**Due to technical difficulties this interview will be postponed till a later date. Tune in for next Saturday’s Cafe Des Artists and listen to Anthony’s interview with the D’Alessio’s at Pretty Marsh Gallery in Bar Harbor. **
“Imp” Archival Digital Replica, David Stress, “Man, Dog, Woman,” Jim Nickelson
Seattle – Reflections #1 at VoxPhotographs.com
Welcome all to the the Cafe des Artists online version of the weekly Sat. morning radio show. Tune into WERU 89.9 or 102.9 to catch the show at 7:30. If you are out of listening range or that’s just to darn early on a Sat. morning, you can listen to the audio of the show right here! Click on the link to the right “Listen to Podcast” , and a new page will open with the audio file. If you like, open a new browser window for the blog and follow along as Anthony and Victor announce the week’s upcoming art events.
This week Anthony speaks with Heather Frederick who has opened a new virtual gallery. VoxPhotographs.com is a gallery of superb photographic images Heather has made available for purchase. The gallery is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, featuring the work of a select group of photographers who are passionate about what they do.
There are several virtual galleries to look through on the very comprehensive web site. The Maine Heritage Photographers (1870 – 1970) gallery, a Contemporary Gallery, and Vintage Anonymous Images gallery. See voxphotoghraphers.com and listen to Anthony’s interview with Heather on this podcast
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Have a Great Week!
Turtle Gallery will host a reception tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm at Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle for an exhibit of paintings of “The Maine Landscape.” The exhibit runs through July 7.
A new exhibit by Black Mountain College Artists will open Fri. at Gallery 170 in Damariscotta. The show includes works by John Urbain, Elaine Schmitt Urbain, Joe Fiore, and Mary Fiore.
Elan Fine Arts in Rockport will be continue their show of gallery artists thru July 1. www.elanfinearts.com
The Grand, Ellsworth, will be host “Inside Art” an exhibit of art by Hancock jail Residents, sponsored by Volunteers for Hancock Jail Residents. www.grandonline.org.
Pretty Marsh Gallery, Bar Harbor, Two Generations of D’Alessio’s, opening Mon. Jun.. 18, 4 – 7 pm. Father and son, Russell and Josh D’Alessio, will show together for the first time. www.rdalessio.com
The Outdoor Market in Bangor will feature juried artisans and a farmers market every Thurs. 5 to 8 pm. Located behind the Pickering Square Parking Garage Jun 14 – Aug 2 Live music 7-8 pm. www.downtownbangor.com
Whitney Art Works “Wax” June 13-July 31 Opening reception during First Friday July 6. www.whitneyartworks.com
Saltwater Artists Gallery, Pemaquid Pt., Jean Kigel, Asian Brush Exhibit on display June 15-29, 10-5 daily www.saltwaterartists.com
Daniel Kany Gallery, Portland is showing Deborah Randall “Visions of Landscape, curated by Suzanne Gagnon. www.kany.net
Art Gallery at UNE, Westbrook College Campus, Portland, has a new exhibit opening this coming week. The Sixth Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational pays tribute to Grant Jacks, the first curator of the Sculpture Invitational, and Shirley Jacks, a dedicated champion of the arts in Maine. It will feature many artists including Edward Friedman, Lucy Hodgson, Sandy MacLeod, and Bar Harbor’s Melita Westerlund. The exhibit runs through the end of Oct. Opening reception is Fri 5-8 pm., and will include music by a jazz band. www.une.edu/artgallery
Space in Portland will present The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus: The Summer Variety Show Tour. The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus will be rolling into Portland for one stellar night with a classic variety show that promises something for everyone: circus, sideshow, vaudeville and burlesque presented in unique Bindlestiff style. Doors at 8 pm, starts at 8:30 pm, $10 adv (or in costume) $12 general, 18+ www.space538.org
At the Argosy Gallery, in Bar Harbor, during Bar Harbor’s Legacy of the Arts week, the gallery will co-host the third collaborative effort with an exhibition at Galyn’s Restaurant, 17 Main Street, Bar Harbor, on Sun. Jun. 17. The show will feature paintings by 8 artists with homes in Maine. Reception from 3-6 pm. The paintings will remain on display until 8 pm, and can be seen thereafter at the galleries. www.argosygallery.com
Greenhut Galleries, Portland, will show the paintings of artist Mary Bourke, Jun 7 – Jun 30, www.greenhutgalleries.com
Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport is showing “Alan Magee: From the Underground River.” This exhibition gives you a unique opportunity to see another side of Alan Magee: his most personal and provocative work. These rarely exhibited drawings, monotypes, collages, and found-object sculptures express his concern for the ethical and spiritual well-being of our current society. The show runs in the Main Gallery through July 21.
Flanagan Fine Art, Portland, Contemporary Maine Painters, Fri., Jun. 1 – Thus. Jul. 5. www.flanaganfineart.com
Blue Hill Bay Gallery, in Blue Hill, will be exhibiting “French Connection: The Barbizon Influence” Thru Jul. 15, Reception Sun, Jun. 17, 4-6 pm. www.bluehillbaygallery.com
The Bowdoin College Muesum of Art in Brunswick is featured in the Jun 11 issue of Newsweek magazine. The article, called “Notes from Underground,” talks about the idea of the subterranean expansion artfully joining the pre-exisiting neoclassical building. www.newsweek.org www.bowdoin.edu/news/archives/1bowdoincampus/003897.shtml
The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland is currently showing “The Constructed Landscape,” an exhibition that brings together work by five contemporary artists who portray in their paintings the constructed rather than the natural landscape. They challenge traditional ideas about landscape painting by depicting un-scenic sites in ways that alter our appreciation of them. Back lots, factory yards, tank farms, industrial machinery, the evidence of human involvement with the land are the subjects that inspire these artists. This exhibit continues at the Farnsworth through Oct. 7.
Photos by Linda Butler are on view at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor. “Yangtze Remembered: The River Beneath the Lake” chronicles eight trips Butler made to China between 2000 and 2003, documenting the flooding behind the Three Gorges Dam, a reservoir the size of Lake Superior, which inundated fifteen-hundred cities, towns and villages and displaced more than a million people. The display runs through June 30.
Portland Museum of Art Getting Personal: Maine Architects Design Furniture Jun. 2 – Aug. 26. Maine Architects Design Furniture explores the relationship between craft and design by pairing contemporary furniture makers and architects. Twelve individuals or teams of architects contributed 15 pieces to the exhibition. The architects presented napkin sketches of their designs and, when possible, commissioned Maine artisans to build their pieces. The original sketches will be presented along with the final executed designs to map the path from idea to object in a variety of materials including wood, concrete, and steel. www.portlandmuseum.org
CALL FOR ART
Artists are invited to submit images to be considered for “Lasting Impressions,” a group show of prints and monotypes to be held at the Denmark Arts Center July 8th through the 29th. All original print media, including woodblock, linocut, etching, silkscreen, and monotype are eligible. Entry deadline is June 20. For more information or to print out an entry form, see www.denmarkarts.org.
Café Des Artistes #0703 070609
Show Date: 06/09
VH: A virtual photograph gallery where sometimes a cigar is just a cigar
THEME: King of Bongo
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: Anthony, I’m predicting a long, hot summer in the art atmosphere this year! As more and more galleries open more and more shows this week, the heat is already rising.
AA: . And we speak with Heather Frederick who sold her well-known Audio Bookshelf publishing business and has now opened a virtual gallery call vox photographs.com
VH: First, here are some openings and shows in our area:
AA: There will be an opening reception tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle for an exhibit of paintings of “The Maine Landscape.” The exhibit runs through July 7th.
VH: Whitney Art Works in Portland will open a new show Wednesday called “Wax.” The exhibit will be on display until July 21st, an the gallery will host an artist reception as part of Portland’s July First Friday Artwalk on July 6th.
AA: This coming Friday will mark the opening of the Asian Brush Exhibit at Saltwater Artists Gallery, in Pemaquid Point. the show will continue through June 29th.
VH: And a new exhibit by Black Mountain College Artists will also open Friday at Gallery 170 in Damariscotta. The show includes works by John Urbain, Elaine Schmitt Urbain, Joe Fiore, and Mary Fiore.
VH: And we’ve got one more opening to mention before we go. The Art Gallery on the Westbrook College Campus of the University of New England in Portland has a new exhibit opening this coming week. The Sixth Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational pays tribute to Grant Jacks, the first curator of the Sculpture Invitational, and Shirley Jacks, a dedicated champion of the arts in Maine. It will feature many artists including Edward Friedman, Lucy Hodgson, Sandy MacLeod, and Bar Harbor’s Melita Westerlund. The exhibit runs through the end of October. The opening reception is Friday night, 5 to 8:00 p.m., and will include music by a jazz band.
A: That’s all for this week. If you would like your news read on Café des Artists, please submit it thru mainegalleryguide.com, where you can also view the world’s largest collection of Maine art online and visit the Café des atists blog and podcast. Try to get out and see some Maine art and maybe make this week the start of your own Maine art collection. This show is produced for WERU by Maine Galleries and Studio Guide — pick up your free copy at most local art galleries and studios. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week!