Tag Archives: Maine art

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Lynn Karlin, Journey to fine art photography

'Reliance' Peaches by Lynn Karlin

I am hard pressed to write about my interview with Lynn. So moved by her work, accomplishments, style, I feel her story of 40 years as a photographer would be better as a book. Lynn approaches life with determination and  flexibility. Her manner: attentive and bright. Lynn Karlin graduated from Pratt University in Brooklyn. Quickly […]