If art is your passion, then Wiscasset Art Walk on Thursday, August 29, from 5 to 8pm, is the place for you! Wiscasset Village will be humming with exceptional exhibitions and accomplished artists painting live during the evening.
Sylvan Gallery, 49 Water St., is celebrating 19 years as a fine art gallery representing a select group of contemporary, award-winning New England artists. For this special anniversary exhibit, new work includes a series of nocturnes by Neal Hughes; Robert Noreika’s Cribstone, an oil painting of the Bailey Island stone bridge, also known as Cribstone Bridge; new paintings by Crista Pisano which she completed during the Castine, Maine, Plein Air Festival in July; and new work by Wiscasset artist Susannah Haney. Gallery owner Ann Scanlan, a fine artist currently exploring the theme of animals in local rural farm settings, knows all the artists she represents. She’ll be on hand to talk with visitors about the paintings on exhibit and the stories behind them.
For 35 years, Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main St., has been specializing in fine 19th through 21st century American and European paintings. The current exhibit, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism & Modernism, features paintings by artists from America, France, and Italy including the charming work of American artists Leon Kroll (1884–1974) and Suzanne Demarest (1900-1985). Gallery owners Keith and Cordelia Oehmig will be delighted to talk with visitors about their featured artists and the remarkable collection of paintings their gallery exhibits. Keith’s own paintings, often of iconic local seaside and landscape scenes, are prominently displayed.
The Maine Art Gallery has invited artists to paint en plein air in the Village during Wiscasset Art Walk, and the public is invited to look over shoulders and watch as visions unfold on canvas. Some of the regional artists participating are Lisa Kyle, Stephan Giannini, Renee Lammers, Ian Bruce, Geoffrey Bladon, and Tony van Hasselt. This is the kick-off for the gallery’s three-day Paint Wiscasset event which culminates on Saturday, August 31, with a reception and art sale at the gallery,15 Warren St., from 5 to 8pm.
For WAW visitors who would like to make their own art, the Weaving Project, 64 Main St., welcomes children and adults to participate in the on-going process of creating a large, collaborative art piece. Visitors are encouraged to create a braided strand from an array of colorful and sparkly materials and then weave it into a wall-sized community tapestry. The tapestry is being built on a grid of orange construction fencing, so appropriate for Wiscasset’s summer of ubiquitous orange barrels!
Wiscasset Art Walks are held on the last Thursday of the summer months: August 29 and September 26 from 5 to 8pm. Participant sites are marked with colorful streamers and touring maps are available throughout the Village. Lead Sponsors for Wiscasset Art Walk 2019 are Donna and Frank Barnako. Major Sponsors are Ames True Value, Big Barn Coffee, Carl M.P. Larrabee Agency, Carriage House Gardens, Emotions in Writing, Fogg Art Restoration, Peter H. Eaton & Joan Brownstein Antiques, Red’s Eats, and Wiscasset Woods Lodge; with additional sponsors BIRCH and Rock Paper Scissors. For more information about Wiscasset Art Walk, please visit www.wiscassetartwalk.org or contact Lucia Droby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Space Gallery to participate in First Friday Art Walk Rockland, Sept 6.
Look for the ArtWalk flags on Saturday, August 10th from 4 – 7 pm as Waldoboro celebrates its August ArtWalk! Now boasting 23 participants and supporting businesses (all within a short walk or drive), this town wide event now includes venues such as a farm, theatre, bookstore, antique shop, art galleries, artist studio, gift stores, eateries, and more. Stop by one of the participating businesses to check out their ArtWalk event and to pick up an ArtWalk map and event list. Enjoy original art in its many forms, locally produced cheeses, theatre tours, live music, great food, and special ArtWalk discounts. Bring your disc golf equipment and play a game or two on a beautiful course. Add to that Waldoboro’s free and easy parking and no-traffic –jam drives to your favorite spots for a fun evening out.For more information @ email@example.com or FB page www.facebook.com/artwalkwaldoboro/
Barbara Vanderbilt at Tidemark Gallery for August ArtWalk Waldoboro. Opening Saturday, 10 August, from 4 to 7pm. “The Language of Stone” is a tour de force exhibition of Barbara Vanderbilt’s feeling for the material. Whether it’s Maine granite or Southwestern sandstone, Vanderbilt can almost bring these rocks to life in pastels on paper. Visitors will be able to meet the artist as well as enjoying her work.
“For the Birds” will be the art event of the month of August 2019 in the Morrell Room of the Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine. Juried artists have been chosen to present their unique and creative expressions of winged friends in a variety of fine art media. Both two and three dimensional work will be shown, most available for purchase.
The show is open during regular library hours with a reception on the evening of August 9 from 4-7:00 during the Second Friday Art Walk..
Participating artists include Sarah Brown, Fr. Paul Plante, Kat Logan,, Lee Cheever, Wayne Robbins, Barbara Sullivan, Catherine Worthington, Manon Whittlesey, Lea Peterson, Lonie Laffely Ellis and Peyton Higgison. These artists were chosen for their expertise in their craft and will be portraying work in paint, encaustic, wood, fiber and printmaking.
Donations will be accepted for the Avian Haven Organization, a bird rescue rehabilitation facility in Freedom, Maine. (www.avianhaven.org)
For more about the artists please enjoy the Facebook Page- For the Birds.
Questions? Comments? Contact Lee Cheever- 540-454-4176 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cynthia Winings Gallery is pleased to present the third group exhibition of the season, Equilibrium. Everyone is warmly invited to the Opening Reception, Sunday, July 28, 4 – 7 PM
With New Work for Season VII from:
Louise Bourne, Tom Curry, Anna Dibble, David Hornung, Juliet Karelsen, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, Carol Pelletier, Jerry Rose, Lynn Wessel, and Cynthia Winings. And in the New Sculpture Garden: Ray Carbone, Rebekah Raye, Melita Westerlund, and John Wilkinson.
On view, July 22 – August 17
Tidemark Gallery + Café is pleased to present a group of sculpture and collage work by Whitefield artist, Susan Walker, on Saturday, July 13, ArtWalk Waldoboro, from 4 to 7pm.