Artist of St. George Tour, Three Artists at UMMA

Katherine Bradford, Whaling Painting
Katherine Bradford, “Whaling Painting,” at University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor

UMMA, University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor is showing “Katherine Bradford, Stella Johnson and Nicole Duennebier through Oct. 1. Katherine Bradford exhibits a new series of paintings that depict stylized ocean liners floating amidst a sea of gestural paint strokes. Bradford uses bold, saturated reds, blues and oranges in her compositions that evoke a childlike fascination with subject matter and the qualities of paint. The vivid colors and deceptively simple rendering of the ships express a light-hearted whimsical quality, while also conveying feelings of isolation and fortitude. Bradford is represented by Edward Thorp Gallery in New York City and Aucocisco Galleries in Portland, Maine. Bradford maintains studios in Brooklyn, NY and Brunswick, Maine.


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Exhibits, Openings, Shows

Mike Silverton, “Houseplant,” at
Aarhus Gallery in Belfast

Aarhus Gallery
in Belfast is pleased to feature the decidedly quirky works of Belfast artist/poet, Mike Silverton. The show will run from September 23 through October 19th, with an opening reception on Friday October 3rd from 5-8pm.

Agamemnon Otero, “Profile in Blue,” at Bayview Gallery in Brunswick

Bayview Gallery in Brunswick will host an Artist Talk by Agamemnon Otero, “Color, Shape and Form.” Sat., Sept. 27th, at 3:30 pm. Otero’s work explores the interaction of color and form and his style invokes the energetic pulse of all his subjects
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Forrest Meader at The Stadler Gallery in Kingfield

The Stadler Gallery
in Kingfield is showing “Michael Branca – recent work; and Forrest Meader – Homage & Explorations” through Oct. 13, with an opening Reception Sat. Sept. 27 from 2-4. FMI 265-5025,

The Artists of St. George
are having a free open studio tour Sat. & Sun.Sept. 27-28. Thirty three studio artists participate in this tour and offer a wide range of fine art from sculpting to painters, mixed media to encaustic. The two day tour is an opportunity to visit a beautiful peninsula that stretches from Thomaston to Port Clyde, and to visit the studios of many fine artists who will be posting a roadside sign for Artists of St. George. FMI call 372-6501

Emily Louise Leonard, “We were Free,”
at Dan Kany Gallery in Portland

Daniel Kany Gallery in Portland is showing a collection of works by
Emily Louise Leonard, titled, “The Fallow Season,” through Sept. 27. FMI,

Earth First Gallery in Bangor – David Haskins’ new exhibit of works in
acrylics, charcoal, egg tempera, oil, and watercolors, called, “Landscapes
from Maine, New Mexico, and Colorado” on display through October 5th. FMI

David Segre, “Bobbi”, 2008, silver gelatin print at CMCA

The current show at the Center For Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport
features Photographs by David Segre and Art by members of LINC. Catch it
anytime now through December 20th. The CMCA Biennial continues thru Oct. 4. FMI

Blue Hill Bay Gallery
“Autumn Mood”, through October 25th. FMI,

Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland – works by Stew Henderson through Oct. 18th. FMI,

Mars Hall Gallery in Tenants Harbor – a show of new paintings by Brian Kliewer called “Four Seasons & A Few Nights.” That display may be seen through October 13. FMI,

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

Aucociso Galleries in Portland– Jessica Gandof “Calming the Ocean” through Sept. 27. FMI,

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

The September show at Camden Falls Gallery is titled, “MaineScapes.”

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

Greenhut Galleries in Portland – David Driskell through Sept. 27. FMI