‘Poetry of Line’ gathers poets, artists

Aug 30, 2014
“Requiem to the Passenger Pigeon” is a charcoal and Caran d'Ache drawing by Kat Logan of Maine Coast Artist Gallery.

Friendship — Maine Coast Artist Gallery, 10 Harbor Road in the village, will host the artist reception for its new exhibit “The Poetry of Line” Saturday, Sept. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m.

This show integrates the love of line and poetry and will feature drawings of locally and nationally recognized artists; fine crafts that are line- and word-related; and poetry. From 6 to 7 p.m. the night of the opening, there will be an open mic for poets to read their work.  Artists showing their work also have been invited to submit their poetry. Live music and refreshments will be part of this special evening.

Maine Coast Artist Gallery also will host a haiku reading/art workshop for families  Saturday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. with Liga Jahnke. Jahnke will be reading her haiku poems as children/parents are offered art materials to illustrate what they are feeling from it. The workshop cost is $10 per child, $25 for a family, and there are scholarship funds available, if needed.

In honor of this show, Logan will teach a course titled Drawing in Preparation for Painting, that will run for five weeks, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The course will be an academic approach to drawing tonally and mastering composition in the preparation for an oil painting class to follow. For more information about the art show and to register for the classes, callt Logan at 226-7446 or email kat@mainecoastartist.com. For more information about the gallery, visit mainecoastartist.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

“Neil” is a graphite drawing by Kerry Rodriguez.
“Sacred Geometry Study” in graphite by Audrey Bechler.
“And so it is,” a charcoal by Pam Cabanas, is part of the September show at Maine Coast Artist Gallery in Friendship.
In conjunction with “The Poetry of Line,” Mark Kelly will instruct a smoke (and other combustibles) drawing workshop for adults Sunday, Sept. 21; pictured is his smoke drawing “Best Friend IV.” For more information, call 226-7446 or email kat@mainecoastartist.com.
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