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In Maine, Haystack’s Mentor Program is under way

  From January to April, students from Deer Isle-Stonington High School, George Stevens Academy and Bucksport High School are working, over several weekends, with local artist mentors in individualized and intensive workshops in the artists’ studios. Thirteen students are working with five professional artists from the area in Haystack Mountain School of Crafts’ 2016 Mentor Program: Mark Bell (porcelain clay/wheel-throwing), […]

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Tides Institute Internship in Maine

North Atlantic Internship 2016: A summer internship at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art  Deadline 03-15-2016 A summer internship at the Tides Institute & Museum of Art to assist with program objectives of small museum/cultural non-profit located in the waterfront community of Eastport, Maine. Interns selected to be part of the Institute’s North Atlantic Internship Program gain experience assisting staff members with program development, community outreach efforts, public relations/marketing initiatives, database projects (collections management, event listings, digital media editing), social media updates (Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram), staffing the gallery and special events, assisting with exhibition installations, and providing support to artists-in-residence.

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Belfast’s Senior College needs artwork submissions

Senior College at Belfast seeks artists for its 2016 Festival of Art set for June 9-12 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. Registration is open March 1-31. Art work should be delivered on Wednesday, June 8. Amateur and professional artists are welcome and all types of visual art accepted. Artists will have an opportunity to sell their work if they wish. For a registration form and information email seniorcollegefestivalofart@gmail.com or leave a message at 338-8033.

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Whale willow sculpture in English nature reserve

A head of a humpback whale and tail of a blue whale are depicted by the six-tonne pieces which are made from willow harvested in Somerset County, England. According to the Avon Wildlife Trust, which manages the site, the area has a whaling history dating back to the 18th Century. The artwork, named The Bristol Whales, was installed in the city […]

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Watercolor like images of Marjorie Strauss

The Good Tern Co-Op Cafe Gallery in Rockland, Maine, will feature the ink wash photographs of Marjorie Strauss through Feb. 3. Strauss works in a variety of media: painting, photography and sculpture. She moved to Maine over 30 years ago to be closer to nature. In what she calls “washed” photos, she runs digital photographs through a printer in a way that makes the […]

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Art at Maine’s Capitol

  Lawmakers, lobbyist, and average citizens all have an opportunity this winter to view art that depicts Acadia National Park in Maine’s Capitol. The paintings and photographs are on display courtesy of the Maine Arts Commission. Hopefully, they will inspire a bipartisan atmosphere that allows work for all the people of Maine to happen.

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Art inspired by Science takes national stage

View the artworks of 23 artists who were selected from more than 100 entrants from around the world for this year’s science-inspired exhibition about biodiversity and extinction. The co-jurors for this exhibition were Elizabeth Corr, manager of art partnerships at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Paula J. Ehrlich, president & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. This exhibition is the 17th […]

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Breakthrough book about J.K.Rowling’s work, and the ties her series has with religion and its influence with the 9/11 generation

Marilyn R. Pukkila will read from and sign her book The Skill of a Seeker: Rowling, Religion, and Gen 9/11 on January 10th at the Waterville Public Library, from 2 to 4 pm. Marilyn’s book is considered a breakthrough in research about Rowling’s work, and the ties her series has with spirituality, religion and its influence with the 9/11 generation. “This is a book […]

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University of Southern Maine digitalizes historic globes

The Osher Map Library is in the midst of a multi-year project, funded with a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, to digitize 24 of their historic globes by making 3-D images available online to scholars, students and others. Some of the almost 300 globes at the University of Southern Maine, in their Osher Map Library, have […]

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Non-profit Waterville Creates! awarded $1.5 million Alfond grant

By Ramona du Houx in Maine Insights Waterville Creates! has been awarded $1.5 million in grants from the Harold Alfond Foundation that will “help establish Waterville Creates! and support work of Waterville Creates! partners,” increasing arts and culture programming in the city. “Waterville Creates! has brought together Waterville’s major arts organizations,” said Greg Powell, chairman of the Harold Alfond Foundation. […]

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Handmade pottery is the trend and Maine leads

  By Ramona du Houx Handmade pottery has become desirable to collect across America. Maine has been leading the way with small pottery workshops and dedicated potters for years. Portland, Maine has one of the oldest pottery stores in the Old Port. The Maine Potters Market has been supplying artisan’s wares since 1978 and gallery host potters from across the […]