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  • Published
    June 7, 2017

    Montpelier gets a makeover

    Knox Museum invites the public to attend its grand re-opening of Montpelier, the big white house at the Route 131 turn to St. George, Thursday, June 15, between 5 and 7 p.m. Admission is free, light refreshments will be served and all are encouraged to come see what’s new for 2017. “It’s kind of an oxymoron to talk about ‘what’s new’ at a history museum,” admitted Knox Museum’s Executive Director Tobin Malone. ...

  • Published
    June 7, 2017

    Shipko blends culinary, visual arts

    The exhibition season kicks off at the re-launched Michael Good Gallery with a solo show by New York painter Beverly Shipko. “You CAN Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too: Paintings by Beverly Shipko” will open Monday, June 12, at 325 Commercial St./Route 1. The Grand Re-Opening Reception is set for Saturday, July 8, from noon to 5 p.m. Several special events are planned during the show, which will run through Aug. ...

  • Published
    June 6, 2017

    Altered books workshop

    Katie Drago will lead an altered books workshop Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Participants will fold, draw, tear, cut and paint discarded books to make them into works of art. Drago will show some of her examples, and everyone is welcome to bring their own ideas to share. All supplies will be provided. This free program is geared toward adults, but is open to children age ...

  • Published
    June 5, 2017

    ‘Home by the Sea’ unveiled at school

    Creating a collaborative community-inspired clay relief art installation with 19 teenagers is no small task but Belfast artist Randy Fein, working with Julie Ryan and her about-to-graduate eighth grade class at the St. George School, pulled it off … and put it up. Fein and Ryan had a vision to create a unique artwork that would be installed permanently at the school's entrance. Thanks to a grant from an out of ...

  • Published
    June 5, 2017

    ‘William Wegman | Reel to Real’ at CMCA

    The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., will open of the exhibition “William Wegman: Reel to Real” Saturday, June 10. The exhibition, featuring selections from the artist's early videos and drawings, will be on view through Oct. 22. An important pioneer in video art, William Wegman created a series of short videos between 1970 and 1978 that are now considered classics in the field. He began experimen...

  • Published
    June 4, 2017

    McLean shares Havana images, travel tips

    “Havana Street Children,” Camden photographer Patrisha McLean’s chronicle of three trips to Cuba over the past two years, is on display in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library for the month of June. McLean will present a slide show and talk at the library Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m. The talk will include travel tips to Havana. McLean photographed in Old Havana, in the dusty residential streets outside of ...

  • Published
    June 4, 2017

    ‘Painting Islands,’ with light

    “Painting Islands: Uniting Community with Art” is on view in the Maine State House through the end of June as part of the Maine Arts Commission’s Art in the Capitol program. In this show, Maine photographer Howie Motenko explores collaborative art using the photographic technique of light painting on all 15 of Maine’s un-bridged, year-round islands. The exhibit is free to the public and on display on the second ...

  • Published
    June 4, 2017

    Kaeyer’s latest, in Sanctuary Gallery

    Beginning Sunday, June 11, watercolor artist Lydia Kaeyer of Owls Head will display her latest paintings in the Sanctuary Gallery at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. A reception for the artist will run from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, while Sue Pedretti provides live piano music for the occasion. “Lydia's skill as a colorist gives great depth to her works,” said Judy ...

  • Published
    June 3, 2017

    Ondek shows at AMC

    Atlantic Motor Car on Route 1 is showcasing the work of two Maine artists, including DiTa Ondek of Friendship, through June. The public is invited to stop in during business hours, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A self described creative initiator, Ondek has a varied professional expression as a web developer, painter and poet. In her art, she she uses various media including watercolor and acrylic paints; and ...

  • Published
    June 3, 2017

    Amazeen-Jones work on library walls

    Waldoboro Public Library’s Artist of the Month for June and July is Tania Amazeen-Jones of Washington. Raised on an island off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire, Amazeen-Jones spent many hours in her father’s boatyard and on boats, which instilled in her a great appreciation for all things of the sea. The family owned a small island farm as well, giving her a love of woods, fields and wildlife. Working in pen ...


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