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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 […]

Coffee, hoop, beer

Hoop workshop, Rockland, Maine - Coastal Collage

Rock City Cafe, Rockland. A group of hoop enthusiasts are in town for a workshop. Beth Lavinder, up from Saxapahaw, North Carolina (yes that is a great name for a town!), will be the instructor. Saxapahaw is just outside of Carrboro, one of the earliest mecca’s for hooping. Today I get to peer into the […]

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 […]

Squash blossoms for the everyday table

Female squash blossoms

It was late summer, 1979. My husband and I were just getting started with our house painting business in Connecticut. We landed a three story home owned by a very hospitable older Italian woman. She kindly asked us to have lunch in the garden with her. I was impressed by the garden, so beautiful and […]

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 […]

Daylilies: plan now for next spring

All aboard for Columbus

This week I want to share with you these gorgeous lilies. The photos were taken at Merryspring Gardens just a couple of weeks ago. Although daylily bloom time is just about over, I thought the pics would be great for next years perennial garden planning. Let’s start out with this brilliant red-orange one, “All aboard […]

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”), […]