March Greetings + Maine art news and shows

Greetings art lovers and cafe friends,

Can March really be the cruelest month when it has been a totally cruel winter? Let’s keep our fingers crossed for it to end soon. I went shopping yesterday in Bangor and the new displays for beach chairs, umbrellas and bathing suits were a surprisingly cheerful and welcome sight!

Café for March begins with a special weekend showing of films at the Farnsworth as part of their Oz show. The story starts below.

Also in the March Cafe are a show at John Edwards Wine Cellar Art Gallery, Tidemark Gallery’s first show of 2014, the University of Maine Museum of Art’s Leonard Lecture Series presents “Bedspreads and Manhole Covers,” it’s National Youth Month at the Portland Museum, Shaw Gallery is calling for MDI artists, CMCA presents “Collage x 10,” Waterfall Arts has scheduled two unique weekend workshops, Richard Boyd Art Gallery on Peaks Island is opening “Intersections,” PMA presents “George Daniell: Picturing Monhegan Island,” and Åarhus Gallery kicks-off of the sixth annual,  ’44N 69W: Radius Belfast’ Show.”

Scan them all and see all the great images at Café des Artistes Blog, and in this morning’s BDN Art Section.

The George Daniell show at PMA looks so inviting. It’s interesting to see how little has changed on Monhegan since the 30s. George and Steve were a family friends and regulars when we started “Il Giardino” in the early 70s in Bar Harbor. I have a great photo George took of my mother smiling through the café window.

I know I promised a sneak peak of the 2014 MG+SG Cover. Sorry, not quite ready. I will say this year’s guide will once again be bursting with Maine art and will be distributed state wide by Mid-May.





Happy birthday to Michelangelo, born on this day in 1475. Celebrate with this work—considered the most magnificent drawing by the artist in the United States—and watch this feature by the Met to learn more.



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Cheers to all,

Anthony Anderson