Art Walks– coming soon to a town near you!

The Tuscan Series,” by Genetta Mclean,
at Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor

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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 and we will try to get it posted for you. We need at least 3 week advance notice.

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Have a Great Week!


Greenhut Gallery, Portland, there will be an opening reception on Thurs Aug 2, from 5-7 pm for an e
xhibit of paintings by Sarah Knock.

Andrea J. Peters at Gleason Fine Art,
in Boothbay Harbor

Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor, Friday evening opening reception for their next two exhibits: “Along the Coast,” a show of landscapes by Andrea J. Peters, and “The Tuscan Series,” by Genetta Mclean, paintings inspired by ancient Roman wall paintings. The reception runs from 5 to7, and the exhibit is on view through Sept 4.

John Paul Caponigro at Caponigro Arts, Cushing

Artist John Paul Caponigro presents a stunning collection of new images in his annual gallery/studio exhibit.This extremely popular event is open for one weekend only, Aug 4–5 from 10 to 5. The artist will discuss his work daily at 2 pm. You are invited to tour John Paul’s state-of-the-art studio, participate in the animated conversations, view prints, and portfolios, and experience this spectacular new work. This summer’s event presents several concurrent exhibitions: Antarctica; Fumo; and Suffusion.

Friday, at the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta, there will be an Opening for a show called, “Hot Maine Artists,” new works by Lucy Harrington, Susan Bartlett Rice, Abbie Williams, and John Allen. Stop by anytime between 5 and 7 pm, meet the artists, and see their work.

Guy Corriero, “High Seas”,
at Cygnet Gallery in Portland

Cygnet Gallery Portland present its August Show “Two if by Land, One if by
Sea” featuring Guy Corriero and Tim Gaydos. Both artists are members of the
American Watercolor Society and are the recipients of many honors and
awards. The show runs through August.

The Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset opens its 53rd Annual Members Show on Aug 16. The opening reception will be Thursday August 16th from 5-7 p.m. The show will run through September 9th. For further Information call 882-7511 or visit

Lincolnville’s 13th Annual “Art At The Beach” Is Aug 11, 10-4, on the Grounds of the Whales Tooth Pub At Lincolnille Beach. Among the invited participants is our featured artist, Nationally acclaimed Maine native J.M. Rogers. Come & enjoy fine art by New England Artists.

High Street Studio in Belfast will feature Jeanne Dawson’s series of paintings, Domestications, representing the most ordinary of every day things and made extraordinary with her use of color. Susan Whites’ Dance theme continues and the two together make the walls vibrate with color!

Stadler Gallery, Kingfield, will be showing Barbara Sullivan’s “Work in Shaped Fresco”. Aug 1-31. Artist’s reception Aug 1, 3-5pm.

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.

Portland Art Walk, a free, self-guided tour of Portland’s local galleries, art studios, museums and alternative art, Friday Aug 3, from 5 to 8 pm.

East Boothbay Multiple Gallery Tour and Open House Aug 3, from 4 to 7 pm.

Charlie Dufour, photograph, at Indigo Gallery in Belfast.

Belfast First Friday Openings, from 5 to 8 pm.

Ofelia’s Gallery Arte Fino in Bangor invites you to Central Street for their First Friday Show.

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 show runs through Sept 23.

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.

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

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. 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.

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

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

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.”

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

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

Michael Kessler at Daniel Kany Gallery, Portla

Daniel Kany Gallery
, Portland, Paintings by Michael Kessler:” Imperfect Geometry”, Opens Aug 3 with an Opening Reception (First Friday Art Walk) 5 – 8pm. The exhibition runs through Sept 1.

Also at Daniel Kany is “Wobble and Bob” sculpture by Seattle glassblower Nancy Callan. Aug 3-Sept 8

Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber Announces Weekly – “Gallery Nights” local art galleries will remain open from 5-8 p.m. Visito
rs, 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 Thurs – until Oct 25.

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

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.

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.

Aaron T. Stephen at Whitney Art Works, Por

Whitney Art Works is showing Aaron T Stephan — The Problem with Ladders July 25 -Sept 8, with an Artist Reception, Fri, Aug 3, 5-8pm, 492 Congress Street.
The artist writes:
“I spent a large part of the last year collecting
over 15,000 books from local libraries and book stores. I pored over these books – measured, weighed, sorted, cut, sanded, glued, and nailed them. As a result, I gained an intimate and unusual relationship to these texts. This process has destroyed my reverence for the book while forcing me to confront the sheer mass of human thought they contain. The work in “The Problem with Ladders” is based on my physical understanding of books as cultural objects that tell a story, assert physical presence, and serve as icons of knowledge. I hope to question, alter, and explore my relationship to what I read and how I digest it.”

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 Oct 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.

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


The deadline for entries of Belfast The Way It Was Has Been extended to July 31st. This is a show done in conjunction with the Historical Society in Belfast. It will be a show of Belfast, from our Memories. Many of us have seen so many changes we decided to host this show as an oportunity for artists to document them. The exhibit will be in September.Those interested may contact Susan Tobey White at High Street Studio & gallery in Belfast. 338-8990.

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.


Café Des Artistes
#0710 – 070728
Show Date: July 28, 2007

VH: ………..
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: The coming week closes out a calendar month, and that means new shows opening with artists receptions and First Friday Festivities across the state!

AA: ……………..

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


AA: There’ll be an opening reception tomorrow afternoon in Lubec for the First Annual Plein Air Painters of the Bay of Fundy Member Exhibition. The members spent the past week painting outdoors around Lubec and Campobello Island, and you’re invited to see the results and mingle with the artists , beginnning at 2 o’clock tomorrow, at The Mulholland Market, on Water Street, in Lubec.

VH: Greenhut Gallery in Portland will be the site for an opening reception on Thursday from 5 to 7 pm for an exhibit of paintings by Sarah Knock.

AA: Stop by Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor Friday evening for an opening reception for their next two exhibits: “Along the Coast,” a show of landscapes by Andrea J. Peters, and “The Tuscan Series,” by Genetta Mclean, paintings inspired by ancient Roman wall paintings. The reception runs from 5 to7, and the exhibit is on view through September 4th. VH: Also on Friday, at the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta, there will be an Opening for a show called, “Hot Maine Artists,” new works by Lucy Harrington, Susan Bartlett Rice, Abbie Williams, and John Allen. Stop by anytime between 5 and 7 pm, meet the artists, and see their work.


VH: And don’t forget that the coming week brings First Friday Festivities! Portland offers The Art Walk, a free, self-guided tour of Portland‚s local galleries, art studios, museums and alternative art, from 5 to 8 pm. East Boothbay tempts you with a Multiple Gallery Tour and Open House from 4 to 7 pm. Belfast beckons you with First Friday Openings, from 5 to 8 pm. And Ofelia’s Gallery Arte Fino in Bangor invites you to Central Street for their First Friday Show.

A: That’s all for this week. If you would like your news read on Café des Artists, please submit it thru, 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!