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Caldbeck Gallery exhibits a group show

Caldbeck Gallery presents “Autumn Group Show” through December.

View at the e-catalogue at https://mcusercontent.com/c6bdac10295726afaab4a2246/files/d13d0a67-db5c-4c67-8736-bd49b8140b09/Autumn_Group_Show_2020_ecatalog.01.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.

New issue of MMPA Antidote now available online

Lynn Karlin, “Romanesco Cauliflower,” from The Pedestal Series.

In response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and local closings, the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts in Portland began creating the online series MMPA Antidote, which includes photographic artwork, audio interviews, and artist statements and reflections from Maine artists, aimed to serve as inspiration during times of isolation.

Published bi-weekly, Antidote features contemporary photographers and interviews with industry experts.

The current issue highlights work by Lynn Karlin.

“Since leaving a successful photography career in New York City for the romantic idea of farming in rural Maine, I never could have imagined that 38 years later, I would still be fascinated with vegetables,” Karlin writes. “Having photographed my first book, ‘Maine Farm: A Year of Country Life,’ while living at our farm gave me a new appreciation for the food we eat and so often take for granted. The Pedestal Series began 12 years ago when, at the local farmers market, I was intrigued by the simplicity of a beautiful cauliflower still encased in its stems and leaves. I took it home to photograph, placed it on a pedestal by an east-facing window, raising it to a place of honor. Now I collect vintage pedestals and a variety of backdrops. This series led to more elaborate still-lifes inspired by 17th-century Dutch master painters and to a body of work that is about the obvious but often overlooked beauty of the harvest.”

Visit www.mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org to view the most recent issue.

Investigate the links, share the images, and send some of your own to contact.mmpa@gmail.com.

Holiday notecards available from Pemaquid Group of Artists

Cindy Spencer’s “Pemaquid Light” is one of the cards appearing in The Pemaquid Group of Artists notecard assortments.

With the holidays just around the corner and gift lists growing, The Pemaquid Group of Artists suggests considering boxed sets of artist notecards. The card assortments offer beautiful glimpses of mid-coast Maine and make excellent gifts and remembrances. There are two sets of notecards and each consists of a box of 10 assorted full color reproduction cards and envelopes. Each card is a recreation of an original painting by a member artist.

Card sets are available for view and sale at the Kefauver Studio on Bristol Road, Damariscotta (226-0974), the Jan Kilburn Bristol Road Gallery (563-8363), Damariscotta and Kathleen Horst Studio Gallery (478-550-8372), also on Bristol Road. A set of 10 cards is $20, plus $5 shipping per box. For further information and orders, contact Peggy Farrell at 677-2078 for details and mail orders.

The 2020 member artists include Barbara Applegate, Bristol, Debra Arter, Damariscotta, Bruce Babb, Damariscotta, Julie Babb, Damariscotta, Stephen Busch, South Bristol, William Curtis, Damariscotta, Dianne Dolan, Round Pond, Peggy Farrell, New Harbor, Sarah Fisher, Damariscotta, Claire Hancock, Damariscotta, Kay Sawyer Hannah, New Harbor, Kathleen Horst, Damariscotta, Hannah Ineson, Damariscotta, Will Kefauver, Damariscotta, , Jan Kilburn, Damariscotta, Barbara Klein, Bristol, Patti Leavitt, Bristol, Sally Loughridge, South Bristol,  Judy Nixon, Bristol, Belva Ann Prycel, Damariscotta,  Paul Sherman, Damariscotta, Cindy Spencer, Wiscasset, Liliana Thelander, Bristol, Kimberly Skillin Traina, Edgecomb, Barbara Vanderbilt, Whitefield, Bob Vaughan, Bristol, Steve Viega, Walpole, and Bev Walker, Chamberlain.

The gallery is closed for the season but expects to re-open in the spring of 2021. Purchase of original paintings by member artists is possible online at www.pemaquidartgallery.com.

Cynthia Winings Gallery new online catalog and artist talk

 

We’ve had an intense year of ups and downs that brought all of us to a place we’ve never seen nor imagined — so many situations demanding vigilance and clarity in a time of unprecedented confusion.

Cynthia Winings Gallery is offering all of you the opportunity to stroll through the gallery and see some of the inspiring work shown this summer and new works only completed in the last few weeks.

 

Louise Bourne, Reveal, Oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches

For the first time, you’ll be able to turn the pages of an online catalogue and purchase artworks from the gallery online. This new experience allows you to take time with the artists you love and rediscover all the ways in which art can inspire, uplift and surprise you.

 

 

Avy Claire, #theworldisamessyplace 20.11.23,

The digital catalogue is now available on the website, and artworks will be available for purchase through Dec. 31.

Carol Pelletier, After The Storm, 2020, Oil and cold wax on panel, 36 x 36 inches

Also hosted by Cynthia Winings Gallery, Carol Pelletier will host a Zoom artist talk at 7 p.m. Dec. 17.

Cynthia Winings Gallery is at 24 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill. Learn more at www.cynthiawiningsgallery.com.

CMCA’s ArtLab for All Ages to be held Dec. 5

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) invites artists of all ages to take part in an ArtLab for All Ages workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 5.

Participants will join ArtLab educator Alexis Iammarino in creating mixed-media sculptures using air-dry clays and found objects. Taking inspiration from the work of artists Sam Finkelstein and Elyse Noelani Grams on view in the CMCA 2020 Biennial, participants will create small objects from memory while embracing the slower pace of working by hand.

In response to colder temperatures and CDC recommendations, the workshop will stream live on facebook.com/cmcanow, from 2 to 4 p.m. For those tuning in locally, there are 15 ArtLab art kits available for pick up at CMCA beginning Dec. 2, free of charge. Participants are encouraged to explore the galleries during pick up or visit the virtual tour online at cmcanow.org/virtual-tours in advance of the workshop. For more information, email Alexis Iammarino at aiammarino@cmcanow.org.

CMCA is located at 21 Winter St., Rockland, Maine. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to https://cmcanow.org.

Green Lion Gallery online exhibition ‘Ten Miles Out’

Green Lion Gallery is proud to announce its latest online exhibition, “Ten Miles Out,” photomontages by Lilian Day Thorpe. Lilian, a talented, imaginative and accomplished photomontage artist spent some of her summer on the Maine coast where she partly grew up. Based on that experience, she’s been working on a fascinating series of images that explore new territory both technically and aesthetically. We’re thrilled and honored to host the premier exhibition for her new work.

Green Lion Gallery is located at 40 Lemont St. in Bath. Contact dave@greenlionart.com  for more information.

Bates College Museum of Art exhibits ‘Let’s Celebrate Ashley Bryan!’

Untitled collage from Beautiful Blackbird.

Bates College Museum of Art presents “Let’s Celebrate Ashley Bryan!,” which runs Oct. 21 to March 20.

Although only open to visitors with valid Bates IDs due to the pandemic, the museum remains committed to serving the public through a variety of remotely accessible educational programs.

The virtual exhibition can be viewed at https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=VtgNMNnJQrx.

African-American artist Ashley Bryan is one of Maine’s cultural treasures. A noted painter, printmaker, illustrator, author, puppet maker and storyteller, Bryan, who turned 97 on July 13, came to Maine as a member of the first class to attend Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1946. He began to summer regularly in the Cranberry Isles, a group of islands off Mount Desert Island, in the late 1940s, and has lived on Little Cranberry Island year-round since the late 1980s. In 2019, Henry Isaacs and Donna Bartnoff Isaacs, longtime friends and neighbors of Bryan’s on Little Cranberry Island, donated over 50 works of art including paintings, drawings, and prints, and numerous other items including copies of his books. The core of this exhibition is drawn from this generous gift.

Bryan’s passion for storytelling was fueled by trips to the public library as a child, where he read folktales, novels, biographies and poetry. However, there were few opportunities to identify with African Americans in the books he found. This is a problem he has been determined to address in his books ever since. Bryan has written and illustrated more than 50 books, many inspired by African folktales and Black American spirituals. These include award winning titles such as “Infinite Hope: A Black Artist’s Journey from World War II to Peace” (2020); “I Am Loved” (2018), “Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life” (2016) and many more.

Illustrations from selected books and a reading area are part of the exhibition.

Like his book illustrations, Bryan’s paintings are varied in subject. Works from earlier in his career are often expressionistic and representational painted in a naturalistic palette, with subjects including family, friends, musicians, landscapes and gardens, and images painted while abroad. Later, paintings share the brilliantly colorful palette of many of his book illustrations and include lush and vivid gardens and scenic images from Little Cranberry Isle.

In the artist’s words, “I can’t remember a time when I have not been drawing and painting. In kindergarten, when I learned the alphabet and then drew the pictures for each letter, it was a wonderful experience because the teacher said I had published a book when I reached the end and sewed it together. Because of the encouragement I received as a child, in school and at home, I continued doing those books. I don’t know how much those experiences were actually behind what I’m doing now in a direct sense, but it was the spirit in which it was opened to me, that in which I really believed.”

Learn more about the exhibit and additional offerings at https://www.bates.edu/museum/ashley-bryan.

New issue of MMPA Antidote now available online featuring Barbara Peacock

Barbara Peacock’s “James,” from the American Bedroom portfolio.

 

In response to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and local closings, the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts in Portland began creating the online series MMPA Antidote, which includes photographic artwork, audio interviews, and artist statements and reflections from Maine artists, aimed to serve as inspiration during times of isolation.

This issue features work by Barbara Peacock.

In 2017, MMPA exhibited the beginning of this portfolio, American Bedroom,” writes MMPA director Denise Froehlich. “Barbara Peacock received a Getty grant to travel the country and make pictures of people in their bedrooms. She’s been at this project ever since, and the work has become a very up to date portrait of contemporary America. We are proud to share new work from this on going endeavor.”

In her own words: “American Bedroom is a cultural and anthropological study of Americans in their private dwelling: their bedroom,” Peacock writes. “The nature of the project will be portraits of individuals, couples and families that reveal the depth of their character and spirit. My interest lies in the poetic resonance of ordinary subjects much in the convention of our forefather of the documentary tradition, Walker Evans. I follow his practice of photographing commonplace subjects, working class Americans, beneath notice and yet the very fabric of our nation. I am passionate but not sentimental about America. I am drawn, as Evans was, to the quiet, magisterial beauty of people half lost in memory, with too much time on their hands or in silent paradox. I argue and persuade that these subjects matter.”

Published bi-weekly, Antidote features contemporary photographers and interviews with industry experts.

Visit www.mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org to view the most recent issue.

Investigate the links, share the images, and send some of your own to contact.mmpa@gmail.com.

Artist Talk featuring Christine Lafuente and Carl Little

“Shoreline Rocks and Hedge,” by Christine Lafuente.

“Acadia Seas, Acadia Seeing,” a virtual artist talk by Christine Lafuente with Carl Little will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 5, presented by Cynthia Winings Gallery.

Lafuente’s talk explores how a decade of painting seascapes on Mount Desert Island has inspired an evolution in her still life compositions.

In her paintings of harbors, rocky coasts and the islands of Acadia, light plays through varying atmospheres of fogs, mists and clear sunny days. Lafuente writes, “Looking into water changes how I see nature. It becomes abstracted and mysterious, as in the way form falls apart and coalesces again in a reflection on the water. As I begin to express this transformation in paint, I also seek to recreate this visual experience in my still-life compositions. Inside a glass water-filled vase is a microcosm of how the world reveals itself in paint.”

Lafuente grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York, and was influenced by the Hudson River School of Painting at a young age. Lafuente has received an Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, been included in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and most recently received a Medal for Achievement in Visual Arts from the Philadelphia Sketch Club.  Her work is part of many public and private collections. She has exhibited in New York, London, and extensively along the East Coast. Lafuente lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Carl Little is the author of more than 25 art books. Little writes for Art New England, Working Waterfront, Hyperallergic, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors and Ornament. He has helped produce several Maine Masters films, including the award-winning “Imber’s Left Hand.” Born and raised in New York City, he directed the Ethel Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic before becoming director of communications and marketing at the Maine Community Foundation in 2001.

RSVP by emailing cynthiawinings@gmail.com to receive a Zoom link.

Caldbeck Gallery announces new virtual exhibit

“Ornamental Crabs,” by Nancy Glassman.

Calbeck Gallery presents “Life, Still,” a virtual exhibit featuring a new body of work by Nancy Glassman.

View the e-catalog at https://mcusercontent.com/c6bdac10295726afaab4a2246/files/97e1e3ef-e812-4fda-859d-22bfd0a91ff8/Glassman_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.