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Welcome all to the the Cafe des Artists online version of the weekly Sat. morning radio show. This week we are featuring an interview that was supposed to air several weeks ago but we were not able to get it on the air at that time. Technical problems solved, it is now ready for your listening pleasure!
Tune into WERU 89.9 or 102.9 to catch the show at 7:30 Saturday morning. If you are out of listening range or that’s just to darn early, 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 www.voxphotographs.com and listen to Anthony’s interview with Heather on this podcast.
Remember if you are an artist or gallery with something interesting you would like to have listed here please get in touch with us at www.Mainegalleryguide.com and we will try to get it posted for you. We need at least 3 week advance notice. Anthony is always looking for interesting interview subjects so if you would like to be considered let us know.
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Have a Great Week– Thanks for stopping by!
Nancy Glassman, A Day Well Spent,
oil on canvas, at Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland
The Caldbeck Gallery is showing new paintings by Michael Reece, recent ceramic by Anne Alexander, and new paintings by Nancy Glassman. The show runs through Jul 14. www.caldbeck.com
The Landing Gallery in Rockland is showing “Figurative Sculptures,” new work by Robert Birbeck in wood and stone. The exhibit continues until July 15th.
First Annual Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy Member Exhibition at The Mulholland Market, Lubec Landmarks (At the Historic McCurdy Fish Company Complex), Jul 29 – Aug 25, 50 Water Street, Lubec, Maine. Opening reception – Jul 29, Sun, 2 pm
Mulford Gallery, Rockland, will be showing Mimo Gordon Riley’s new work and sculpture by Mike Stiler. The show opens Jun. 20. www.mulfordgallery.com
At the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor there is a new exhibition on through Oct 14: Decoys, Design and Details – World Class Bird Carvings by Larry Barth, Tan Brunet and John Sharp from the collection of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland. 207-244-7555
Helen St. Clair, A Purple Sky, oil on board, 9 x 12
at Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor
Gleason Fine Art, in Boothbay Harbor, Will be showing the work of Helen St. Clair “Inside Out -New oil Paintings thru July 3. St. Clair’s subtle, atmospheric oils demonstrate once again how easily this artist moves from figures and interiors to landscapes and still lifes.207-633-6849 www.gleasonfineart.com
Bar Harbor artist Ivan Rasmussen is back after 25 years to 33 Central Street in downtown Bangor. His show, “Something to Crow About” can be seen at Bagel Central. On display the month of June. Bagel Central is open Sun through Fri and closed Sat.
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.
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 thru Aug 2 Live music 7-8 pm. www.downtownbangor.com
Whitney Art Works “Wax” thru Jul 31. Wax features eleven artists who work in the medium, but push its artistic limits beyond its common identity as a sticky sibling to oil…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, Cuba Hearts and Minds Past and Present, thru July 22. www.une.edu/artgallery
Argosy Gallery, in Bar Harbor, during Bar Harbor’s Legacy of the Arts week, will feature paintings by 8 artists with homes in Maine. www.argosygallery.com
Greenhut Galleries, Portland, will show the paintings of artist Mary Bourke, Jun 7 – Jun 30. www.greenhutgalleries.com
Alan Magee, From the Underground River,
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. Loft Gallery, thru Jul 21, Altered Nature: Manipulated Photographs. Tucker Gallery, thru Jul 28 Joe Kievitt: Photosynthetics. Bruce Brown Gallery thru Jul 28, Mercedes Gilbert: Unstill Waters. www.cmcanow.org
Carolyn Caldwell, Red Beach, Pastel, 12 X 18
at Flanagan Fine Art, Portland
Flanagan Fine Art, Portland, Contemporary Maine Painters, thru Jul. 5. www.flanaganfineart.com
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 October 7th.
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 30th.
The Portland Museum of Art will open a new exhibit on Thursday, called, “Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful.” This show will feature approximately 100 objects, including furniture, metalwork, textiles, drawings, and accessories from the collections of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and other public and private collections. The exhibition explores how Wright sought to develop a modern interior reflective of a uniquely American spirit of democracy and individual freedom, and displays his experiments with bringing these ideas to the homes of average Americans. Thru Oct 8.
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
Senior Spectrum, the Central Maine Area Agency on Aging, is sponsoring an auction and gala event at the William S. Cohen Center in Hallowell on Fri, Sept 16. Deadline is Aug 5. For more information, call the agency at 1-800-282-0764.
Somerville Museum, MA call for New England Mosaic Artists due Jun 30. Online guidelines and registration. www.exhibition.mosaicrocks.com
The Maine Arts Commission is reminding artists statewide that, Fri, June 29, is the application deadline for the agency’s four individual artists grant programs. These four programs collectively provide $91,000 in grant support for individual artists The four grant programs available to Maine artists including: Good Idea Grants, Individual Artist Fellowships, Traditional Arts Fellowship, and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program. All program guidelines and application information are available on their website at www.mainearts.maine.gov.
Café Des Artistes #0705 070623
Show Date: June 23, 2007
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: In the headlines this week: veggies and art, architecture and art, and hors d’oeuvres and art. And did I mention…art?
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 The Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland is showing new paintings by Michael Reece, recent ceramic by Anne Alexander, and new paintings by Nancy Glassman through July 14th. See images at caldbeck.com and the Café des artists blog
VH The Landing Gallery in Rockland is showing “Figurative Sculptures,” new work by Robert Birbeck in wood and stone through July 15.
AA Mulford Gallery, also in Rockland, will be showing Mimo Gordon Riley’s new work and sculpture by Mike Stiler. The show opens Jun. 20.
VH: Whitney Art Works in Portland presents “Wax” thru July 31. Wax features eleven artists who work in the medium (that is wax), but push its artistic limits beyond its common identity as a sticky sibling to oil… see images at whitneyartworks.com and the Café des artists blog.
AA: The Outdoor Market in Bangor will feature exhibits and sale booths by juried artisans — and a farmers market — every Thursday evening from 5 to 8 pm, through August 2nd. This past Friday was the first of the season and had a huge turn out and a very festive atmosphere.
VH: The Portland museum of Art will open a new exhibit on Thursday, called, “Frank Lloyd Wright and the House Beautiful.” This show will feature approximately 100 objects, including furniture, metalwork, textiles, drawings, and accessories from the collections of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and other public and private collections. The exhibition explores how Wright sought to develop a modern interior reflective of a uniquely American spirit of democracy and individual freedom, and displays his experiments with bringing these ideas to the homes of average Americans. This show is running in conjunction with “Getting Personal: Maine Architects Design Furniture” through October 8th.
INTERVIEW/FEATURE: Heather Frederick
VH: Here’s an opportunity for artists to sell their work AND help a neighbor! Senior Spectrum, the Central Maine Area Agency on Aging, is sponsoring an auction and gala event at the William S. Cohen Center in Hallowell on Friday, September 16th. Artists put a reserve on their art, and if it sells, they and the Agency split 50-50. The sponsors are expecting over 100 people, have booked the Al Corey Band, will have ample hors d’oeuvres, and are promising a gala time for all. Deadline to make arrangements to participate is August 5th. For more information, call the Agency at 1-800-282-0764.
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 Café des Artists blog, pod cast, and 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!