Courthouse Gallery Goings On in July

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Wendy Turner’s “Sparkling Light,” oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches

A variety of mediums are on display at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth through Sunday, July 12. An opening reception takes place on  Wednesday, July 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The gallery is pleased to present recent work  by five contemporary painters, including R. Scott Baltz, Joseph Keiffer, Philip Koch, John Neville, and Wendy Turner. A new series of abstract aluminum sculptures in an array of bold primary colors by sculptor Stephen Porter is also be on view, as well as “Four Photographers,” which highlights the work of Judy Belasco, Tom Blagden, Michael Grillo, and Lilian Day Thorpe.

This will be the first of three photography exhibitions occurring at the gallery this summer along with “Border World: Photographs” by Jeffery Becton and “Then and Now: Historical Processes” by Lisa Tyson Ennis and Alan Vlach. The photography exhibitions will run in conjunction with The Maine Photo Project, a 2015 statewide photography collaboration among museums, art galleries, historical societies, artists, collectors, and other arts organizations across Maine.

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Philip Koch’s, After Sunset II, oil on linen, 20 x 40 inches

New to Courthouse Gallery this year are painters Philip Koch and Wendy Turner. Koch is widely known for his vividly colored paintings of the natural world. He was inspired to work in a realist direction by the paintings of Edward Hopper, and beginning in 1983, Koch has been granted unprecedented access to Hopper’s private studio on Cape Cod through fifteen residencies, the most recent in 2014.

The work of Turner is distinguished by light, color, and clarity. She embraces the chaos and beauty in nature using both subtle and dramatic shifts of light and color to express a range of moods. Her recent work, large intricate close-ups of light on rocks and water, reflects her early love of the ocean and the coast of Maine.

“Four Photographers” painter Judy Belasco, who began her career as a photographer, presents “Transformation Process,” a series of six photomontages suggesting the transformation from embodiment to transcendence. These one-of-a-kind prints were made before the digital age and Photoshop. Belasco executed this tedious process in a darkroom set up for analog printing by creating a palette of colors using color filtration in the enlarger and cardboard masks with removable pieces.

At the other end of the spectrum is emerging photographer Lilian Day Thorpe who combines her original film and digital photography in Photoshop to create montages of fictional landscapes that appear more painterly than photographic. In 2014, Thorpe was awarded an artist’s residency for the Gullkistan Residency for Creative People in Laugarvatn, Iceland.

Nature photographer Tom Blagden shoots primarily in Maine, South Carolina, and Costa Rica. His work has been included in numerous exhibitions and magazines. In 2016, Blagden’s photographs will be highlighted in a solo show at the Courthouse Gallery and will be the subject of a major book celebrating the centennial for Acadia National Park.

Photographer and mediaeval art historian Michael Grillo incorporates a variety of historical visions with an inquisitive approach to our everyday world using film, which he prints digitally from his negatives.

For more information, visit http://www.courthousegallery.com

 

Guillerm Gallery Presents “Partaforms”

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“The Kickers” by Kim Jespersen

Travel through the imaginative world of Kim Jespersen’s “Partaforms” at a new exhibition presented by the Philippe Guillerm Gallery in Waldoboro Village. Experience the humor and quietness of Jespersen’s work during the Artist’s Opening Reception on Saturday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. or stop by during normal gallery hours over the next three weeks, until Saturday, August 1.

Jespersen has taken two fairly straightforward words, parts, and forms, to concoct a name for what she creates. Art is in there as well, of course, and she has great respect for the work of Joseph Cornell, Gérard Cambon, Sophie Rocco, and many others including Maine’s own Alan Magee. Self-taught, Jespersen enjoys the process of creating her characters more than talking about them as art. In a nutshell, she perceives how things could be and then asks, why not?
More information is available at www.guillermsculptures.comGuillerm Gallery is located at 882 Main Street,

Greenhut Hosts Sarah Knock

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“Herring Under the Kayak – Perfect Timing,” by Sarah Knock, oil on canvas, 26 x 36 inches

Sarah Knock’s “Water: The Passage of Time” opens Thursday, July 2 at Greenhut Galleries in Portland. An Artist Reception takes place Thursday, July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. Knock, best known for her unique interpretations of the Maine Coast, is exhibiting her ninth solo show at the gallery. Her oil paintings are interpretations based on a strong sense of composition, color relationships, and patterns. Observations from excursions in her kayak provide the inspiration for the paintings. She is most interested in the process of drawing and redrawing on the canvas. Her current focus is painting both the reflections on the surface and what is underwater, such as rocks, ledges, seaweed, fish etc. Beyond observing the physical aspects of water is an interest in exploring ideas about time and the subconscious.

Knock has been exhibiting at Greenhut for 20 years and has a strong following both locally and nationally. She is the recipient of an individual fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission and Carina House Residency on Monhegan Island and her work is part of the collections of MBNA, L.L. Bean, TD Banknorth and others.  Her paintings are represented in the books; “Paintings of Maine,” “The Art of Monhegan Island,” and “The Art of Maine in Winter.”

The gallery is located at 146 Middle Street. Visit http://www.greenhutgalleries.com/ for more information.

Paula A. Jones at The PJones Contemporary Art Gallery

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The PJones Contemporary Art Gallery will host an opening reception of a solo show by contemporary artist/owner Paula Jones on Saturday, July 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. at her new gallery and studio at 24 Ocean Avenue, Union Square, Kennebunkport.  Paula worked as a contemporary artist for more than 20 years exhibiting a range of works in both expressionist and abstract styles.  She is not bound to a particular medium or style, but rather selects the medium and style that will best convey what she hopes to achieve with each piece.

“My goal is to convey to the viewer the emotion that is behind each piece, to awaken the mind, to get the viewer to think in a way that is not bound by traditional thoughts and to discover something exciting that would otherwise not have been seen,” said Jones.

Her art is a feast to the eye and a challenge to the mind. Jones exhibited for several years at the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset as well as galleries in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. While she currently resides with her husband and her youngest daughter in southern New Hampshire, she can frequently be found painting in her studio in Kennebunkport.

PJones Contemporary Art gallery is located at 24 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information,  visit:  www.pjonesart.com  or call  (603) 770-99

“Joseph Haroutunian: Horizons” at Littlefield Gallery

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Haroutunian’s “Tides” oil on gessoed paper 30×22

Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor presents “Joseph Haroutunian: Horizons” from Monday, June 29  through Sunday, July 26. There will be an artist’s reception Friday, July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.
” My painting involves an intuitive process that is free of specific subject matter,” said Haroutunian.  “From 1985 to 2000, my focus shifted back and forth between allover fields and forms within fields. In 2000, I began the geometrical formatting of my fields. This was simply the result of liking the look of one painting when it came in close proximity to another painting. I started by adding one painting to another on the same canvas. This process evolved into varieties of combinations, both vertical and horizontal. I am currently at a point where large vertical sections are suggested by the spontaneously occurring layers in horizontal paintings.”
Littlefield Gallery is located at 145 Main Street. Visit http://www.littlefieldgallery.com/, for more information.

New Work by Lissa Hunter at CRAFT

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Lissa Hunter’s Porcelain

CRAFT Gallery celebrates fine art and craft in black and white! New work by Lissa Hunter opens the July show at CRAFT on Friday, July 3rd. Her black drawings and markings on white porcelain tumblers and ensembles are a signature of Hunter’s current work. A major article in the April/May issue of American Craft Magazine traces her artistic growth from weaving, basketry, drawing and clay. Her black and white palette was the inspiration for the gallery’s new curated  collection of drawings, textiles, pottery and jewelry. The show runs through Tuesday, Aug. 4.

The gallery also exhibits letter artist Jan Owen’s new book ”Marginalia” which takes inspiration from the mysteries of the universe, its blackness, stars and planets. This unique book of black paper, gold leaf, sumi ink and acrylics contains words of seeking, praise and astonishment by poets, scientists and astronauts all written in Owen’s exquisite calligraphy that is sought after by serious book collectors. Three panels in gold leaf and acrylics on black will also be offered.

Artists Kathleen Florance and Dudley Zopp show free-spirited drawings in ink, pastel and pencil, guiding their chosen medium’s markings with control and purpose. Weaver Sara Hotchkiss’ crisp black, white and red tapestry purposely reveals elements of imperfection in materials and technique, but she has full command of design and process. Textile artist Laura Hunter dyes shawls and scarves in the Japanese itajine shibori technique, creating haphazard beauty with black and white patterns and textures on silk and wool.

CRAFT Gallery is located at 12 Elm Street, Rockland. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, check out www.craftonelm.com

Work of Father + Son at Tidemark Gallery

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“Beach Scene” by George Augusta
“Life on the Beach,” a very special and rare show featuring works by both George Augusta and his son, Chris Augusta, opens at Tidemark Gallery, Waldoboro, on Tuesday, July 7,  Following an artistic tradition, Chris learned the profession at the side of his father, the late George Augusta, a well-known artist whose portraits include those of many famous people including Chief Justice Warren Burger and Rosalyn Carter. His body of work also includes many “plein air” beach scenes, a theme developed and expanded by his son, Chris Augusta.
Chris applies the skills learned from a master of the art of capturing the likeness and character of humans with his own sensibilities and extensive knowledge as a naturalist studying underwater life. The results are sometimes surreal, often humorous and always delightful to both the eye and the intellect.
While “Life on the Beach” is on display at Tidemark, Chris also has a separate show that includes some of his larger works, “The Way of All Fish,” at Old No. 9. Both galleries, along with Philippe Guillerm Gallery and Anne Heywood Gallery, are holding coordinated artist receptions on Saturday, July 11, from 2 to 8 p.m. inviting visitors to enjoy all four in a Waldoboro Artwalk. Tidemark Gallery is located at 902 Main Street, Waldoboro. For more information, call (2070-832-5109. Old No. 9 website is http://www.medomakarts.org/oldno9/

July 4 ArtLab Pinwheels Workshop

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will present an ArtLab for All Ages: Pinwheel workshop on Saturday, July 4, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Coastal Children’s Museum (CCM), 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland. Celebrate the 4th of July with CMCA and make a festive pinwheel sure to spin in the fantastic midcoast breezes. This is the first partnership of CMCA and the CCM and there will be more to come.  Please join us for the holiday!

ArtLab is made possible in part thanks to the generous support of Camden National Bank, the Davis Family Foundation, the Milton and Sally Avery art Foundation, and individual donors. CMCA is a nonprofit organization advancing contemporary art in Maine through exhibitions and educational programs.

For more information, call (207) 236-2875.

Sylvan Gallery Celebrates 15 Years of Art at New Wiscasset Location

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“Dockside Arrival” by Tina Ingraham, oil on muslin panel, 14″ x 19″
This year marks Sylvan Gallery’s fifteenth anniversary with a move to a
larger commercial space in Wiscasset. The gallery’s new location, at the
northeast corner of Water and Main Street (Rt. 1), is right next to Red’s
Eats and provides over 1,000 square feet of viewing space for the eighteen
represented artists. The celebration of the new location coincides with
the first Wiscasset Art Walk of the season on June 25th from 5-8 pm.
Please join co-owners Ann and Rick Scanlan for light refreshments and to
celebrate the start of their 15th year.

Represented in the gallery’s ongoing group exhibition includes a diverse
group of exceptional contemporary New England artists. Featured work by
Maine artists include a selection of oil paintings by Wiscasset’s Susannah
“Sukey” Haney. “Island Light Study” is exquisitely detailed and is an
excellent example of Haney’s ability to skillfully compose and bring a
fresh eye to the well-loved and the often painted subject of the Monhegan
lighthouse.

A resident of Bath, Tina Ingraham blends representational subject matter
with elements of abstraction in her newest painting, “Dockside Arrival.”
Washes of paint, juxtapositions of warm and cool colors, and textural
scumbling, exemplify Ingraham’s enjoyment of the painting process. The end
result is a striking painting of a Portland Pier – its aged and weathered
essence is revealed in a very personal and engaging way. Ingraham lived,
painted and studied in Italy for three years from 1999 – 2002 after
receiving a Fellowship from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 1999,
followed by a grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation for research in
painting. Her study of the Renaissance portrait, fresco and landscape
painting is evident in her warm palette, fascination with surface and
vivid perception of nature.

A master plein air painter, Stan Moeller of York, offers a series of cafe
and street scenes from recent painting trips to Paris and Italy. Moeller
creates visual excitement by using strong lights and darks in his
paintings with strategic spots of color. Moeller’s paintings evoke a sense
of mood and familiarity – of favorite trips abroad and the sense of having
stood there and seen that.

Wiscasset artist and gallery owner, Ann Scanlan, exhibits oil paintings of
animals in the farmscape. “Autumn at Chewonki” is a long panoramic view of
farm out buildings with a trio of sheep grazing in the foreground. The
soft, diffused light and subtle tones of color lend the painting a strong
sense of mood, which typifies Scanlan’s work.

Maine subject matter is the inspiration for other work in the gallery
including “Port Clyde Mist” by artist Neal Hughes who captures the
atmospheric mood of a working harbor; “Coastal Storm” by Charles Kolnik
who, through a technique of layering numerous glazes of oil colors, evokes
the turbulent ocean surf. A lively acrylic painting titled “Seaside Cafe”
by Robert Noreika was the winner of the Stobart Foundation Award at the
Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport’s 34th Annual International Marine Art
Exhibition. A series of luminous ocean moonscapes are presented by artist
Al Barker; pastels and oils of women and children at the water’s edge by
Joann Ballinger, Shirley Cean Youngs and Trenton Forster Youngs. New and
dynamic oil paintings by Angelo Franco capture the character of New
England’s distinct seasons.

Sylvan Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. and Sunday, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The gallery is located at 49
Water Street (at the corner of Route One) in Wiscasset Village. For more
information, call 882-8290. The art in the exhibition may be viewed online
at www.sylvangallery.com.

UMMA announces Summer Exhibitions

KOZURU_liquid sunshine acorn2Niho Koruzu’s “Liquid Sunshine:Acorn,” 2012, cast rubber (Courtesy of the artist and Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston)

The University of Maine Museum of Art (UMMA) opens three new exhibitions in June. “Niho Koruzu: Inter/Dimension,” “Anna Hepler: Blind Spot,” and “With Ties to Maine: Selections from the Permanent Collection” are open to the public on Friday, June 19 and run through Saturday, Sept. 19. Admission to UMMA, located at 40 Harlow Street in downtown Bangor, is free in 2015 thanks to the generosity of Penobscot Financial Advisors.

Color and energy radiate from within the Zillman Gallery this summer in “Inter/Dimension.” The exhibition features works by Japanese-born artist Niho Kozuru, whose brightly tinted constructions are created from translucent cast rubber. Many of Kozuru’s forms are inspired by New England turned-wood architectural elements such as finials and balusters as well as industrial machine parts. Once cast by the artist in rich hues, the individual elements are reconfigured and stacked onto metal rods to form an array of pedestal and floor-based sculptures. When light interacts with the colored gelatinous forms, the sculptures take on an alluring glow. Also on display is a new selection of whimsical wall-based compositions that are an extension of the artist’s three-dimensional works. Vividly colored, playful forms—bright orange, yellow and red—combine in a pulsating dance that brings to mind the dynamism of improvisational jazz.

Kozuru, who is based in Boston, has exhibited her sculptures in galleries and museums in the United States and abroad. She is a fifth-generation artist in a family of renowned Japanese ceramists.

 

HEPLER.BlindSpot2Anna Heppler, “Untitled,” 2015, woodcut on kozo

“Blind Spot” features an array of new sculptures and two-dimensional works by one of Maine’s most innovative contemporary artists. Anna Hepler explores forms in conflict or embrace through a series of heavily patterned large-scale woodcuts and soft sculptures inspired by collages made from National Geographic magazines. The artist also highlights the clarity and simplicity of primary forms in large and small wire sculptures, recent ceramic work, and forms crocheted from plastic bags. As Hepler states, “At the center of our vision we have a blind spot, and from the periphery the world is perceived in flashes and blurry moments. I am interested in how our mind fills the gaps.” At the heart of Hepler’s process is her uninhibited exploration of materials and sources that possess creative potential. The range of work in this show will excite the inquisitive nature of those who, like the artist, are willing to take a series of boundless leaps.

Hepler’s works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Tate Gallery, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Portland Museum of Art, among others.

Marin-A Bit Of Cape Split2John Marin’s “A Bit of Cape Split,” Maine, 1940, watercolor (Gift of Norma and John C. Marin, Jr.)

In celebration of the University of Maine’s 150th Anniversary, the Museum of Art is pleased to present “With Ties to Maine.” The exhibition features works from the permanent collection by artists who have contributed to Maine’s rich and diverse artistic history. Many of these artists spent significant time in Maine and were inspired by its natural beauty and unique sense of place.

“Throughout history Maine has lured many artists with its picturesque landscapes, quiet pace and lack of outside distractions—ultimately these factors create an environment of reflection that propels creative practice.” states UMMA Director George Kinghorn. Featured in the exhibition are works by John Marin, Andrew Wyeth, Alex Katz, Berenice Abbott, Neil Welliver, among others. With Ties to Maine also highlights the University’s history of art collecting and celebrates the generosity of individuals who have donated works to the collection since its inception. Showcased are early gifts including Wyeth watercolors donated by Adeline and Caroline Wing in 1948 and a Marin watercolor given by Norma and John C. Marin, Jr. in 1957.

UMMA, which is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m., brings modern and contemporary art exhibitions to the region and presents approximately 12 original exhibitions each year. For more information, visit www.umma.umaine.edu

 

 

Gordon Carlisle and Barbara Sullivan show at George Marshall Store Gallery

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George Marshall Store Gallery in York presents “Gordon Carlisle – Of Two Minds” and “Barbara Sullivan – All the Comforts of Home” through July 12.

Carlisle is well known as a muralist and has completed 36 public art commissions in New England. This exhibition focuses on his paintings, mixed media works, and collages that are the foundation of his artistic practice. Carlisle has chosen the title “Of Two Minds” as he sees himself a “pluralist.” There is the more serious side of the artist who just wants to paint, and the other side that has a need to comment with humor and satire on the absurdities of the world.

Sullivan has revived the art of fresco to the realm of contemporary art. The technique of making support frames, mixing slaked lime, painting wet plaster, grinding pigments, and all the laborious steps required are well suited to this energetic and imaginative artist. Her subjects are ordinary everyday objects: armchairs, pots and pans, chainsaws, birds and animals in nature. Sullivan will give a gallery talk and demonstration of her technique on Sunday, June 28 at 3 p.m.

The gallery, at 140 Lindsay Road, York, is open  Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 207-351-1083 or visit http: //www.georgemarshallstoregallery.com.

Heywood Receives International Award

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Midcoast Artist Anne Heywood was awarded the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Eminent Pastelist designation at the 11th Biennial Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 6. Eminent Pastelist status is the highest honor that IAPS confers upon its members; Heywood joins just four other Eminent Pastelist artists worldwide.

Heywood is an American realist known for her modern and traditional landscapes, still lifes, and pet portraiture. Her work is appreciated for its moods and creativity, reflecting her New England roots and 12 years living in Naples, Italy. Author/illustrator of the book “Pastels Made Easy,” Heywood’s paintings and writings have been featured in publications such as Australian Artist Magazine, and, most recently, the June 2015 issue of the Pastel Journal. Heywood paints in her studios in Waldoboro and East Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

DIAA presents “Body of Work”

Deer Isle2The Deer Isle Artists Association is pleased to announce the opening of its third show of the 2015 season, “Body of Work.” The show runs through Thursday, June 25, and will feature artists Cindy Bourque-Simonds, Lacey Kellett, David Kofton, Mary Bracy Martin, and David McBeth.

Borque-Simonds creates unusual baskets, using a variety of material, form, and color. Kellet brings an interesting perspective to the exhibit with her current series, Summertime 19/2015. Here, she reflects on the question, “What do women do?” rather than upon Freud’s question of “What do women want?” Kofton considers himself “a voyeur of the relaxed,” and uses a variety of mediums to capture models in unassuming poses. He observes that it is the posed subject or nature that dictates the medium he selects; For potter David McBeth, straight- forward, utilitarian pots form the core of his work. He says “Occasionally I find pleasure in exploring the world of ‘pots as metaphor’. These raku vessels give me the opportunity to express volume, explore surface, and play with fire.”

DIAA Gallery, 15 Main Street, Deer Isle is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 207-348-2330 or go to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DeerIsleArtists/timeline

“Maine to New York” at Ocean House Gallery

Ocean House“New York to Maine: Jeff Epstein, Sam Cady & Lois Dodd” is a new exhibit at Ocean House Gallery & Frame in Cape Elizabeth.

Jeff Epstein is a painter who lives in New York and Maine. He studied at Brooklyn College with Lennart Anderson, Lois Dodd, and John Walker. Sam Cady’s prints, drawings, and shaped canvases are rigorous studies in atmosphere, form, and careful detail. His work is spare and unsentimental; it can also be deeply romantic. Lois Dodd taught at Brooklyn College from 1971 to 1992, and has, since 1980, served on the Board of Governors of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is an elected member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and National Academy of Design.

“New York to Maine” runs through Tuesday, July 7. The gallery is located at 299 Ocean House Road. For more information, visit http://www.oceanhousegallery.com/

Pemaquid Art Gallery Open for Season

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The Pemaquid Group of Artists kicked off its 87th year with a gala opening reception at the Pemaquid Gallery, Lighthouse Park in Bristol, last Sunday evening. The Gallery is now open to the public seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., closing for the season on Columbus Day, Oct.12. The Pemaquid Gallery exhibit this year includes oils, watercolors, pastels, gouaches, arcrylics, ceramics, mixed media, marquetry, bas-relief, and sculpture, as well as two panels of miniature works. All of the art work in the Gallery is original. There are no prints or photography. There are more than 25 exhibiting artists this year.

The Pemaquid Group of Artists will also be holding a raffle for two donated paintings – the proceeds will go to the Group’s charitable outreach fund, which helps support local art education programs and sponsors a free pass to the Portland Museum of Art,available by reservation through Skidompha Library in Damariscotta.

Wiscasset Art Walk on June 25

Dancers Rick ScanlanPhoto by Rick Scanlan: Luminarian dancers at August 2014 Art Walk

Wiscasset’s first Art Walk of the 2015 season is on Thursday, June 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitors and local residents are invited to park their cars and stroll the village. Visit gorgeous art galleries and studios, peruse Wiscasset’s remarkable array of unique shops, sample tasty treats at a variety of food venues, and enjoy beautiful Sheepscot River views from the pier.

A fine example of the blending of art and architecture is the Maine Art Gallery (MAG) on
Warren Street, a short and pleasant stroll from the village center. MAG opens its 2015 season with a juried exhibition of works by artists from across Maine, and the public is invited to the artist reception during the Art Walk. Exhibiting artist Ruth Monsell will be doing a live demonstration of cutting traditional freehand silhouette portraits from 4-7pm.

The Art Walks are held on the last Thursday of the summer months: June 25, July 30, Aug. 27, and Sept. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. Participant sites are marked with shiny pom-poms and touring maps are available throughout the village. Major Sponsors-to-date are Big Barn Coffee, Carleton Realty and Carriage House Gardens.

For more information about participating in Wiscasset Art Walk as an artist, performer, volunteer, or sponsor, please contact event coordinators Lucia Droby at ludroby@verizon.net or Violet Brandwein at 917-327-1449.

Sidwell Art Gallery Artists’ Reception + West Point Art Walk

Sidwell GallerySidwell Art Gallery Artists’ Reception and West Point Art Walk will take place on Saturday, July 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. Work by Plein Air painters in the “Thursday Group” will be featured. Those artists are Felicity Sidwell, Jillian Herrigel, Livy Glaubitz, Donna Coffin, and Carol Beyna. There will be music by Pat Colwell from  2 to 4 p.m. under the awning at West Point, Phippsburg. Refreshments will be served at this free event that is open to the public.

Sidwell Art Gallery is located at 79 Wallace Circle. Hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,  9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and by appointment or chance. For more information, visit sidwellartgallery.com

Turtle Gallery Shows New Work by Gallery Artists

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The Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle, now in its 33rd year, is focusing on new work by gallery artists. Also featured will be work by Richard Wands – New  Paintings, Jennie Summerall – Paper Trail Collages, Conny Hatch – Found Object Assemblage, and Four Master Sculptors Working in Granite –  Hugh Lassen, Roy Patterson, David Sywalski, Andreas von Huene.

This new show runs through Saturday, July 4 at noon. The gallery is located at 61 North Deer Isle Road. Hours: Mon – Sat 10 – 5:30, and Sun 2 – 6  To find out more about the show, go to www.theturtlegallery.com

 

Du Houx Exhibit at Art House Picture Frames

duHoux“Transitions” by Ramona du Houx

The fine art photography of Ramona du Houx will be on display at Art House Picture Frames in Portland through July 28. Du Houx creates fine art photography that looks like watercolor paintings evoking mystery and a sense of wonder. Some find them nostalgic and some mystical. Many have said the images have a healing nature.

Du Houx is currently represented by Gallery Storks of Tokyo, Japan and is also a member of the Maine Artist Collaborative and the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell. Gallery Storks has produced an art book of Ramona’s art called “Transformations,” revealing nature’s complex balance. Many of the photos on display at the Art House are in the book.

To see more of her work, visit Art House Picture Frames at 61 Pleasant Street or check out www.photographybyramonaduhoux.com.