Young Hearts at Tidemark Gallery

Young Hearts at Tidemark Gallery

“Heartzilla” by Dillon Harvey, 2nd grade, mixed media

Miller School and Tidemark Gallery have formed a partnership that’s been growing since it began three years ago. This year, on Thursday, February 12, from 4 to 6pm, Tidemark will open its doors to the whole community for the third-annual February art show by the students of Miller School. The theme of the show is “Young Hearts.” Because it’s that Valentine’s Day time of year.

Students, kindergarten through grade six, do the work, learning about the “business” of creating and marketing something that is uniquely their own. Months ago, in preparation for this event, Miller’s art teacher, Laura Freeman, invited Eva Wagner, museum educator at the University of Maine Museum of Art to visit and to teach sixth graders how to choose and hang an art show and fifth graders how to write a show statement. Tidemark Gallery owner, Charlotte Davenhill, joined the class.

“It’s not hard to see how important this awareness and these skills are for every person growing up today,” said Davenhill, “Few of us will become rich and famous artists, but the ways the making of art teach us to observe, to organize our ideas and to value our colleagues and ourselves through putting our best work forward have got to be the ways to a better future.”

Miller’s Parent Teacher Organization lends its enthusiastic support in many ways, including wicked good refreshments at the opening.

The snow date for “Young Hearts” is Friday, February 13, 4 to 6 p.m.

Mid-Winter St. Valentine’s Day Show at the CWG

Cynthia Winings Gallery

Cynthia Winings Gallery warmly invites all to our party in Blue Hill on Saturday, February 7th (5:30 – 8 p.m.) – the gallery will be filled with beauty, enough to warm your heart! The first floor of the gallery will have paintings by Avy Claire, Tom Curry, Buzz Masters and Carol Pelletier, and for the first time, jewelry by Devta Doolan and photography by Heather Lyon.

Gallery hours: Saturday, February 7, 5:30 – 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 8, 11 – 4 p.m. Shop locally and discover a lovely St. Valentine’s Day gift for your Loved One. xoxoxo

The Cynthia Winings Gallery is an artist-owned gallery located at the site of the former Leighton Gallery at 24 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill. Please contact Cynthia Winings for more information at or (917) 204-4001.

The Gallery at School Street Picture Framing show Ken Brooks

Ken Brooks

Celebrating the Versatility of Artist Ken Brooks The Gallery at School Street Picture Framing is excited to show work by one of the most versatile artists we know: Ken Brooks from Athens, Maine. Fascinated by shape, texture, color, light and shadow, Maine native and artist Ken Brooks has created art for more than thirty-five years in central Maine, most of which is inspired by nature.

As far back as he can remember, Ken has been drawing and believes that “as an artist, it is my responsibility and privilege to record through drawing and painting, the magnificence and beauty that surrounds me.” Although he has worked on almost any surface that will accept paint, his favorite mediums are graphite pencil on paper and oil on canvas.

Commissions have made up the majority of his sales and as a result, few paintings or drawings have been available for public viewing until recently. Therefore, this show is an exciting opportunity. Original and framed paintings will include varied subject matter such as “Mr. Goodwin’s Fiddle,” “Pink Before the Storm,” a single leaf titled “Dancing on Ice,” additional still life, landscapes and even a train painting that measures approximately 3 feet by 4 feet.

Complimenting his exhibit of original paintings, this collection will include both limited edition and open edition prints. Motorcycle drawings from artwork Ken has on display in motorcycle museums in Colorado and California, will also be available. For only two years, Ken created detailed woodcarvings of birds, which will also be part of this exhibit. Each carving received ribbons at shows and competitions in Northern New England.

And to top it all off, Ken is a musician. He is currently a member of the award winning bluegrass band “Katahdin Valley Boys.” In 2012, The Maine Country Music Association named Ken and his wife Jane “Vocal Duo of the Year.” That same year, he was inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame.

Exhibit runs until February 19th at the Gallery at School Street Picture Framing 33 School Street Brewer, Maine (207) 991-9889.

“Love ME: Paintings Inspired by Places I Love” at Camden National Bank

Teddi-Jann Covell

“Impression Katahdin at Dusk” by Teddi-Jann Covell

Camden National Bank on Main Street in Orono presents Love ME: Paintings Inspired by Places I Love Exhibit by Teddi-Jann Covell through April 2015, with an Opening Reception Wednesday, February 11 from 3 – 6 p.m. Teddi-Jann Covell was visiting artist for Baxter State Park 2013 and is currently included in David Little’s “Inspired by Katahdin” Show at Southeby’s Real Estate, Damarriscotta. The exhibit at Camden National Bank proves her passion for Maine. Teddi-Jann’s oil paintings and pastels illustrate her favorite “plein-air” sites with bold hues, rich with movement and vibrant color combinations.

Teddi-Jann Covell

New Exhibition at CMCA: “Shift”


Leah Gauthier

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport will present the exhibition, Shift: Recent Work by Leah Gauthier, from February 1 through 28. Over the past several years, Gauthier’s work has explored and been inspired by sustainable living.

She says, “While I will continue to champion a mindful existence, a big part of me now feels drawn to surrender and lean into the big climate changes coming our way.” In her sculptures, Gauthier uses handmade objects and ephemeral materials such as food, foraged natural materials, and live plants to bear witness to time and the transient nature of life. These living sculptures constitute Gauthier’s “imaginings” around a quickly shifting landscape, new juxtapositions of flora and fauna, emerging and dying life forms, and her “struggle to be fully present moment to moment.”

Gauthier lives and works in Brunswick, Maine, and her art has been exhibited in traditional and unconventional spaces, including at CMCA in the 2014 Biennial Exhibition; Eyebeam in New York City; the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts; the Portland Museum of Art; and SoFA Gallery at Indiana University, among many others. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gauthier received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Art Boston and Tufts University. She has taught at several colleges and universities and is a founding member of ||| Art curatorial collective.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Gauthier will lead a special ArtLab for All Ages workshop on Saturday, February 7, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., followed immediately by a reception for the artist. During February school vacation week, a series of drop-in ArtLab for All Ages activities inspired by Gauthier’s work will be offered each weekday afternoon, February 16 through 20, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. All ArtLab for All Ages workshops are free of charge, no advance registration is necessary.

The exhibition, Shift, will be on view in CMCA’s lower gallery, and is open to the public, free of charge, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; entrance is through the side door, down the stairs to the right of the building.

Leah Gauthier at CMCA

A trip to the PMA in 2015 is a resolution you can keep

Portland Museum of Art
If you’ve visited the PMA recently, you know how exceptional the past year has been at the museum. From once-in-a-generation exhibitions like Richard Estes’ Realism and Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection to our newest can’t miss series, #ThirdThursPMA—the PMA has never been better. If you haven’t had a chance to swing by, don’t worry—2015 is going to be our best year yet. That’s because it features everything you love about the PMA with plenty of surprises along the way. From much anticipated gallery rotations of our collection and spectacular special exhibitions to award-winning films at PMA Movies and the joy of #ThirdThursPMA, 2015 is going to be a year to remember. P.S. Stay in the loop through our website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts, podcasts, videos, and of course the monthly e-newsletter. With so much to look forward to, we don’t want you to miss a thing.

Portland Museum of Art

On view now: The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America

The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America captures these initial moments of a country looking to define itself and provide an ethos for its people. The artworks, largely painted between 1750 and 1904, cover a wide swath of America’s adolescence, are significant in that they themselves helped create the American Dream. The exhibition has been organized by the New-York Historical Society.

The Sohns Gallery presents “1575 to 2200 Degrees”

Sohns Gallery

The Sohns Gallery located in The Rock & Art Shop presents 1575 to 2200 Degrees: University of Maine Sculpture Unearthed Glass and Steel.

The University of Maine’s Advanced Sculpture class will be exhibiting over 15 glass casting, nearly 200 feet of forged steel and glass thread.

Professor Gregory Ondo, Studio Technician Matthew R. Foster, and students worked together to create this installation that will be exhibited from January 6th – March 16th.

Open Call for Photography at Waterfall Arts

Waterfall Arts, as part of the statewide Maine Photo Project, has dedicated its annual Open Call Show to the photographic image. Photographers of all ages are invited to submit work based on the theme of “The Poetry of Maine’s Fog, Rain, Snow and Ice.” All participants in this unjuried exhibit may submit one photograph, either digitally or dark room printed which illustrates the theme; the work must be original work (no reproductions or collages, please). Photographs must be matted and framed and ready to hang or will not be included. There is no size limitation but if the size exceeds the ability to be framed please contact the office at Waterfall Arts for further discussion. All work that is suitably matted and framed will be included; no clips or magnets, please. Work may be for sale, or not; Waterfall Arts retains a 40% commission for work sold. Drop off hours are Tuesday through Friday, March 24 through 27th from 10 to 5. The exhibit opens April 3rd with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and runs through May 15th.

Waterfall Arts

Farnsworth presents “3D: Contemporary Works”

Farnsworth Art Museum

“Zero” by John Bisbee

Now through September 27, 2015, the Farnsworth Art Museum in downtown Rockland, Maine will be presenting an exhibition of sculptural works entitled 3D: Contemporary Works from the Farnsworth. The show, curated by Farnsworth Associate Curator Jane Bianco, will be on display in the museum’s Crosman Gallery.

Sculpture of many forms creates spatial magic on a macro and human scale as visitors weave their way among the three-dimensional mix of work on view in the Crosman Gallery. Ranging from wall-mounted pieces in low relief to mixed media floor installations and from hard-edged to organic structures laden with metaphor, most of the works on view were made over the past four decades and given to the Farnsworth by their makers or by generous collectors. The sculpture is as varied in form and format as the Thrones from Louise Nevelson’s stage set for Gluck’s “Orfeo and Euridice,” performed by the Opera Theater of St. Louis thirty years ago, the wire-wrapped stone geographies of Celeste Roberge, or John Newman’s intricate construction, “Fuchsia Unfurls in a Gilded Cage.” Pieces in low relief include Leonard Baskin‘s classically rendered bronze Owl, embodying the noble as well as the killing instinct, and his “Dentate Flower” which suggests all the delicacy and horror of skeletal remains. Some works, while immobile, evoke an illusion of movement in space: in particular, several spherical forms such as John Bisbee’s “Zero,” act as metaphor for completion, containment, cycle, or infinite dance. The primary media sponsor of the exhibition is Maine Home + Design. The exhibition was funded in part through a grant provided by the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts

During the winter, the Farnsworth Art Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information regarding exhibitions, programs and admission prices is available on their website at or by calling (207) 596-6457.

“Black, White and Tones of Grey” Opening at River Arts

Square Circle no. 1 by Cynthis Smith

“Square Circle No.1″ by Cynthia Smith

River Arts in Damariscotta is inviting the public to the opening reception for “Black, White and Tones of Grey” Exhibition on Friday, January 23 from 5 – 7 p.m. The show includes 100 artworks by artists, in a wide variety of media, including sculpture and fine crafts. The exhibition will hang until February 19. Visitors can also view the continuing exhibition in the West Galley featuring the the work of the Midcoast Printmakers of Damariscotta.

The juror for the exhibition is Tina Ingraham. Ingraham was born in Kenton, Ohio in 1947. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College of CUNY in 1996 and Bachelor of Science in Design at the University of Cincinnati, College of DAAP in 1970. She has a broad history in a variety of teaching experiences, done independently and within educational institutions including Bowdoin College, Stephens College, Maine College of Art and Brooklyn College where she received a Charles G. Shaw Award for excellence and teaching Fellowship. She is currently writing a text on teaching painting developed from her approach to teaching color theory directly on the palette and inspired by her study of master paintings relevant to her work.

A sample of the works and more information is available at

Maine Artist Explores Ties Between Soil, Farmers and Community

Lyon-ANDY “ANDY” Horsepower Farm, Penobscot

The Maine Farmland Trust Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by Blue Hill artist Heather Lyon. The exhibition consists of photographs of local farmers’ hands, an embroidered tablecloth recording the spills from a farm dinner created for the photographed farmers, and a sculpture made of soil sampled from all of the participating farms.

“The Farm Project” exhibition is the culmination of work that Lyon started several years ago, when she began photographing farmers’ hands holding their soil. She was interested in the idea that the soil, that which is essential and which is the beginning of all growth, could be held in a tender gesture by the people who so lovingly work with and care for it. Lyon feels a deep sense of connection to the land, which is the reason she has chosen to make rural Maine her home, and with this exhibit wishes to pay homage to some of the stewards of that land.

The feast, prepared by Aragosta chef and owner Devin Finigan, brought those farmers together to enjoy a meal consisting exclusively of foods grown and raised by them on the Blue Hill peninsula. Lyon has recorded that meal by embroidering on top of spills and stains on the 30 foot tablecloth used during the meal. With her labor, she acknowledges the labor of the farmers.

The final element of the exhibit is a soil sculpture consisting of samples taken from each of the farms. The sculpture is both a literal and poetic bringing together of the farms she visited, a material monument to the shared vision of the farmers. It is the dirt itself that symbolizes a community.

Heather Lyon

“Lucky” embroidery detail by Heather Lyon

Heather Lyon’s work is an exploration of the palpability of place, systems and ways of perceiving energy, through the metaphoric use of materials. Her work often uses repetitive tasks such as piecing, sewing, wrapping, embroidery, knitting and binding. She seeks to create objects, environments and images that are simultaneously themselves and more than themselves.

Heather Lyon is an artist born on the coast of Maine. She holds both an MFA and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After living and working in France for four years, she returned to Maine in 2009 where she built an ecological home with her husband and son. She has shown at numerous galleries in Chicago, Nantes (France), and Maine, as well as being a featured artist in ‘Scope’ New York. She has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont and at Atelier Alain LeBras in Nantes, France, as well as workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts (Maine), Ox-Bow Artist’s Colony (Michigan), and the Burren College of Art (Ireland). She is currently the Exhibition Chair for the Deer Isle Artist’s Association in Deer Isle, Maine.

2015 Chocolate Church Arts Center Membership Show

Members of the Chocolate Church Arts Center will feature their artistic work in the art gallery located at 804 Washington Street in Bath. The show begins with a reception open to the public on Saturday, February 14 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Traditionally this exhibit is curated among members who submit their work created through different mediums from woodwork to clay to acrylic and oil paintings. This art show was organized to coincide with the preparation and performance of the Hot Chocolate Jubilee VII that is the premier talent and variety show in March 26-29. These shows highlight the level of talent and creativity among individuals involved with and supporting the Chocolate Church Arts Center.

The 2015 CCAC Membership Show will be displayed February 14 – April 3, 2015. The gallery is open Wednesday – Thursday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday from noon – 4 p.m. and noon – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 28, March 7, 21. Details available or (207) 442-8455.

UMaine Museum of Art announces Winter Exhibitions

The University of Maine Museum of Art announces three new exhibitions January 16 – March 21, 2015. Admission to the Museum of Art is FREE in 2015 thanks to the generosity of Penobscot Financial Advisors.

Rachel Hellman

“Drifting Simultaneously” by Rachel Hellmann

Rachel Hellmann’s exhibition Infra/Structure features an assortment of mixed-media works on paper along with a suite of shaped compositions that explore the intersection of painting and sculpture. Long-fascinated with architecture and interior spaces, the artist’s compositions offer an interplay of geometry, light and color. Hellmann meticulously creates her three-dimensional, wall-based works through a process by which various shaped forms crafted from poplar wood are planed, cut, pieced together, glued, clamped and sanded. The painted and drawn bands depict color relationships which range from subtle to bold; the arrangement of these elements is in direct response to the unique qualities of each sculpted form. “Simplified elements, combined with subtle gradations of color, create a play with perception and a vibration between the logical and poetic,” states the artist.

Hellmann’s exploration of “painting as object”, in which the artist has fully considered all surfaces of the forms, invites the viewer to experience the works from multiple perspectives.

Dan Estabrook

“The Clown” by Dan Estabrook

In King & Clown, NYC-based artist Dan Estabrook combines nineteenth and early twentieth-century photographic processes with painting and drawing to produce his uniquely contemporary works. In Brain Surgery—an image in which the artist is also the model—a hovering ovoid form, painted in gouache and a pencil grid, is rendered atop a gum bichromate print, a photographic process developed in the 1850s. Through his uncanny juxtaposition of subjects and the deceptively-aged appearance of his images (acheived through meticulous hand-painting), Estabrook evokes a sense of mystery and nostalgia.

“My images begin by imitating various academic genres of the nineteenth-century, mostly still lifes and figure studies, but ones made strange by my interventions on the surface or by the handmade objects set before the camera.

“Drawing mostly from self-portraits made over a 20 year period, including photographs and sculptures made specifically for this exhibition, the work in King & Clown shows the many ways in which I have constructed and inhabited my own artistic persona.”

“What If They Had Lived” by Barbara Putnam

“What If They Had Lived?” by Barbara Putnam

In their second major exhibition together, Deborah Cornell and Barbara Putnam unite science and art to reveal the interconnected effects of climate change upon the natural world. The artists state: “There is no doubt that climate change is here. How to deal with global warming morally and honestly is a gamble that we now face.”

Cornell’s Games of Chance series juxtaposes images of nature and various gambling devices, reflecting on speculative attitudes and practices toward the environment. Other works examine how nothing exists in isolation, and the repercussions of our actions are more pervasive than people perceive. Putnam’s quilt What If They Had Lived?, as in her other works, addresses the far-reaching impact of humans on the environment. This piece references an actual 2012 event during which the warmest marine temperatures ever recorded caused several species of jellyfish to drift north, reaching the 80th parallel, where they froze on the shore of Svalbard, an archipelago north of Norway.

Deborah Cornell

“Games of Chance: Domino Theory” by Deborah Cornell

This exhibition explores ethical, social and environmental currents that arise from human interaction with the environment, and the concern of observing how our actions have thrown entire ecological systems out of balance.

The Long Distance Call: Carnes, Demers & Minzy at Harlow Gallery


The Harlow Gallery is kicking off the new year with John Carnes’ expressive watercolors, Matt Demers’ graffiti inspired mixed media pieces and Scott Minzy’s graphic linocut prints. This exhibition will be on view at 160 Water Street in Hallowell January 16th through February 7th, 2015, with an opening reception Friday, January 16th 5 – 8 p.m. The Harlow Gallery’s hours are Wednesday – Saturday Noon – 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

Through different methods each of these artists is exploring aspects of the way he sees and understands reality through the lens of the subconscious. Whether through an abstract map of the psyche, an exploded view of one’s character or through an illustrative psychodrama, each artist makes a long distance call to his subconscious in order to produce his art. By placing Carnes’, Demers’, and Minzy’s work together, a complex dialog among the three begins to emerge. Issues such as fear, regret, longing, and acceptance are touched upon in subtle and nuanced ways each in the style of the individual artists. Like a dream, when making the long distance call the artist does not know who or what he’ll get, a nightmare or a fantasy. This exhibition will invite the contemplation of difficult, contradictory and often personal issues raised by the artistic process.

For the past twenty years John Carnes has been drawing and painting the mountains, rivers and streams of the remote western regions of Maine, the Baxter State Park area, and the Kennebec River Valley. He works primarily in watercolor, pastel, and graphite. His expression of the Maine landscape may be realistic, representational or abstract. John brings this same love and expressiveness to his work with the human figure. Most recently he has been exploring the use of multiple graphite lines and limited color to suggest the transitory nature of things in the world, their continuous coming into existence and their impermanence, as well as exploring more formal issues of shape, line, form and color. For the last five years John has been one of six artists with private work space at Artdogs Studios, in Gardiner, Maine. You can visit his studio/gallery at Artdogs, 277 Water Street, Gardiner, ME. 04345 by appointment, or contact him at, or at (207) 208-9232.

Matt Demers is a primarily self-taught artist from Gardiner, Maine with a background in graphic design. He has been creating his whole life and began selling work while he was still in high school. He began his career painting graffiti art and elements of that still appear in his current work. His inspiration comes from the good and bad of the chaos and changes in life. In his paintings he captures that constant commotion with strong forms, vivid colors, and rapid yet decisive brush strokes.

Scott Minzy makes artist’s books, relief prints and animations that deal with the universal themes of fear, regret and longing. His past life in public relations and corporate sales has led him to seek a less jaded but more authentic life in the state of his birth. As a result, he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Maine and teaches fine art and digital media at Erskine Academy as well as in his studio in Gardiner Maine.

Farnsworth Extends Major Shaker Exhibition


Due to the popularity of the show, and to facilitate an increase in school group visits, the Farnsworth Art Museum will be extending the exhibition The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World through March 8, 2015. The show of approximately 100 works opened in June 2014 and was organized in partnership with the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon in New Lebanon, New York; and the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Museum in New Gloucester, Maine.

Drawn primarily from the collection of the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, the largest, broadest and deepest collection of Shaker material in the world, the show presents a comprehensive look at the religious, social and economic foundations of Shaker life, seen through Shaker-made objects. While the show is a historical overview seen through objects from Mount Lebanon, the spiritual and administrative center of the Shaker world, it importantly also includes a section on the Shakers at Sabbathday Lake, Maine, the last active Shaker community.

The exhibition has received critical acclaim in the National press. The Wall Street Journal called the exhibition: “an uplifting exhibition (which) highlights American ingenuity, resilience and fearlessness,” the Portland Press Herald noted that: “this may well come to be seen as the most important exhibition about Shaker culture ever,” while Antiques and the Arts Weekly playfully warns that visitors to the exhibition: “had better fasten their seat belts.

In conjunction with this exhibition, the Everyman Repertory Theatre, in partnership with the Farnsworth, will be performing the Shaker play As It Is in Heaven, by Arlene Hutton. The performances will be at the Rockport Opera House from February 20 through March 1, 2015. More information is available at

Mildred Johnson visits Summer Island Studio

Local Architect/Assemblage Artist Mildred Johnson will be at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans for both months of January and February 2015. Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, January 17 at 4 – 6 p.m. Wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


Johnson graduated from University of Oregon in 1948 in architecture, she moved back and forth across the country as an architect and designer for years. Mildred moved to Maine in 2004 and maintained a studio at Fort Andross in Brunswick for many years, working primarily on assemblages and mixed media collage.

Of her work Mildred says “I honestly can’t remember a time when I wasn’t making art… I’m still playing with found materials… and I still feel the excitement of discovery that I remember as a child” and continues, quoting from Robert Rauschenberg “You begin with the possibilities of the material”.

Wine Cellar Art Gallery hosts Margaret Baldwin’s operatic illustrations

The Wine Cellar Art Gallery at John Edwards Market in Ellsworth is currently hosting the operatic illustrations of Surry artist Margaret Baldwin. Margaret’s show brings opera to life with colorful storybook illustrations that stimulate the imagination and offer focal access to classic musical compositions. Come follow the stories of four famous operas – Mussorsgy’s Boris Godunov, Verdi’s Aida, Beethoven’s Fidelio, & Wagner’s Lohengrin. This show will be available through December and January. Feel welcome to call for information 667-9377 or visit our website at

January 10 Family Day: Winter Wonderland at the PMA

Portland Museum of Art

The PMA is a great place to visit all year long, but there’s something special about visiting the museum this time of year. As friends and family come together to enjoy the season, make a trip to the Portland Museum of Art one of your holiday traditions.From the annual lighting of our copper beech tree and carol singalong, to shopping for loved ones at the PMA Store, to discovering art together at Family Day, the PMA is at its finest this month. So come by, bring loved ones, and share in the joy of your museum.

Alexander Calder’s Snow Flurry III is one of the most beloved sculptures in the PMA. Notice how the mobile-like work evokes the magic of a gentle snowfall, and then on January 10 at 10 a.m. make your own sculpture that does the same.

The PMA will provide all the art supplies you need—white pipe cleaners, silver reflective paper, white foam shapes, and more—to create a bit of winter wonderland that you can hold in your hand.

PMA Family Days shine a spotlight on all the ways the museum gets families engaged with art together. Take advantage of the PMA’s family guides and stroller kits, enjoy a kid-friendly meal in the PMA Café, take a 1 p.m. Family Walk & Talk through the galleries, and investigate the PMA Family Space—all while letting your inspiration run wild with the Pop Up Studio, PMA Art Cart, and Family-Day-exclusive arts and craftsmaking activities. Come when you want, stay as long as you want, and bring the kids. Let’s have some fun.

The book-club experience comes to art with the What Do You Think? series, in which visitors are invited to study one work on view and then share their opinions over lunch in the PMA Café. On January 8 at 11:30 a.m., spend time studying the perfect balance and aesthetic pleasures of Calder’s Snow Flurry III and then discuss your impressions with others.