Lois Dodd Trees in Bog, 1992 oil on aluminum,
5 x 7 at Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland
Welcome all to the the Cafe des Artistes online version of the weekly Sat. morning radio show.
This week Anthony speaks with Jerry Stelmok who has made some of the most beautiful canoes in the world and will be showing one at the American Folk Festival in Bangor later this month. www.islandfallscanoe.com
Jerry art work in his workshop
An example of Jerry’s artwork, which is sometimes
seen on his special Millenium Sojourner canoes.
The Schoodic international Sculpture Symposium invites all to watch as seven international artists create monumental sculptures from Maine granite. In addition, there are workshops, lectures and events. All free. The sculptures from the symposium will be placed at public sites in Maine communities. The final sculptures will be on view during the closing reception which will take place at the SERC Campus in Winter Harbor. The symposium is held in conjunction with Schoodic Arts for All. For more information visit www. schoodicsculpture.org
Sculptor Jo Kley from Germany working at
The Schoodic international Sculpture Symposium at SERC.
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Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle for their new, multi-artist show featuring works in several media, including painting, prints, mezzotints, furniture and jewelry. The reception is Aug 12 at 2 pm, followed by a talk at 4. The works remain on display through Aug 25. www.turtlegallery.com
Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland is having a Wed evening reception, Aug 15, for their new exhibit of paintings by Lois Dodd, Sam Cady, and Dan West. The reception is from 6 to 8 pm, the show runs until Sep 8. www.caldbeckgallery.com
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 Sept 9. For further Information call 882-7511 or visit www.maineartgallery.org
Mulford Gallery in Rockland will be showing paintings by Phil Schirmer. www.mulfordgallery.com
Blue Hill Bay Gallery opens a new exhibit on Aug 16 titled “Historical Paintings of New England” This exhibit encompasses the work of 19th and early 20th century artists who have painted New England scenes in a wide variety of subjects, mediums and styles. It will be on display through Sep 15. www.bluehillbaygallery.com
Harrison Scott Ankers has hung past and present work in his new Online Gallery, ankerwoodgallery.zoomshare.com. You can see Ankers’ work at The Charles Inn in Bangor and at Cafe Milagro in Bar Harbor.
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), through Aug 25, 50 Water Street, Lubec, Maine.
Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor, 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 exhibit is on view through Sept 4. www.gleasonfineart.com
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, “Misuse.” This exhibition predominantly features object-makers who use ideas of reverse functionality — in other words: making the domestic, exotic; making the benign, political; making the familiar alien, etc. The artists take recognizable (and often comfortable) objects and give them problematic or contradictory meanings.The show runs through Oct 7. www.cmcanow.org
Whitney Art Works is showing Aaron T Stephan — The Problem with Ladders through Sept 8. 492 Congress Street. www.whitneyartworks.com Rebekah Raye is at
Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill. Raye’s imagery is inspired by the wildlife in Maine. She paints in mixed media, sculpts in wood, and sculpts jewelry from antique silver and brass. www.handworksgallery.org
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! www.highstreetgallery.com
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. 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.
Stadler Gallery, Kingfield, will be showing Barbara Sullivan’s “Work in Shaped Fresco” through Aug 31.
Daniel Kany Gallery, Portland, Paintings by Michael Kessler:” Imperfect Geometry”, The exhibition runs through Sept 1. www.kany.net
Also at Daniel Kany is “Wobble and Bob” sculpture by Seattle glassblower Nancy Callan. through Sept 8
Greenhut Gallery, Portland, is exhibiting paintings by Sarah Knock. Sarah will be leading an Artist Talk about her new works on Sat, Aug 18, at 1 pm. This talk is free and open to the public. www.greenhutgalleries.com
Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor, 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 exhibit is on view through Sept 4. www.greenhutgalleries.com
The Stable Gallery in Damariscotta, “Hot Maine Artists,” new works by Lucy Harrington, Susan Bartlett Rice, Abbie Williams, and John Allen.
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
Belfast First Friday Openings, from 5 to 8 pm. each friday. www.belfastarts.com
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. www.une.edu/artgallery
Cooper Jackson Gallery will be showing artist Martha Burkert “Painting New Perspectives”. www.cooperjacksongallery.com
The Mulford Gallery in Rockland, is showing paintings by Steve Alpert and collages by Edith De Chiara. www.mulfordgallery.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
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 Thurs – until Oct 25.
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 is offering “The Nature of Things Print Folio” through Sept 2. This print portfolio includes the work of 15 artists associated with a cutting-edge graphics studio, Zea Mays Printmaking, in Florence, Massachusetts. The studio‚s mission is to develop and promote printmaking practices that are non-toxic to artists and the environment. The “things” depicted in these works exist in the world on three levels – physical, emotional, and spiritual.
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
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.
Café Des Artistes
Show Date: August 11, 2007
VH: A chance to see some of the most beautiful canoes in the world 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: There’s something for everybody and every taste in our calendar this week, and we have news of a brand new gallery that you can visit — in your own home!
AA: And we visit Jerry Stelmok who has made some of the most beautiful canoes in the world and will be showing one at the American Folk Festival in Bangor later this month
VH: First, here are some openings and shows in our area:
AA: There will be an opening reception and gallery talk tomorrow at Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle for their new, multi-artist show featuring works in several media, including painting, prints, mezzotints, furniture and jewelry. The reception begins at 2 o’clock, followed by a talk at 4. The works remain on display through August 25th.
VH: Stop by Caldbeck Galleries in Rockland Wednesday evening for a reception for their new exhibit of paintings by Lois Dodd, Sam Cady, and Dan West. The reception is from 6 to 8 pm, and the show runs until September 8.
AA: The Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset opens its 53rd Annual Members Show with an opening reception on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. That show will run through September 9th.
VH: Paintings by Phil Schirmer go on display Wednesday at Mulford Gallery in Rockland.
AA: The next exhibit at Blue Hill Gallery opens on Thursday and is titled, “Historical Paintings of New England” This exhibit encompasses the work of 19th and early 20th century artists who have painted New England scenes in a wide variety of subjects, mediums and styles. It will be on display through September 15th.
VH: Cygnet Gallery Portland’s August Show features “Two If By Land, One If By Sea” — watercolors by Guy Corriero and Tim Gaydos. Thru August
VH: And before we go, here’s an announcement of a newly opened gallery that you can visit any time of day in the comfort of your own home. Bangor artist, Harrison Scott Ankers has hung past and present work in his new Online Gallery. Just go to ankerwoodgallery-dot-zoomshare-dot-com — or click the link from our blog. But, if you’re out-and-about, you can see Ankers’ work at The Charles Inn in Bangor and at Cafe Milagro in Bar Harbor.
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 check out our neat Café des Artists Blog, a podcast of this show you can listen to anytime, and the world’s largest collection of Maine art online. This show is produced for WERU by Maine Galleries and Studio Guide, an annual showcase of Maine art — pick up your free copy at most local fine art venues. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next Saturday!