art that’s just plain dangerous

Jared Cowan, untitled, bronze and mixed media, at Assymetric Arts in Rockland

This week on Cafe des Artistes Anthony speaks with sculptor and gallery owner Jared Cowan at Assymetric Arts in Rockland about their upcoming show. The exhibit is named “harm” and the art exhibited could injure or present “dangerous” ideas with its concepts and or medium. Jared says the show will serve to open discussion on the validity of art and widen the aestetic, expose new media and thought processes. “Harm” will open July 18 with a reception open to the public from 5:30-8:30. The show will run through July 16.

The gallery features a monthly rotation of contemporary local artists dealing in painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking. Asymmetrick Arts prides itself on being an informative resource for art in general, and welcomes any with questions to stop by to speak with our staff.

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


Katharina Keoughan“Pot Warp”, 22″x22″,
Oil on Canvas, at West Island Gallery


West Island Gallery Georgetown “Skiffs, Knots, Lines, and Sails,” an exhibition of new work by Katharina Keoughan. The reception is Sat June 14, 4 -6 pm; the show runs through July 19. www.westislandgallery.com



Fairfield Porter 1907-1975 Atop Great Spruce Head c. 1970,
watercolor, at Blue Hill Bay Gallery

Blue Hill Bay Gallery, Blue Hill, reception Sat June 14 for new exhibit, “Colors of Maine” from 4-6.



Chris Osgood, Southerly View, Isle of Spring
,
1999, oil on panel 9 x 11, at Caldbeck Gallery


Caldbeck Gallery
, Rockland, opening reception for a new show of works by Dennis Pinette, Kristin Malin, Chris Osgood, and Lois Dodd. The reception is on from 6-8 pm on Sat June 14. The show runs through July 12th. www.caldbeck.com



Barbara Beebe,
Round Oak Stove,
Summer Night,
at Jonathan Frost Gallery

Jonathan Frost Gallery
, Rockland, will host an opening reception, complete with jazz trio, wed June 18 from 5:30-8pm. The exhibit is titled, “Primacy of Drawing” and features drawings by three diverse and fascinating artists: Matt Rota, Jonathan Frost, and Susan Beebe, through July 18th. Also showing will be
Barbara Beebe:
drawings and gouache paintings. www.jonathanfrostgallery.com



Kris Johnson, Bales & Barn
, acrylic,
12 x 18, at Mars Hall Gallery

Mars Hall Gallery in Tenants Harbor will offer a two-fer on Friday June 20: receptions for their new display of works by gallery artists called, “Past, Present & Future,” and a Retrospective Show by Kris Johnson. Reception 6-8 pm.

JB Parker’s Café
on Main St. in Bangor, the coffee art show has been extended to run thru June 30.

Turtle Gallery,Deer Isle, 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.

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, Bangor,”Twists on Tradition,” pastels by John LeBlanc. 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/

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

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

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

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 #0804 080614
Show Date: JUNE 14, 2008

TEASER:

VH: art that’s just plain dangerous

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: Openings from Mars Hall to Earth First this week and practically everywhere in between!

AA: And we speak with sculptor and gallery owner Jared Cowan at Assymetric arts in Rockland about their upcoming show called “harm”

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

GALLERIES

AA: There’s an opening reception this afternoon from 1 to 4 pm at Earth First Gallery in Bangor. The exhibit is called “Twists on Tradition” and features pastels by John LeBlanc that are traditional in their subject matter, but unique in style. The exhibit can be seen through July 5th.

VH: There will also an opening reception today at West Island Gallery in Georgetown for “Skiffs, Knots, Lines, and Sails,” an exhibition of new work by Katharina Keoughan. The reception lasts from 4 to 6 pm; the show runs through July 19th.

AA: And Blue Hill Bay Gallery is inviting you to a gallery reception this afternoon for their new exhibit, called “Colors of Maine” from 4 to 6 o’clock.

VH: On Wednesday, Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland will host a opening reception for a new show of works by Dennis Pinette, Kristin Malin, Chris Osgood, and Lois Dodd. The reception is on from 6 to 8 pm. The show runs through July 12th.

AA: Coming up on Friday, in Rockland, Jonathon Frost Gallery will host an opening reception, complete with jazz trio, from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. The exhibit is titled, “Primacy of Drawing” and features drawings by three diverse and fascinating artists: Matt Rota, Jonathan Frost, and Susan Beebe, through July 18th.

VH: And Mars Hall Gallery in Tenants Harbor will offer a two-fer on Friday: receptions for their new display of works by gallery artists called, “Past, Present & Future,” and a Retrospective Show by Kris Johnson. Stop by between 6 and 8 pm.

AA: At JB Parker’s Café on Main St. in Bangor, the coffee art show has been extended to run thru June 30. If you have never seen canvases painted only with coffee, you won’t believe how good they can be. And of course JB Parker’s serves great espresso and iced coffees

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INTERVIEW/FEATURE: Assymetric arts

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