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Happy New Year from the Harlow

Cropped Image from Assemblage by Harlow Member Andre Benoit

 

“Allow yourself to dream your biggest dreams.. You deserve it. You can be anything you dream. You are the writer of your own story. I feel at peace and ready for the next round of adventures. Life is such a beautiful gift. Happy New Year to all of you kind souls that keep me inspired to live my dreams. ” ~ borrowed and adapted from Photographer Sarah Ann Loreth.

Happy New Year from the Harlow! And thank you for helping us through the most challenging of a year and for all in the arts! If you are still considering giving to the Harlow for your end of the year gift giving, you can do it here.

We are SO excited for the year ahead and in coming weeks will share with you what’s ahead and some exciting news!  Stay tuned for our upcoming newsletter!

A reminder that our members exhibition Homecoming is still on view until January 2, 2021. An exhibition sampler exhibition can also also be found online here   The gallery is only open on Saturdays from 11 to 4 PM and by appointment. Please email harlowgallery@gmail.com to arrange a time for you and yours. We hope to reopen with expanded hours soon.

Cheers to you and yours, and happy, healthy and fruitful 2021!

~ Your Friends at the Harlow Gallery

Pemaquid Art Gallery Open Online Only

The Pemaquid Group of Artists announces that the gallery, located at Lighthouse Park in Bristol, will remain closed this summer because of health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The artist group plans to present opportunities to view and purchase art at their website, pemaquidartgallery.com.

Gallery members live in Lincoln County and are celebrating their 92nd year of painting and displaying art in the area. Though the building is closed, the website gallery is open and ready for visitors. The artists are planning several outdoor events where social distancing can be maintained. Events include weekend outdoor tent sales at the gallery site and plein-air painting sessions at Lighthouse Park.

To view the members’ art and to learn about planned summer outdoor events, visit pemaquidartgallery.com.

Eastport Gallery Offers Online Shows

“Winter Collage,” by Catherine Adelman.

The Eastport Gallery is celebrating its 35th year as a member of the Eastport arts community with three virtual shows beginning in June.

The “Community Show” is the gallery’s annual invitation to neighbors and friends to submit works for exhibit. The “General” and “Small Works” shows feature new work by the gallery’s 23-member cooperative.

The gallery is a constituent of the Eastport Arts Center and is located in the historic downtown of Eastport, an island city on Passamaquoddy Bay.

The physical gallery is temporarily closed, but visitors to the downtown are encouraged to view a representative selection of show works in the gallery windows. Shows may be viewed on the gallery website at https://www.eastportgallery.com and the gallery’s Facebook page.

Annex Arts Offers New Safe-Distancing Programming

 

Oil on canvas by Sara MacCulloch, Annex Fellow, 2019

After a vibrant summer at Annex Arts in 2019, filled with artist residencies, openings, receptions, exhibitions, workshops and readings, the Annex community was looking forward to even more ambitious public programming in 2020.

However, a new reality has been shaped by COVID-19, and these public programs cannot take place as planned. But the arts are more essential than ever, and Annex Arts will continue its mission of supporting the arts and our community this year by offering a new set of safe, social-distance programming focused on storytelling, the power of the written word and community interaction.

For forthcoming details, visit https://annexarts.org, or follow the arts center on Facebook.

Virtual Opening for ‘Unnamed for Decades’ solo exhibit by Erin Johnson

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland will host its first-ever virtual opening reception from 5 to 6 p.m. June 6 to celebrate the exhibition “Erin Johnson | Unnamed for Decades.”

Spanning two galleries, “Erin Johnson | Unnamed for Decades” presents a series of new, site-specific installations by the artist.

Johnson is the recipient of the second annual Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Fellowship Award, which grants $25,000 to a Maine artist working in the visual arts and is paired with a solo exhibition at CMCA.

Johnson’s research-driven video installations blend documentary, experimental and narrative filmmaking devices to examine the ways in which individual lives and sociopolitical realities merge. Comprised of footage of site-specific performances, the videos explore how power structures are communicated through relationships, focusing on histories of nationalism and place.

“Unnamed for Decades” is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in Maine and presents a series of new site-specific installations that incorporate videos, sculptures and photographs. These works explore the artist’s ongoing interest in the complexity of collectivity, the wide-ranging consequences of scientific research, as well as dissidence, desire and the queer body.

The public is invited to join the event on Zoom or view live on CMCA’s Facebook page. CMCA associate curator Bethany Engstrom will offer a live video view of the exhibition, and Johnson will discuss her research and work. Donna McNeil, director of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation and Ellen Tani, A.W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the National Gallery’s Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts will also make remarks.

To register for the Zoom event, visit www.cmcanow.org/event/virtual-opening-erin-johnson-unnamed-for-decades.

A 360-degree virtual tour of the exhibition along with Johnson’s video works can be viewed beginning June 6 on the CMCA website at www.cmcanow.org/event/erin-johnson.

Caldbeck Gallery’s ‘Spring at Last’ Group Exhibit

“Clothesline,” oil on canvas, by Lois Dodd.

 

The group exhibition “Spring at Last” at Caldbeck Gallery features work by Alan Bray, Lois Dodd, David Dewey, Jeff Epstein, Melanie Essex, Nancy Glassman, K. Min, Kayla Mohammadi, Dennis Pinette, Dan West, Susan Williams and Nancy Wissemann-Widrig.

To view the exhibit catalog, go to https://mcusercontent.com/c6bdac10295726afaab4a2246/files/a9e5b3d8-e5e5-4280-8ab6-c19e11d84848/Spring_at_Last_2020_ecatalog.01.pdf.

Caldbeck Gallery is at 12 Elm St. in Rockland but currently closed to the public in accordance with CDC restrictions. The gallery looks forward to being open this summer season and will soon post hours. Go to www.caldbeck.com, or call 207-594-5935 for more information.

CMCA’s June ArtLab to be Live Streamed

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art will host its June ArtLab for All Ages workshops via Facebook Live while its doors are closed to the public in response to CDC guidelines on COVID-19.

Artists of all ages are invited to join ArtLab educators Mia Bogyo and Alexis Iammarino for the third livestream workshop, which will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. June 6 at facebook.com/cmcanow. Following the workshop, participants are encouraged to share their work in a community show and tell via Zoom at 3:30 p.m. To participate in the Zoom video call, email Mia Bogyo at mbogyo@cmcanow.org for a Zoom link.

The theme for the June ArtLab is inspired by the work of artist Anne Neely, on view in the current exhibition “Skirting the Line.” The exhibition can be viewed in advance of the workshop at cmcanow.org/virtual-tours. Drawing on Neely’s work as inspiration, workshop participants will be introduced to a variety of painterly processes to create their own personal narratives. A materials list will be posted to CMCA’s Facebook page and website prior to the start of the workshop.

Maine Crafts Association Launches [SOURCE + DO] Project

 

Are you teaching an online workshop, offering an activity, or providing a service during this time of social distancing?

As an additional effort to connect MCA Members with other Maine craft artists, the larger craft community and consumers, Maine Crafts Association has created [SOURCE + DO]. This extension of its [SOURCE + BUY] project will highlight MCA members’ creative endeavors, projects and alternative ways to create income or simply connect.

MCA is posting social media features for every member who opts into the [SOURCE + DO] project. MCA seeks to share interactive activities, ways to engage and things to do.

For example, some members are offering virtual writing workshops, yoga for artists and an online introductory course to watercolor painting.

To register, go to https://mainecrafts.org/call-for-entries-source-buy-maine-craft-from-home.

‘Our Vulnerable Earth’ on Exhibit at Turtle Gallery

“Covid Trash Campbell’s” watercolor by Mary Aro.

 

In fall of 2019, Turtle Gallery invited artists to contribute to a season-long exhibit titled “Our Vulnerable Earth,” which will run June through September.

Due to COVID-19, The Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle will remain open online-only until further notice.

“We aim to present artwork driving attention to the vulnerability of nature,” the gallery states. “Things change every day. Last November, we could not have imagined how important this would be.”

Many Turtle Gallery artists have consistently produced work which speaks to this concern. Artists draw thoughts and ideas from nature and the extraordinary world around us. Art at best can be a call to action, and many artists create with that in mind. The hope is that this exhibit amplifies their voices.

While online only, the gallery will continue to represent its artists and will regularly post images.

In lieu of opening receptions, its new, online “Open Process” series gives a behind-the-scenes look at the gallery and artists and thought processes behind the work.

Onsite gallery hours are pending. Check Turtle Gallery online for updates at theturtlegallery.com, or call 207-348-9977 or email person@turtlegallery.com for more information.