Keeping New Orleans in the News – a new show in Bangor remembers Katrina

Suzanne Anderson, “We used to play here”, 72″ x 36″, three panels, at Bangor Public Library.

“We used to play here – catching crawfish in the beautiful cypress swamp
before the metal wall kept us apart and the canal let in the saltwater that
killed the cypress trees”

Lucerne artist and Maine Gallery & Studio Guide co-publisher Suzanne Anderson spent a week in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward and other areas in 2007 to create work that would help connect Maine and New Orleans. A show of that work “The NOLA Project,” goes on view at the Bangor Public Library Aug. 29, the third anniversary of Katrina. You can visit her blog at, and listen to the WERU interview by clicking on the podcast, below right.


Listen to Anthony and Victor Hathaway 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. Try opening 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 picked up at most major art venues and fine art galleries and studios across the state. We are also displayed at tourist info centers in Kittery, Yarmouth, Boothbay, Camden, & Bar Harbor and individual copies can be ordered from us for $5 by emailing or calling 1-888-482-4405

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COCO VIVO Fine Art and Design welcomes art lovers to Boothbay Harbor for a collaborative show “Boats, Barns and Beaches”, co–hosted by Head of the Harbor Gallery. There will be a preview party at Head of The Harbor Gallery and COCO VIVO , Sept. 5, from 5 – 8 during the Boothbay Art Tour. There will also be a gala artist reception and sale on Sat. Sept. 6, 2008, from 5 – 8 at COCO VIVO Fine Art and Design, 129 Commercial St. FMI call 633-0671.

Heidi Daub, “Never Better”, at Åarhus Gallery in Belfast

Åarhus Gallery in Belfast – Blue Hill artist Heidi Daub September 2-21, with an opening reception on Friday September 5th from 5-8pm. FMI

Stemwinder Sculpture Works in Warren will hold an open studio and outdoor gallery tour August 23 and 24, from 10 to 5.

The Landing Gallery Rockland, “C. DuBack, R. DuBack & N. Camardo”” – Paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs.

Blue Heron Gallery in Deer Isle will host an opening reception tomorrow,
August 24, from 3 to 5 for their new exhibit, “Contemporary Blown Glass” by
Glass Artist Pablo Soto. The exhibit continues through September 7th. FMI

Jetsun Penkalski, “Golden Pool”,
at Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle

Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle – show of paintings by gallery artists, including
Jetsun Penkalski, Lydia Cassatt and Sherrill Hunnibell, as well as books in
the 26th Annual Print And Book Show. These works may be viewed until Saturday Oct. 18. FMI

The Biddeford Art Walk is this Thursday, August 28, from 5 to 8:00. As you saunter about town, keep your eyes open for the red balloons that indicates a business is participating.

Sharon Larkin, “The Tailor’s Secret”
at Mars Hall Gallery in Tenants Harbor

Mars Hall Gallery in Tenants Harbor will host an opening reception on
Friday, August 29, from 6 to 8, for an exhibit of works by gallery artists
called, “Thru the Eyes of the Artist.”

Inbetween Gallery in Rockland is showing the work of Fletchy O and Becky Danielson thru Sept. 16. For more info, visit

Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, “Poets in Person”- A cabaret entertainment by local poets and musicians, Sept 1, 7:30 pm FMI, visit

David Driscoll, “Red Figure”,
at Greenhut Galleries in Portland

Greenhut Galleries in Portland – David Driskell- Sept 4-27 with an opening reception, Sept 4, 5-7 pm. FMI

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth will be showing new work by David Graeme Baker through Sep 18. While there, see the sculpture garden f
eaturing the work of three Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium artists—Jesse Salisbury, Don Merseve and Roy Patterson. FMI

The Blue Marble Gallery
in Waterville has opened its new location at 165 Main Street with the exhibit “Out of Stillness”. The show features 10 Maine artists and a collaborative piece called “Soul Quilt” all inspired by the concept of Being in the Now as found in Eckhart Tolle’s teachings.FMI contact Erik Thomas at 873-2300. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.

Indigo Gallery in Belfast – There will be an Opening reception and 5th Anniversary Celebration, Aug 29, 5-8 pm. FMI see

Gleason Fine Art
, Boothbay Harbor, “Sea/Shells”, features a trio of artists whose work has to do with the sea: Brad Betts: Marine Paintings, Carole Hanson: Sculpture of Shells in Marble and Granite, and Michael Kahn: Sepia-toned Silver Gelatin Photographs. FMI see

Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset, 54th Annual Members Show FMI

Dorette Marie Amell, Penitent, mixed media,
at Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport

The current show at the Center For Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport is the 2008 Biennial Juried Exhibition, which runs thru Oct. 4.

The Daniel Kany Gallery in Portland announces the opening of an exhibition of blown glass sculptures “Eric Hopkins: Glass Drawings” and “Nancy Callan & Katherine Gray: Glass Sculptures”. For more info see

Camden Falls Gallery Camden, is featuring “Boats and Boat Parts” through the month of

Franklin Street Art Space Biddeford, Mixed Media + Sculptural Work by Laura Dunn. Open until 8 pm every last Thur of the month for Biddeford Art Walk

Wiscasset Bay Gallery Wiscasset, “La Vie Moderne: Impressionism to Modernism” – thru Sept 19

The University of New England Art Gallery Portland, William Manning, “From Here to Eternitime.” The exhibition will features works from three decades — the sixties, seventies and the present — through Sept 7.

John Loengard On the Roof, Ghost Ranch“, 1967,
gelatin silver print, 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.



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. Dancers, musicians, living statues, poetry, theater, and mime have all been included in the entertainment. Look for the yellow flags!

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


A.I.R. (Arts In Rockland). Every Wed. is an art walk. 5-7.
Download your walking map at

Peaks Island Artwalk Cross the bay and catch Peaks Island artists in their studios. The final Art Walk date of 2008 is Sat, Aug 30. 3-7 pm. Maps are available on the island at GEM Gallery, Cockeyed Gull, & The Inn on Peaks. For more information, visit or Jane Banquer 207-766-2246
Stonington Artwalk, first Friday of each month.


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,



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

SILK FUSION WORKSHOP Deer Isle Creative Workshops is offering a unique workshop 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:, or contact instructor Suzanne Carmichael at 207-348-2791.

Painting the Maine Woods and Islands Residency/workshop opportunity for nature artists and art educators. 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