Sit, Look, and Listen!

 

Julieanne Reed with “Creator’s Rites”

The Western Maine Art Group in Norway, Maine is exhibiting a unique traveling show of 48 collaborating painters, musicians and furniture makers. “Sit , Look, and Listen!” is a tour de force of Maine painters, poets and players. In collaboration are 48 elite Maine artists including Dewitt Hardy, Dahlov  Ipcar, Monica Kelly, Barbara Sullivan, Robert  Shetterly, Frederick Lynch, Daniel Minter, Noel Paul Stookey, Con Fullam, David Mallet and more.  The furniture makers are represented by Thomas Moser, Kevin Rodel  and Peter Turner. This show will also feature Western Maine Art Group Artist Julieanne Reed, Poet Kenneth Frost and a special chair created for this occasion.

This exhibit is like no other in recent Maine History.  It includes a display of an original work, a chair, and an iPod with the corresponding song or poem. People who visit the exhibit are encouraged to sit and listen to music or words while contemplating the art.

Con Fullam, the initiator and director of this collaboration has a simple goal, “I want people who visit the exhibit to take away the amazing brilliance and diversity in the arts that exist in the state of Maine. This show has it all…contemporary, abstract, and realistic art. And in terms of music, we’ve got jazz, gospel, folk, new age, and contemporary.”

Opening reception for this show will be October 5th 5-7. It will be on view through October 31st at the Lajos Matolcsy Arts Center, 480 Main Street, Norway, Maine Wed. 9-5, Thurs. 2-4 Fri.1-5, Sat 1-5. The exhibit is free and open to the public and it is wheelchair accessible.

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