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  • The Harlow Gallery Issues Call to Artists for Art of Katahdin Show
    (Image: The Art of Katahdin by David Little) (Hallowell, ME) The Harlow Gallery invites Maine artists to submit work to the upcoming exhibition Art of Katahdin being presented in partnership with brothers David Carl Little in November 2014. The exhibition will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine November 7-29, 2014. The public reception on Friday, November 7, 5:00 to 8:00 pm will featuring a book signing with David Carl Little. Artist and author David Little has long been inspired by Maine's tallest mountain, so much so...


  • Call to Artists - Art of Katahdin
    Submission Deadline is October 1, 2014 (Hallowell, ME) The Harlow Gallery invites Maine artists to submit work to the upcoming exhibition Art of Katahdin being presented in partnership with brothers David Carl Little in November 2014. The exhibition will be on view at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell, Maine November 7-29, 2014. The public reception on Friday, November 7, 5:00 to 8:00 pm will featuring a book signing with David Carl Little. (Image: Art of Katahdin by David Little)


  • Call to Artists for Stonecrop Cell Phone Photography Show
    (Ogunquit, ME) The time has come for our third annual juried cell phone photography exhibition. Unlike years past, this year we are doing things a little differently. The implementation of cell phones as photographic devices has been a game-changer in the world of photography—for better or for worse. Digital technologies have been changing photography for years, but the cell phone camera is perhaps the ultimate catalyst in this evolution: capture, process, and output can all take place on one device. Our cell phone photography shows have more or less only celebrated this new form of the medium, but this year...


  • Stonecrop Gallery Issues Call for Annual Cell Phone Photography Show
    Submissions Due May 16 (Ogunquit, ME) The time has come for our third annual juried cell phone photography exhibition. Unlike years past, this year we are doing things a little differently. The implementation of cell phones as photographic devices has been a game-changer in the world of photography—for better or for worse. Digital technologies have been changing photography for years, but the cell phone camera is perhaps the ultimate catalyst in this evolution: capture, process, and output can all take place on one device.


  • "Objects of Consumption” Exhibit in Farmington
    On Exhibit Through May 17 (Farmington, ME) Nine artists from across the northeast investigate the presence of everyday objects through a number of lenses including feminism, memory, and commodification. “Objects of Consumption” will be showing at the UMF Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Farmington through May 17. (Image: New Plan by Katie Lee Mansfield)


  • Richard Boyd Art Gallery Exhibits Wildlife and Animal Themed Art
    (Image: Upland Setters by Beth Carlson) (Peaks Island, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens the fourth annual ‘Creatures and Critters’ exhibit on Friday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. This year the exhibit features a selection of Wildlife and Animal Themed Art including animal portraits and works from the sporting arts genre which include wildlife scenes, sporting scenes, and farm scenes. On exhibit are paintings in oil by award-winning sporting and wildlife artist Beth Carlson, limited edition bronze sculptures by award-winning sculptor Charles Ellithorpe, DVM, farm scenes in acrylic by Gwen Sylvester, animal portraits in ink by Wyatt Barr,...


  • Nine Artists Part of UMF May Exhibit
    (Image: New Plan by Katie Lee Mansfield) Farmington, ME- Nine artists from across the northeast investigate the presence of everyday objects through a number of lenses including feminism, memory, and commodification. “Objects of Consumption” will be showing at the UMF Art Gallery at the University of Maine at Farmington through May 17. This exhibition explores the idea of the persistent object in today's society--what forces (beauty,nostalgia, magic, fashion, price, etc.) imbue these objects with significance and value? The collective consists of Hayley Barbeau, Sarah Frick, John Gardiner, Nathan Libby, Katrina Majkut, Katie Lee Mansfield, Dawn Nye, Katrazyna Randall, and Alison...


  • Wildlife and Animal Themed Art on Exhibit at Richard Boyd Art Gallery
    Opening on Friday, May 2 (Peaks Island, ME) Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens the fourth annual ‘Creatures and Critters’ exhibit on Friday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. This year the exhibit features a selection of Wildlife and Animal Themed Art including animal portraits and works from the sporting arts genre which include wildlife scenes, sporting scenes, and farm scenes. On exhibit are paintings in oil by award-winning sporting and wildlife artist Beth Carlson, limited edition bronze sculptures by award-winning sculptor Charles Ellithorpe, DVM, farm scenes in acrylic by Gwen Sylvester, animal portraits in ink by Wyatt Barr, a farm scene in...


  • Pardon My Tartle!: Senior UMF Art Students Present Their Capstone Exhibit
    (Image: Kiwi by Brian Gadberry) (Farmington, ME) University of Maine at Farmington art students will present their senior thesis projects in an exhibition entitled “Pardon My Tartle!” at the UMF Art Gallery and the Emery Community Arts Center April 10 through May 17. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will feature an opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. What happens to you in social situations when you are introduced to someone and suddenly struck with a momentary memory lapse? Why, you simply say, “pardon my tartle,” a common Scottish...


  • UMF Senior Art Students Present Capstone Art Exhibit “Pardon My Tartle!”
    The Exhibit Runs April 10 Through May 17 (Farmington, ME) University of Maine at Farmington art students will present their senior thesis projects in an exhibition entitled “Pardon My Tartle!” at the UMF Art Gallery and the Emery Community Arts Center April 10 through May 17. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will feature an opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. (Image: Kiwi by Brian Gadberry)


  • Left Bank Books Hosts Author Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
    (Belfast, ME) Rainbows, microscopes, the Roman Coliseum, bebop, flaming desserts and kabuki. These diverse cultural curiosities, plus dozens more, are the subjects explored in the newly released book of miniature essays, All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours, by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins. Left Bank Books invites you to meet Jenkins on Sunday, April 13, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm, when she will be the guest speaker at the shop’s final Lyceum event of the season. All the Time in the World is Jenkins’s second book, which, like her first, Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant...


  • 11 Pleasant Opening in Brunswick Issues Call to Artists
    (Image: Painting by Janet Glatz) (Brunswick, ME) The Gallery at 11 Pleasant Street, located in downtown Brunswick, Maine, will open its doors for the first time on May 9, 2014. Offering 1410 square feet of gallery space with track lighting, as well as mezzanine space for jewelry and more, 11 Pleasant seeks to wow the public with a fresh combination of fine 2D art, sculpture, carving, and hand-made jewelry. The gallery is structured after European “galleries for hire . It is not a co-op, and no membership fees are collected. Space is leased to juried artists/artisans in three-week time periods...


  • New Gallery Opening in Brunswick Issues Call to Artists
    Space Opening on May 9, 2014 (Brunswick, ME) The Gallery at 11 Pleasant Street, located in downtown Brunswick, Maine, will open its doors for the first time on May 9, 2014. Offering 1410 square feet of gallery space with track lighting, as well as mezzanine space for jewelry and more, 11 Pleasant seeks to wow the public with a fresh combination of fine 2D art, sculpture, carving, and hand-made jewelry. The gallery is structured after European “galleries for hire . It is not a co-op, and no membership fees are collected. Space is leased to juried artists/artisans in three-week time periods...


  • Boyd Place Gallery Exhibits Vincent Hartgen and Arthur Thompson
    (Image: Painting by Arthur Thompson) (Bangor, ME) On view at Boyd Place Gallery are works by Vincent Hartgen and Arthur Thompson. The artists were contemporaries and friends, and though their work is very different, there is a synergy that happens when the works are shown as part of the same exhibit. There will be a reception on Sunday, April 27 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Arthur Thompson was a twentieth century painter of nature, using watercolor, pastel and crayon strokes to record the instant changes, movements, and differentiation of living things, with minimal hesitation between a colored chalk and a record...


  • Works of Vincent Hartgen & Arthur Thompson in Bangor
    On Exhibit at Boyd Place Gallery Through May 31 (Bangor, ME) On view at Boyd Place Gallery are works by Vincent Hartgen and Arthur Thompson. The artists were contemporaries and friends, and though their work is very different, there is a synergy that happens when the works are shown as part of the same exhibit. There will be a reception on Sunday, April 27 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. (Image: Painting by Vincent Hartgen)


  • Penobscot Bay Singers Perform April Concert
    (Belfast, ME) The Penobscot Bay Singers are proud to perform works of three contemporary American composers for their spring concert cycle. For the Lenten season, a series of three motets by composer Robert Farrell will be performed. The work was published in 2012 and includes Adoramus Te, Christe, O Bone Jesu, and Jesu, Dulcis. For those looking to nature, Four Longfellow Settings by Daniel Gawthrop will tempt one's musical palate. Four short poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a famous Maine poet, have been set to music. They include Snowflakes, Aftermath,My Cathedral and Night. These settings were commissioned in...


  • Penobscot Bay Singers Present Three Contemporary American Composers
    At Two April Concerts in Belfast (Belfast, ME) The Penobscot Bay Singers are proud to perform works of three contemporary American composers for their spring concert cycle. For the Lenten season, a series of three motets by composer Robert Farrell will be performed.


  • Michael J. McDonald Exhibits My Maine at The Old White Church Gallery
    (Image: Painting by Michael McDonald) (Bar Mills, ME) My Maine is the premiere showing of startlingly vibrant acrylic landscapes inspired by Michael’s deep love of Maine’s rivers, forests, lakes, mountains, her ocean, and ever changing skies. There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 11th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. A native of Downeast Maine, Michael received his BA in Fine Arts from the University of Maine, Presque Isle, and now lives in Buxton. Opening Reception 5:00 - 9:00 pm at The Old White Church Gallery. The Gallery is located at 15 Salmon Falls Road next to the Saco River Theatre...


  • My Maine: The Paintings of Michael J. McDonald
    At The Old White Church Gallery Opening on April 11th (Bar Mills, ME) My Maine is the premiere showing of startlingly vibrant acrylic landscapes inspired by Michael’s deep love of Maine’s rivers, forests, lakes, mountains, her ocean, and ever changing skies. There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 11th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. (Image: Painting by Michael McDonald)


  • Mark Your Calendar for a Night of Comedy
    (Image: Lamont Price) (Portland, ME) On Saturday, April 5th at 8:00 pm the Porthole Restaurant and Pub in Portland will feature a night of comedy to benefit The African Hope Network. Performers are Lamont Price, one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch, and Andrew Mayer, winner of the Rhode Island Comedy Festival. The night will also include the Rev. James Christie and Sean Clarke. The African Hope Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting young Ugandan leaders and entrepreneurs addressing problems in their community. The organization does this by giving grants to promising organizations led by young Ugandan leaders,...


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