Category Archives: Art

Tollef Runquist show opens at Dowling Walsh this Friday

Cars Cars by Tollef Runquist

There will be a reception for Tollef Runquist from 5-8 at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland on Friday, October 3rd during Rockland’s first Friday Artwalk. “This work, a selection of pieces from the past year, reflects my ongoing interest in aspects of the decorative, textile design, repetition, symmetry, flatness, and ideas of resolution and […]

A tale of lobsters and love and the boy next door

John and Eddie Seiders

The Price-Kerr cottage in South Bristol has been in the family for a number of years. California natives Tenley Wilder and her family visited the cottage every summer. As a boy, John Seiders  would carry wood for Tenley’s great grandmother, he lived right next door. The Seiders’ are locals, lobstermen. Both homes are right on the […]

Bean and McCartan at Centre St Arts Gallery

Robins by Barbara Bean

Barbara Bean and Ed McCartan will exhibit their paintings at Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St in Bath from September 21 though November 8, 2014. The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday,  September 26 from 5-7 pm. Barbara Bean will show her delicate and detailed ink and […]

Summer’s not over yet!

Pemaquid Beach _ Coastal Collage

Gallery openings for week of Sept 8-14 Emery Community Arts Center, University of Maine at Farmington                 Hydrologic: Making sense with water – Art and science connecting on behalf of our most important element   Sept 12, 5-7    111 South St, Farmington, Maine ‘Hydrologic’ is an exhibition about our […]

Need a gift? Stop in at 136!

Gifts at 136, Damariscotta

Martha Kalina, former director of Knox County Human Society, had a vision. If she was going to open a gallery, it was not going to be just any gallery. Her vision paid off. Gifts at 136 in Damariscotta has received quite a bit of attention lately. The gallery won Downeast Magazine’s readers choice two years […]

Mary Trotochaud open house and garden tour

Stoneware birdbath and bird feeder by Mary Trotochaud

Everyday Pottery is the work of Mary Trotochaud.  She forms functional stoneware pottery on the wheel, created for everyday use. “Every day I look out my studio windows to the colors of Maine. The blue of the summer and winter skies, the green of the deep woods and the riot of colors of flower beds […]

I’d rather be in Paris!

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“It’s the art, it’s the food, it’s the architecture! I’d rather be in Paris ’cause I don’t understand the language. It makes life simpler.” Dona Bergen of Mars Hall Gallery just can’t get enough of Paris. It’s the place to be for an artist and gallery owner, like no other place. Come along on a […]

Outsider Art in Tenants Harbor

Before the Mast by Toni Small

Art created outside the boundaries of official culture.* No contact with art institutions or the mainstream art world. Extreme mental states, unconventional ideas, elaborate fantasy worlds. First coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972, the term ‘outsider art’ now has diverse meanings. A synonym for art brut (French for “raw art” or “rough art”), […]

Connection with the land

Farm Knowledge by Abbie Read

What does dirt have to do with paint?? What do farms have to do with art?? Everything!! Not everyone who tills the soil can swing an artist’s paint brush, not everyone who creates detailed drawings can grow arugula. Maine Farmland Trust brings them together. Anna Abaldo, gallery curator at the Maine Farmland Trust gallery on […]