CALL FOR ART: Imaginary Journeys, Juried Group Exhibition, deadline: January 17, 2014 IMAGINARY JOURNEYS February 7 – March 8, 2014 Common Street Arts announces a call for artworks for a juried exhibition exploring the theme of IMAGINARY JOURNEYS. We invite artists to submit works in all media, which describe, create, or embody an “imaginary journey.”
John Willey recently performed at a PechaKucha night in Waterville, Maine. He’s spent a lifetime working magic with wood. He’s an expert wood craftsman/artist. Poetry in Wood; Wood in Poetry John Willey at PechaKucha Waterville vol. 13 from PechaKucha Waterville on Vimeo.
The Collaborative Portrait Project: Farmers’ Edition opens January 16 at the Danforth Gallery in Jewett Hall on Campus at the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA), with a reception and farmers market from 5 – 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. On display will be ten large-scale portraits of local organic […]
Maine artist’s mosaic graces five floors of Boston hospital By Bob Keyes of the Portland Press Herald A Cape Elizabeth artist in the Boston spotlight as the Boston Children’s Hospital opens an addition with her Maine-made glass mosaic panels on five floors. From the article: Amanda Edwards’ piece, which she spent much of 2013 working on, is called “Everyone’s Tree […]
From the front page of Puzzle Apparel’s blog Woman with Maine ties makes mark on fashion industry with ‘sustainable, responsible’ custom clothing By Nell Gluckman, of the Bangor Daily News An article excerpt: As a student at George Stevens Academy, Marisol Trowbridge learned something that shocked her and would set her on a winding but determined path to the launch […]
by Morgan Rogers Pottery is very much alive and well in Maine and offers visitors a unique view inside workshops during the annual Maine Pottery Tour. Maine artisan studios across the state open their doors for tours during Mother’s Day weekend in May. “The Maine Pottery Tour was started when Lori Watts of Fine Mess Pottery contacted several potters in […]
On January 9, 2014, the University of Maine will celebrate the opening of its new Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC). The IMRC Center is more than 15,000 square feet and consists of Intermedia graduate research labs, two computer/technology classrooms, an electronics lab, a prototyping lab, CNC lab, fabrication lab, seminar room and distance classroom node, visiting researcher lab/studio, audio recording studio, video editing suites, electronic and experimental music studio, adaptive presentation environment, sound stage, film and video production studio, 3D and immersive visualization presentation environment, and an outdoor performance space and film presentation stage.
This is one of a series of interviews with members of the Kennebec Valley Art Association (KVAA), and artists and community members who have been influential in shaping the Harlow Gallery and the KVAA. These short videos by Art Mayers were filmed in 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Harlow Gallery in 1963. Former board member and volunteer treasurer Scott Cowger talks about putting the Harlow’s financial house in order in the 1990s and how the presence of the Harlow Gallery has enriched the cultural life of Hallowell. Visit the Harlow gallery here.
INSIGHTS can help artists & writers with public relations— There are so many artists and writers in Maine that don’t receive the attention they should have. For many creative people in the state finding a way to gain more exposure to a wider audience is still dependent upon being able to garner the attention of the media. A new public relations company Insights, can help. The actual concept of having a media relations firm focusing on artists and writers is unique in Maine.
Ramona du Houx has been creating website designs using her photographs or art since 2006. She works closely with clients. Technicians that specialize in social media and IT management are also contracted by Ramona to ensure the needs of every client. As Ramona is a professional photographer her talents are often incorporated into a design when she photographs the location, person, or product for a site. This is unique to INSIGHTS. Ramona uses her art and design background along with her natural composition sense to create websites that intrigue and inform. The banner designs are a big part of branding the website as it is the first item anyone sees. Ramona creates these special headers according to clients wishes. If […]
Ramona du Houx has been commissioned to do book covers and magazine covers. She works closely with the authors and editors to get the cover they are looking for. Polar Bear and Company, Maine Insights and renown authors like Neil Rolde have hired du Houx.
Thirty-four artists represented by Gallery Storks participated in the Affordable Art Fair in New York City in October, 2013. The exhibit was a success for the gallery and will hopefully bring interest in Storks from around the world. The next Affordable Art Fair will be in London in March and Storks plans to be a part of that event as well. Gallery Storks owner, Takafumi Suzuki, worked with Ramona du Houx over thirty years ago in Tokyo at Nihon Digako, Japan University. They both have continued to explore photography and exhibit. Three years ago Takafumi opened his own gallery in the Tokyo arts district. Ramona is now represented by Storks and a branch of the gallery is due to open […]