Monthly Archives: July 2014

Choreography in color

Where I begin by Jill Caldwell  30x30

You know the feeling….  you walk into a gallery and are drawn to a work of art. It’s as if a string is attached, pulling you toward the wall in it’s direction. You can’t help yourself, you are drawn in, compelled to study it. I love abstract art in all mediums. I connect with it. […]

American realism in Thomaston

Against the Rocks by Roger Dale Brown

Coming to Rockland to visit the Farnsworth Museum? I strongly suggest you plan a stop in Thomaston at the Haynes Gallery on Main St.  As you walk up the steps to the gallery, you are invited in by 2 friendly pups, Josie and her fluffy white side kick, Honey. The building is an old sea […]

Point of view

Hook by Devi Randolph

“Objects are like people. Each one – be it brand new or weathered with the paint peeling off – has it’s own story. Being able, on the other side of the camera, to capture that individual story is just thrilling.”~ Devi Randolph It never ceases to amaze me, an image seen by 10 different people […]

Return to paradise

Return to Paradise9

I had already visited Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens this year to view the tulips, but now I wanted to share that experience with my husband. He has a new found appreciation for flowers, so off we went! The lily pond was in full bloom, reflection from the trees made for a most beautiful scene. Shaded […]

A rough cut gem

Coveside Monhegan

Day Trip: Monhegan If Rockland/Camden area is the ‘Jewel of the Maine Coast’ then Monhegan is a rough cut gem of blue/green tourmaline. Along with 100 plus other passengers, we awaited the call to board the Elizabeth Ann out of Port Clyde. It was a picture perfect day, 80 degrees and calm winds. Our mission, […]

Encounter the exquisite in Damariscotta this weekend

Northfork Woodworks

First off Friday evening, Twin Villages Artwalk, Damariscotta-Newcastle. Feature gallery for this week is The Stable Gallery on Water St. Just a short walk up from the downtown area, this expansive gallery represents upwards of 39 local artists. Paintings in oil and acrylic, jewelry incorporating metal, fused glass, and silk, as well as beautiful hand […]

A Passion for Porcelain

Vase by George Pearlman

“After 30 years of potting, it is still a daily act of exploration and daring. I know I’m making strong work when I have the joyful experience of the finished piece staring back at me as if I had nothing to do with it being there.” Strange as it is, I can actually relate to […]

On Edge: Keag River Gallery

Sand Dune and Camel by Steve Olson

The Keag River Gallery will be hosting a juried photography show opening Friday July 11th. The winning image for the show entitled “On Edge” was submitted by Steve Olson of Montrose, Colorado. Work by 17 other artists and well as the work of gallery owner Mike Dumont will be on view. The Keag River Gallery […]

A tasting at Sweetgrass Winery and Distillery

Antique car at Sweetgrass Distillery

One at a time. That is how I will visit our Midcoast wineries. My daughter Joy and I did a wine tour once in Temecula, California. I couldn’t drink another glass of wine for 3 months!! Even though I limited my tastings to 12 varieties and only a sip or two of each it was […]

High Summer! First Friday Art Walk in Rockland

May by Spruce Head by Björn Runquist

At the Landing Gallery on Elm Street in Rockland, the opening of “Maine Light”, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Bjorn Runquist will run from July 4 to September 7. Björn Runquist is a beloved plein air painter who has been painting in the mid coast area for almost 30 years. He states, “For me, making things is inseparable […]