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Charlie Dufour, Ring of Power, photograph,
at Indigo Gallery, Belfast

This week on Cafe des Artistes Anthony speaks with Charlie “Doc” Dufour the host of WERU’s Highway 61 on Friday Mornings. Charlie is also owner of Indigo Gallery in Belfast. Charlie is the photographer behind the almost comical controversy surrounding his nude photographs in a recent show in Aroostook County. You can read all about the controversy at bangornews.com

Charlie Dufour, Face To Face, photograph.


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Ken Knowles, Acadian Ledges,24 x 20,
oil on linen, at Blue Hill Bay Gallery.

Blue Hill Bay Gallery
, Blue Hill, will host a reception on Thurs, July 24, from 7-9 for
their new exhibit, “The Spectacular Maine Coast”. You can see it until Aug 31. www.bluehillbaygallery

Ronald Frontin, Winds of Change, oil,
at Mars Hall Gallery, Tenants Harbor

Hall Gallery Tenants Harbor, will hold a reception for their new show, called, “The 5th Dimension: 2D + 3D = 5D.” on Fri evening, July 25. The show features two dimensional and three dimensional works by gallery artists, until Aug 24. The reception is from 6-8 pm. www.marshallgallery.net

Roy Germon, Refuge, 12 x 12, acrylic & mixed media
on panel, framed, at Daniel Kany Gallery, Portland

Daniel Kany Gallery Portland, “Roy Germon: Assembled Views,” is composed of 20 small, post-card sized landscapes. www.kany.net

Jeff Bye, Hot Fun In The Summer, oil on linen,
50 x 52, at Greenhut Galleries, Portland

Greenhut Galleries Portland, “The Greatest Show on Earth is in Maine,” features gallery artists in a juried show of new works, through Aug 2. www.greenhutgalleries.com

The Earth First Gallery, Bangor, new exhibit, “Man and the Natural World: Non-Digital Photographic Double Images” by Andrew Reichline. Meet the artist from 1-4 Sat July 12. The exhibit continues through Aug 5.

ulford Gallery in Rockland, works by Mimo Gordon Riley and Ken Beck. www.mulford.com

Cecily Kahn,
Nocturnal Forms, oil on linen,
at Jonathan Frost Gallery, Rockland

Jonathan Frost Gallery, Rockland, “Secret Spaces: Cecily Kahn, Miru Kim, Keunhee Lee”. The exhibit runs through Aug 16. www.jonathanfrostgallery.com

A new show at the UNIVERSITY OF MAINE MUSEUM OF ART in Bangor will feature works by Stella Johnson, Katherine Bradford, and Nicole Duennebier beginning Fri, until Oct 1.

Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth for a new exhibit called, “Outdoor Sculpture: Creating Harmony with Nature.”

Bogdanove, Abraham J., Disastrous Sea,
oil on board, 36 x 48, at Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset

Wiscasset Bay Gallery Wiscasset, “Artist Colonies of the New England Coast.” www.wiscassetbaygallery.com

Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, Gallery Jurors Exhibit, on display until Aug 10. maineartgallery.org

Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, new exhibit by several artists of paintings, drawings, digital montage, and glass. Exhibit runs through Aug 2. www.turtlegallery.com

works Gallery, Blue Hill, “Views of Maine,” features work by Jane Woodworth Rotondi, Pamela Elias, Marcia Stremlau, and Sarah Brandon.

Gleason Fine Art, Boothbay Harbor, “Monhegan Landscapes and Portraits of Trucks” by Kevin Beers. That exhibit runs through Aug 8.

Small Wonder Gallery Camden, paintings by Edward Gordon. www.smallwondergallery.com

Contemporary Center for Maine Art in Rockport, William Wegman: Paintings and Drawings. The works may be seen until Sept 13. www.cmcanow.org

Carver Hill Gallery, Rockland, “Collective of New Works,” which will feature many new works by various artists in various mediums. www.carverhillgallery.com

The July show at Camden Falls Gallery is titled, “Coastal Bay and Islands.” www.camdenfallsgallery.com

High Street Gallery, Belfast, “Birds” by Julie Cyr & Sheep Jones. www.highstreetgallery.com

Gleason Fine Art, Portland, a pair of shows Scott Kelley: Sea Birds and Don Justin Meserve: Boats.

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 www.westislandgallery.com

Caldbeck Gallery, www.caldbeck.com

Turtle Gallery,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 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/

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.

A.I.R. (Arts In Rockland). Every Wed. is an art walk. 5-7.

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.

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, phnxloft@yahoo.com


Flame Bowl, Silk Fusion Workshop at
Deer Isle Creative Workshops, Deer Isle

SILK FUSION WORKSHOP Deer Isle Creative Workshops is offering a unique workshop August 9 & 10 and September 6 & 7- an introduction to SILK FUSION, a new craft medium, also known as “silk paper,” that has dramatic possibilities. Using dyed, unspun silk fibers and borrowing techniques from both felting and papermaking, the lustrous results can be used as either fabric or paper. Silk fusion can be painted, stitched, sculpted, manipulated to create 2- and 3-dimensional “paintings,” used in quilting, collage, book arts, in a computer printer or to create wearable art. The exciting two-day workshop will cover basic as well as advanced materials and techniques including surface design options. Students will create a variety of silk fusion samples, as well as individual projects from unusual postcards, a “mawata” painting, a small molded vessel, a covered notepad or perhaps a design for a piece of wearable art.

Workshops are held at a delightful ocean-side setting and offer lots of personal attention. Two-day workshops are $150 plus a $50 materials fee.

Pre-registration is required. For registration form and lots more information: www.deerislecreativeworkshops.com, artworkshops@gwi.net or contact instructor Suzanne Carmichael at 207-348-2791.

Here’s a residency/workshop opportunity for nature artists and art educators: Painting the Maine Woods and Islands. Join artist Susan Beebe and botanical & natural science illustrator Dorie Petrochko, September 7 through 13, in capturing the beauty of Muscongus Bay islands, including Monhegan, in oils and water-based media. The week includes field trips to paint on various islands as well as workshops for all levels of experience in plein-air landscape painting, botanicals, birds, and more. For more information, go to www.maineaudubon.org.



Cafe Des Artistes #0809 080719
Show Date: July 19, 2008


VH: local photographer and radio announcer, censored in the county

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. Charlie “Doc” Dufour is the host of WERU’s Highway 61 on Friday Mornings, and is also owner of Indigo Gallery in Belfast. In a moment, we speak with him about the almost comical controversy surrounding his recent nude photographs show in Aroostook County.

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


AA: Blue Hill Bay Gallery will host a reception on Thursday, from 7 to 9 for their new exhibit, “The Spectacular Maine Coast”. You can see it until August 31st.

VH: On Friday evening, visit Mars Hall Gallery in Tenants Harbor for a reception for their new show, called, “The 5th Dimension: 2D + 3D = 5D.” The show features two dimensional and three dimensional works by gallery artists, until August 24th. The reception on Friday is on from 6 to 8 pm.

AA: The current exhibit at Daniel Kany Gallery in Portland is titled, “Roy Germon: Assembled Views,” and is composed of 20 small, post-card sized landscapes.

VH: Greenhut Galleries in Portland is showing “The Greatest Show on Earth is in Maine,” which features gallery artists in a juried show of new works, through August 2nd.




VH: 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!

(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!