Captured on Film

Richard Remsen, Installation view of
Pulse Point: Glass Claws, at Daniel Kany Gallery in Portland

This week on Cafe des Artistes Anthony speaks with documentary filmmaker Richard Kane. Richard is known for his work on the Maine Masters series of films. He is currently about to release the film on Stephen Pace who is the cover artist for this year’s Maine Gallery Guide! The film will premiere at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland and at the Stonington Opera House on Aug 24th.

Each video is a part of an ongoing film series sponsored by the Maine Masters Project. These videos are documentaries of Maine artists interviewed in their studios, discussing their lives and work.

Richard Kane has also filmed the Schoodic Sculpture Symposium. This will be an ongoing project supported by Northeast Historic Film. To complete this important film, $10,000 still needs to be raised. You can contact Northeast Historic Film for more info. Also check

On July 9, at 7pm at the Blue Hill Public Library there will be a slide lecture and film preview. Richard Kane and Sculpture Symposium organizer Jesse Salisbury will be presenting this informative and interesting event.

You can view pictures and get info on the symposium in The Maine Gallery and Studio Guide of last year’s event as well.

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.

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The Maine Gallery & Studio Guide can be found at all major art venues and gallerys and studios across the state. We are also found at tourist info centers and the books can be ordered directly from us by emailing or call 1-888-482-4405

As always, the Gallery Guide can be seen online at



Daniel Kany Gallery in Portland will have works in glass by Richard Remsen and photography by Michael Heiko through June 28.

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

Scott Kelley at Gleason Fine Art, Portland

Also at Gleason Fine Art, Portland, beginning Thursday, June 26, a pair of shows Scott Kelley: Sea Birds and Don Justin Meserve: Boats. The public is invited to the reception on Thursday, June 26, from 5-7 pm.

Kevin Beers Lightkeeper’s House,
Peek of Water
, oil on canvas,
30 x 40
at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay

Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay, new show of paintings by Kevin Beers opens on Thursday, June 26, with the opening reception on Saturday, June 28, from 5-7 pm.

“The Art of the Message: Posters New and Old”
UNE Art Museum, Portland

The University of New England Art Museum
Westbrook College Campus of the University of New England in Portland, “The Art of the Message: Posters New and Old.” Posters promoting exhibitions of art, encouraging travel, urging patriotism in time of war, or calling for political action. The show continues until July 6.

Ellsworth, Local Artisan Gallery in downtown Ellsworth is pleased to present Sullivan artist and craftsman Obidiah Buell as the gallery’s visiting artist for the month of July.

1st Birthday of Richmond Store Gallery Richmond, come celebrate and see Edward Mackenzie’s new work including Make Art Not War. Opening reception 5-8pm Friday June 27, Exhibition June 27 – July 25.

West Island Gallery Georgetown “Skiffs, Knots, Lines, and Sails,” an exhibition of new work by Katharina Keoughan. The show runs through July 19.

Phoenix Loft Gallery, Belfast, featured artist Terry laMar works can be seen through the end of June.

Blue Hill Bay Gallery, Blue Hill, “Colors of Maine”.

Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, opening reception for a new show of works by Dennis Pinette, Kristin Malin, Chris Osgood, and Lois Dodd. The show runs through July 12th.

Barbara Beebe, “Still Life with Ladle,
Saucepan, and Eggs, Italy”, pencil on paper
14 x 17, at Jonathan Frost Gallery

Jonathan Frost Gallery
, Rockland, showing will be
Barbara Beebe: Substance and Shadow, drawings and gouache paintings, through July 12

Mars Hall Gallery Tenants Harbor, works by gallery artists, “Past, Present & Future,” and a Retrospective Show by Kris Johnson.

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

John Loengard (United States, born 1934),
On the Roof, Ghost Ranch,
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.

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.

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.”

Greenhut Galleries, Portland, Kathleen Galligan’s New Pastels. The exhibit will continue through June 28.

Earth First Gallery, Bangor,”Twists on Tradition,” pastels by John LeBlanc. Traditional in subject matter but unique in style. Through July 5.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Biddeford Art Walk on Thursday evening from 5 to 8. The red balloons indicate a participating business.


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

Plein Air Painters Invitational The Phoenix loft Gallery would like to invite plein air painters to paint and exhibit their work at our gallery in Belfast. This will be an ongoing summer show. Individuals as well as painting groups are encouraged to participate. Out of town guest artists receive big savings on our furnished guest suites for weekend painting retreats. You can see our accommodations and 360 degree gallery view at Questions, contact Archie Barnes, Phoenix Row Gallery 207-338-0087,


Cafe Des Artistes #0805 080621
Show Date: JUNE 21, 2008


VH: capturing Maine Masters and Maine art, on film

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: We had a burst of openings last week, but there’s always something going on, at a gallery or museum near you. And now that summer is officially open for business, take advantage of the inviting weather to get out and see some great art! We’ll tell you about a few opportunities in just a moment.

AA: at last month’s democratic convention in augusta, I ran into documentary filmmaker Richard Kane, who like myself was a delegate for Barack Obama. In a moment we will speak with him about some of the important Maine art he documents in film.

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


AA: Stadler Gallery in Kingfield will feature the work of Steve Pennisi through June 30th.

VH: The University of New England Art Museum in Portland’s current exhibit is called, “The Art of the Message: Posters New and Old.” It’s a random selection from many sources. There are posters promoting exhibitions of art, encouraging travel, urging patriotism in time of war, or calling for political action. The show continues until July 6th.

AA: Daniel Kany Gallery in Portland will have works in glass by Richard Remsen and photography by Michael Heiko through June 28th.

VH: Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor is showing MAINE MODERNISTS, including works by Carl Cutler, James Fitzgerald, Carl Sprinchorn, Chenoweth Hall, & William Zorach through June 24th.




VH: And don’t forget the Biddeford Art Walk on Thursday evening from 5 to 8. Just step out into town Thursday evening and keep your eyes peeled for the red balloons. That indicates a business is participating. Or, you can down load a map at biddefordartwalk-dot-com.

A: Just want to mention that you can see a list of the Schoodic Sculptures sites on page 104 of the Maine Gallery & Studio Guide. And That’s all for this week. For more information, visit Cafe des Artists at, where you can see an expanded blog of this show, and podcast you can listen to any time.

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!