Works of the Hand Show & Sale at CMCA

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Guest and artists of the CMCA “Work of the Hand Show and Sale” at the Collector’s Preview, Friday Oct. 10. Photo – A. Anderson

Center for Maine Contemporary Art Work of The Hand: Craft Show and Sale runs through Oct. 20. 45 crafts artists, the majority of whom are from Maine, participate by invitation in the 19th annual “Work of the Hand,” described by Down East Magazine as “one of the state’s most prestigious craft shows.” Beautiful, functional works in fiber, clay, wood, glass, metal, and leather are presented for sale, order, or commission in CMCA’s historic firehouse gallery overlooking Rockport Harbor. FMI, www.cmcanow.org

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Exhibits, Openings, News


Brian Kliewer – “Maine Coast (study)” at Mars Hall

Mars Hall Gallery in Tenants Harbor – Brian Kliewer, exhibit titled, “Four Seasons & A Few Nights,” is on display. FMI www.marshallgallery.net

University Of Maine Museum Of Art in Bangor is showing Reclaimed Works by Mildred Johnson and David McLaughlin. Also, works by Angelo Ippolito and Photographs of Celebrities and Socialites by Andy Warhol through January 3, 2009.FMI, www.umma.umaine.edu/


Emily Louise Leonard, “You can stay asleep” at Daniel Kany Gallery

Daniel Kany Gallery’s current exhibit in Portland is “The Fallow Season” by Emily Louise Leonard, through October 31st. FMI www.kany.net

Gleason Fine Art is showing works by Andrea J. Peters through November 4, in Portland.


Susan Barnes, “Distance”, at Greenhut Galleries

Greenhut Galleries in Portland will continue its display of work by Susan Barnes until November 1st. FMI greenhutgalleries.com



Susan Beebe “Spring Wharblers” at Jonathan Frost Gallery

You can see Susan Beebe’s Paintings and prints called “Birds of the Boreal Forest” at Jonathan Frost Gallery in Rockland through November 1, 2008.
FMI www.jonathanfrostgallery.com

Peter Buotte, an artist from Augusta and personal friend, is currently serving his second tour in Iraq. Peter has co-curated an exhibit titled “Merhaba Baghdad.” Merhaba is an informal, friendly way to say hello in both Turkish and Iraqi Arabic. There is no specific theme to the show; it is simply an introduction of international contemporary works to the Iraqi art viewer. An email was sent to fellow Maine artists whom
could respond quickly and send small works. The exhibit especially benefits from the efforts of Alex Rheault, Portland gallerist Daniel Kany and the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. A total of 23 Maine and international artists have committed to the show, most contributing two or three flat works in various media. Buotte will exhibit ‘My Dream for Iraq’, an interactive work in which cloth strips are cut from pillow cases, the site of dreaming, and Iraqis are asked to write their dream for Iraq on the fabric. The show will be on view through the month of October.

Small Wonder Gallery in Camden will be having a show featuring the watercolor paintings of local artist, W.J. Zwartjes on today from 4-7 p.m. FMI, www.smallwondergallery.com/

The current exhibit at Space Gallery in Portland is called “Constant Quarry” and features photographs by Todd Seelie, through October 24th. FMI, www.space538.org/

University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor is showing “Something Sketchy,” which features Pages from UMaine Student Sketchbooks. The show opens Wednesday, October 8th, and runs through October 24th.

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

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

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