Art and Openings All Over–Summer in Maine!

Martha Burkert, From Above I, 2007, Oil on Canvas,
40×60 at Cooper Jackson Gallery, Portland


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Have a Great Week!

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GALLERIES

Katharina Keoughan, Sail on Sail,
on display at Bank of America in
Rockland for the Atlantic Challenge show.

Atlantic Challenge, Rockland “44 Degrees Latitude” 44 artists together for one show. Found nautical items transformed into original works of Art by some of Maine’s leading fine artists including Eric Hopkins, Fredrick Kellog and Gideon Bok and Gil Coyle. Final event is an auction to take place Aug 16. To benefit Atlantic Challenge. www.atlanticchallenge.com



Alison Hill,
Angela,
at the Art Gallery at UNE,
Westbrook Campus, Portland

Art Gallery at UNE, Westbrook College Campus, Portland “On Island: Women Artists of Monhegan” featuring works by 35 women artists who capture the essence of Monhegan Island and its role in the history of American fine art. The opening reception is Thurs Jul 26, 5 – 7. The show runs through Sept 23. www.une.edu/artgallery

Cooper Jackson Gallery will be showing artist Martha Burkert “Painting New Perspectives”. Meet Martha Burkert at the artist reception on August 2, 5 – 8 pm. www.cooperjacksongallery.com

The Mulford Gallery in Rockland, is showing paintings by Steve Alpert and collages by Edith De Chiara. www.mulfordgallery.com

The Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, is showing a group exhibit of Various Views of Nature by Alan Crichton, Stew Henderson, Janice Kasper, Kristin Malin, and William Martin. www.caldbeck.com

Charlie Dufour, Back To Back, at Indigo Gallery in Belfast,
part of the BelfastArts Art Walk

Belfast Arts, Belfast, now features an Art Walk every Friday evening from 5 to 8. www.belfastarts.com

Turtle Gallery on Deer Isle is showing Paintings by Mary Arno, Daniel Hodermarsky, and Larry Moffett wil be featured, as well as pastels by Lydia Cassatt, photographs by Michael Alpert, and Jewelry by Robin Martin Cust. The show runs through Aug 4. www.turtlegallery.com

Blue Hill Bay Gallery, Blue Hill is showing “Painters of the Maine Coast.” The show runs through Aug 15. www.bluehillbaygallery.com

Elan Fine Arts in Rockport is showing “New Landscapes,” paintings by Thomas Paquette. www.elanfinearts.com

Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland is presenting “The Sculptor’s Studio, Etchings by Picasso” The show is a collection of some of the 97 plates that make up the “Vollard Suite.” Picasso created this series of prints in the 1930s, which was later compiled by French art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard. This show continues until August 31st. Also on exhibit is “Rush Brown: Views of Casco Bay.” www.susanmaaschfineart.com

Domaine Gallery in Portland Presents: Leap Into Summer, Two artists Gifford Ewing and Christine Olmsted will be showing photographs. www.domainegallery.com

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. www.kany.net

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

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

Ralf Feyl,Clouds and Water, oil on canvas, 30 x 40
at Gleason Fine Art, 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 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

Greenhut Galleries, Portland, with be showing through 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

Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Tucker Gallery, thru Jul 28 Joe Kievitt: Photosynthetics.Mercedes Gilbert: Unstill Waters. thru Jul 28. www.cmcanow.org

MUSEUMS

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 through Oct 6.

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 October 7.

The Portland Museum of Art,“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

OF NOTE

A conference titled, “Crossroads for Community Arts: Strategies for the Road Ahead,” will be held the weekend of Oct 18 in Lewiston. The event will offer an opportunity to build nonprofit leadership and organizational skills, offer networking opportunities, and provide a setting for the unified planning of the future for community arts across the state. The conference is open to all, including community arts leaders, nonprofit board members and administrators, artists, and business and municipal supporters of arts organizations serving Maine communities. Complete conference schedule, workshop topics and presenters, and registration details are available at mainearts.com.

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, Sept 16. Deadline is Aug 5. For more information, call the agency at 1-800-282-0764.


TRANSCRIPT

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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 have news this week of Art Al Fresco in Eastern Maine, and openings all up and down the coast for you to get out and see in the week to come.

AA: There so much wonderful art being created in Maine but not enough of it is being purchased. When you buy art from a local artist you not only get something that adds beauty and value to your home and life, you are also supporting a local artist, their household and the local community.

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

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VH: Now, here’s an announcement of interest to anyone interested in the specific needs of the arts community in Maine. A conference titled, “Crossroads for Community Arts: Strategies for the Road Ahead,” will be held the weekend of October 18th in Lewiston. The event will offer an opportunity to build nonprofit leadership and organizational skills, offer networking opportunities, and provide a setting for the unified planning of the future for community arts across the state. The conference is open to all, including community arts leaders, nonprofit board members and administrators, artists, and business and municipal supporters of arts organizations serving Maine communities. Complete conference schedule, workshop topics and presenters, and registration details are available at maine-arts-dot-com.

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 see color show images on our blog, listen to a podcast of this show anytime, and see 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!
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