Cafe des Artistes Maine art news for July 4, 2009

Daniel Corey “The Point At Pemaquid”

Final Week for “Daniel Corey – A Fresh Start”
at Camden Falls Gallery

Camden Falls Gallery has been showing Daniel Corey, a traditional painter rooted in the aesthetic values of the Ashcan school and the impressionists of the Cape Cod School of Art. Mostly inspired by light quality, color harmony and abstract shapes, his paintings are created from direct observation. Daniel has been named the 2009 Monhegan Island artist in residence by the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation (MARC).

“Being familiar with the rich art history of the Island and the part some of my personal painting heroes have had in it, would make this residency very special to me. I find this a priceless opportunity to experience the scenes they painted and walk in their footsteps, while having the time to paint my own personal view of the Island and hopefully leaving a few footprints of my own,” says Daniel.

The show ends 7/8 and is followed by “A Day at the Beach” with featured artists, Aline Ordman and John Schmidtberger, who have captured through their unique and individual interpretations, the perfect Maine memories from walking along the shore or having a day at the beach.” FMI,

Listen to the 7/4 Café des Artistes interview with Camden Falls Gallery Owner Howard Gallagher.


Openings + Shows

Landing Gallery, 8 Elm St, Rockland, opened its 2009 season with “100 Works”, a group exhibit of 25 gallery artists on June 17th. Pictured at the reception are Roger Dell, Director of Education at the Farnsworth Art Museum and Islesboro photographer Roberta in front of her work. The exhibit will run through July 12th, 2009. Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10 – 5, Sunday 12 – 5 and Wednesdays until 8.

Joan Miró is the subject of the third audio-visual presentation in the 2009 season of “Art Videos at the Gallery” presented by Ogunquit Performing Arts and Ogunquit Arts Collaborative at the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit on Wednesday July 15 at 7:30 pm FMI,

There will be an opening reception 7/5 at 2 o’clock at Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle for their new exhibit of sculpture, paintings, and woodcuts by several artists. FMI, /

Wiscasset Bay Gallery invites you to join them for their Summer Gala Opening on Thursday, July 9th, from 5 to 7 pm. You can get a look the exhibit, “Life On The Coast: 19th & 20th Century American Paintings.” Catered by Treats of Wiscasset with lots of delicious food, fine art and good conversation. FMI,

On Friday, July 10th High Street Studio & Gallery in Belfast will hold a reception from 5 to 8 for a display of work by Julie Jones and Susan White. This is just one of the stops along the Belfast Friday Art Walk.

Kevin James “Romeo” at Stable Gallery

Stable Gallery in Damariscotta will host an opening reception on Friday, July 10th, from 5 -7 for “FUN / FUNCTIONAL” which will feature works by artists in several media. FMI

14th Annual Arts in the Park, on the Belfast waterfront is happening next weekend on Saturday and Sunday There will be a juried show with 80 fine artists and artisans, live music and food. FMI,

Dauf Akhreiv “Catching the Light”

Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery
in Rockland presents Russian artist Dauf Akhreiv “Catching the Light” – the Frenchboro paintings” through Sept. 20. FMI,

Kevin Beers, images of Monhegan

Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor is showing New Paintings by Ralf Feyl and Images of Monhegan by Kevin Beers. FMI,

Julyan Davis

Greenhut Galleries in Portland is showingr an exhibit of New Paintings by Julyan Davis. The exhibit runs through August 1st. FMI,

Portland Museum of Art “Call of the Coast:
Art Colonies of New England” through October 12, 2009

The art colonies of New England played a key role in the creation of an American national identity in the early 20th century. Art colonies in Old Lyme and Cos Cob, Connecticut and Ogunquit and Monhegan, Maine were inspiration for nationally recognized artists including Edward Hopper, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, and George Bellows, among others. The exhibition will chronicle the development of impressionist Connecticut and modernist Maine and will feature 74 works drawn from the collections of the Portland Museum of Art and the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut. The display runs to October 12th. FMI,

Aarhus Gallery starts off their 2009 Guest Artist Series with a seamlessly paired double billing of the stellar local artists Kate Chapin and Lesia Sochor in an exhibit entitled ‘Homage.’ Their work centers around the issues of family, story, memory, work, women, and history. The show will be on view through July 19. FMI,

New Era Gallery on Vinalhaven is hosting an Early Summer Group Show through July 15 featuring Emily Dean, Alison Hildreth, Shirley Nisbet, Gail Savitz , and Kitty Wales. FMI,

Frances Kornbluth, of Lobster Cover Studio on Monhegan will be exhibiting her work at the Island Inn on Monhegan through October 12.

Mars Hall Gallery
in Tenants Harbor opens it’s 2009 season with two exciting shows – a one-woman show titled “Body & Soul”, will feature the works of Monhegan Artist Alison Hill, and “Chapter 6”, a group show to celebrate their 6th anniversary with 6 new artists and artisans. Both shows run thru Sun, July 19. The Gallery is located at 621 Port Clyde Rd., Tenants Harbor and is open 10-5, Wed. thru Su
n. FMI, 372-9996 or

14th Annual Arts in the Park, Belfast July 11 10-5, July 12 10-4. A juried show with 80 fine artists and artisans, live music and food. FMI,

The Center For Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport is showing “Brenda Bettinson: Arcadia and Archetype.” Bettinson’s paintings and drawings combine realism and abstraction with a sound basis in observation and a deep immersion in ancient mythology. You can see this exhibit through September 12th. FMI

Barn Gallery in Ogunquit will be exhibiting an open, Juried Show featuring Regional Artists, through July 26th.

Paper Holds Water, an exhibition of recent work by Emily Brown, will hang at Isalos Fine Art, Stonington through July 16th, FMI,

The Stadler Gallery In Kingfield is opening its summer season with two exhibitions of work by Stephanie Knowlton of Oakland, Maine, and Barbara Stewart of Kingfield, Maine. The exhibition will be on view through July 17.
The second summer exhibition: Mary Allen Chaisson, Harpswell, “Abstract Journeys”, and Christine Higgins, Readfield, “Nature Abstracted” will be on view from July 18 through August 7 daily from 12 noon to 4 pm, or by appointment. . FMI,

The Mulford Gallery in Rockland has a new exhibition, “Water Colors of Maine,” a multi media show displaying the fascinating colors, textures and interpretations of the water which surround us. The exhibition will run through July 12th. This exhibition will feature watercolors, photography, oils, mixed media, all interpreting the artists’ vision and meaning of water. FMI,

Kenny Cole is having a one man show called “Improbabilities” at Perimeters Gallery at Chase’s Daily in Belfast, through mid July. FMI,

The first annual Blue Hill Fine Craft Show takes place July 18th and 19th at the Blue Hill Consolidated School, featuring the works of 40 accomplished fine Maine craftsmen, demonstrations and locally harvested food creations. See pictures and more information at www.bluehillfine


Susan Tobey White is offering an ongoing Plein Air Painting in Belfast, Thursday mornings throughout the summer 8:30-10:30 (weather permitting). Locations TBA each week . For beginners or for those with more experience – $15./class. If you are traveling, materials can be provided for $10. Contact for more info: Contact Susan at High Street Studio& Gallery, 149 High St, Belfast, or 207-338-8990.

Hope you had a great Fourth of July Weekend!

best, Anthony