Linda Murray returns May 9-11 for a 3 day Watercolor: Decalcomania workshop for $195.
This technique presents many creative possibilities to the watercolor artist.
The workshop will begin Friday, May 9 from 5-7 pm, and return Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 – 4:30 pm.
Meet the Author – Milena Banks at the Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Local author Milena Banks will speak about and sign copies of Riding the Tiger at Patten Free Library on Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30pm. Banks’ debut novel received a starred review in Kirkus, which also voted it one of the top 5 best self-published books of 2013 and called the cover—which the author painted– “the most compelling” of all self-published titles of 2013.
Serbian-born Milena Banks has always been fascinated by other cultures. It shows in her sweeping debut novel, Riding the Tiger, which chronicles multiple generations of interconnected lives in Hong Kong. Kirkus called it a “spectacular novel of colonial China that should put this first-time author on the map.”
The idea for the novel came during Banks’ extensive travels, when she moved from Japan to Hong Kong. “I’d gone to finishing school for Japanese women, studied Japanese, become a Buddhist—just to get my head in the mindset. By the time I left, I thought I was Japanese,” she says. “I came to Hong Kong with that exhausted mentality, and hated it.” It was hot and noisy, she says, and many people were rude. “I locked myself in my apartment and thought, ‘I can’t stay here for three years in the air conditioning. I wanted to be in a Merchant Ivory film’—totally unrealistic, of course.”
The year she moved there—1997—was tense for Hong Kong, as the country shifted from British to Chinese control. Everyone was “freaking out,” Banks says, “wondering, ‘Where had the past gone? Where was it going? What was this Chinese identity?’ ”
Eager to find out what had happened to old Hong Kong and better understand its colonial legacy, she joined a local ladies’ club (which featured a picture of Queen Elizabeth II on its entry hall table) and began studying microfilms of old newspapers.
Maine artists are invited to show their work in historic Bath during this year’s 3rd Friday Art Walk;
The first of five Art Walks is June 20; the last is October 17; hours are 5PM to 8PM.
An open studio tour is scheduled on the July 19 & 20; hours vary according to studio.
Indoor group venues are open in Bath City Hall auditorium & the Bath Customs House lobby.
Artists may display outside on the wider sidewalks and the Customs House lawn when Maine summer weather beckons.
The fee is $60 for the season, whether exhibiting once or all 6 events.
All artwork must be original or reproductions by the original artist.
Paid entries received before April 1 will be listed in the 2014 brochure which will be distributed from Bar Harbor to Boston.
Brochure listings include artwork photo, work description, contact info & locator on Bath area street map.
Bath Art Walks are well publicized on line & in all coastal newspapers.
Pat Chandler will teach a two-day Pastel Portrait workshop,
Saturday – Sunday, April 12-13;
Art Classes at Centre St. Arts Studio, 11 Centre Street
Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, is offering a variety of art classes in their studio at 11 Centre Street.
Pat Chandler will teach a two-day Pastel Portrait workshop, Saturday – Sunday, April 12-13; cost $200.
Debra Arter will teach Gelatin Printmaking on Saturday, April 26, 10-4; cost $70, includes materials.
Linda Murray returns May 9-11 for a 3 day Watercolor: Decalcomania workshop for $195. This technique presents many creative possibilities to the watercolor artist. The workshop will begin Friday, May 9 from 5-7 pm, and return Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 – 4:30 pm.
Birds! exhibit at Markings Gallery, 50 Front Street
With spring upon us ( soon!) and the sounds of birds becoming more apparent, it’s a good time to focus on birds and related elements created by talented Maine artists.
Markings has new offerings by Bath naturalist, teacher and wood carver Wayne Robbins. His carvings capture the essence of many types of shore birds in native and exotic woods. Jim and Holly Galante from Falmouth are exhibiting playful critters made from found and recycled materials. Their pieces can stay out year round and make your gardens very special.
Other bird related pieces include ceramic sculptures by Bath artist Carolyn Judson, sculptural birdhouses by James Brewer, carved granite bird baths by Obie Buell, and a sterling silver peace bird pin by Peggy Johnson.
Open daily 10-5 closed Tuesday/Wednesday
FMI 443-1499 or Markingsgallery.com
Assembly of local luminaries collectively known as The Natives Are Restless will take the Chocolate Church Arts Center stage at 7:30 p.m. March 28 and 29
This is a musical collaboration of song writers and musicians who gather and present their favorite tunes for performance, featuring many original songs. This concert has grown beyond the original motivation creating a venue for artists to realize their vision of their music fully produced in a live format the way they are able to make it sound in the studio.
This talented group comes together to lend complete instrumentation and backing harmonies to each other’s songs in what has become a much anticipated late winter, cabin fever reliever at the Chocolate Church
Also scheduled to perform are Peter Alexander and his band, Liz and Chris Lannon, Red Beans and Rice, Earl Bigelow’s Cilantro
Tickets cost $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Advance tickets for seniors and students cost $10. All proceeds benefit the Chocolate Church.
FMI call 442-8455
Marsha Donahue returns for a three-day Watercolor workshop beginning:
Saturday, March 8 through Monday, March 10.
Three days tuition is $350; two days tuition is $250.
‘Voices of the Sea’ 3rd edition casts wider net
Members $15; nonmembers $17; children $10
Hosted by John McDonald, Maine’s Storyteller, with appearances by Bath’s own Kevin Gilmore, poet Sally Woolf-Wade, musician Bob Bowman and others.
Get out to a class! Enjoy the community and the sharing…
Centre Street Arts Gallery LLC at 11 Centre Street in Bath, Maine is offering:
a Watercolor Workshop entitled ‘Increase the Risk, Decrease the Failure
with Marsha Donahue on March 8, 9 and 10.
Marsha owns Northlight Gallery in Millinocket, Maine. Her watercolors captures the beauty of Katahin and the Maine woods.
Students may sign up for two days for $200. or 3 days for $300.
Also beginning on
March 5 is a series of 9 watercolor classes with Linda Murray .
This class is a continuation of Linda’s well-received fall watercolor class.
Classes will meet on 9 Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5:00. The cost is $195.
Visit centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com for more information. Reservations can be made by calling 207-442-0300 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Oil Painting with Eric Glass starts:
Saturday, February 15,
from 2-5 pm,
for 6 weeks for $170.
Figure Drawing on six Sundays, February 9-23, and March 16-30.
The series is $80.
Students should bring all equipment and supplies.
Maine 10 artists exhibit at Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre Street
Artists representing the group Maine 10 will exhibit their work at Mae’s Cafe and Bakery January 12 through the end of March, 2014.
The art will range from large scenics and playful graphics to smaller pieces in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, including photographic prints. A number have been specially painted for this show.
Those participating are: Shirley Lewis, Sylvia Dyer, Claire Vigneau, Mary Truesdell, Susan R. Wood (formerly Susan Rayfield), Leslie Emerson, Bonnie Alpander and Vivian Wixom.
Mae’s Cafe is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week.