“Atotarho”, by Jud Hartmann,
Jud Hartmann Gallery, Blue Hill
This week on Cafe des Artistes Anthony speaks with Blue Hill sculptor Jud Hartmann. Jud’s primary artistic focus since 1983 has been a series of limited edition bronze sculptures of Native Americans called The Woodland Tribes of the Northeast – The Iroquoian and Algonkians.
Jud has cast more than 50 Native American bronze sculptures in this series, representing the first and by far the most comprehensive exploration of eastern Native American peoples ever undertaken in bronze or any other medium.
You can see more of Jud’s amazing bronzes and learn more about his work at www.judhartmanngallery.com
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Daniel Kany Gallery in Portland will have works in glass by Richard Remsen and photography by Michael Heiko through June 28. In July at Daniel Kany Gallery
Also coming up at Daniel Kany Gallery, Paintings by Roy Germon will Open for the July First Friday Art Walk, July 4. The Artist Reception will be July 11, 5 – 8 pm, exhibition runs through July 26. www.kany.net
Edward Gordon “Approaching Storm” at Small Wonder Gallery, Camden
Small Wonder Gallery Camden will host a reception Sat. 28, from 4-7 for Edward Gordon. Stop by to meet the artist and see some of his original paintings.
Contemporary Center for Maine Art in Rockport, William Wegman: Paintings and Drawings. The reception lasts from 4 to 6, Sat 28. The works may be seen until Sept 13. www.cmcanow.org
James Strickland, “Shunga” at Carver Hill Gallery, Rockport
Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, invites you to their Summer Gala Opening July 3, 5-8 pm. You can view a “Collective of New Works,” which will feature many new works by various artists in various mediums. www.carverhillgallery.com
July 1, Blue Heron Gallery will open up shop in their new downtown Deer Isle location, at 15 Main Street, across from the Pilgrim’s Inn.
The July show at Camden Falls Gallery is titled, “Coastal Bay and Islands.” www.camdenfallsgallery.com
“Birds” At High Street Gallery, Belfast
High Street Gallery in Belfast will have an opening reception July 4, 5 to 8 for their new show, called, “Birds” by Julie Cyr & Sheep Jones. www.highstreetgallery.com
At Greenhut Galleries, Portland
Greenhut Galleries in Portland will have an opening reception on Thursday July3 from 5-7 for “The Greatest Show on Earth is in Maine.” This exhibit features each of their gallery artists in a juried show of new works. www.greenhutgalleries.com
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
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”
at 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.
SevenArts, 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. www.sevenartsandcrafts.com
1st Birthday of Richmond Store Gallery Richmond, come celebrate and see Edward Mackenzie’s new work including Make Art Not War. Exhibition runs through 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. www.westislandgallery.com
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. www.caldbeck.com
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 www.jonathanfrostgallery.com
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 5.www.turtlegallery.com
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
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. 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.
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.
Biddeford Art Walk on Thursday evening from 5 to 8. The red balloons indicate a participating business. www.biddefordartwalk.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.phoenixloftgallery.com Questions, contact Archie Barnes, Phoenix Row Gallery 207-338-0087, email@example.com
Cafe Des Artistes #0806 080628
Show Date: June 28, 2008
VH: Staturesque Eastern native people, on display in Blue Hill
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’re about to turn the calendar page into deep summer and we have a holiday weekend on the horizon — and that means a lot of openings in the week ahead. We’ll tell you more in a moment!
AA: And we visit Jud Hartman at his gallery in Blue Hill and discuss his unique and extraordinary bronze sculptures of 17th & 18th century Woodland Tribes of the Northeast.
VH: And, here are some openings and shows in our area:
AA: Small Wonder Gallery in Camden will host a reception today from 4 to 7 for Edward Gordon. Stop by to meet the artist and see some of his original paintings.
VH: And in Rockport today, there will be an opening reception at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art for a new show called, William Wegman: Paintings and Drawings. The reception lasts from 4 to 6 this afternoon, but the works may be seen until September 13.
AA: On Thursday, in Rockport, Carver Hill Gallery invites you to their Summer Gala Opening from 5 to 8 pm. You can view a “Collective of New Works,” which will feature many new works by various artists in various mediums.
VH: On Tuesday, Blue Heron Gallery will open up shop in their new downtown Deer Isle location, at 15 Main Street, across from the Pilgrim’s Inn.
AA: Tuesday will also be the first day for the July show at Camden Falls Gallery. It’s titled, “Coastal Bay and Islands.”
VH: High Street Gallery in Belfast will have an opening reception from 5 to 8 for their new show, called, BIRDS by Julie Cyr & Sheep Jones.
AA: GREENHUT GALLERIES in Portland will have an opening reception on Thursday from 5 to 7 for “The Greatest Show on Earth is in Maine.” This exhibit features each of their gallery artists in a juried show of new works.
INTERVIEW/FEATURE: Jud Hartman
VH: Never fear: the First Friday Art Walk won’t take a holiday this month, so if you’re in Belfast or Portland, strike out early in the evening, anytime between 5 and 8 to take in the best of the local galleries, art studios, and museums. And have a wonderful Fourth!
A: You can see Jud Hartmann’s work on page 113 in the Gallery & Studio Guide or at JudHartmanngallery.com. And That’s all for this week. Visit Cafe des Artists at mainegalleryguide.com, where you can see a great blog of this show, and a podcast you can listen to any time.
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