A forgotten world right at our footsteps


Nancy Glassman at Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland

Welcome to Cafe des Artists!

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Welcome all to the the Cafe des Artists online version of the weekly Sat. morning radio show.
This week Anthony will speak with Blue Hill sculptor Jud Hartman about his bronze sculptures representing the first and by far the most comprehensive exploration of eastern native peoples ever undertaken. Hartmann’s primary artistic focus since 1983 has been a series

of limited edition bronze sculptures, The Woodland Tribes of the Northeast – The Iroquoian and Algonkians.

The Jud Hartmann Gallery in Blue Hill, Maine is open from Jun through the middle of Sept, and in Grafton, Vermont, the gallery is open from mid-Sept. through the holidays. www.judhartmangallery.com

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.

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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GALLERIES

Pretty Marsh Gallery in Bar Harbor, is showing New Works by Russell D’Alessio. www.prettymarshgallery.com

Daniel Kany Gallery, Portland is showing “Systems & Concepts” a display of cast glass and steel sculptures by Trinh Nguyen. Show runs through Jul 29.

The Richmond Store Gallery, Richmond. An 1897 general goods store has been transformed into a studio and art gallery by Edward Mackenzie. Mackenzie’s assemblage art uses old and new found manufactured objects to create unique sculptural pieces. Materials used range from piano parts to matchboxes, sculling oars to postcards. www.edwardmackenzie.com

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

Michael Reece, New Work, at
Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland


Anne Alexander, La Vida Marina – Works in stone,
wood and ceramic, at Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland

The Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland 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 an 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

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 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

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

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

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

The 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.Mercedes Gilbert: Unstill Waters. thru Jul 28. www.cmcanow.org

MUSEUMS

Millions Taken Daily,
Detail at UMMA, Bangor

University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor “Millions Taken Daily: Photographs from Everyone and Everywhere.” The exhibition explores the idea that photographs are an integral part of daily life and that we all have a hand in creating and collecting them. Millions Taken Daily will display photographs from all over the globe, submitted by anyone (yes, anyone — maybe even someone you know!). The show runs from Jul 13 – Oct 6.

Julia DiFrederico, Washington Street School,
UMMA, Bangor

Also at UMMA, K-12 Art from Our Community. Each year UMMA selects art from area schoolchildren to travel the state as part of the Museums by Mail program. A fun and exhilarating show for all to appreciate.

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
Cafe des artistes
VH: A forgotten world right at our footsteps

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: We’ll tell you about new exhibits freshly opened and opening this coming week, and news about a brand new gallery you can check out this summer!

AA: Get out and see some art – and bring your family. You might be amazed how rewarding it can be. In a moment we will speak with Blue Hill Sculptor Jud Hartman about his bronze sculptures representing the first and by far the most comprehensive exploration of eastern native peoples ever undertaken.

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

GALLERIES

AA: Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor has two exhibits: “The Ornithologist’s Daybook” by Scott Kelley and “New Paintings” by Ralf Feyl will be on view through July 31th.

VH: On Friday, the University of Maine Museum of Art at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor will open a photographic exhibit called “Millions Taken Daily: Photographs from Everyone and Everywhere.” The exhibition explores the idea that photographs are an integral part of daily life and that we all have a hand in creating and collecting them. Millions Taken Daily will display photographs from all over the globe, submitted by anyone (yes, anyone — maybe even someone you know!). The show runs from July 13th through October 6th.

AA: Pretty Marsh Gallery in Bar Harbor, is showing New Works by Russell D’Alessio.

VH: The Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland is showing new paintings by Michael Reece, recent ceramic by Anne Alexander, and new paintings by Nancy Glassman — for one more week.

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INTERVIEW/FEATURE

CLOSE

VH: A new gallery opened recently: The Richmond Store Gallery, at 54 Main Street in Richmond. An 1897 general goods store has been transformed into a studio and art gallery by Edward Mackenzie. Mackenzie’s assemblage art uses old and new found manufactured objects to create unique sculptural pieces. Materials used range from piano parts to matchboxes, sculling oars to postcards. Gallery is open by appointment; for more information visit the website at edward mackenzie-dot-com: m-a-c-k-e-n-z-i-e.

A: That’s all for this week. This is a great time to start your Maine art collection and you don’t have to be wealthy, just wise. Most Maine art sells in the $200- to $400 range. If you would like to check on any of the shows we have listed or to see the images, please visit our Café des Artists blog, on mainegalleryguide.com, where you can also listen to a podcast of this show anytime, and see world’s greatest 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!

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