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  • Published
    May 23, 2017

    Encaustic workshop at the Farnsworth

    The Farnsworth Art Museum will hold a workshop on encaustic painting Friday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Led by artist E. Kendra Denny, the workshop will take place at the museum’s Gamble Education Center on the corner of Grace and Union streets. Participants in this workshop will learn a broad range of approaches for the ancient tradition of encaustic, or hot wax painting, through demos on various tools and ...

  • Published
    May 22, 2017

    ‘Pop Photographica’ pops up in Rockport

    Daile Kaplan will present her “Pop Photographica,” a collection of three-dimensional photo objects, Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St. This free event is open to everyone and is put on by Maine Media Workshops and Rockport Public Library. Photography is a jubilant and disparate mix of every conceivable combination of elements: high and low art; finery and kitsch; private memories ...

  • Published
    May 22, 2017

    Free museum admission for cardholders

    On the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders enjoy free admission to more than 150 museums, in 33 states, nationwide. People who are traveling and want to check out if the city they are visiting has a participating museum can use the Museums on Us mobile phone app. The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland and Portland Museum of Art are the Maine participants. Customers must ...

  • Published
    May 19, 2017

    Mars Hall holds summer sneak peek for holiday weekend

    Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road (Route 131) will celebrate the holiday weekend as part of "St. George Sales into Summer." The annual event will preview the 2017 season Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Memorial Day through Friday, June 16, the gallery will be open by appointment only. The show offers an eclectic mix of paintings by watercolorists Leo Brooks, Nat Lewis, Greg Mort, ...

  • Published
    May 19, 2017

    New Era Galley opens with works created during winter

    New Era Gallery, 60 Main St., will open for the 2017 season Saturday May 27, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Its first exhibition, “Spring !,” is open to all gallery artists, featuring new works created during the winter months, and those that embrace the new season. Pictured is an oil on canvas entitled “Spring, Drinking Place Brook” by Elaine Austin Crossman. Gallery hours through early June are Tuesday ...

  • Published
    May 19, 2017

    CRAFT Gallery opens for season with works by Read, Johnstone

    CRAFT Gallery, 12 Elm St., opens the 2017 season May 26 with a new collection of layered paper collages by Abbie Read and wood-fired pottery by Jody Johnstone. Both are local artists who live within a few miles of Rockland. Johnstone’s wood-fired pottery bears the marks of heat, fire and ash that swirl around in the Anagama kiln to create patterns on the mostly unglazed clay, with the artist only in full control ...

  • Published
    May 19, 2017

    Paint the Town calls for artists

    Paint the Town, Midcoast Maine's delightful plein air event and fresh paint auction, is returning Saturday, Aug. 5. Natalie Masse and Jan Visser again will coordinate and host this year's event at their property in Waldoboro's Historic Village, 995 Main St., former home of the Roaring Lion B&B. The annual one-day event, which provides artists with an opportunity to paint from unique and private vistas around the ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    Grants for traditional Maine handcrafts

    The Maine Community Foundation seeks proposals to its Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund for projects and organizations that promote traditional handcrafts in Maine. An anonymous donor established the Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund in 2007. Grant funding supports fiber arts, ceramics, basketry, jewelry, glass arts, woodwork, leather, metal crafts and more. It also includes traditional Native American ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    Pushed, pulled, pedaled

    Local artist Kim Bernard is in proselytizing mode. Earlier this month, she gave a presentation at Rockland Public Library; and Saturday morning, May 20, she will be at Rock City Café, offering a fun art activity that comes with a pitch for her cause: the inaugural Rockland Sculpture Race. “It’s really for anyone who wants to come and make a button,” she said. “People can decorate their own buttons and while ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2017

    Festival of Art returns June 1

    The 15th annual Festival of Art, sponsored by the Senior College of Belfast, will open with a first-viewing reception with live music Thursday, June 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Admission is free. The annual non-juried exhibition features both amateur and professional artists, working in all media aside from video and installation art. The artists, ...

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