Nicole Duennebier “Hunting Hot Bed,” 2006, courtesy of the artist and Aucocisco
Galleries, at University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor
UMMA, University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor is showing “Katherine Bradford, Stella Johnson Al Sol, and Nicole Duennebier” through Oct. 1. In Nicole Duennebier’s compositions, organic forms appear to be “growing out of darkness.” Some of the subjects are clearly depictions of botanicals and insects, while others are imaginative, strange hybrids. Using acrylic on panel, Duennebier paints a mysterious world where drama unfolds in an arena of darkness. The artist received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maine College of Art. Duennebier is represented by Aucocisco Galleries in Portland, Maine and resides in Boston, Massachusetts. FMI, www.umma.umaine.edu/
Listen to Anthony and Victor Hathaway on WERU 89.9 or 102.9 to catch the Cafe des Artistes radio 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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EXHIBITS, OPENINGS, SHOWS
Dahlov Ipcar Bright Barnyard, 1965,
oil on canvas, 30” x 24” at Portland Museum of Art.
Portland Museum of Art “American Menagerie”Images of animals serve as vehicles for meaning. 25 works drawn primarily from the Museum’s permanent collection, featuring artists such as Dahlov Ipcar, Bernard Langlais, Will Barnet, Wendy Kindred, Scott Leighton, and Edward Hicks. Through Nov. 9. FMI portlandmuseum.org
Another exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art is called “Andre Kertesz: On Reading” and celebrates a series of 104 photographs taken in Hungary, France, and the United States during a 50 year period, illustrating Kertesz’s love for the power of reading as a universal pleasure. The photographs may be seen through November 16.
Aucociso Galleries in Portland– Jessica Gandof “Calming the Ocean” Sept. 4 – 27. FMI, aucociso.com
June Fitzpatrick Gallery on High St., Portland, is showing “Cranberry Island,” drawings by Emily Nelligan and prints by Marvin Bilick Through Sept. 27. FMI, vist junefitzpatrickgallery.com/
Greenhut Galleries in Portland will have an opening Reception Thursday, Sept. 4, 5 – 7 p.m for an exhibit of works by David Driskell,
William J. Maloney, “Solitude”, oil on canvas, 12″x16″,
at Allen David Gallery in Boothbay Harbor
Allen David Gallery in Boothbay Harbor will offer a chance to meet the artist on Friday, September 5th, from 5 to 8pm, as a new exhibit by William J. Maloney will be on display through Sept. 19. FMI, allendavidgallery.com
Indigo Gallery in Belfast will hold an Opening reception on Friday, Sept 5, from 5 to 8 pm. FMI du4photo.com/
High Street Gallery in Belfast invites you to join them on Friday, September 5 for an Opening Reception for their September exhibit. Stop by anytime between 5:00 and 8:00.
Helen St. Clair, September Sunset, oil on canvas, 10 x 20 inches, at Gleason Fine Art’s Portland
Gleason Fine Art’s Portland gallery will be the site for an exhibit of Collages and New Paintings by Helen St. Clair, and there will be an Opening Reception on Friday, September 5, from 5 to 8 pm.
The September show at Camden Falls Gallery is titled, “MaineScapes.”
First Friday Art Walks
Treat yourself to a First Friday Art Walk in Portland, Boothbay Harbor, E. Boothbay, Stonington and Belfast this coming Friday, Sept 5th. They are free, self-guided tours of local art galleries, art studios, and alternative art venues from 5 to 8 pm. And there is usually plenty of good cheese.
Just to squeeze one last art walk in – there will be a First Friday Reception from 4-7 pm at Ocean Point Studio in East Boothbay and show “Visions of Maine; Paintings and Pottery,” by Corinne and Fred McIntyre.
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.
Åarhus Gallery in Belfast – Blue Hill artist Heidi Daub Sept. 2-21, with an opening reception on Friday Sept. 5th from 5-8pm. FMI aarhusgallery.com/
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,” is now on view at the Bangor Public Library through Sept. You can visit her blog at thenoloproject.blogspot.com
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 turtlegallery.com
Inbetween Gallery in Rockland is showing the work of Fletchy O and Becky Danielson thru Sept. 16. For more info, visit inbetweengallery.com
Greenhut Galleries in Portland – David Driskell- Sept 4-27 with an opening reception, Sept 4, 5-7 pm. FMI greenhutgalleries.com
Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth will be showing new work by David Graeme Baker through Sep 18. While there, see the sculpture garden featuring the work of three Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium artists—Jesse Salisbury, Don Merseve and Roy Patterson. FMI courthousegallery.com
Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset, 54th Annual Members Show FMI www.maineartgallery.org
The current show at the Center For Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport is the 2008 Biennial Juried Exhibition, which runs thru Oct. 4. www.cmcanow.org
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 www.kany.net
Camden Falls Gallery Camden, is featuring “Boats and Boat Parts” through the month of August.www.camdenfallsgallery.com
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 www.wiscassetbaygallery.com
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. www.une.edu/artgallery
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
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. 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. www.biddefordartwalk.com.
Rockland A.I.R. (Arts In Rockland). Every Wed. is an art walk. 5-7. Download your walking map at artsinrockland.com
Stonington Artwalk, first Friday of each month.
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
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: www.deerislecreativeworkshops.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.maineaudubon.org.