Alan Bray, Farm Pond, Casein on Panel 36×24, 1998
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Alan Bray, Slew Gundy Falls 2001, casein on panel 22 x 18
This week on the radio show and podcast, Anthony speaks with artist Alan Bray about painting from nature. Alan Bray, has studied and painted the central Maine highlands for more than forty years. The New Yorker has described his work as “mediations on landscape, rather than attempts to open a window on the world.” More of Alan’s work can been seen at www.alanbray.com
Alan Bray, Path to the River
2004, casein on panel, 30 x 24
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Whitney Art Works, Congress St Gallery, Portland, is showing “After the end of the world”. After the End of the World attempts to reveal the vision of four artists whose work can be viewed as depictions of a time or place that exists after the end of what we perceive as our world. The show runs thru Nov. 3 and images can be seen at www.whitneyartworks.com
Also at Whitney Art Works 45 York Street, Portland, Barak Levi Olins “Tools of the Banal”. Olins has used the word “haptic” to describe elements of his work, the term “synaptic” also seems fitting. Firing across associative junctions that link bread to the body, utensils to weapons, and his own baking oven to the crematoria of the Holocaust, Olins’ work is at once visceral, poetic and neuralgic. The show runs thru Nov 3. www.whitneyartworks.com
University of New England Art Gallery, on the Westbrook College campus, “A Season under the Sun: Photographs from the Maxwell’s Farm.” This exhibit of black and white photographs depicts the 2005-growing season of the Maxwell vegetable farm and market, which has been farmed by this Cape Elizabeth family for nearly six generations. The exhibit continues through Nov. 25th.
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockport, new works by six Maine women will show thru Oct 19. www.carverhillgallery.com
Daniel Kaney Gallery, Portland, is showing “Speechless” , paintings by Reilly Jensen. The Exhibition runs thru Oct 27. www.kany.net
Greenhut Galleries, Portland, is showing painting by Alison Rector. Fascinated by the way light falls through windows and doorways into interior spaces, this oil painter renders the contemplative beauty and nostalgic tranquility found in unconventional perspectives of quiet interiors. The show runs through Oct. 27. www.greenhutgalleries.com
Cooper Jackson Gallery, Portland, “Meanderings of a Fly Fisherman” painting by Abbott Meader. www.cooperjacksongallery.com Also at Cooper Jackson Gallery, John Andrews, Painting In Relief.
Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland. Group shows runs through Oct 13. www.caldbeck.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
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, Bangor.
Phoenix Loft Gallery, Belfast, Five Perspectives www.phoenixloftgallery.com
Abstract works by David Estey is showing at the new Aarhus Gallery, Belfast
Paintings by Joshua Ferry are on show at the Perimeter Gallery Chase’s Daily, Belfast.
Art Space Gallery, Rockland, is showing works in mixed media by 4 gallery artists through Oct. 7. www.artspacemaine.com
Blue Hill Bay Gallery “Harvest Moon” which runs through Oct 25. www.bluehillbaygallery.com
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, “Misuse.” The show runs through Oct 7. www.cmcanow.org
Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, “Passing Through,” a photography show that runs through Oct 14
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 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 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
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.
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.
Tate House Museum“Exploring the Georgian Era, 1714-1820” 3rd Annual Decorative Arts Symposium, Oct 13, 2007, 8 am-4 pm, Registration: $55 Tate House Museum Members, $65 non-Members. For more info ContactSophia Mendoza, Tate House Museum, (207) 774-6177, email@example.com
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.
“At the Creative Center: the Arts in Maine Schools,” conference which will take place this Fri. and Sat. Oct 5 and 6, at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. For more information visit www.maineartseducation.org
Whitney Art Works is proud to announce the following news from gallery artist Sam Van Aken: Sam has received the 2008 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission. www.mainearts.com for more information
For information on workshops and classes at drawing room call 207-632-2391 www.alexrheault.com
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 www.mainearts.com.
CALL FOR ART
Atlantic Motorcar of Wiscasset is interested in hearing from artists in print, watercolor and acrylic media who are seeking gallery/display space. They’re offering more than 2,000 square feet of display space in a high traffic area with a discerning clientel. Atlantic Motorcar charges no commission or hanging fee – the space is simply offered as a public service. Interested parties should email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 882-9941.
A Web of Opportunity for Maine Artists! Dirigo Road Gallery – a new cooperative of artists residing primarily in Penobscot, Hancock, and Kennebec counties, has launched dirigoroadgallery.com. The site is designed much in the same way as a “bricks and mortar” art gallery, with dynamic and rotating displays of artwork, whose purpose is to promote, market, and sell the work of its member artists to a worldwide audience. Members must reside in the state of Maine, and there are still several membership openings for interested artists. For further information on sales or to become a member of the co-op, contact Grace Keown at 234-2243 or Connie Henderson at 234-2025.
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.
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Show Date: October 6, 2007
VH: Colorful days and Gallery Nights
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: Columbus Day Weekend is upon us, and as we near peak leaf-peeping time, there’s also some excellent art, yours for the peepin’ this long weekend. Artists, stay tuned for news about an offer of free gallery space! We’ll tell you more in a minute.
AA: And we speak with Alan Bray, a Maine artist who’s mystical landscapes are world famous.
VH: First, here are some openings and shows in our area:
AA: Daniel Kany Gallery in Portland is is showing paintings by Reilly Jensen, titled “Speechless.” The Exhibition runs thru Oct 27.
VH: The University of New England Art Gallery, on the Westbrook College campus, has a new show called: “A Season under the Sun: Photographs from the Maxwell’s Farm.” This exhibit of black and white photographs depicts the 2005 growing season of the Maxwell vegetable farm and market, which has been farmed by this Cape Elizabeth family for nearly six generations. The exhibit continues through November 25th.
AA: New works by six Maine women will show thru Oct 19 at Carver Hill Gallery in Rockport.
VH: The Portland Museum of Art is showing: “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 25th.
AA: Greenhut Galleries in Portland is showing painting by Alison Rector. Fascinated by the way light falls through windows and doorways into interior spaces, this oil painter renders the contemplative beauty and nostalgic tranquility found in unconventional perspectives of quiet interiors. The show runs through October 27th.
VH: “Baxter from the Inside,” runs thru Nov. 3 at North Light Gallery in Millinocket.
AA: Cooper Jackson Gallery in Portland is showing “Meanderings of a Fly Fisherman,” paintings by Abbott Meader, and a show titled, “Painting In Relief” by John Andrews.
VH: Don’t forget “Gallery Nights.” Local art galleries in Camden, Rockport, and Lincolnville will remain open Thursday nights from 5-8 p.m until October 25th.
INTERVIEW/FEATURE: Alan Bray
VH: Here’s a call for artists. Atlantic Motorcar of Wiscasset is interested in hearing from artists in print, watercolor and acrylic media who are seeking gallery/display space. They’re offering more than 2,000 square feet of display space in a high traffic area with a discerning clientele. Atlantic Motorcar charges no commission or hanging fee – the space is simply offered as a public service. Interested parties should email art-at-atlanticmotorcar-dot-com, or call 882-9941.
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