44 views of Portland and Color Ka-Zap in Bath-Online Magazine Oct 28

Ed Douglas, Bathers III , oil on panel, at Greenhut Galleries


Café des Artists An Art News Radio Program on WERU 89.9 and 102.9, Saturdays at 8:30 and online at www.weru.org

This week Anthony speaks with Portland gallery owner Peggy Greenhut. Greenhut Galleries is the oldest year-round gallery in Portland. The gallery represents artists whose styles span the spectrum from realism to abstraction, through landscapes, still lifes and portraits, to non-figurative work in both two- and three-dimensional mediums. The artists whom Greenhut represents, over 20 painters and sculptors as well as artists’ estates, are a diverse group with unique visions. Maine paintings and drawings, and sculpture too, grace the walls and floors of the Gallery. Greenhut hosts monthly re-installations and opening receptions making it a lively place to be and keeping things fresh for viewers and collectors. “We all work very hard at the gallery,” says Peg, “but the artists we represent are the heart and soul of what we do here.” For more information visit www.greenhutgalleries.com

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Galleries

There’ll be an opening reception Thursday evening from 5 to 7 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland for “Portland Show 0-6”, the third biennial invitational exhibition relating to the theme of Portland. Forty-four artists have been invited and charged with the challenge of representing the Forest City in their chosen method. As long as it’s about Portland, anything goes. The show runs through Dec 2,

Portland’s First Friday Art Walk takes place from 5 to 7 pm on Nov 3, offering a free, self-guided tour of Portland’s local galleries, art studios, museums and alternative art. www.firstfridayartwalk.com



Charles Dufour at Indigo Gallery, Belfast

BelfastArt First Friday openings from 5 – 8. All galleries are centrally located within a couple blocks of each other.

Elan Fine Arts in Rockport opening reception for their fall show titled, Home for the Holidays. The reception is from 5 – 7. The exhibit runs through Nov 26.

Door 463 in Portland is opening a new show Nov 3, called ”Side by Side: Maine landscapes by 2 painters, 2 friends: David Little and Doug Howe. www.door463.com

The Gallery at the Unity Centre in Unity, Maine, is showing “Other Worlds, Entrances and Exits,” an exhibit of Maine’s native American petroglyphs recorded as full size “surface prints.” The exhibit will also include sculpture and weaving by contemporary artists, Alison Enslin and Carol Hedden, and a wall hanging by the late Sari Dienes who adapted the “surface print” technique for petroglyphs.

The Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Machias will display “Prints and Books of Claire van Vliet” through Dec 8 as part of the Maine Print Project. see more at http://www.maineprintproject.org/machias.html

West Island Gallery in Georgetown will show new paintings by Susie Westly Wren. The show runs through Christmas Eve.




Amy Robinson, Kleenex Quilt (detail), 2006,
at Whitney Artworks in Portland

Whitney Art Works on York Street in Portland, shows works by Allison Cooke Brown, Alex Sax, Amy Robinson, through Nov 18. Reception Nov 3, during Portland First Friday Artwalk. In this show titled “Material Matters”, three artists, linked by a shared capability in the careful hand-building of objects, Cooke Brown, Robinson, and Sax nevertheless construct highly individualized works which investigate material matters important to each of them.

Also at Whitney Art Works, a Holiday Mixer. A celebration of Whitney Art Works Artists, which will run Nov 29 through Dec 23.

“Nature’s Light” at byDesign Gallery on Harlow Street in Bangor. The 3 artists featured are Karen Dolukhanyan, Avik Eloyan and Rod Rodriques. The show runs thru Nov 17

Élan Fine Arts is showing “Maine Printmakers”. This extensive exhibition is being mounted in connection with the Maine Print Project, and will showcase the work of fifteen exceptional Maine Printmakers. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For further information, call 207-236-4401 or visit www.elanfinearts.com

The photographs of M.E. Smith will be shown at The Bennet Gallery in Bangor through fall.

Museums

Bates College Museum of Art’s “Scrape, Cut, Gouge, Bite, Print: The Graphic Work of Charlie Hewitt 1976-2006”

“Whistler as Printmaker: is showing at the Colby Museum of Art through Feb 25. This selection of prints is drawn from a collection on loan to the Colby museum consisting of almost 200 impressions.

The Farnsworth Museum “Imprints of Maine: 1900-1950.” an exhibition drawn entirely from the Farnsworth Museum’s collection of American prints and presents a selection of approximately 40 images of Maine made by artist and printmakers at a pivotal time in the history of American art ˜ a short 50 years that witnessed the flowering of modernism and the birth of abstract expressionism. “Imprints of Maine” will run through June of 2007.




Win
slow Homer, Snap the Whip ,
1872, oil on canvas, 12 x 20 inches,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Gift of Christian A. Zabriskie
at the Portland Museum of Art.

The Portland Museum of Art “American ABC: Childhood in 19th-Century America” This exhibit, which runs from November 2nd through January 7th, will explore the subject of childhood and its relationship to the American quest for national identity during the 19th century. Presenting works by Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Eastman Johnson, and other major American artists, the exhibition will investigate the connection between American ideas about children and the ideals and issues that defined the nation as it matured.



David Brooks Stess, Ryan, gelatin silver print,
14” x 11”, Portland Museum of Art, Museum purchase
with support from the contemporary Art Fund and
the Friends of the Collection

The Portland Museum of Art is opening a new show, titled, “Maine: The Way Life Is, Contemporary Photographs from the Collection” This exhibition of 25 contemporary photographs, drawn from the permanent collection and works on loan, takes a hard look at the way Maine really is. The work ranges from Melonie Bennett‚s humorous look at her family foibles to the more serious examination of social issues that we face in the work of Paul D‚Amato, David Stess, and Olive Pierce. The show runs through November 26.

Also at the Portland Museum of Art A Century of Maine Prints: 1880s to 1980s. The exhibition will feature 75 prints that present a history of printmaking in Maine from the founding of the Portland Society of Art in the 1880s until the opening of the Museum’s Payson Building in the mid-1980s. The show runs through December 10.

Call for Art

Heartwood College of Art in Kennebunk is accepting applications for its juried Winter Craft Fair. For more information, call 985-0985. If you would like your news read on Café des Artists, and to be included in this listing, please submit thru www.mainegalleryguide.com via the contact page. Please submit items 3 weeks in advance.

Free Art Classified

Minerva’s Bounty
in Bath is having a 3 day intensive workshop called Color – Ka-zap, Nov. 6,7 & 8. Artists in all media are invited to explore the art and science of color. For more information, contact Mary Jane at 443-3110 or email info@minervasbounty.com

We are happy to include art related classifieds here at no charge. Send via the contact page on www.mainegalleryguide.com

Transcript
Café Des Artistes #23 061028
Show Date: 10/28

TEASER:
VH: 44 views of Portland and Color Ka-Zap in Bath
THEME: King of Bongo

(ROLL THEME)

HOSTS OPEN:

VH: Hello, I’m Victor Hathaway.

AA: and I’m Anthony Anderson, and welcome to Cafe Des Artists, a weekly round-up of Maine art news, openings, and shows.

VH: First Friday Festivities are coming up in the next week, and we’ve got some Thursday evening, pre-weekend events to tell you about, too!
AA: And we speak with Peggy Greenhut Golden about her Greenhut Galleries big Portland 06 Bienial show

VH: First, here are some openings and shows in our area:
GALLERIES
AA Door 463 in Portland is opening a new show Nov 3, called ”Side by Side: Maine landscapes by 2 painters, 2 friends: David Little and Doug Howe

VH: Whitney Art Works in Portland’s new show is called, “Material Matters.” And has an opening reception Nov. 3. Artists Allison Cooke Brown, Amy Robinson, and Alex Sax transform the Gallery into an unexpected repository for resuscitated materials. The show runs until November 18th. And, later this month, Whitney will open Holiday Mixer, A celebration of Whitney Art Works Artists, which will run November 29th through December 23rd.

AA: The Portland Museum of Art opens a new show this week, called, “American ABC: Childhood in 19th-Century America” This exhibit, which runs from November 2nd through January 7th, will explore the subject of childhood and its relationship to the American quest for national identity during the 19th century. Presenting works by Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Eastman Johnson, and other major American artists, the exhibition will investigate the connection between American ideas about children and the ideals and issues that defined the nation as it matured.

VH: There’ll be an opening reception Thursday evening from 5 to 7 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland for “Portland Show 0-6”, the third biennial invitational exhibition relating to the theme of Portland. Forty-four artists have been invited and charged with the challenge of representing the Forest City in their chosen method. As long as it‚s about Portland, anything goes. The show runs through December 2nd. Hear more, when we speak with gallery owner Peggy Greenhut Golden, in just a moment.

AA: Portland’s November First Friday Art Walk takes place from 5 to 7 pm on November 3rd, offering a free, self-guided tour of Portland‚s local galleries, art studios, museums and alternative art. BelfastArt will also sponsor First Friday openings from 5 to 8, all galleries within a couple blocks of each other.

VH: Drop in Friday evening at Elan Fine Arts in Rockport for an opening reception for their Fall show titled, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. The reception is on from 5 to 7. The exhibit runs through November 26.

(ROLL THEME)

INTERVIEW/FEATURE: Peggy Greenhut Golden
CLOSE

VH: Minerva’s Bounty in Bath is having a 3 day intensive workshop called Color – Ka-zap, Nov. 6,7 & 8. Artists in all media are invited to explore the art and science of color. For more information, contact Mary Jane at 443-3110 or email info@minervasbounty.com

A: That’s all for this week. If you would like more information or to see images of many of these shows, visit our Café des artists blog on Maine Gallery Guide dot com., where you will also see the world’s largest collection of Maine art online.
This show is produced for WERU by Maine Galleries and Studio Guide — pick up your copy at most local fine art venues. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week! (THEME UP)