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New works by Willa Vennema at Harbor Square Gallery

Willa Vennema, The Peaceful Use of Walls: Village Series, diptych, at Harbor Square Gallery

Harbor Square Gallery is featuring several new works by Willa Vennema for the last show of our 2020 season. The show is open now and into the new year.
Working with encaustic, Vennema manipulates layers of rich texture and color to manifest semi-abstract landscapes that reflect her memories of hiking through the Maine woods and boating along “…the rocky shores of the many uninhabited islands of the spectacular ‘Bold Coast’” (Vennema). Harbor Square Gallery welcomes you to view Vennema’s work, which is currently displayed along our mezzanine.
The gallery is open by chance or appointment.
Contact us at info@harborsquaregallery.com or by phone (207) 594-8700 for more information.
Harbor Square Gallery
Beauty Will Redeem the World
(207) 594-8700

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

Soulful Stitching: give art and support artists

Soulful Stitching

Indigo Arts Alliance is thrilled to announce that, in early 2021, it will partner with Cove Street Arts to host Soulful Stitching, an exhibition of the handmade, patchwork quilts called “kawandi” of the Siddis of India. This exquisite exhibition has been curated by renowned scholar Henry J. Drewal and scholar/artist Sarah K. Khan, fall 2019 artist in residence at IAA.

The Siddis of Karnataka, India, are the descendants of both early African immigrants to South Asia and enslaved Africans brought to Goa on India’s west coast by the Portuguese beginning in the 16th century. Gradually, they escaped slavery and moved southward into the remote Western Ghatt mountains of Northern Karnataka in order to create free, independent African diaspora communities. While they have adopted, adapted and integrated many aspects of Indian cultures, Siddis have also retained and transformed certain African traditions. In the visual arts, one tradition stands out: the patchwork quilts known as kawandi.

A limited number of these very special kawandi quilts are on pre-sale now. Proceeds help support Indigo Arts Alliance and the Siddi Quilters.

Learn more at https://www.covestreetarts.com/exhibitions-1/upcoming-exhibition-soulful-stitching.

‘Small Works for Christmas’ virtual exhibit

“LOOKING FORWARD,” by Alison Rector.

Caldbeck Gallery presents the virtual exhibit “Small Works for Christmas,” featuring work by Sam Cady, Lise Bécu, Krisanne Baker, Dan West, Alsion Rector, Anne Alexander, John Woolsey and David Dewey.

View the e-catalog at https://mcusercontent.com/c6bdac10295726afaab4a2246/files/cbd3e066-8024-4fdf-9c97-dce935aaa9e5/SMALL_WORKS_2020_ecatalog.pdf.

Caldbeck Gallery is at 12 Elm St., Rockland. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and by appointment. For more information, email caldbeck@midcoast.com, go to www.caldbeck.com, or call 207-594-5935.

‘Maine Rivers & Industry’ photo exhibit by Jon Linn

Photo by Jon Linn.

Jon Linn Aerial Photography announces the posting of their new collection at the Jon Linn Gallery, 33A Front St., Belfast, and online at www.holmesmill.net/copy-of-rivers-and-industry-5.

The show is available to view online now, and prints can be viewed at the gallery starting on Jan. 1. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

The “Maine Rivers & Industry” collection is comprised of 34 aerial photographic images of scenes centered on active and defunct industrial mills. Locations include Maine’s eight remaining operating Pulp & Paper mills and towns along the Androscoggin River, Penobscot River and Kennebec River.

All images in the collection were captured in 2020, some even documenting structures shortly before catastrophic events, e.g., the Pixelle Mill six weeks before the digester explosion and S.D. Warren in Westbrook one week before the Presumpscot River landslide.

Linn’s landscape photos seek to create mood and drama through light and shadows, texture and layers, drawing the viewer’s attention to the horizon and back. Their focus is on the sky, horizon, hills and foreground, with Anthropocene structures as context. 

Prints are available for sale at the gallery and online (metal prints, dye-sublimation on aluminum). They are all landscape oriented, 16:9 aspect ratio. Sizes range from 12” to 48” wide. Contact Jon Linn for details at jonlinn42@gmail.com.

Learn more about the artist at www.jonlinnaerialphotography.com.

Pamela Moulton’s work-in-progress, ‘The Forest,’ is temporarily open to guests

Pamela Moulton’s work-in-progress, “The Forest” installation.

Artist in residence Pamela Moulton is opening the SPEEDWELL gallery, so people can experience her installation “The Forest” in progress.

“The Forest” is an interactive, multi-sensory installation that will continue to evolve throughout Moulton’s residency.

Wearing festive green or blue is encouraged.

There will be a maker’s table where visitors can fabricate elements

to integrate into the whimsical environment.

Guests will be asked to leave their shoes at the door to minimize the tracking of snow and winter weather into the installation.

Masks are required, sanitizer and gloves will be available in the gallery, and the gallery will be limited to five guests at a time.

Hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 27 through Jan. 5.

SPEEDWELL, at 630 Forest Ave., Portand, is an artist-run nonprofit gallery dedicated to supporting the work of mid- to late-career women, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC artists. All programming is free. The gallery relies on donations and grants to keep the doors open and events happening. Learn more at www.speedwellprojects.com, or call 207-805-1835.

CMCA to present Lunch/Break: Curatorial Tours of the 2020 Biennial

Join the curatorial team at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) for Lunch/Break: Curatorial Tours at noon each Thursday in January. These 30-minute, free-of-charge events will be held on Zoom. To register in advance, visit cmcanow.org.

Lunch/Break features members of CMCA’s curatorial staff giving live, interactive tours of the 2020 Biennial, alternating between full tours of the entire exhibition and concentrated deep-dives into themes found within the breadth of work. These bite-sized Zoom gatherings will be both visually and conceptually stimulating, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, share thoughts, and commune with the Center’s curatorial staff and fellow art-lovers. Attendees are welcome to join over lunch, to participate in the discourse, or simply sit back, observe and enjoy.

The schedule is as follows: Jan. 7, full tour with Bethany Engstrom and Rachel Romanski; Jan. 14, Deep Dive: Invented Myth and Story with Rachel Romanski; Jan. 21, full tour with Bethany Engstrom; Jan. 28, Deep Dive: Environmentalism with Bethany Engstrom.

The 2020 edition of the CMCA Biennial features the work of 34 artists from 17 Maine Communities. It remains on view through spring 2021.

For more information, go to https://cmcanow.org.

Mandala created in Cynthia Winings Gallery Sculptured Garden

Cynthia Winings Gallery wishes everyone hope and joy for the holiday season.

In collaboration with artist Kirsten Rickert, they recently created a Winter Solstice Mandala in the Sculpture Garden, to welcome in the light.

Learn more at www.cynthiawiningsgallery.com.

The Flowers Portfolio: New work by Carol Eisenberg

Carol Eisenberg, “Untitled #11,” from the flowers portfolio, 2020.

Carol Eisenberg is showing new work from her Flowers Portfolio series at her gallery space at 417 Main St., Suite 202, Rockland.

Learn more at www.caroleisenberg.com or on Instagram @carol_eisenberg.

Littlefield Gallery presents Annual Online Holiday Show

Daniel Anselmi “1958”

Featuring some of Maine’s most distinguished artists and sculptors, the 12th Annual Holiday Show highlights new work including paintings by Caren-Marie Michel, Amy Pollien, Sarah Faragher, Daniel Anselmi,  Scott Baltz, Joseph Haroutunian, Kathleen Galligan, Amy Bernhardt, Roy Germon, Katia Mason, Rachael O’Shaughnessy, and John David O’Shaughnessy. Pictured is Daniel Anselmi’s “1958,” artist-painted paper collage 27″ x 27″ image in 36″ x 36″ matted frame.
The gallery is open December-May by appointment or chance.  Open daily from May-November. Jane and Kelly Littlefield welcome your calls at 207-963-6005 for more information.  www.littlefieldgallery.com   info@littlefieldgallery.com