Tag: Bath


| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The TIme to be Happy is Now- Debra Arter


BATH- Debra Arter is the featured guest artist at Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC,at 11 Centre St, Bath from April 2, through May 17, 2014.
An opening Reception will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm.
Debra Arter is well-known for her collage work and has been a guest instructor at Centre St Arts Gallery; she will teach Gelatin Printmaking at Centre St on April 26, 2014.
A new show by Centre St Arts Gallery co-op members will also open with this reception on April 11, 2014, from 5 to 7 pm.
The public is invited; admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Watercolor: Decalcomania with Linda Murray @ Centre Street Gallery in Bath

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 “Riding the Tiger”

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

Pressing Plants with Lynette Breton

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pansys_and_Lavendar-_Patty_Olds Pressed_Plants

Bath ArtWalk Call for Art

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

mainst logo - sm

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.

Application is attached.  Please contact Samantha Ricker (assistant@visitbath.com) for more information.

Pastel Portrait Class @ Centre Street Gallery in Bath

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pat Chandler will teach a two-day Pastel Portrait workshop,

Saturday – Sunday, April 12-13;

cost $200.


| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments


 Pat Chandler, Portrait Class
BATH- Pastel Artist Pat Chandler will teach a 2-day Portrait Workshop, April 12-13, at Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St, Bath.
Class starts at 9:30 and ends at 4:30 each day. Cost for the workshop is $200.  Reservations can be made with a deposit of cash, check or by credit card.
Students will find a materials list on the blog: centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.
Workshop is for beginning and intermediate artists.
Students may work in pastel, oil or acrylic.
Pat will teach basic portrait drawing the first day, using charcoal or graphite, continuing with actual painting on day two.
Pat Chandler is a noted Pastel Portraitist, living in Norway, Maine.  Her work may be seen on her website: http://www.chandlerfineart.com.
For more information about the workshop and to sign up, please call Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC,  at 207-442-0300 or visit the blog: centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.

Art Classes in April at Centre Street Art Gallery

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

FMI centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com or call 207-442-0300.

Birds! exhibit at Markings Gallery

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

Natives Are Restless at the Chocolate Church, 804 Washington Street

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

Watercolor Workshop @ Centre Street Gallery in Bath

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

Watercolor Classes at Centre Street Gallery

| February 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Continuing Watercolor with Linda Murray begins:
Wednesday, March 5, for nine weeks, from 2 – 5 pm;
cost $195.

Voices of the Sea

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

‘Voices of the Sea’ 3rd edition casts wider net

In 2012, Maine Maritime Museum launched a program to showcase the talents of men and women who earn a living working Maine’s waters. Voices of the Sea gives these hard working mariners the opportunity to provide a glimpse into the trials and beauty of their workaday world through music and poetry. Now in its third year, Voices expands its impact with two programs on two successive nights in two Maine cities with working waterfronts and adding maritime working images to the programs.
Bath – Friday, March 14; 7 p.m.
Long Reach Hall, MMM

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.

Cabin Fever???

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Get out to a class! Enjoy the community and the sharing…

Sunday, Feb. 16
Figure Drawing
2-4 pm
Centre St Arts Gallery
11 Centre St, Bath

Centre Street Art Gallery Classes in Early March

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 centrestartsgalleryllc@gmail.com.

Oil Painting Class at Centre Street Gallery in Bath

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oil Painting with Eric Glass starts:

Saturday, February 15,

from 2-5 pm,

for 6 weeks for $170.

Figure Drawing @ Centre Street Gallery in Bath

| January 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Figure Drawing on six Sundays, February 9-23, and March 16-30.

The series is $80.

Students should bring all equipment and supplies.

No instructor.

Perspective Drawing at Centre Street Gallery in Bath

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
February classes begin with Perspective Drawing with Joyce Johnstone on Saturday, February 8, from 2-5 pm for $35.
Students may continue with two more classes, Practice in Application on April 19,
and Drawing Bath Architecture on May 17.
 Individual classes are $35; all three for $100.


Maine 10 artists exhibit at Mae’s Cafe

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

Collage/Mixed Media Classes in Bath

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments


Debra Arter will teach Collage/Mixed Media at Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 am to 4 pm, at 11 Centre St, Bath. The cost is $60 for the six-hour class.
All are welcome to take this lively and fun class. Debra Arter teaches all levels and shares her keen sense of design and joy in the creative experience. No experience necessary and materials will be provided.
More information may be found on the blog:centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com.  Register and reserve a space in Collage/Mixed Media with a deposit by calling the Centre St Arts Gallery 15 207-442-0300 or by visiting the Gallery at 11 Centre St., Bath.
For more information call 207-442-0300.