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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!

Celebration of the Arts this Weekend in Georgetown

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments


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.

Jazz in Bath at the Centre Street Art Gallery

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments




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:

Brad says:
“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.

— at Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC.

CREA presents: Land Trust Nature Sites, A Photographic Tour @ Topsham Library

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME 04086, (207) 725-1727,

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!


The 2014 Yarmouth Clam Festival is this Weekend

| July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments



A Maine Summertime Tradition Since 1965

The Yarmouth Clam Festival is an annual summer event that promotes the community and provides opportunities for Yarmouth-based non-profit organizations to raise funds in support of their missions. Admission to the Festival is FREE!

Every year approximately thirty non-profit groups volunteer thousands and thousands of hours to bring the Festival to life. Come join us for a long weekend (always the 3rd Friday in July) and enjoy all that we have to offer; Friday night parade, Saturday night fireworks, live music from 3 stages, fantastic food served by our non-profit volunteers, arts & crafts shows, road races and more. The Carnival on the Midway opens Wednesday evening and runs through Sunday. All other Festival activities start Friday at 10:00 am.


Always lots of fun and lots of art!!!! Pick up a brochure here and we will see you there.

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!

Bath ArtWalk and Tour This Weekend

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments



3rd Friday Bath ArtWalk & Tour, Downtown and Around Town

Bath’s 3rd Friday ArtWalk takes place monthly from June – October, with the next date on July 18, from 5-8pm. See the work of over 30 artists in open studios and downtown galleries. There will be refreshments in various venues including a monthly ArtWalk Wine Tasting at Now You’re Cooking, plus sidewalk musicians and a Chocolate Church performance immediately following.

In coordination with the July ArtWalk, artists will be holding an open studio weekend, July 19 & 20, offering a range of demonstrations and interactive events.

 Click here to download a full listing of participants, musicians, and locations!

” 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.




Summer Spoon Classes

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Summer Spoon CLass

Summer Spoon CLass


Lynette is offering a  couple classes this summer with  some suggested dates. She  can combine a 101 class (the spatula) with a spoon class, or a spoon class with a deep serving spoon / ladle class. She is offering options for either Saturday or Sunday in case that helps with scheduling.  Let her know your options and availability with preferences. Also, one must start with the 101 and advance through levels because of the necessary skill building needs.

Class costs – #101(spatula) – $100.00, #102(stirring spoon) – $125.00
#103(deep serving spoon/ladle) – $135.00

Dates – July 26th or 27th
             August 2nd or 3rd
             August 9th or 10th
             August 16th or 17th

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.

Galaxy Spray Paint Art @Topsham Library

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Galaxy Spray Paint Art, Saturday, July 19, 1pm: Create your own universe! This project will take place outdoors so be sure to dress for the mess! Ages 11 – 18. Registration Required. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME 04086, (207) 725-1727,

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.


inSite Contemplative Design

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




Lydia Kaeyer Featured at Summer Island Studio this Month

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Lydia Kaeyer’s watercolor paintings are her artistic interpretation of the Maine coast representing realistic scenes of seascapes, lighthouses, and local marine facilities.

Her works are all of local scenes of the Mid-Coast, many painted “plein air” depicting the Rockland, Spruce Head, Owls Head, North Haven, Port Clyde and Monhegan waterfront environs.

“She loves the docks, working boatyards, local architecture, and coastal scenes using color and light to bring out the beauty of the surroundings.”

Formerly a teacher in Westchester County, New York, Kaeyer studied art and art history at Wheaton College, MA, SUNY Purchase, NY, and has been greatly influenced by her watercolor teacher, David Dewey.

Inspiration also comes from the work of Edward Hopper and Paul Rickert. “She grew up in Marblehead, MA with a father who was an illustrator for the Boston Sunday Post and a mother who was an architect so she thinks it was a natural progression to take up painting when she moved to Maine. It became her passion.

Kaeyer is a resident of Owls Head, Maine and Florida.

Her work is currently being shown at Art Space Gallery, and the Lighthouse Museum both in Rockland.

Brian Daniels at Gulf of Maine Books this Friday Evening

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
As a part of the Brunswick Art Walk, Friday evening, July 11, Gulf of Maine Books (134 Maine Street, Brunswick) will host a book signing and singing from 6-7 PM with author, musician and Brunswick optometrist Brian Daniels.
Brian will be signing his new book “Thought of An Average Joe”, as well as his novel “ Luke’s Dream”, and treating us to a few songs as well.
“Thoughts of an Average Joe” is a compilation of humorous columns featured in newspapers throughout northern New England and gathered together in this new title, published by Islandport Press.
The event is free and open to the public, as a part of the Brunswick Art Walk.
For more information please contact Gulf of Maine Books at 729-5083

Bowdoin International Music Festival Artists of Tomorrow Community Concert at Topsham Public Library

| July 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Topsham Public Library will host students of the Bowdoin International Music Festival in a free concert on Saturday, July 12th at 10:30AM. The Bowdoin Festival’s community concert series presents gifted classical musicians from around the world performing solo and chamber music in non-traditional venues. The performers are conservatory and graduate students who attend the Festival’s summer program to hone their performing skills in preparation for a life in music. This year’s students represent 24 countries and 35 states.

The Bowdoin International Music Festival was founded in 1964 by Lewis Kaplan and the late Robert K. Beckwith of Bowdoin College. The mission of the Festival is to prepare gifted young musicians from around the world for a life in music through study with world-class artists, and to present classical music in concerts performed to the highest artistic standards. Over its 50-year history, the Bowdoin Festival has established itself as a vital force throughout the music world. Visit the Festival on the web at