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Maine’s Polar Bear & Co. Books

To view more about these books please go HERE. So view the latest publications please go Here. Polar Bear & Company has been publishing high-quality works of cultural significance since 1998, with over 60 titles, with worldwide distribution. We produce books that make a difference to our cultural heritage, creative economy and democracy. We strive to enhance the quality of life through […]

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Manitou-A Mythological Journey in Time by Ramona du Houx

Manitou is all around us, within us. It’s the Land of living imagination, where five adventurous teens sail upriver and into a cosmically balanced atmosphere with the powers of nature. On the journey,  Gandalf, Polar Bear and other mythological beings make themselves known, as they entertain and show nature’s wonders. All the while, the teens get to know each other […]

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A Maine boat yard comes to life in A Winter’s Apprentice- John H Willey

By Ramona du Houx John Willey shares insights into life in a Maine boatyard, where he worked and kept a journal from 1978 to ’79 in his book, A Winter’s Apprentice. John’s perspectives are unique coming from being a scholar and private investigator. He knew he was working amoung a group of outstanding craftsmen and involved in a dying art that he has now preserved in his writings. “Before it ever leaves its building shed, a yacht will take its makers on unimagined journeys. This one only begins in East Boothbay, Maine,” said Willey. As the historian John Gardner confirms, until relatively recently boatbuilding was not recorded—the life of the yard crew even less so. Here is a rare and vibrant narrative from […]

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Photographer Ramona du Houx exhibits at SugarWood Gallery

 June 21, 2016 • From the SUN JOURNAL of Lewiston, Maine And the Daily Bulldog in Farmington FARMINGTON – SugarWood Gallery “Artist of the Month” Ramona du Houx of Solon, will be feted at an Open House Reception on Friday, July 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. during Farmington’s First Friday Art Walk. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. du Houx creates fine art photography that looks like watercolor paintings evoking mystery and a sense of wonder. Some find them nostalgic and some mystical. Many have said the images have a healing nature.FARMINGTON – SugarWood Gallery “Artist of the Month” Ramona du Houx of Solon, will be feted at an Open House Reception on Friday, July 1 from […]

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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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Boat to document Mississippi being built in Maine

SEE KICKSTARTER HERE One possible iteration of the boat as it travels south The boat will be built at the Apprenticeshop in Rockland, Maine this spring.  By Morgan Rogers and Emily du Houx We’re building a boat and traveling the length of the Mississippi to create a floating, multimedia portrait of the river. About this project We are taking a centuries-old journey down the Mississippi River, from just below Lake Itasca in Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, in the wake of river travelers from the past—the farmers, the adventurers, the shanty-boat drivers, the river rats, the clam divers, the west-ward settlers, the original inhabitants, the characters of fiction and myth—in a boat that we will build. We believe that […]

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Peregrine Press in Portland at 25 –

Peregrine Press will present a 25th anniversary exhibition of fine art prints at the Lewis Gallery of the Portland Public Library from May 6 though June 25, 2016, featuring 49 works by current and former members. There will be an Opening Reception Friday, May 6, from 5-8 p.m, as well as a First Friday reception on June 3, from 5-8 […]

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The 8th Biennial Greenhut Gallery Portland show

  April 7 – 30, 2016 An invitational group show focused on Portland. The work of over 50 artists ranges greatly in style, content and approach. There is something for everyone and the work transmits insights into the Portland art movement. 146 Middle St, Portland, ME 207-772-2693

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The Way Things Were: Deer Isle in the Steamboat Era depicts life on Maine’s islands during a bygone age

Life on Maine’s islands during the era when communities relied on steamboats is the focus of a new book edited by Bill Haviland and Carroll “Cabbage” Haskell, both of Deer Isle. The Way Things Were: Deer Isle in the Steamboat Era is a unique collection of stories and essays by Thomas P. Haviland, Bill’s farther and father-in-law of Carroll. “What […]