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Visionary Painting presents a selection of works showing artists in compelling dialogue with the work of Marsden Hartley. Alex Katz (born 1927) credits Hartley with creating “a vision of Maine that dominates people’s minds even today.” Curated by Katz as a companion to Marsden Hartley’s Maine, this exhibition considers how the American modernist’s thematic and stylistic meandering has resonated with postwar and contemporary painters internationally. Katz even includes the Maine-born folk artist William Matthew Prior in the exhibition to establish historical antecedents for Hartley’s eccentric figuration.
As Katz demonstrates, Hartley’s expressive paint handling has influenced the work of artists such as Bob Thompson and Jan Muller, but also, more recently, and on a much larger scale, the gestural drama of Chantal Joffe. Hartley’s capacity to project sublime desolation comes into sharper focus when one considers Lois Dodd’s Moon Ring. Lessons learned from his graphic immediacy register here in the work of Bernard Langlais and Etel Adnan. By asking one artist to reflect on the legacy of another, this installation shows how painters construct functional genealogies for themselves and their peers, and how these models can enhance our appreciation of the many interconnections.
The Center for Maine Craft presents an exhibition of hand-painted contemporary functional, practical and durable floor coverings by Addie Peet Design. With a love for traditional methods, utilitarian form, and contemporary style, Addie Peet’s floorcloth and print studios focus on bringing back lost concepts from the past. While both pieces of work differ in method and purpose, they share the same intention of using intuitive practices of the past in combination with modern materials and aesthetics, creating functional, durable and practical pieces to enhance a more holistic and simplistic lifestyle. Adamant about structural integrity, after years of trial fabrication and material tests Addie has found the most appropriate combinations of natural heavy weight canvas and marine grade acrylics to create a rug which is easy to clean, stain resistant and hypoallergenic. These benefits accommodate a lifestyle where work boots are rarely taken off at the front door and muddy paw prints are common in all four seasons.
Downtown Lewiston: Lisbon St, Canal St, Middle St, Downtown Auburn: Main St, Court St, Spring St, Lewiston & Auburn
What is Art Walk LA? When: Final Fridays from May-September from 5:00-8:00 PM Where: Downtown Lewiston: Lisbon St, Canal St, Middle St Downtown Auburn: Main St, Court St, Spring St LA Arts partners with the local community to coordinate this monthly summer event that fosters a sense of community and celebrates the vitality of the Lewiston and Auburn downtowns. The event… Converts over 20 downtown LA businesses and storefronts into public art spaces Includes galleries, exhibitions, and special performances Drive thousands of people each summer to LA downtowns Expands this year to the City of Auburn for an even bigger and better event! View a full list of participating artists and businesses. Artists View 2016 participating artists and businesses. New for artists this year: Apply once: save time and money Easier sharing of work samples: use your own website or free file-sharing account to show us examples of your work Get matched with an interested participating business or organization: build experience and relationships that could lead to more showings of your work in the future, even outside of Art Walk events; L/A Arts will serve as matchmaker and provide you general support when you need it The regular artist application window has closed. Please keep an eye out here for info on next year’s Art Walk LA! Youth Artists View 2016 participating artists and businesses. Art Walk LA is happy to showcase local youth art as well! Note: An adult who can represent the group should complete the application. No application fee for youth groups! The regular artist application window has closed. Please keep an eye out here for info on next year’s Art Walk LA! Business Members View 2016 participating artists and businesses. Art Walk business member benefits: Business included on official Art Walk 2016 map Sidewalk Art Walk sandwich board sign for displaying outside your business Business artist / exhibition featured on monthly Art Walk insert Business promotion online through L/A Arts’ Art Walk website Business promotion in print through L/A Arts press releases Business promotion through L/A Arts email blasts and social media Access to Art Walk Artist Member Database Optional support from L/A Arts for selecting and arranging display of artist work at your business Optional on-site volunteer the night of the event Opportunity to have featured artist of the month at your business Business memberships for this year’s Art WalkThe regular artist application window has closed. Please keep an eye out here for info on next year’s Art Walk LA!
Seasoned and aspiring visual artists are invited to participate in a newly expanded Common Street Arts program dedicated to drawing, painting, and sculpting. Participants bring their media of choice: charcoal, pastels, paints, clay, etc. common street arts provides art horses and chairs. Practice drawing and/or painting the human figure! Develop and refine your artistic skills while working from a model holding poses of varying lengths. $15 per session/per person | csa studio punch cards available ($60 value for $50)
We’ll have some light refreshments & local brew on hand, and a new photo exhibit, Feeding Maine, on display.
Works by guest artists at the July-August, 2016 Joseph A. Fiore Art Center Artist Residency Program, Studio & Dinner discussions. Artists: Richard Abbott, Sam Cady, Kimberly Callas, Lois Dodd, Nancy Glassman, Cynthia Hyde, Frances Hynes, Jim Kinnealey, Dennis Pinette, Carol Rowan, Susan Stephenson, Susan Van Campen, Tim Van Campen, Mary Jean Viano Crowe, Patricia Wheeler THE GALLERY AT ROLLING ACRES The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, 152 Punk Point Rd, Jefferson, Maine 04348
Phone: (207) 338-6575
On view July 8th to September 4th, 2017; open to the public on Saturdays 12-4pm.
Public Opening Reception: Saturday, July 8th 4 – 6 PM
Organizer – Maine Farmland Trust Website: http://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/
KOA Care Camps is a program that raises money for kids with cancer. It helps pay for the costs of a child with cancer and their family to attend a week of summer camp! 100% of the proceeds from this event go directly to the KOA Care Camps Program!
Join Maine Farmland Trust on Saturday, July 29 from 11am-3pm, at our Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm for a family-friendly Open Studio Day. Come meet and view the work of July’s artists, Tanja Kunz, an oil painter living in Bath (MFA, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC) and Josselyn Richards-Daniels, a young illustrator and native Mainer from Yarmouth, currently a student at Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA. There will be live music on the lawn, and free coffee, tea, and ice cream. Located right on Damariscotta Lake the public is invited to bring a picnic and enjoy the Center’s grounds for the day.
Phone: (207) 338-6575
Organizer – Maine Farmland Trust Website: http://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org