Caren-Marie Michel, Katahdin Four, acrylic on canvas,
12 x 24, at North Light Gallery, Millinocket
Welcome all to the the Cafe des Artistes online version of the weekly Sat. morning radio show.
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.
ADVERTISING IN THE MAINE GALLERY & STUDIO GUIDE
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ATTENTION STUDIO ARTISTS
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Thanks for stopping by & have a Great Week!
Wander around Munjoy Hill from 9 to 2 during Munjfest today (Sat Sept. 15), and watch artists creating artwork that offers a view of the Observatory. You can purchase this freshly created artwork in a live auction at the Fire House at 3 o’clock. Proceeds will benefit Portland Landmarks, the Society for East End Arts & the artists.
Installation work by Sergio Ramos and Joe Hartel and mixed media work by Lisa Raven will be on display through Sept. at Ofelia’s Arte Fino Gallery on Center St. in Bangor.
Elan Fine Arts, in Rockport will feature the distinctive work of photographers John Goodman, Cyndi Prince and Beverly Pearce in three concurrent but solo shows: “Gesture, Being, and Revealed.” Each focuses on the individual photographer’s interest in the human form. on display thru Sept 30
“Being” focuses on Cyndi Prince’s minimalized forms. Prince obliterates extraneous details in her images, presents a basic human form, and exposes those elements which state that we are all, essentially the same.
Phoenix Loft Gallery, Belfast, Five Perspectives www.phoenixloftgallery.com
Abstract works by David Estey is showing at the new Aarhus Gallery, Belfast. www.aarhus.com
Paintings by Joshua Ferry are on show at the Perimeter Gallery Chase’s Daily, Belfast.
“Baxter from the inside” a show by Gallery Artists runs thru Nov. 3 at North Light Gallery in Millinocket. www.artnorthlight.com
Art Space Gallery, Rockland, is showing works in mixed media by 4 gallery artists thru Oct. 7. www.artspacemaine.com
Greenhut Galleries in Portland Sept 6 – Sept 29, Margaret Lawrence Reception Thu, Sept 6, 5-7 pm. Gallery Talk scheduled Saturday, Sept 15, 1:30p.m. – Margaret Lawrence conducts a gallery walk-through. www.greenhutgalleries.com
Blue Hill Bay Gallery “Harvest Moon” runs through Oct 25. www.bluehillbaygallery.com
Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport is showing “Up Close.” With work in a variety of media, this exhibition demonstrates how close-ups can take the form of close observation and detailed representation, or can border on abstraction. “Up Close” continues through Sept 29. www.cmcanow.org
Also at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, “Misuse.” The show runs through Oct 7.
Also at Center for Maine Contemporary Art “Thicket” by Karen Gelardi. Gelardi works in a number of media: collages, paintings, prints, drawings, and sculptures The show continues through Sept 29.
Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, “Passing Through,” a photography show that runs through Oct 14
Cooper Jackson Gallery, Portland, John Andrews, Painting In Relief. www.cooperjacksongallery.com
Mulford Gallery in Rockland is featuring an exhibition entitled “The Body in Motion and Emotion. The show runs through Oct 10. www.mulfordgallery.com
The drawing room, Portland, is showing “Drawn In: New Drawings by Christina Goodwin, Through Oct 19.
High Street Studio in Belfast will feature “Belfast the Way it Was, From our Memories” This exhibit, in conjunction with the Belfast Historical Society, shows the work of local painters reflecting on the changes they have seen. www.highstreetgallery.com
Belfast First Friday Openings, from 5 to 8 pm. each friday. www.belfastarts.com
Portland glass artist Benjamin Coombs is exhibiting, Nautical Still Life, at Daniel Kany Gallery in Portland. The exhibition features twelve glass sculptures that relate to the maritime world: lobster buoys, ship hardware and various objects of Maine’s nautical culture. www.kany.net
See the 25th Annual Print and Book Show at Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle. www.turtlegallery.com
“Stone House” Book Arts by University of Southern Maine Faculty. The display continues through Oct 20.
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
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 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 “Graphite.” This exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculpture explores the myriad ways that contemporary artists use graphite. The exhibition features 25 works drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, and on loan from local artists. “Graphite” is on view through Nov 25.
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.
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.
Cafe Des Artistes
TEASER: VH: The hills are alive – with maine art!
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: Get up close and personal this week. Watch artists at work, talk with artists about their work, and take a look at some everyday objects as you may never have seen them before. We’ll tell you more in a minute.
AA: The air is getting crisp and the hills are picking up a little color. It‚s the perfect time for a gallery or studio tour and a chance to see that art that you have meaning to catch up to. For a great list of September shows, visit the Café des Artists blog at mainegalleryguide.com.
VH: First, here are some openings and shows in our area:
AA: Margaret Lawrence will give a gallery talk on her new exhibit, called, “From a Different Window” today at 1:30 p.m, at Greenhut Gallery in Portland.
VH: Wander around Munjoy Hill from 9 to 2 during Munjfest today, and watch artists creating artwork that offers a view of the Observatory. And then you can purchase this freshly created artwork in a live auction at the Fire House at 3 o’clock. Proceeds will benefit Portland Landmarks, the Society for East End Arts & the artists.
AA: Blue Hill Bay Gallery opens their new exhibit today. “Harvest Moon” which runs through October 25. VH: The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport is showing “Up Close.” With work in a variety of media, this exhibition demonstrates how close-ups can take the form of close observation and detailed representation, or can border on abstraction. “Up Close” continues through September 29th.
AA: Installation work by Sergio Ramos and Joe Hartel and mixed media work by Lisa Raven will be on display through Sept. at Ofelia‚s Arte Fino Gallery on Center St. in Bangor. VH: John Goodman :Gesture‰, Cyndi Price: Being, and Beverly Pierce: Revealed, on display thru Sept30 at Elan Fine Arts on Pascal Ave. in Rockport
AA: And in Belfast, Five Perspectives is showing at the Phoenix Gallery, Abstract works by David Estey is showing at the new Aarhus Gallery, and paintings by Joshua Ferry are on show at the Perimeter Gallery at Chase‚s Daily.
VH: „Baxter from the inside‰ a show by Gallery Artists runs thru Nov. 3 at North Light Gallery in Millinocket
AA: And works in mixed media by 4 gallery artists is on show thru Oct. 7 at Space Gallery on Main St. in Rockland.
VH: The Portland Museum of Art’s current show is called, “Graphite.” This exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculpture explores the myriad ways that contemporary artists use graphite. The exhibition features 25 works drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, and on loan from local artists. “Graphite” is on view through November 25.
A: That’s all for this week. If you would like to double check any itmes read on Cafe des Artists, please visit mainegalleryguide.com, where you can see a neat blog of this show complete with pictures and more info, a podcast you can listen to any time, and the world’s largest collection of Maine art online. This show is produced for WERU by Maine Galleries and Studio Guide, the annual showcase of Maine art– pick up your free copy at most local galleries and studios. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next Saturday!