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    May 13, 2017

    Social and sumi-e at Art Loft

    Next up at the Art Loft, the downtown nonprofit arts center at 385 Main St., Suite 9 (lobby level of Thorndike building), is an Art Social and a Chinese brush painting workshop. Kim Nicoll will helm an Art Social focuses on succulents and cactus line drawing Friday, May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. participants will learn pen and ink drawing skills and add washes using watercolor pencils as they create a variety of ...

  • Published
    May 12, 2017

    ‘Lobster Trap Disco Dining Room’ May 20

    Students of Arts in Action invite the public to join them Saturday, May 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the courtyard of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 21 Winter St., to celebrate and experience their first outdoor art installation — the “Lobster Trap Disco Dining Room.” Part sculpture, part banquet room, the LTDDR is a structure suggestive of a traditional bentwood lobster trap. Draped in handwoven nets, it will ...

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    May 12, 2017

    Guest artists spend week at Riley

    A week dedicated to celebrating the arts has long been a tradition at the Riley School in Glen Cove. This year during the first week of May, Art Week at Riley featured more than 25 workshops and field trips, coordinated by Arts Facilitator Nina Devenney. Children were given the choice to participate in a wide selection of activities including woodworking; sculpture; fiber art; pottery; dance; visits to the ...

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    May 12, 2017

    Students share their art ‘Stories’

    The Farnsworth Art Museum will open the annual art exhibition of student works titled “Stories of the Land and Its People” Sunday, May 21. The opening will be celebrated with a public event beginning 1 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.; and continuing at the Farnsworth, across the street, from 2 to 5 p.m. The show, featuring the works of 250 elementary, middle and high school students in Midcoast Maine, ...

  • Published
    May 12, 2017

    Buchanan collagraphs in Bath

    Green Lion Gallery, 104 Front St., will hold an opening reception Friday, May 19,from 5 to 7 p.m. for the new collagraph prints of Rockport artist Kathleen Buchanan. In its stark simplicity, Buchanan’s work gracefully and powerfully evokes the spirit of the Maine landscape — the rugged coastline, gentle farmlands and the birds and animals that inhabit such places. In addition to being an accomplished artist, ...

  • Published
    May 11, 2017

    Current & Coming

    APPLETON Graphite and eraser drawings by Deb Vendetti, Mildred Stevens Williams Memorial Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. BELFAST “Acadia National Park: A Postcard View” and “The History of Postcards,” 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Through May 22. African art, crafts and clothing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Aina Moja at the Wellness ...

  • Published
    May 9, 2017

    Pop-up show at Maine Media Gallery

    “Wayfaring,” a pop-up art show featuring photographs by Drew Cornwall, Ashley Craig, Alec Kaus, Christine Moriello and Harrison Walker, will open with a 5 to 6:30 p.m. reception Wednesday, May 10, at Maine Media Gallery, 18 Central St. Gallery hours for this show are: noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 11; 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 12; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 18 and 19; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, ...

  • Published
    May 9, 2017

    Artist Trading Cards May 19

    The Coastal Children’s Museum, 75 Mechanic St., hosts an Artist Trading Card class on the third Friday of each month. On Friday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m., the museum will open up its doors so participants can explore different artistic media, create new works of art and swap cards with one another. This month, artists will learn all about collage, while getting the chance to work with rich colored papers, shapes, ...

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    May 7, 2017

    Simmons-Arnold show in Sanctuary

    On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14, the Sanctuary Gallery at Rockland Congregational Church will welcome the artistry of Linda Simmons-Arnold of Cushing. A reception will take place from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; the show will hang until June 9. Simmons-Arnold and her husband moved to the area from Vermont two years ago, where she had worked for 42 years in the bioscience field. During that time, she also attended ...

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    May 7, 2017

    Malawi sojourn inspires gallery talk

    Artwork by Argy Nestor and Lindsay Pinchbeck is on view this month in the Picker Room of Camden Public Library. They will share stories and images of a 13-day summer teacher workshop in Malawi, which had to integrate the arts at the heart of the learning experience, Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. The local women traveled with the Go!Malawi program, a nonprofit organization based in Hebron collaborating with Malawian ...


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