First Fridays and New Gallerys


Ralf Feyl “Backside Monhegan,” oil on board, 12 x 16,
at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor

Welcome to Cafe des Artists!

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Welcome all to the Cafe des Artistes online version of the weekly Sat. morning radio show. This week we are featuring a new art venue in Bangor, Ofelia’s Artefino Gallery. Anthony speaks with Sergio Ramos about his new performance and exhibition space. Ofelia’s Artefino will be hosting live music every Fri and some Sat evenings along with on-going art exhibitions. For more information call 852-7150


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GALLERIES

Whitney Art Works in Portland will host an Artist Reception for their current exhibit Wax, as a part of the First Friday Artwalk in Portland

First Friday Artwalk, Portland. The Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of Portland’s local galleries, art studios, museums and alternative art, from 5 – 8 pm. www.firstfridayartwalk.com

Trinh Nguyen, Grey Roundel Panels (set of 6)
40” x 4” x 2”,blown, cast glass & fabricated
stainless steel, at Daniel Kany Gallery, Portland

Daniel Kany Gallery, Portland will host an artist reception for “Systems & Concepts” a display of cast glass and steel sculptures by Trinh Nguyen. Show runs through Jul 29.

First Friday openings in Belfast , sponsored by Belfast Arts, from 5 to 8 pm.

Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber Announces Weekly – “Gallery Nights” local art galleries will remain open from 5-8 p.m. Visitors, art patrons and friends are encouraged to take advantage of these evening exhibitions to view the spectacular works at participating galleries. Gallery Nights will occur weekly – each Thursday – until October 25th. Participating galleries include: Artemesia Gallery, 52 Bay View St., #10, Camden. 207-236-3355, Bearse Gallery, 550 Belfast Rd., Camden. 207-236-8683, H. Swanson Gallery & Studio, U.S. Route 1, Lincolnville Beach. 207-789-5559, Small Wonder Gallery, 1 Public Landing, Camden. 207-236-6005, Windsor Chair, 2596 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville. 207-789-5188



Kathleen Robbins, Fresh Pond, 44″ x 46″ 2006,
oil on canvas, at Cooper Jackson Gallery, Portland

Cooper Jackson Gallery, Portland is having a grand opening July 5, 5-8 pm. There will be a group show featuring Kathleen Robbins in the Front Room. The gallery is located at 70 India Street. www.cooperjacksongallery.com

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. That 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.

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



Scott Kelley “Osprey,” watercolor on paper,
22 x 30, at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor

Gleason Fine Art, in Boothbay Harbor invites the public to the opening reception for two new shows: landscapes in oil by Friendship artist Ralf Feyl and watercolors of raptors and herons by Peak’s Island artist Scott Kelley. It is Feyl’s first solo show with the gallery and Kelley’s fourth. Both shows begin on Thur, Jul 5, and run through Jul 31. www.gleasonfineart.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 thru Aug 2 Live music 7-8 pm. www.downtownbangor.com

Art Gallery at UNE, Westbrook College Campus, Portland, Cuba Hearts and Minds Past and Present, May 21 – July 22. www.une.edu/artgallery



Marguerite Robichaux, Hairpin Turn, oil on linen,
66 x 36 at Greenhut Galleries, Portland

Greenhut Galleries, Portland, with be showing, Jul 5 – Jul 28, paintings by Marguerite Robichaux. Reception is Thur, Jul 12, 5-7 pm – Gallery Talk scheduled Sat, Jul 21, 1:30 pm – Marguerite Robichaux will conduct a gallery walk-through. www.greenhutgalleries.com



Mercedes Gilbert, from the
“Unstill Waters” show at CMCA, Rockport

At the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport there will be a reception Fri from 6 to 8 for “Mercedes Gilbert: Unstill Waters”. In this show, Gilbert presents haunting photographic observations of light reflecting off water. The exhibit runs through Jul 28.

Also at 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. www.cmcanow.org



Gina Sawin at Flanagan Fine Art, Portland

Flanagan Fine Art, Portland, Contemporary Maine Painters, thru Jul. 5. www.flanaganfineart.com

MUSEUMS

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.

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
Lollipop Art Productions of Portland. Lori Rae is looking for artists who paint with subtle colors — no faces, or people, animals or anything with eyes — not completely traditional works to be displayed in a Holistic Chiropractic Office in Falmouth, Maine. You drop off work, she installs it. Shows are 6 week to 3 month rotations from September to December, and into next year. There is room for about 25 medium to larger sized pieces and this is a nail hanging. Call Lori Rae for more information at 415-7143.

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, Sept16. Deadline is Aug 5. For more information, call the agency at 1-800-282-0764.

TRANSCRIPT

Café Des Artistes #0706 070630
Show Date: June 30, 2007

TEASER:
VH: ………..
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: The week ahead offers another First Friday Art Walk in Portland, and we’ll tell you about a couple events on the tour.

AA: ……………..

VH: First, here are some openings and shows in our area:

GALLERIES

AA: Whitney Art Works in Portland will host an Artist Reception for their current exhibit „Wax‰, as a part of the First Friday Artwalk. The Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of Portland‚s local galleries, art studios, museums and alternative art, from 5 to 8 pm. For more information, go to the artwalk’s website: firstfridayartwalk-dot-com.

VH: Another stop on that tour is the Daniel Kany Gallery, where you’ll find an artist reception for „Systems & Concepts‰ a display of cast glass and steel sculptures by Trin Guyen. That show continues through July 29th.

AA: And further up the coast, there will be a reception Friday from 6 to 8 at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport for “Mercedes Gilbert: Unstill Waters”. In this show, Gilbert presents haunting photographic observations of light reflecting off water. The exhibit runs through July 28th.

VH: And there are First Friday openings in Belfast , sponsored by Belfast Arts, from 5 to 8 pm.

(ROLL THEME)

INTERVIEW/FEATURE CLOSE

VH: And, finally this week, a call to artists from Lollipop Art Productions of Portland. Lori Rae is looking for artists who paint with subtle colors — no faces, or people, animals or anything with eyes — not completely traditional works to be displayed in a Holistic Chiropractic Office in Falmouth, Maine. You drop off work, she installs it. Shows are 6 week to 3 month rotations from September to December, and into next year. There is room for about 25 medium to larger sized pieces and this is a nail hanging. Call Lori Rae for more information at 415-7143.

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. 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)