A Passion for Sea Glass

There’s something about sea glass that stirs the imagination of anyone who loves the romance of its weathered beauty. A special event celebrating sea-glass artisans will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 11th at Archipelago, the Island Institute’s retail store. Carole Lambert of Owls Head, Maine, the award-winning author of “A Passion for Sea Glass,” will celebrate the publication of her new Down East book. She will be autographing copies with the photographer for the book, Amy Wilton of Hope. Several of the book’s contributors will also be on hand to autograph copies, show their wares, and describe their artistic process.

Mimi Gregoire Carpenter of Cape Porpoise will show her watercolor illustrations featuring sea glass. Larry Trueman of Waldoboro will display his miniature nautical scenes painted on ceramic sea shards. Plus Archipelago will be showcasing Lisa Hall’s jewelry, Jane Porter’s mobiles, and Kathie Krause’s wreathes, all hand-crafted from sea glass. Anyone with sea glass or pottery shards they would like identified should bring them to the event. Carole Lambert will be happy to evaluate items for their history and value.

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

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George Kinghorn, (Facebook photo)

George Kinghorn is the new director of University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor. Kinghorn comes to UMaine from Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (Fla.), where he most recently served as deputy director and chief curator. There, he was instrumental in opening MOCA Jacksonville’s six-floor, 60,000-square-foot facility in the heart of downtown. He also led a subsequent renovation of the museum’s galleries, which added exhibition space and improved flow.

We interviewed George recently about his fall show shedule for UMMA, which you can hear by clicking on the podcast, below right. On Friday, Oct. 3 at 7pm, UMMA is hosting a “Fashion Challenge Event and Runway Show” that coincides with the opening of Celerities and Socialites: Photographs by Andy Wharhol”. FMI, umma.umaine.edu

Stew Henderson, “Staghorn” at Caldbeck Gallery

Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland is showing the work of Stew Henderson : The Maps Paper Circus, & The Corrugated Series, and the painting of Jeff Epstein, Elizabeth O’Reilly, Carol Sloane through October 18. FMI, caldbeck.com

Sherrill Hunnibell, “Psyche: Ziplocke” at Turtle Gallery

Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle is open through Saturday, Oct. 18, featuring by Jetsun Penkalski, pastels by Lydia Cassatt and mixed-media works and altered books by Sherrill Hunnibel, along with the gallery’s 26th Annual Print & Book Show, a group show Paintings by Gallery Artists and sculpture inside and out, jewelry, ceramics, glass and more. FMI turtlegallery.com

The Stadler Gallery
in Kingfield is showing “Michael Branca – recent work; and Forrest Meader – Homage & Explorations” through Oct. 13. FMI 265-5025, stadlergallery.com/

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

Art Walks
Belfast Art will sponsor another First Friday Opening on October 3 from 5 to 8 pm., with a special opening reception at Indigo Gallery. Portland’s First Friday Artwalk is also on for October 3rd. It’s a free, self-guided tour of Portland’s local galleries, art studios, museums and alternative art from 5 to 8 pm. Gleason Fine Art in Portland is on the map of participating galleries, and they’ll hold an opening reception on Friday, October 3, from 5 to 8 pm for an exhibit of new works by Andrea J. Peters called “Winter.” The exhibit may be seen until November 4.

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 theearthfirstgallery.com/

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 cmcanow.org/

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

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, marshallgallery.net

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

Jean Kigel of Kigel Studio in Waldoboro is offering “Introduction to Asian Brush Painting Workshop” at USM Abromson Center, 88 Bedford St. Portland, on Sat., Oct. 4, 2008 from 9-4. The fee is $95.00. Embrace the ancient art of brush painting on rice paper. Students will focus on grinding and mixing ink, holding the brush the Asian way, and loading the brush with ink.
They will practice a variety of brushstrokes, including basic calligraphic strokes, the bone stroke and mi dots. By the end of the workshop, students should be able to paint simple subjects like strawberries, radishes, and orchid grass. Participants should bring any watercolors they have and request a supply list on registration. One need not have previous experience in either brush painting or watercolor. Find the participant supply list at www.us.mmaine.edu/cce