Land survives all. Art runs close behind


Left to right, top to botom;
Louise Bourne, Spring Stream oil on linen, 24 x 24
Abbott Meader, Low Tide / Sea Change, oil, oil pastel and pencils, 20 x 16 1/2
Alan Magee, Brush #13/16, 100% cotton woven tapestry, 76 x 60 1/2
Dennis Pinette, November Wind #5, oil, rag paper, 29 x 37

All above are part of the Contours show at Elan Fine Arts in Rockport


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.

This week on the radio show and podcast, Anthony speaks with Elan Fine Arts gallery owner Andrew Eddy about Contours, a special benefit show at the gallery.

Contours features the work of 100 prominent Maine artists including Alan Magee, Tillman Crane, Lois Dodd, Connie Hayes, Yvonne Jacquette, Ann Lofquist, Frederick Lynch, Dirk McDonnell, Ed Nadeau, Thomas Paquette, Dennis Pinette, Richard Saltonstall, and Dudley Zopp.

Gallery proceeds will go to the Land Trust providing financial support and awareness for local land preservation efforts. Visit the Land Trust website at coastalmountains.org to learn more about their vital work.

This fantastic show runs through Nov. 11. See Elanfinearts.com for more information.

Brian Vanden Brink, Abandoned House,
North Jay, ME, black and white photography,
8 1/2 x 10 1/2, at Elan Fine Arts, Rockport


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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u thought it was too expensive (and your precious few dollars had to got to those beautiful cadmium reds) you might be surprised. We are offering a one time special rate to first time studio artists. Contact us at 1-888-482-4405 or call Stan, our sales rep at 949-1990. We have had wonderful feedback from artists that have sold work through the Gallery Guide–They thought it well worth the investment!

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GALLERIES

Jan ter Weele, Dark Trees, oil on canvas,
at Cooper Jackson Gallery, Portland.

Cooper Jackson Gallery, Portland, Artist Reception for Jan ter Weele, Nov 2, 5–8 pm. This show runs Nov 2 – 24, www.cooperjacksongallery.com

Elzbieta Sikorska, from exhibit
“Biting and Scratching”
at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport


Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport will hold an opening reception today (sat) from 3 to 5 pm for two new shows: “Checking It Twice,” by Adriane Herman and “Biting and Scratching: Animal Prints by Susan Amons, Keith Rendall, and Elzbieta Sikorska.” Both exhibits run through December 15th. www.cmcanow.org

Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor, is showing sculpture by Ray Carbone, Carole Hanson, Scott Stoll and Don Meserve. www.gleasonfineart

Carver Hill Gallery Rockport, will host an opening reception on Thursday from 5 to 7 pm for James Strickland’s show: “Exquisite Icons.” www.carverhillgallery.com

“Gallery Nights”
in Camden Rockport, and Lincolnville will go for one more week. Thursday night, from 5-8 pm.

Whitney Art W
orks, 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.


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

“Baxter from the inside” a show by Gallery Artists runs thru Nov. 3 at North Light Gallery in Millinocket. www.artnorthlight.com

Blue Hill Bay Gallery
“Harvest Moon” which runs through Oct 25. www.bluehillbaygallery.com

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

“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

MUSEUMS

The University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor is pleased to present the exhibition A Legacy of Collecting: The Vincent A. Hartgen Years, 1946-1982 beginning Oct 12. This is the first of two exhibitions which celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Museum of Art’s relocation to downtown Bangor. The first exhibition will focus on the formative years of the University’s permanent collection under founder Vincent A. Hartgen covering the years 1946-1982. The second exhibition, opening Dec 6, will focus on the growth of the collection from 1983 – present. During this celebration of Vincent A. Hartgen’s legacy as a museum director and curator, the UMMA has also organized an exhibition from its collection of Vincent’s own work for the Zillman Gallery. Through Dec 1.

Bates Museum of Art Green Horizons an organic exhibition and educational outreach program designed to examine the politics and nature of green-ness and sustainability. This exhibition brings together internationally renowned artists, Maine artists, and the Beehive Collective. The exhibition will embrace these issues as its main themes through which other artworks will explore the politics, nature, and spirit of greenness and sustainability. Through Dec 9.

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, info@tatehouse.org

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.

OF NOTE
“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


For information on workshops and classes at
drawing room call 207-632-2391 www.alexrheault.com

CALL FOR ART
Call for Maine Photographers Curator Brendan Bullock has announced an open call for artists for the exhibition Re-View that will open at the Daniel Kany Gallery in Jan 2008. The exhibition will be open to photographers who live or work in Maine. There will be no limitation on technical process or scale. All works selected for the exhibition must be available for sale. Artists must submit between 3 and 10 images. All submissions must be received by November 1st, 2007. There is no submission fee. More information at www.kany.net/news/re-view.html

Penquis is seeking artists to create one of a kind original art with metal barn stars of all sizes for display and eventual auction at a fundraiser for Keep ME Warm Fund for Knox County. The finished product will be viewed at the Historic Inns of Rockland during the Festival of Lights and at Camden’s Premier Inns during the Christmas by the Sea festivities. Interested artists should call Maria Staples at Penquis at 1-800-215-4942, or email her atmstaples@penquis.org.

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 art@atlanticmotorcar.com, 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.

TRANSCRIPT
Cafe Des Artistes #0722 071020
Show Date: October 20, 2007


TEASER:

VH: “Land survives all. Art runs close behind”

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: We’ve got openings and closings to tell you about this week. And a call for artists: make a star, be a star, and do a good deed, all at once! We’ll tell you more in a moment.

AA: Our opening remark was by Dennis Pinette, a Belfast artist regarding the Contours benefit exhibition for Coastal Mountain Land Trust at Elan Fine art in Rockport. In a moment we speak with Andrew Eddy owner and co-curator about the scope—and rare beauty of the show.

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

GALLERIES

AA: There will be an opening reception today at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport from 3 to 5 pm for two new shows: “Checking It Twice,” by Adriane Herman and “Biting and Scratching: Animal Prints by Susan Amons, Keith Rendall, and Elzbieta Sikorska.” Both exhibits run through December 15th.

VH: Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor is showing scupture by Ray Carbone, Carole Hanson, Scott Stoll and Don Meserve.

AA: Carver Hill Gallery in Rockport wil host an opening reception on Thursday from 5 to 7 pm for James Strickland’s show: “Exquisite Icons.”

VH: Blue Hill Bay Gallery’s “Harvest Moon” exhibit has almost set, but you can see it through Thursday.

AA: Greenhut Galleries in Portland is showing paintings by Alison Rector for one more week. That exhibition closes October 27th.

VH: And “Gallery Nights” will go for one more week. Local art galleries in Camden, Rockport, and Lincolnville will be open for one more Thursday night, this week, from 5 to 8 p.m.

(ROLL THEME)

INTERVIEW/FEATURE: Andrew Eddy

CLOSE

VH: CALL FOR ARTISTS: Penquis is seeking artists to create one of a kind original art with metal barn stars of all sizes for display and eventual auction at a fundraiser for Keep ME Warm Fund for Knox County. The finished product will be viewed at the Historic Inns of Rockland during the Festival of Lights and at Camden’s Premier Inns during the Christmas by the Sea festivities. Interested artists should call Maria Staples at Penquis at 1-800-215-4942, or email her at
mstaples-at-penquis-dot-org.


A: That’s all for this week. If you would like to check on anything you just heard on Cafe des Artists, 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!



(THEME UP)



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Whitney Art Works in Portland. 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. Also, Barak Levi Olins – Tools of the Banal. Both November 3rd.

Bangor, Maine The University of Maine Museum of Art is pleased to present the exhibition A Legacy of Collecting: The Vincent A. Hartgen Years, 1946-1982 beginning October 12. This is the first of two exhibitions which celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Museum of Art’s relocation to downtown Bangor. The first exhibition will focus on the formative years of the University’s permanent collection under founder Vincent A. Hartgen covering the years 1946-1982. The second exhibition, opening December 6, will focus on the growth of the collection from 1983 – present. During this celebration of Vincent A. Hartgen’s legacy as a museum director and curator, the UMMA has also organized an exhibition from its collection of Vincent’s own work for the Zillman Gallery. Through December 1.

Bates Museum of Art Green Horizons an organic exhibition and educational outreach program designed to examine the politics and nature of greeness and sustainability. This exhibition brings together internationally renowned artists, Maine artists, and the Beehive Collective. The exhibition will embrace these issues as its main themes through which other artworks will explore the politics, nature, and spirit of greenness and sustainability. though December 9.

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.

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.

VH: “Baxter from the Inside,” runs thru Nov. 3 at North Light Gallery in Millinocket.