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Fukurou’s book writing/art contest exhibit Sept 14 in Rockland

The front cover of Coastal Maine in Words and Art – Photo titled Vanishing Point by Yohaku Yorozuya. And the back cover – Moonstruck by Ramona du Houx – the other the artist in the book/exhibit. From Maine Insights News: Winners of Maine’s Solon Center for Research and Publishing’s first book writing/art contest announced — Exhibit opening September 14th at Fukurou Gallery in Rockland See the article HERE. The front cover of Coastal Maine in Words and Art – Photo titled Vanishing Point by Yohaku Yorozuya. And the back cover – Moonstruck by Ramona du Houx – the other the artist in the book/exhibit.                                   The Solon Center for Research and Publishing […]

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Book writing/art contest exhibit opening September 14th at Fukurou Gallery in Rockland

From Maine Insights News: Winners of Maine’s Solon Center for Research and Publishing’s first book writing/art contest announced — Exhibit opening September 14th at Fukurou Gallery in Rockland See the article HERE. The front cover of Coastal Maine in Words and Art – Photo titled Vanishing Point by Yohaku Yorozuya. And the back cover – Moonstruck by Ramona du Houx – the other the […]

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Climate Change Causes Conflicts-Documentary Project to Bring Change

A short clip to help raise funds for the initiative from its director, Alexander Cornell du Houx: The Solon Center for Research and Publishing has agreed to publish books based upon this documentary project which highlights conflicts around the globe that are a direct result of climate change and how community solutions, already available, could help defuse these problems. These […]

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Maine’s mystical ships by Ramona du Houx – May 2016 exhibit

  Seascapes “Our bodies consist of the same proportion of water as the earth. We are creatures of the sea. The draw of the ocean has been written about time and again. There is something more vast and more mysterious about the sea than anything else on earth. It’s something similar to the vastness and mystery of the universe itself. […]

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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 […]

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Maine Landscape Art of Ramona du Houx – November 2015 exhibit

Ramona du Houx uses the camera with a painter’s eye. The technique she discovered back in 1979, in New York, uses movement to create a sense of wonder through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. Everything within the photographic viewfinder becomes visibly interconnected when objects merge with the motion of the camera as the image, the “lightgraph,” is taken. “Moving the camera like a paint brush can create a sense of being personally close to an object through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. Landscapes show this well because of their never-ending vastness that somehow surrounds us in an embrace. For me landscapes inspire contemplation, and patience. That and the sensation of being at home, welcomed by nature’s warmth,” said […]

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Bowdoin exhibit: “Earth Matters: Land as Material + Metaphor in the Arts of Africa”

“Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa” opened at Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick on October 15. The exhibit will run through March 6, 2016. “We are proud to bring this important exhibition of African art to Bowdoin College,” said Bowdoin College Museum of Art Co-Director, Anne Collins Goodyear. “It provides an important […]

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The Photographic Art of Takafumi Suzuki – (Yohaku Yorozuya)

The Photographic Art of Takafumi Suzuki – (Yohaku Yorozuya) Professor Takafumi Suzuki, also known as Yohaku Yorozuya, has had multiple exhibits over his forty year career as a photographic artist. He is renowned for his use of classic darkroom techniques spending days perfecting his images. This exhibit, in the slideshow above, is called Hindsight. Many of the images were taken years before historic events that changed the world.

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Wilbur is documenting every Native American tribe in the US with photographs

Robert and Fannie Mitchell. Tribal affiliation: Dine Photograph: Matika Wilbur Read the full report on the Guardian Newspaper HERE. One woman’s mission to photograph every Native American tribe in the US Matika Wilbur has traveled more than 250,000 miles to ensure stereotyped images are replaced with accurate ones to change history’s collective psyche Three years ago, Matika Wilbur sold almost […]

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Mexico neighborhood gets mural make-over

BY BRIAN KOERBER See the original article on Mashablehere. A youth organization in Mexico transformed a boring hillside into an eye-catching piece of art with the help of the local community.The group, called German Crew, worked with local government officials in order to change the hillside in the Palmitas district in Pachuca, Mexico according to My Modern Met. In total, […]

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Maine Shows of Art Inspired by Maine Farms

Art exhibits in Belfast and Damariscotta of works portraying Maine agriculture mark the finale of a nine-month project coordinated by Maine Farmland Trust in Belfast and Falcon Foundation in Damariscotta. Maine Farmland Trust Gallery will display the work through August 19. A show at the Firehouse Center of the Falcon Foundation, in Damariscotta, will continue through September 7. For the […]

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Maine Cultural Organizations Grants Workshop hosted by Congresswoman Pingree

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will host a workshop for Maine Cultural Organizations relating to federal grants opportunities. The exact location is still to be determined.To be held on 5/5/2015 a Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Augusta Maine. Attendees will have an opportunity to: Meet representatives from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Hear about federal grant opportunities for arts and humanities projects. Learn how to make grant applications as competitive as possible. This event is free, but registration is encouraged. Please register by May, 1 by emailing Andrew.Colvin@mail.house.gov