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The Harlow Opens Registration for Ceramic Workshop: Chawan Tea Bowls

 

Registration is now open for The Harlow’ upcoming ceramic workshop, Chawan Tea Bowls, lead by Jeremy Smith on Saturdays, August 3 and 10, 1-4pm. The workshop will take place at Hallowell Clay Works located at 157 Water Street, Hallowell. This workshop is held in conjunction with Formations, a ceramics exhibition on view August 2-September 7 at The Harlow, 100 Water Street in Hallowell.

Jeremy Smith is a local ceramic artist and art educator. Over the course of two sessions, participants will be hand-building a series of chawans (tea bowls). All materials are provided but students can bring stamps or other small objects for texturing the stencils – such as a leaf or pinecone to press into the walls of the chawan. Jeremy Smith, has two decades of experience working with people of all ages in the ceramic arts. Students will pick up their fired pieces at the Harlow during open hours.

Register online at harlowgallery.org/tea-bowl-workshop or call 207-622-3813. Registration deadline is 6pm on Wednesday, July 31.

All materials included. Tution: $85 Members / $100 Non-Members. Space is limited to 12 students. Students under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No previous experience necessary.

July ArtLab for All Ages at CMCA

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to explore the visual, functional, and metaphorical dimensions of maps in this month’s ArtLab for All Ages workshop on Saturday, July 6, from 2 to 4pm.

Taking inspiration from the exhibition, Dan Mills | Human Topographies, ArtLab participants will delve into a variety of exercises that reinterpret maps as a personal expression of self. Using a selection of found and discarded maps, and other collage materials, participants will create new mixed media works that reflect their personal point of view and place in the world.

ArtLab for All Ages takes place on the first Saturday of every month at CMCA, 21 Winter Street, Rockland, and is always free and open to all. Support for ArtLab is provided in part by The Bob Crewe Foundation, The Cricket Foundation, First National Bank, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation, Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation, and individual donors.

CMCA is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions, engaging events, and educational programs for all ages.

Location: 21 Winter Street, Rockland, Maine. Hours: November through May, Wednesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 12 to 5pm; June through October, Monday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 12 to 5pm. Closed Federal holidays. Admission: $8; Seniors (65+) and students with ID $6; children under 18 free; CMCA members free.

Exhibitions and Classes at The Penobscot Marine Museum

Lobstering Women of Maine Paintings by Susan Tobey White is now on display at The Penobscot Marine Museum through October 20, 2019.  A reception will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2019 5-7 (free) Old Town Hall, 7 Church St, Searsport, Maine

Also, PMM will be the following workshop:

Acrylic Painting With Susan Tobey White: Photos As Inspiration

July 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm   $125/participant, $115 for PMM members

Penobscot Marine Museum Visitors Center, 40 E. Main Street, Searsport

Participants will have the opportunity of using photographs as inspiration from the collections of the Penobscot Marine Museum. They will leave this one day workshop with techniques and confidence that will allow them to achieve their goals and create a painting that is uniquely their own. All levels welcome.

207-548-2529  Email: jganskop@pmm-maine.org

ArtLab for All Ages Saturday May 4, 2 – 4pm

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockland invites artists of all ages to take inspiration from the spring season during May’s ArtLab for All Ages on Saturday, May 4, from 2 to 4pm.

Come celebrate the colors and vibrancy of Spring! With print making, painting and sculptural materials, create bouquets and wearable insect medallions, looking to the thoughtful work of the artists in our Melt Down exhibit who inspire awareness and appreciation for nature.

Led by instructor Alexis Iammarino, ArtLab for All Ages takes place on the first Saturday of every month at CMCA, 21 Winter Street, Rockland, and is always free and open to all.

Support for ArtLab is provided in part by The Bob Crewe Foundation, The Cricket Foundation, First National Bank, Margaret E. Burnham Trust, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Nellie Leaman Taft Foundation, Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation, and individual donors.

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CMCA is a contemporary arts institution presenting year-round exhibitions, engaging events, and educational programs for all ages. Location: 21 WinterStreet, Rockland, Maine. Open Wednesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday noon-5pm.

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.

Weaving East to West 2019 Workshops with Sara Hotchkiss

 

 

Sometime in the mid-eighties not too long after I moved to Maine, I met a lovely woman at a craft show near Camden who fell in love with the color blends of a rug I wove. She and the rug went happily home. In truth I went happily home too because I sold a rug to a nice person who fell in love with what I had already fallen in love with: the color blends that make my rugs so special.

Many years later I bumped into her at another show and she mentioned needing a rug for a space in her new home. She told me about their first viewing of this house when they noticed a distinctive runner on the stairs that they knew at a glance was mine. The previous owners had commissioned me to weave this stair runner 10 years before. A bit of serendipity, yes? The stair runner is still there and looks as good as ever.

Eventually we began the design process and the weaving and this handsome dining room rug was born. It’s so perfect for this room. I knew I couldn’t let it go without a photograph to keep so I enlisted my long time and favorite photographer Dennis Griggs of Topsham, Maine to photograph the room and rug.

 

 

 

 

Workshops are filling! For information on weaving workshops visit www.sarahotchkiss.com and email me for availabiliy.

Class at Local Color Gallery in Belfast

 

Learn the technique of painting and collaging handmade paper with artist Deborah Jellison. The two day workshop for adults and teens will be April 6-7 from 10 am-3 pm at Local Color Gallery. The workshop is free, but a $12 fee to cover materials is requested. The gallery will also be accepting donations for the Soap Closet. Deborah Jellison’s work is full of patterns and layers, she’ll be showing you how to bring movement, color and textures together to form a cohesive collage piece. The process is fun but messy, so dress down and come prepared to play! Class size is limited to 12 so please register early at debfelli@hotmail.com. Local Color Gallery is at 135 High Street in Belfast. Learn more at localcolorgallerymaine.com.

Slow Flowers Maine Meet Up Spring 2019

 

The next Slow Flowers Maine Meet-Up will held June 3rd-4th 2019 at The Maine Repertory Theater in the Pepperell Mill Complex Biddeford Maine.  Tickets are available on eventbrite.

We are delighted to announce that this Spring’s 2019 Slow Flowers Maine Meet-Up is during Women’s History month. All of the business that are participating in the workshop are either 100% owned and run by women or women make up more than half of the business team. From local restaurants, flowers farms, glass blowers, dyers, photographers, models, florists, and potters.

The Slow Flowers Movement can be best explained by the creator, writer, speaker, outdoor living expert and advocate for American flower farming Debra Prinzing, as, “ a response to the disconnect between humans and flowers in the modern era. It aspires to reclaim the act of flower growing, recognizing it as a relevant and respected branch of domestic agriculture. Slow Flowers connects consumers with the source of their flowers, putting a human face of the flower farmer and floral designer behind each bouquet or centerpiece. The value of local, seasonal and sustainably-grown flowers is heightened when there is transparent origin labeling of all botanicals sold to consumers and professional florists”. The Slow Flowers directory has been created to enable people to find locally grown, domestic flowers and those special designers that are committed to using those local flowers or flowers within small geographic areas.

Workshop attendees will spend two days exploring the world of natural, hand dyed silk ribbon, designing foam free bouquet, tablescaping with unique elements, and creating a floral dreamscape in the round. A few highlights of the workshop will include a hands on demonstration by Marcia McDonald of (of Lana Plantae), bouquet designs by Hoke, tablescaping with Tibbetts, and special table elements created for the workshop by Biddeford’s own Joseph Webster Glass.

In addition to locally grown flowers, local restaurants and bakeries (Part and Parcel, Biscuits and Co,Night Moves Bread, Little Spruce Baking Co. and The Farm) will be providing the attendees with delectable food for breakfast, lunch, and a grande good-bye dinner set amidst the amazing floral designs crafted by workshop attendees.

The workshop is offered to any novice or experienced designer or creative seeking renewed inspiration, fresh ideas, a creative community, and an opportunity to explore the beautiful, evolving world flowers. You do not need to be a SlowFlowers member to participate.

ArtLab for All Ages – Saturday, March 2, 2-4pm

 

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to create soft mixed media sculptures and wearable artworks during March’s ArtLab for All Ages on Saturday, March 2, from 2 to 4pm.

Drawing inspiration from the work of CMCA Biennial artist, Baxter Koziol, participants will craft small soft sculptures and mini wearable artworks such crowns, masks, buttons or brooches. The project will borrow from the aesthetics of toys, comics, cartoons, and action figures to construct personally symbolic and expressive small objects from felt, fabric, and mixed media. Participants are advised to bring old T-shirts to use as sewing material.

Led by instructor Alexis Iammarino, ArtLab for All Ages takes place on the first Saturday of every month at CMCA, 21 Winter Street, Rockland, and is always free and open to all. Support for ArtLab is provided in part by the The Cricket Foundation, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust, Nellie L. Taft Foundation, and individual donors.

Upcoming Workshops at The Harlow Gallery

Stacey Anderson

 

Upcoming workshops at The Harlow Gallery.

Saturday, February 16, 10am-1pm: Exploring Ceramic Cold Finish Techniques with Shawna Barnes

Saturday, March 2, 10am-12pm:Mosaic Picture Frames with Barb Loken

Saturday, March 9, 10am-1pm:Intro to Watercolor Landscape with Stacey Anderson

Saturday, March 23, 11am-3pm:Wood Carving with Rusted Pulchritude

 

Shawna Barnes

 

Spaces are limited, sign-up today by calling 207-622-3813 or emailing kvaa@harlowgallery.org.