Tag Archives: Maine

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Quite possibly the best clam roll on the East Coast

Fried clam roll at Graffam Brothers

Day Trip: Rockport Memories of days spent with my Italian grandfather clamming and crabbing along the Connecticut shore always brings a smile to my face. It was great fun getting stuck in the mud flats and losing your sneakers. As a 7 year old, the mud would almost be up to my waist.  Afterward we […]

Local Color: Salmon Pink

Soft completion by Karen Olson

Peonies and water lilies Debbie and I were excited to get on road  Friday evening to the St. George Peninsula event of the season, the first opening at Mars Hall Gallery. But wait! The light was just right for flower portraits. My friend’s garden has some wonderful and unusual flower specimens I just couldn’t pass […]

“Feeling the power of art”

Sculpture by Jessica Straus

“Creating community in harmony with nature through the trans formative power of the arts,” states the mission statement of Waterfall Arts in Belfast.   Formerly the Gov. Anderson school, the entire building is now dedicated to music, dance, print making, ceramics, drawing, and  painting. (I am sure I missed a few as well.) Classes and studio […]

Six new artists at Camden Falls Gallery

Proud Mary by Kirk McBride

Boldly interpretive island images, picturesque local landscapes, harbor scenes, and the ever changing Maine environment are subjects for new work at Camden Falls Gallery in Camden. The show entitled “Introductions” features work by Maine artists Alison Hill, Stefan Pastuhov, Renee Lammers, and Peter Yesis, along with Baltimore-area painter Kirk McBride and paintings by Lindsay Hopkins-Weld […]

A gem in the heart of Rockland

Jill Caldwell at Art Space Gallery

One of my favorite galleries in Rockland is Art Space, right across from the Strand Theater on Main Street. This artist co-op is quite a gem. Owned and operated by 19 members, the gallery boasts many accomplished artists working in an exciting array of styles and mediums. Shows rotate monthly throughout the summer generally coinciding […]

Cheese makers extraordinaire

David Baker, Cheese maker extraordinaire

What does 10,000 gallons of milk have to do with the small coastal town of Rockport? Everything! Rockport Marketplace is home to a wonderful artisan cheese maker, State of Maine cheese. Upon my arrival to State of Maine Cheese, I was heartily greeted by Cathe Morrill, owner of the business since 1996. Why did you […]