a well-known cover artist for “South Jersey Magazine” and in 2000 was featured in the award winning documentary “Bayside Artists: Celebrating our Sense of Place.” 

Publishing Party and Poetry Reading @ Gulf of Maine Books!

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
On Friday, September 12, as a part of the Brunswick Art Walk, Gulf of Maine Books (134 Maine Street, Brunswick) will host a publishing party and reading for the new poetry collection Files From The Bum’s Academy, edited by Victor Fazekas and published by the Cleaveunder Press of Brunswick.
The collection includes new work by local poets Matthew Boucher, Victor Fazekas, Terry Grasse, James Koller, Gary Lawless, Stephen Petroff and Pam Burr Smith.
The authors will read from the anthology from 6:30-7:30.
The collection is a 68 page paperback, selling for $12, and available by mail from Gulf of Maine Books for $15.
The event is free, and open to the public.
For more information, please call the bookstore at 729-5083.