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Landing Gallery presents “2019 SEASON INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION”

“A Distant Fog” oil/canvas, 30” x 40” by Lisa Kyle

 

Landing Gallery, 409 Main St in Rockland opens this Season with the “2019 SEASON INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION.”  The original paintings are based on environmental interaction, celebrating nature and the environment in Maine.  New works by gallery artists; Roberta Baumann, Bruce Busko, Irma Cerese, Sarah Faragher, Christopher French, Brian Krebs, Lisa Kyle, Monique Lazard, David Peterson, Björn Runquist, Michael Weymouth & J.M. Wilde are included in this exhibition.

 

“Afternoon in North Haven” oil/panel, 11” x 14” by Christopher French

The Artists’ Opening Reception will be held on Friday, May 3rd from 5-8 PM during Arts In Rockland’s first Friday art walk for 2019.  Please join us in the gallery for light refreshments. The exhibition will be showing May 3 – May 19.

 

“Water #11/Sunset Wave” oil/panel, 13” x 13” by Brian Krebs

 

 

“Birch Grove, Acadia National Park, Maine” oil/linen, 30” x 40” by Bruce Busko

 

Hours: Wed–Sat 11-5, closed, Sun, Mon & Tue  FMI 207 239-1223

To follow our new work and events, please visit and like us at w.w.w.facebook.com/LandingGallery/

Archipelago Gallery presents “Breaking the Snow, Drying the Mud: Florals by Jean Kigel”

 

 

Hope springs eternal in the human breast.  Archipelago Gallery located at 386 Main St. in Rockland renews that promise with a display of colorful perennials by Waldoboro artist Jean Kigel.  Featured florals include crocus, daffodils, iris and Japanese toad lily.  Reception on First Friday, May 3 the show runs through June 15.  For more information call Archipelago at 596-0701, or visit Kigel’s web site www.jeankigel.com.

Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC features Guest Artist Leslie Woods

Leslie Woods, Advice

 

Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC invites the public to a Wine & Cheese Reception to open the new show featuring Guest Artist Leslie Woods, on Friday, May 10, 2019, from 5 to 7 pm, at 11 Centre Street in Bath.  Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

Painter Leslie Woods says “I paint figures, because I am passionate about composition, and bodies are my design elements. Muscles are maps of their actions, and bones create patterns. Hands and feet indicate specific activity , and I love to emphasize their lift, fall, and twist.

“People have always been easy for me, so I quickly desired more complexity than the static poses of figure classes. While I can draw and paint portraits, I prefer to apply hats and shadows, because well-done head and body placements convey expression without distractions. I want anyone to see self, relatives, or friends in my work.

“Sport permits my love of brilliant color, which I temper to accommodate my somewhat cubist, color-block style. I enjoy the demanding puzzle-making of color changes based upon light, motion, and my artistic vision.

“All of my paintings require multiple photos, drawings, research into anatomy books, and an understanding of the subject. I want an entire work to present kinetic energy and attitude thru my carefully crafted composition.”

Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC, is artist-owned and operated, open year-round.  Spring hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm. For more information please call 207-442-0300 or visit the website: centrestartsgalleryllc.com

Annual 3-day Plein Air Event Raises Money for Land Conservation in Cape Elizabeth

Town Farm Sky Light, by Charles Fenner Ball, Paint for Preservation 2018

 

The 12th annual Paint for Preservation wet paint auction will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Cape Elizabeth. Over three days on the weekend of the event (Friday June 28 through Sunday June 30), selected artists will paint en plein air (outdoors) at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s natural beauty. On Sunday afternoon, the newly painted artwork will be auctioned live at a tented cocktail reception at a stunning seaside home in Cape Elizabeth. The auction attracts about 400 people each year. Proceeds from the auction are shared with participating artists and benefit the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s Saving Cape’s Great Places initiative to conserve and care for local lands cherished by the community.  Tickets to the event cost $70 and should be available by May 1. Check for updates on how to obtain tickets at www.capelandtrust.org.

The UMaine Museum of Art’s presents Spring Art Factory

UMMA in Bangor welcomes all ages to ring in spring with UMMA’s Annual Spring Art Factory.  On May 4 there will be several stations set up in the lobby and classroom of the museum.  Stop by any time between 11 and 3  to create your own paintings, prints, and paper crafts.  All supplies are included, and guided instruction is provided.  Art Factory is FREE and open to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of WBRC Architects &  Engineers.

Dowling Walsh Gallery will host three exhibitions in the month of May: Jenny Brillhart, Tessa Greene O’Brien, and New Works by Gallery Artists

Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland will host three exhibitions in the month of May: Jenny Brillhart, Tessa Greene O’Brien, and New Works by Gallery Artists.  Opening Friday, May 3rd from 5-8pm in conjunction with Rockland First Friday Art Walk.  Dowling Walsh Gallery is located at 365 Main Street in Rockland, Maine, directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum. Gallery Hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm, and by appointment on Sunday and Monday.

Jenny Brillhart, Selectman’s Office Print and Lawn Chair, Oil on aluminum, 40″ x 30″

 

Using common elements from her environment, Jenny Brillhart creates work concerned with the construction, process and design of medium, light, color, value and form. Brillhart, born in 1972, graduated with a BA from Smith College, studied at the Art Student’s League, and received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She lives in Stonington, Maine.

For Brillhart, the studio environment is both the space in which she works and the subject of her art. Through painting, installation and photography, she documents the passage of time, subtle shifts in light, the play of shadows, and the process of her decision making. Her surroundings, both found and created, become exercises in form and tone often with a reduced palette, to emphasize pigment, material and routine. Confronting the fundamental elements of visual art—space, color, light, and form, alongside questions of function and seeing—Brillhart’s practice also addresses philosophical issues of perception, experience, and memory. With such focus, her renderings probe the inner psychology of inhabiting a given space.

Brillhart has had recent solo exhibitions at Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany and Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, Florida. Brillhart is included in the 2019 deCordova New England Biennial, and in 2017 she showed at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in a two person exhibition titled Temporality. Other past projects include an outdoor architectural installation at The History Museum in Miami, and the show and published book Room Service, organized by Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden Museum in Germany. Brillhart also participated in exhibitions with Locust Projects in Miami; the Sammlung SØR Rusche Museum in Germany; the PAMM, Miami; the Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL; Dimensions Variable in Miami; the Anhaltinischen Gemäldegalerie Museum in Dessau and Roemerapotheke Gallery in Zurich.

 

Tessa Greene O’Brien, Off Season, Oil on panel, 40″ x 40″

 

Tessa O’Brien makes paintings that reference light, play with architectural space, and revel in color. Combining representation with process-based abstraction, O’Brien uses color & mark-making to impose a narrative upon the structures that she depicts in paint, or paints upon. Tessa received her B.S. from Skidmore College, and her MFA from Maine College of Art. She currently resides in South Portland, ME.

O’Brien states that observing her surroundings is a constant exercise, an action that brings joy and fascination. Her works convey a sense of place and the passage of time. Photographs of the artist’s daily environment and travels become reference material for the work, recalling the feeling of the air when the photograph was taken, the quality of light, the temperature and mood of the day. These records are then translated onto canvas. Time elapses between the initial moment of record and the making of a painting, creating gaps in information that turn into improvisation in the studio through color and mark making. Paint becomes a medium of experience, representing the space between moment, place, and memory.

O’Brien has shown throughout New England, including a recent solo exhibition at Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, ME, and an upcoming solo show at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, ME. She has attended residencies at Monson Arts, Haystack, Vermont Studio Center, Hewnoaks, and Stephen Pace House, and will be an artist in residence at the Studioworks Residency at the Tides Institute in Eastport, Maine, and the Joseph A Fiore Residency at Rolling Acres Farm in Jefforsonville, ME this fall. O’Brien co-founded the Portland Mural Initiative with her partner Will Sears, and operates a mural and sign painting business called Better Letter Hand Painted Signs.

 

Scott Kelley, Fournier Girls, 2018, Watercolor on paper, 55″ x 55″

 

New Works by Gallery Artists presents recently completed works by Scott Kelley, Marilyn Turtz, Warren Seelig, Cig Harvey, Greta Van Campen, Susan Van Campen,  and Shawn Fields.

 

For more information, visit us online at www.dowlingwalsh.com  or call 207-596-0084

Announcements from The Maine Crafts Association

 

Seconds and Supplies Sale: June 1 10:00-3:00 at Running With Scissors in Portland.

It’s time to take a look around your studio, and ask yourself, does this item spark joy?  If not, it may be time to move on. This unique sale is an opportunity for the public and fellow artists to purchase studio supplies, materials and equipment, as well as seconds (final products not quite right for full price retail or wholesale shows and stores) directly from Maine artists.

The sale is a co-production of Maine Crafts Association and Running with Scissors designed to support our members, have fun and help shift extra materials from people who don’t need them to people who do!

Vendors, volunteers and customers are invited to an after party at Urban Farm Fermentory 3-6pm. Join us to visit, connect and celebrate clean studios and new purchases.  UFF is located steps from Running with Scissors (200 Anderson St) in dreamy tasting room perfect for a laid-back apres event offering brewed-on-site kombucha, jun, beer, cider & mead! (Attendance @ the sale not required to attend!).

 

Call for Artists: Maine Craft Weekend

Full listings, including map listing are free for current members of MCA and Maine Made through June 30. Non-members are also welcome to join the tour, which includes web and map listing and links and the benefit of our event promotion, for a $25 fee.

If you’re one of these below, join the tour!
– Studio artist (all mediums are welcome!)
– Artist collectives and guilds
– Non-profit craft schools, organizations and programs, craft workshops
– Artist living in or near a featured city: Ellsworth, Waterville, Hallowell
– Galleries, pop-up shops and trunk shows featuring Maine craft
– Craft beverage and craft food producers collaborating with artists

For more information visit: mainecraftweekend.org

The Harlow presents “Ian Trask and Andrew Elijah Edwards: HYPERTEXTURE”

Kill Your Television by Ian Trask

The Harlow presents “HYPERTEXTURE”, a two-person art exhibition featuring work by Topsham artists Ian Trask and Andrew Elijah Edwards. The exhibition is on view May 10-June 15, 2019 at 100 Water Street in Hallowell. The public is invited to attend and meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, May 10, 5-7pm.

Two artists explore the landscape between the physical and the virtual, weaving a dialogue between their personal mediums. Ian Trask creates art out of the forgotten world of the material, recombining discarded bits of society into objects of mystery and reverence. Andrew Elijah Edwards transmutes light through the electronic moving image to explore the imaginal and subjective worlds. In HYPERTEXTURE, the two intertwine their practices, forming an exhibition expressing aesthetics of wild complexity in the meeting between the physical and the virtual, the inner and the external. As these two flows meet they spin off intricate eddies of texture and light. Through a series of personal and collaborative projects ranging from sculptural to video to the combination of the mediums through projection mapping and photogrammetry (in which the virtual is physicalized and the physical virtualized) Hypertexture exhibits a range of works created in dialogue and collaboration.

Objects From The Other Dimension by Andrew Elijah Edwards

The Harlow is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. Exhibitions are always free and open to the public. Hours are Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm. For more information please visit harlowgallery.org or call 207-622-3813.

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art opening for “Heath Paley: Photographs of Ellsworth”

Mike’s, dye-sublimation on aluminum, 39.5 x 80 inches

 

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth is pleased to present a selection of Heath Paley’s high-definition, large-scale photographs of Ellsworth. The show runs from April 24–May 15, 2019. Paley’s prints use a new cutting-edge process called dye-sublimation, which permanently infuses the image onto aluminum. Paley will give at talk about his work at the Gallery on Thursday, May 9 at 6pm, refreshments at 5:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Elver Weir, dye-sublimation on aluminum, 68.3 x 30.6 inches

 

Paley’s large-scale prints, which are up to 96 inches in length, have incredible detail and resolution. He is able to accomplish this feat by using focus stacking to enhance the depth of field of his photographs, which are then stitched together by overlapping each individual shot into a grid. His final prints can contain as many as one hundred photographs. Paley prefers this intricate process because the exceptional detail mimics how the eye/brain interprets an image, completely immersing the viewer into his photographs.

Paley holds a MA in history from Northeastern University and an MFA from Emerson College. He studied with Sam Abell at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine. In 2016–2017, Paley’s photographs of Maine downtowns were highlighted in a traveling exhibition at the Maine State House, Augusta, and the University of Maine’s Lord Hall Gallery (Orono) and Reed Gallery (Presque Isle). Paley’s work is in the collections of several museums, including the Portland Museum of Art.

 

T Bird, dye-sublimation on aluminum, 54.6 x 47 inches

 

Paley and his wife, who live in Portland, Maine, recently purchased a second home in Ellsworth to be closer to Acadia. They love Ellsworth, and now they split their time between these two year-round communities. Paley has since created over forty large-scale photographs of Ellsworth.

 

Heath Paley Portrait

Courthouse Gallery is located at 6 Court Street in Ellsworth. Courthouse Gallery is open for the season on April 24. Spring time hours will be Thursday–Saturday 11–5:30pm, or by appointment. For more information call 667-6611, or visit www.courthousegallery.com

Water and Fire, Drawings and Dirt: The 2018 Fiore Residents at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

Michel Droge, “Yesterday’s Fires,” oil on birch panel, 30 x 40”

 

The 2018 Fiore Residents Exhibit opened March 18 and will be on display until May 24th. It concludes with artist talks at 5pm and a closing reception from 5:30-8pm at the MFT Gallery in Belfast.

During the summer of 2018 six visual artists, one writer, one performance artist and one gardener lived and worked together at Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson, Maine. All had been selected for the Maine Farmland Trust’s (MFT’s) Fiore Art Center residency program, because of the common thread running through their work: a meaningful engagement with themes related to agriculture or the environment.

The solitude, natural setting and communal aspect of the residency allowed the artists to focus, explore and create in new ways. The exhibit of the work produced during their residency is a fabulous exploration of color, atmosphere, and connection to the natural environment.

 

Carol L. Douglas, “Blueberry Barrens, Watercolor,” watercolor on Yupo, 24 x 36”

 

Performance artist Heather Lyon woke many mornings at dawn to walk through dew-covered fields down to the lake. Working in and with the water, she ultimately crafted several performative videos. MFT Gallery displays her “Safety Poncho (Orange)” video. With its hushed silvery greys and bright red-oranges, the video engages in a riveting dialogue of water and fire with Michel Droge’s vibrant, atmospheric oil paintings: “Yesterday’s Fires” and “Pleiades Showers.” Through her interactions with the land and observation of constellations above the farm, Droge explored patterns in the micro and macro relationships of life in her watercolor and graphite drawing of “Queen Anne’s Last Wishes.”

Carol L. Douglas created her vivid plein air landscape paintings “Blueberry Barrens, Clary Hill” and “Blueberry Barrens, WC” in oils and watercolors respectively, investigating the confluence of paired painting to see if the fresh mark-making that occurred in her watercolors on Yupo would translate to her more familiar oil paintings.

 

Clif Travers, “I Dream of Trees,” print on canvas, 17.5 x 20”

 

Maxwell Nolin took advantage of the uninterrupted time in the studio to work on two large, luminous oil paintings, “Self-Portrait, 2018” and “Tea,” which enabled him to slow down and reflect on the conceptual aspects of his work, as well as explore different experimental techniques with his process.

In addition to working on her narrative manuscript, writer-in-residence Jodi Paloni produced a beautiful lyrical writing called “Rain Begins the Day,” which captures the essence of the farm landscape and the connection felt by all who were taken in and nurtured by it.

Clif Travers spent time exploring the natural environment of the field and woods and connecting with the community at the farm. In the studio, he constructed an 8 x 6 foot sculptural panel using discarded lumber and other wood products, in an attempt to honor and reconstruct the beauty of trees. Travers then painted the three-dimensional panel in a style referencing church mosaics and stained-glass windows. He contributed a print of the stunning “I Dream of Trees” for this exhibit.

During her residency, Stephanie Mercedes continued building archives of missing violent histories and created a variation of her “Relicarios” installation. Mercedes’ work honors the grandmothers who protested the disappearance of their children by wearing lockets. Her work on display includes research on those that escaped political persecution in Argentina and relocated to Maine, drawings, and a lighted locket.

Thu Kim Vu, from Vietnam, was inspired by the personal bonds formed during the residency through the communal kitchen, food, and the garden. She created a wonderful series of miniature paper drawings of pots, pans, and utensils glued on several overlapping sheets of Plexiglas that are designed to be viewed through the natural light of a window.

 

Heather Lyon, RED, still from performative video

 

In addition to growing unusual vegetables and ornamental food for the residents, the resident gardener Rachel Alexandrou created a video installation called “The Nature of Stewardship”. This was inspired by her work in the garden and kitchen and explores the relationship between human, body and earth.