Community News and Events
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!
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.
Dates: Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, August 3, 2014
Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 10AM – 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)
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!
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!
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 opening reception takes place Friday July 18th from 4PM to 7 PM and is part of the Newcastle/ Damariscotta Art Walk.
Representing 40 Maine artists, the Stable Gallery is open daily from 10AM-5PM at 26 Water St. in Damariscotta, ME.
Stop by during this Friday’s ArtWalk!
Look for the yellow flags around town and pick up a map of the full ArtWalk at any of the locations participating. Have fun.
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.
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.
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.
I am constantly seeking new textures and forms to incorporate into my surrealistic drawings, filling the whole with subconscious forms.”
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, www.topshamlibrary.org.
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.
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
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.
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’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.”
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.
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.
Bowdoin International Music Festival Artists of Tomorrow Community Concert at Topsham Public Library
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 www.bowdoinfestival.org