Tag Archives: art Midcaost Maine

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 […]

Date night Friday night, make a plan for art and good conversation

Golden Hour by D. Corey

This Friday take a drive out to Waldoboro to the new pop-up gallery on Route 32,  Brick House. The gallery will host Jean Kigel’s annual ‘Eastern Views” show. This year, in addition to her much loved watercolors and Asian brush paintings, she will have small one-a-day oils on panel. Jean has been creating wonderful works […]

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

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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 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 […]