4th Annual Miller Student Art Show at Tidemark Gallery

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On Thursday, February 11, an Artist Reception marks the Fourth Annual Miller Student Art Show at Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro Village. Coming right before Valentine’s Day is an all-student show titled “Young Hearts,” a joint project with art teacher, Nathan Fogg and his students, with help from fellow teachers, staff and Miller’s Parent Teacher Organization.

The tradition began four years ago as a way to bring Waldoboro’s diverse community together in celebration of art and friendship. Everyone is invited to the Tidemark Gallery reception at 902 Main Street, Waldoboro Village, from 4 to 6 pm. Refreshments will be served. Snow date, Friday, February 12, 4 to 6 p.m. For more info, please visit www.tidemarkgallery.com

ArtLab for All Ages: Stamp N’ Stomp on Feb. 6

CMCAThe Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockland invites you to create and experiment with original stamps on Saturday, February 6 at CMCA’s temporary South End location, 218 Main Street. Bring your family or come on your own from 2-4 p for ArtLab’s  “Stamp n’ Stomp.”

You’ll design an assortment of stamps with a plentitude of uses to tote home with you for the winter months ahead.Try your hand at both low-relief stamps and large-scale mono prints. We welcome children, adults, and families. ArtLab is free of charge and open to all.

CMCA’s Saturday afternoon ArtLabs are led by interdisciplinary artist/educator Alexis Immarino. Alexis received her Masters in Community Art from Maryland Institute College of Art and is Lead Artist for CMCA’s Leaps of Imagination program.

CMCA is grateful for the generous support of the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, Bob Crewe Foundation, Camden National Bank, and individual donors.

For more information, call 207-701-5005.

“Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from Paul G. Allen Family Collections”

Monet_Nympheas-exhibition-featureClaude Monet’s “Le bassin aux nymphéas,” 1919, oil on canvas,

The Portland Art Museum is pleased to present a major exhibition exploring the evolution of European and American landscape painting. “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection” features 39 paintings from five centuries of masterpieces drawn from the collection of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen. The exhibit is at PAM through January 20, 2016.

Co-organized by the Portland Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, the exhibition presents masterpieces spanning nearly four hundred years, from Jan Brueghel the Younger’s series devoted to the five senses to Canaletto’s celebrated views of Venice to landscapes by innovators ranging from Joseph Mallord William Turner, Paul Cézanne, and Gustav Klimt to David Hockney and Gerhard Richter. Paintings by Thomas Moran, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Thomas Hart Benton, and others provide an American perspective on landscapes at home and abroad. Seeing Nature includes five Impressionist canvases painted in France, London, and Venice by the French master Claude Monet.

“Seeing Nature offers an extraordinary opportunity to perceive the world through the gaze of some of the most important artists in history,” said Brian Ferriso, The Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Director of the Portland Art Museum, who is curating the exhibition in Portland. “These masterpieces have never before been on display together. Paul Allen is one of the Northwest’s most significant art collectors and philanthropists, and his willingness to share his landscape masterpieces with our visitors offers an unprecedented chance to be inspired by works of art.”

The exhibition premiered at the Portland Art Museum on October 10, 2015. It will then travel to The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the New Orleans Museum of Art before closing at the Seattle Art Museum in early 2017.

The Portland Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum and the Paul G. Allen Family Collection are co-organizing a major exhibition exploring the evolution of European and American landscape painting. “Seeing Nature: Landscape Masterworks from the Paul G. Allen Family Collection” will feature 39 paintings from five centuries of masterpieces drawn from the collection of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen. It will be at PAM through January 10, 2016.

Co-organized by the Portland Art Museum, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Paul G. Allen Family Collection, the exhibition presents masterpieces spanning nearly four hundred years, from Jan Brueghel the Younger’s series devoted to the five senses to Canaletto’s celebrated views of Venice to landscapes by innovators ranging from Joseph Mallord William Turner, Paul Cézanne, and Gustav Klimt to David Hockney and Gerhard Richter. Paintings by Thomas Moran, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Thomas Hart Benton, and others provide an American perspective on landscapes at home and abroad. Seeing Nature includes five Impressionist canvases painted in France, London, and Venice by the French master Claude Monet.

“Seeing Nature offers an extraordinary opportunity to perceive the world through the gaze of some of the most important artists in history,” said Brian Ferriso, The Marilyn H. and Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Director of the Portland Art Museum, who is curating the exhibition in Portland. “These masterpieces have never before been on display together. Paul Allen is one of the Northwest’s most significant art collectors and philanthropists, and his willingness to share his landscape masterpieces with our visitors offers an unprecedented chance to be inspired by works of art.”

The exhibition premiered at the Portland Art Museum on October 10. It will then travel to The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the New Orleans Museum of Art before closing at the Seattle Art Museum in early 2017.

For more information, visit the museum’s website http://portlandartmuseum.org/seeingnature/

Call For Work for Waterfall Art’s Handmade Show

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Waterfall Arts announces a call for work for the annual Handmade Show. We’re looking for makers of unique, quirky, upcycled artwork and handmade gifts with an unconventional but professional aesthetic for this very popular show and sale

This year’s Handmade will run from December 4th to December 23rd, 2015.  During this time the gallery will be open Thursday and Friday from noon to 6 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. All work will be priced under $100; the financial arrangement is a 40/60 split, with 60% going to the artist. Examples of desired work are; small works, hats, ceramics, t-shirts, greeting cards, jewelry, prints, photos, sculptures, furniture, soap products and more.

The gallery will be beautifully decorated and there will be a festive opening event for all ages on Friday, December 4th from 5 to 8 pm with local food, beverages and music.

To apply for inclusion in the show, artists can submit images via email to Karin@waterfallarts.org. Makers who don’t have electronic images can make different arrangements by calling the office. Submissions will be accepted up to October 30th and will be reviewed by an experienced committee.  Upon selection, quantity and display details will be discussed individually.

Donna Harkins Paints “Downton Abbey Remix”

Terms-of-Endearment“Terms of Endearment” by Donna Harkins

The Whitney Galleries in Wells completes its 2015 season with an event for the month of October. This month’s show, the ninth for the season, is called ‘Downton Abbey Remix’. It is the first show for Donna Harkins.

“Downton Abbey Remix” is a unique view of one of entertainment’s most successful series from British television through the passion of oil paintings by Donna Harkins.  Donna has been with the Whitney Galleries for over a year now. Her talent in the use of oils is well known in the Southern Maine and New Hampshire Coast. Her desire to depict some of our favorite images from that infamous series has spurred a particular interest from Downton Abbey’s followers.

Whitney Galleries hosted a very special reception on October 9. for its season. A  traditional British High Tea was served with all of the expected food (tea cakes, cucumber sandwiches, scones, crumpets, etc.) and drink (sherry, the usual teas, etc.), all characteristic of the Downton Abbey experience. Servers were dressed accordingly, and several friends of the gallery were dressed up as well.

And you won’t want to miss Donna’s unique portrayal of the scenes and characters from one of the worlds most famous stories as they come to life in this selection of oils paintings in traditional frames.

The show will run during normal open hours for three weeks, from Thursday, October 8 – Sunday, October 25, 2015. The gallery is located at 1810 Post Road in Wells. Hours are Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information, call (207) 216-9022.

First Annual Midcoast Potters Tour August 8 & 9

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George Pearlman: Orange Vase

Do the loop!

Seven inspired studio potters – from the St. George Peninsula up the St. George River Valley farmlands and along the Penobscot Bay coast – open their doors to visitors on August 8 & 9. The seven participating studios will be open from 10 to 4 each day, welcoming tourists and clay aficionados alike to their workshops and galleries. It’s a great opportunity to learn about their studios, working methods, kilns and processes and to shop for finished pieces,  knowing that your purchase is supporting the local creative economy of the midcoast.

Participants in the loop:
George Pearlman, of St. George, has shown his work internationally and has been the recipient of numerous grants, residencies, and teaching positions throughout the U.S.A. and abroad. A potter for 30 years, he established George Pearlman Pottery in 1999 by designing and constructing his three story building over seven months in 1998. His large, colorful vases are one of a kind.

Hanako Nakazato, of Union and Karatsu, Japan, is a 14th generation potter, rooted in the traditions of her family, but her years in the West have influenced her shapes and surfaces. A wide variety of simple functional pieces are available at many galleries and shops in the US and Japan.

Betsy Levine, of Liberty, built her soda kiln and established Prescott Hill Pottery in 2006. Formerly a painter, her incised technique and atmospheric “painting” make her high-fire stoneware and porcelain tableware, storage jars, vases and evocative vessels unique. Her work can be found in collections in the US and UK, as well as in local galleries and shops.

Barbara Walch, of Thorndike, has been making handbuilt pottery since 1973. She is one of the few American potters who work primarily with the pinch technique. Her handcrafted stoneware dinnerware is distinctive and appealing. Barbara and her husband, Charlie Krause, are the proprietors of Fire Flower Garden, where her studio has been since 1989. She also offers extensive cottage gardens, cutting beds and a roadside plant stand.

Jody Johnstone, of Swanville, established her studio in 1996, when she began the design and construction of a 24-foot long Anagama tunnel kiln after a two-year apprenticeship in Bizen, Japan. Jody makes a wide range of tableware, vases, and large garden jars, firing similarly to the way they did in Bizen, though she has gradually discovered new techniques, especially in glazing and loading. Her strong forms are blessed by the path of the flame through her kiln.

Siem van der Ven, of Lincolnville, worked as a goldsmith, carpenter/builder, and art educator. While still teaching, Siem earned an MFA  concentrating his studies on ceramics and drawing. Van der Ven’s distinctive work, characterized by meticulous and delicate carving, has won awards in several national juried competitions. It is held in both private and public collections including the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the Canton Museum of Fine Arts, and Harrisburg Community College.

Autumn Cipala, of Rockland, discovered working with clay in 1992, while a student of painting at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. From that point her engagement in the Ceramic Arts has directed her to many wonderful learning and teaching experiences throughout the United States and abroad.  She holds a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and an MFA from University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Autumn’s luminous work in translucent porcelain is inspired by nature and the work from many cultures, from China to Western Asia, North Africa, and the Americas.

Islesford Dock Gallery opens “Lesia Socher: How Do I Look?”

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The Islesford Dock Gallery is highlighting the paintings of Lesia Socher with “How Do I Look?” during the month of July. Lesia Socher’s forms and colors work as fascinating designs in themselves and as statements provoking another look and lingering thoughts. Originally inspired by wooden spools of thread connecting her to her female ancestors, these newest pieces are a natural evolution, painted in thin layers of oil on sewing pattern paper. Thoughts fly – designers, issues, clothes, Oscar Wilde. But the pieces, in the end, stand alone, some quiet, some bold, all asking you to look.

Located on Little Cranberry Island, along with the Islesford Dock Restaurant, there are ferries from Northeast and Southwest Harbor. The gallery is open 7 days a week from 11am to 4pm. (207) 266-5464 www.islesforddock.com

Katahdin Photo Gallery open for the season

Bart“Little Long Pond” by Steven Bart

A  downtown Bar Harbor photographic gallery, Katahdin Photo Gallery is open for the summer season. Local artist Steven Bart has spent 15 years capturing the natural beauty of Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, and Downeast Maine. The gallery is open May-October and invites everyone to stop by and share in Stevens work and experiences. Above is a scene captured at Little Long Pond at the height of the lotus season. For more information visit  www.katahdinphotogallery.com or call 518 225-2297 or 207 288-9385

Giarrano’s “Life in the City” Opens Haynes Galleries Summer Season

Giarrano_New HonWong Restaurant2Vincent Giarrano’s “New Hon Wong Restaurant,” oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches

Contemporary Realist Vincent Giarrano’s new solo show “Vincent Giarrano: Life in the City” will set the stage for the 2015 season at Haynes Galleries in Thomaston. The exhibition will present a variety of scenes from daily urban life, captured intimately and with a discerning eye. It opens Thursday, July 2 and continues through Saturday, August 8 at 91 Main Street in Thomaston, with an opening reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the evening of July 2. The show is also presented in conjunction with “Roger Dale Brown: Maine Light.” Both exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The upcoming show is a perfect fit to open the summer season at Haynes Galleries. At the heart of Giarrano’s work are seemingly ordinary moments from everyday life in New York City that appeal on an emotional level. Giarrano sees the natural, simple narratives in scenes like a woman locking up her shop for the night or indulging in an afternoon nap and captures them on canvas.

While he currently lives in rural Connecticut, Giarrano is a former NYC resident and has a profound understanding of the city’s appeal, its energy, and its quieter side. He tries to capture his subjects during those quieter moments when he believes they have let their guard down. He sets his figures in their own homes & neighborhoods and surrounds them with their own belongings. “I don’t manipulate the environment too much. I like to paint their things— they speak volumes about the person,” says Giarrano.

For more information, call (615) 430-8147 or (207) 354-0605, or visit www.haynesgalleries.com.

 

ArtWalk Waldoboro at the Heywood Gallery

AHeywood_Carlo's_Inspiration“Carlo’s Inspiration”, pastel, 22” x 35” (56 x 90 cm), © A.Heywood 2015

On Saturday, July 11th from 4 – 7 pm the Heywood Gallery, 921 Main St., Waldoboro participates in ArtWalk Waldoboro with the opening of “New Inspirations” featuring recent landscape and still life paintings by Anne Heywood. “The title of this show refers to the modern artist, one who paints on a regular basis, finds inspiration in daily life, local scenes and situations, and uses creativity to interpret,” says Heywood. One of the new works for this show is “Carlo’s Inspiration” which depicts an imaginary above-the-cloud “skyscape”, a nod to her son’s love of aviation.

Anne Heywood is an American realist noted for the subtle yet expressive moods created in her paintings. She paints mainly with soft pastels and is the author of the book Pastels Made Easy. A professional artist and workshop instructor for over 25 years, in early June Heywood was honored by the International Association of Pastel Societies with their prestigious Eminent Pastelist designation. Her work is in both national and international private and corporate collections, and is additionally represented in Maine by Gifts at 136, Damariscotta and the Portland Gallery, Portland.

ArtWalk Waldoboro is an evening of fun art openings and related events taking place in the quaint village section of Waldoboro once each month from June to October. Also participating in this event are the Philippe Guillerm Gallery, Tidemark Gallery, and Old No. 9, all within easy walking distance to the Heywood Gallery and each other. Future ArtWalk Waldoboro openings will take place on August 8th, September 12th, and October 10th.

For further information visit www.anneheywood.com or call 207.832.6684

Caldbeck Gallery Opens Three Shows on First Friday

Bits and pieces2Jenifer Mumford, “BITS AND PIECES #18,”  2015  acrylic/collage  12″ x 12″

The Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm Street in Rockland, will open three new shows on First Friday, June 5, from 5 to 8 pm.  Downstairs, “Spring Light”, includes paintings by Elizabeth Awalt of Swans Island and Concord, MA, Jeff Epstein of Cushing and Brooklyn, NY, Nancy Glassman of Searsmont, Michael Reece of Searsmont, and Susan Williams of Rockport.

Upstairs, “Hour by Hour”, the work of K. Min, includes drawings in charcoal and in pastel, as well as paintings in oil.  This is her second solo show with the Caldbeck. Also upstairs, Jenifer Mumford’s recent body of work, “Bits and Pieces”, includes 15 collage paintings, each measuring 12 x 12 inches.  Masterful at working with found objects, turning them into constructions of her memories and life, Mumford found herself seeing the potential in her finished drawings and paintings for further exploration. She and Caldbeck have worked together more than 20 years.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11-4, and Sunday 1-4.  For more information, please call the gallery at 594-5935.

Anne Heywood Published in Pastel Journal Magazine

“The Pastel Journal,” an art publication dedicated to the pastel painting medium, has published “The Critical Eye” by artist Anne Heywood in their June 2015 magazine. This three-page Skill Builders article focuses on the art critique and how to listen to and give one, and offers tips on how to identify problems with a painting-in-progress. Heywood is an American realist, author (“Pastels Made Easy”), and art instructor with over 25 years of experience. She is to be honored by the International Association of Pastels Societies this June with their designation of Eminent Pastelist, a title given to only two other artists worldwide to date. Heywood maintains studios in Waldoboro, Maine and East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She shows her work in Maine at the seasonal Heywood Gallery, Waldoboro, and at Gifts at 136, Damarascotta. You can see her work online at /www.anneheywood.com

SECOND SUNDAYS: Art Critique

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The Harlow Gallery’s Education Committee hosts SECOND SUNDAYS, a monthly series of free community art-making events sponsored by The Bank of Maine. May’s Second Sunday on May 10, 2-4pm is designed for artists. We’re hosting an Art Critique! ­ Bring one or two pieces that you are working on or have completed to a group critique. A great way to meet other artists and get some input on your work.

Mark your calendars and look forward to activities on the second Sunday of every month at the Harlow. These events bring artists and art lovers together to enjoy the process of making art as well as looking at art and discussing it. Many of the events are perfect for families, and all are welcome. Children under 10 MUST be accompanied by a care-giver. These sessions take place every 2nd Sunday from 2 to 4 pm at the Harlow Gallery, and are free and open to the public. Some materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own as well. Let’s get creative!

KVAA Presents Art, Artisans & Creatives Fair at the Marketplace at Augusta

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“Joffre Cascade”, by Jlynn Frazier

The Kennebec Valley Art Association in partnership with The Marketplace at Augusta are presenting a weekend of fine arts, crafts and more on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015. We will be showcasing Maine creatives in the former Coldwater Creek Store (between Dress Barn & Old Navy) at 14 Stephen King Drive in The Marketplace at Augusta from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.

This event is sponsored by The Marketplace at Augusta, and we hear there will be many other special events that weekend in early celebration of Mothers and Mothers Day, including live music, a Zumba-thon, horse and carriage rides, karaoke, and a prize drawing for a shopping spree at the Marketplace at Augusta and more! At the Art, Artisan & Craft Show, we’ll have a prize drawing for five Maine made goods created by some of our participating artists.

The Gallery at Somes Sound collaborates with Pritam & Eames

"The Moon's Light" by Wendell Castle

“The Moon’s Light” Stained Ash by Wendell Castle

… In addition to the artists and furniture makers that the Gallery at Somes Sound traditionally represents, this cooperative venture with Pritam & Eames puts us in touch with work by artist-craftsmen of international standing like Wendell Castle, Judy Kensley McKie, and Garry Knox Bennett, among others. Both The Gallery at Somes Sound and Pritam & Eames share a long-term commitment to 21st-century fine art and fine furniture. We see our collaboration as a way to deepen this commitment by educating, stimulating and encouraging an appreciation of work by contemporary artists and artisans that represents the highest standard of artistry and skill.

For its inaugural show Pritam & Eames will exhibit the work of Wendell Castle, Judy Kensley McKie and Garry Knox Bennett, three pre-eminent figures in the American studio furniture movement.

Elizabeth Moss Galleries showing “Float: Stephen Walsh,” and “Outside/In: Jerry Weiss,

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                                        “Float” by Stephen Walsh

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“Outside/In” by Jerry Weiss

Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth is showing “Float: Stephen Walsh,” and “Outside/In: Jerry Weiss,” through May 2. Walsh’s large brightly colored abstract work moves energetically between drawing and painting, eluding to architectural elements, maps, floating sculptural forms, and spatial ambiguity. Stephen received his BFA with a concentration in painting graduating Magna Cum Laude from The University of Southern Maine. Jerry Weiss has had numerous one-man exhibitions in museums and galleries, and his paintings are represented in public, private and corporate collections. See their work at elizabethmossgalleries.com.

Maine Open Juried Art Show co-presented in Waterville

Maine Open Juried Art Show

The Waterville Area Art Society, Waterville Public Library & Waterville Main Street proudly co-present the 2015 Maine Open Juried Art Show at the spectacular Waterville Public Library in Downtown Waterville. Now in its 25th year, the Maine Open Juried Art Show attracted over 90 artists representing over 50 Maine communities and a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and other media.

Sponsored by Kennebec Savings Bank, The Colby College Museum of Art, Maine State Credit Union and Bank of Maine, the show seeks to provide a venue for artists to display their work, inspire artistic excellence, and showcase Waterville as a hub for creative enterprise. Over $3000 in prizes was awarded this year. In addition, local prizes of high quality art printing services from Digital ImageWorks, framing services from FrameMakers, Berry’s Stationers, Maine Film Center and Railroad Square Cinema gift passes, and The Lunder Collection: a Gift of Art to Colby College, a catalogue of the museum’s works were presented to the winners.

Judges

  • Ramey Mize holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Master’s degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. In her current capacity as the Anne Lunder Leland Curatorial Fellow at the Colby College Museum of Art, she assists with exhibitions, collection research, and both community and campus outreach initiatives.
  • Marsha Donahue holds degrees from both American University in Washington, DC and the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. She is owner of North Light Gallery in Millinocket, Maine. Marsha’s work has been published in American Artist, Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors, and Maine Home + Design.
  • Lisa Wheeler, Program Manager at Waterville Creates!, manages arts programming and gallery exhibitions at Common Street Arts. A graphic designer and printmaker, Lisa has exhibited monoprints in solo and group shows throughout Central Maine and has original pieces in collections at the University of Maine at Augusta and MaineGeneral’s new Regional Hospital.

The awards ceremony and reception took place on Tuesday, March 24, 6 p.m. at the Waterville Public Library. The work will remain on display in the library until April 25, with the community invited to vote for their favorite piece for the People’s Choice Award all month long. Library Visiting Hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.  3 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Waterville Main Street is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance efforts to develop the Downtown area into a thriving, energetic, commercial, social, cultural and entertainment destination. It is a nationally-certified Main Street ® Maine Program of the Maine Development Foundation.

Former PMA Director O’Leary to Study at the Winslow Homer Studio

Winslow Homer Studio at PMA

Dr. Daniel E. O’Leary, former Director of the Portland Museum of Art (PMA), has been given an exclusive opportunity for private access to the Winslow Homer Studio. For two weeks this spring, Dr. O’Leary will spend time in Winslow Homer’s private world to study and to write a book about Homer and the history of his work in Maine. Dr. O’Leary’s book will demonstrate the extensive role that Prouts Neck and the adjacent Cliff Walk played in Homer’s art, and will identify the entire range of seascapes that can be linked to specific locations in the area.

“This is a very special opportunity, and one that I deeply appreciate. The creative output that Winslow Homer accomplished during the 26 years in his studio represents one of the foremost achievements in American art. Homer’s work could not have evolved and triumphed without this extraordinary site. I view this location as the most inspiring place in the history of American art, and I will particularly value the chance to explore Homer’s beloved Cliff Walk and trace the exact locations recorded in his paintings.”

Dr. O’Leary led the PMA from 1993 to 2006 and launched efforts to acquire the Winslow Homer Studio, restore it to its original condition, and build an endowment to preserve its future. A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan, Dr. O’Leary holds a Doctorate in Art History as well as an M.B.A. in Marketing and Management. He is currently CEO of the Quimby Family Foundation in Portland, Maine.

One of the most significant locations in the history of American art, the Winslow Homer Studio, located at Prouts Neck, Maine, is where the great American artist Winslow Homer (1836–1910) lived and painted many of his masterpieces from 1883 until his death. A National Historic Landmark, the newly renovated Winslow Homer Studio celebrates the artist’s life, encourages scholarship on Homer, and offers the opportunity to get in touch with Maine’s cultural and natural heritage. The Studio was opened to the public in 2012.

Dr. O’Leary’s study at the Winslow Homer Studio will take place from March 30 through April 10, 2015. Following this exclusive opportunity, scheduled public tours of the Studio will begin on April 16 and run through October 31. Tickets are $55, $30 for PMA members, and $25 for students with valid I.D. Advance reservations are required and group tours are available. For tickets, please call (207) 775-6148 or visit portlandmuseum.org/homer.

Vox opens “Natural” March 26

 

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The public is invited to an opening reception March 26, 5-7 for “NATURAL.” This show celebrates the earth’s gifts of new life and bounty after Maine’s harsh, monochromatic winter finally gives way. Twenty VoxPhotographs Gallery contemporary photographers will be represented in a show of photo-based works, including traditionally framed and metal prints. The gallery location is 334 Forest Avenue at EcoHome Studio, Portland 04101 Telephone: 207-323-1214 voxphotographs.com
info@voxphotographs.com