Celebrate Maine Flora at the Courthouse Gallery

Jane Dahmen, Red Landscape-Maine, Tryptych,
acrylic on paper 37 x 72 at Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth

This week on Cafe des Artistes Anthony speaks with Karen Wilkes at the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth about the current show – Maine Flora www.courthousegallery.com


William Moise, Cabbages, 1969, oil on canvas,
28 x 38 at Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth

Cafe des Artistes returns for its 4th season of Maine art news. We are happy to be back again with info on all the openings, shows and art happenings across the state. If you have a listing you would like posted here please email us at info@stateofmaineguides.com

Listen to Anthony and Victor on WERU 89.9 or 102.9 to catch the show at 8:30 Saturday mornings. You can also listen to the audio of the show right here at your convenience by clicking 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.

The Maine Gallery & Studio Guide
The 8th edition of the Maine Gallery & Studio Guide is now out. We are sporting a beautiful matte finish cover with artwork courtesy of the artist Stephen Pace. In addition to the beautiful artwork inside, look for some interesting changes to this years guide. Be sure to pick one up today at all major art venues and studios across the state. We are also found at tourist info centers and the books can be ordered directly from us by emailing info@stateofmaineguides.com or call 1-888-482-4405

As always the gallery guide can be seen online at www.mainegalleryguide.com

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EXHIBITS

Susan Mangam at Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle

Turtle Gallery,Deer Isle, opening reception 2 pm for Paintings by Susan Mangamand Howard Fussiner, Landscapes by Nina Jerome, Etchings by Gillian Pedersin-Krag, works in Clay by Sequoia Miller, and Prints by Karl Schrag and Stephen Pace. This show may be seen through July 5.www.turtlegallery.com



John Loengard (United States, born 1934),
On the Roof, Ghost Ranch,
1967,
gelatin silver print, 8 11/16 x 12 7/8,
Portland Museum of Art.

The Portland Museum of Art “Georgia O’Keeffe and the Camera: The Art of Identity.” This exhibition of 18 paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe and 60 photographs of her will, for the first time, pair paintings and photographs to establish two opposing public images of the artist. The exhibit will remain on display through Sept 7. www.portlandmuseumofart.org

Portland Museum of Art “Contemporary Collaborations: Artist and Master Printer.” The exhibit features 35 prints by 30 contemporary artists with Maine connections who have created significant prints in concert with technical specialists at professional fine art print presses. Pieces include some from the museum’s permanent collection as well as on loan from collectors, presses, and the artists themselves. This show can be seen through August 10. www.portlandmuseumofart.org

The June Show at Franklin Street Art Space in Biddeford will feature works by Christopher Betjemann and Joel LeVasseur.

Carl Gordon Cutler (1873-1945) Looking South,
Brooklin,
Maine, watercolor on paper, 16.5″x 24.5”
at Blue Hill Bay Gallery

Blue Hill Bay Gallery is showing “Colors of Maine,” an exhibit of paintings by several artists, including Fairfield Porter, Carl Gordon Cutler, Nathaniel Dirk, Elwyn George Gowen, to name a few, through July 20.www.bluehillbaygallery.com

Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, Morris David Dorenfeld and Paul Plante, on display through June 14th. www.caldbeck.com

The June show at Camden Falls Gallery, at the Landing in Camden, is titled,”Coastal Bay and Islands.” www.camdenfallsgallery.com

Greenhut Galleries, Portland, will host an opening reception for Kathleen Galligan’s New Pastels. The reception is Thurs, June 5, from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibit will continue through June 28. Artist Talk June 7 at 1:30 pm- Kathleen Galligan will talk about her exhibit.www.greenhutgalleries.com

Earth First Gallery, a new gallery on Harlow St in Bangor, will be opening a show entitled, “Twists on Tradition,” pastels by John LeBlanc June 5. Traditional in subject matter but unique in style. Through July 5.
Gleason Fine Art, Portland, will host an opening reception for their June exhibit, Maine Modernists, which features the work of Carl Cutler, James Fitzgerald, Carl Sprinchorn, Chenoweth Hall, and others. Through July 1. www.gleasonfineart

The Art Gallery at University of New England, Westbrook College Campus of the University of New England in Portland, opens its Seventh Annual Sculpture Garden. The display continues until October 31. www.une.edu/artgallery/

Art of the seventies, Lord Hall Gallery, at UMO, May 16-June 16. www.umaine.edu/art/exhibitions.htm

Wiscasset Bay Gallery “Of Color and Light: A Celebration of Contemporary Paintings”. www.wiscassetbaygallery.com

The Landing Gallery “Roots”. It will feature landscape themes by all gallery artists through June 15 in Rockland.

Works by artists of Great-Spruce-Head Island will be on display through June 30, at Handworks Gallery in Blue Hill. www.handworksgallery.org

Jonathan Frost Gallery in Rockland has drawings and etchings by Richie Lasansky on display. The show, called “Animal Spirits” can be seen until June 14. http://jonathanfrostgallery.com/

Stadler Gallery in Kingfield will feature the work of Steve Pennisi June 1-30.

New works by gallery artists will open the 23rd season of Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor. Also, new textile paintings by renowned Edgecomb wife and husband team Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade are among the new works on view. The show runs through June 24 www.gleasonfineart.com

Mulford Gallery in Rockland will be showing “Maine Talent” through June 13th.

ARTWALKS
In Portland, a free, self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, and alternative art venues on the First Friday of every month from 5-8 pm, from May through December. www.firstfridayartwalk.com

Belfast Arts is also sponsoring First Friday Openings from 5 to 8 pm. and every Friday in July and August.

CALL FOR ART

The West Quoddy Head Visitors Center Art Gallery in Lubec is calling for Washington County artists to show and sell their work. They accept framed drawings or paintings ready to hang, depicting Maine subject matter, including landscapes, seascapes, nautical, wildlife, botanical, etc. For more information, call Deb at 733-2180 or email at lavalleydeb@hotmail.com.

TRANSCRIPT
Cafe Des Artistes #0803 080607
Show Date: June 7, 2008

TEASER:

VH: Celebrate Maine Flora at the Courthouse Gallery

THEME: King of Bongo
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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: After a rash of openings in the first week of June, more galleries and museums will be inviting you to join them for opening events and to just swing by to see their displays in the week ahead!

AA: And we check in with Karen Wilkes at the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth about the current show – Maine Flora, and what’s coming up in June.

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

GALLERIES

AA: You’re invited to an Artist Talk today at 1:30 pm at Greenhut Galleries in Portland. Kathleen Galligan will talk about her exhibit of New Pastels.

VH: And tomorrow, visit Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle for an opening reception at 2 pm for a show that will feature Paintings by SUSAN MANGAM and HOWARD FUSSINER, Landscapes by NINA JEROME, Etchings by GILLIAN PEDERSON-KRAG, works in Clay by SEQUOIA MILLER, and Prints by KARL SCHRAG and STEPHEN PACE. This show may be seen through July 5th.

AA: The Portland Museum of Art will open a new show on Thursday, called, “Georgia O’Keeffe and the Camera: The Art of Identity.” This exhibition of 18 paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe and 60 photographs of her will, for the first time, pair paintings and photographs to establish two opposing public images of the artist. The exhibit will remain on display through September 7th.

VH: The June Show at Franklin Street Art Space in Biddeford will feature works by Christopher Betjemann and Joel LeVasseur.

(ROLL THEME)
Karen Wilkes at the Courthouse Gallery

CLOSE

VH: Here’s a call for Washington County Artists. The West Quoddy Head Visitors Center Art Gallery in Lubec is calling for Washington County artists to show and sell their work. They accept framed drawings or paintings ready to hang, depicting Maine subject matter, including landscapes, seascapes, nautical, wildlife, botanical, etc. For more information, call Deb at 733-2180 or email at lavalleydeb@hotmail.com.

A: That’s all for this week. For more information, visit Cafe des Artists at mainegalleryguide.com, where you can see an expanded blog of this show, 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, in its eight year of promoting Maine art to the world– pick up your free copy at most local galleries and studios. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next Saturday!

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