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Sculptor Transforms Maine Fishermen’s Trash

MPBN’s Tom Porter reports on New York artist Orly Genger’s sculptures made out of discarded rope purchased from Maine fishermen. An excerpt from his report: PORTLAND, Maine – A New York-based artist has become an unlikely source of revenue for a lot of Maine lobstermen. Internationally-renowned sculptor Orly Genger makes massive works of art using rope – particularly discarded lobster line. Genger’s latest project is a monumental sculpture to be installed in South Korea next year, utilizing more than 3 million feet of rope. And to craft the piece, she’s prepared to pay fishermen good money for outdated trap lines they don’t have much use for.

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A Gateless Garden: Quotes by Maine Women Writers

In this collection of quotes by Maine women writers, editor Liza Bakewell has gathered together women’s voices from 1800 to present, beginning with Madame Sally Wood, Maine’s first novelist, and traveling through the last two centuries up to the present day. The matching of quotes with photographs by Kerry Michaels accentuates just how much Maine women writers have energized the […]

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“Inspired by Katahdin” opens Nov. 7 at Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine

“Inspired by Katahdin” Opens Tomorrow at Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine from November 7th to the 29th. There will be an opening reception and book signing on Friday, November 7th from 5 to 8 pm.The Harlow Gallery is open 12-6PM, Wednesday–Saturday. Maine’s majestic Mount Katahdin is the muse for the 49 artists participating in “Inspired by Katahdin,” juried by David […]

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Maine potters throw open studio doors to offer sampling of their wares

This article appeared in the Kennebec JournalBy Betty Adams Here is an excerpt: Would local foods taste and look better if they were served on plates and bowls crafted of local clay? Find out by sampling some of Malley Weber’s earthenware and ceramics created from clay she digs from the alluvial plain of the Androscoggin River and brings to her Hallowell studio. In Farmingdale, Neal Loken decorates each of his ceramic bowls and vases and lamp bases and mugs with a silver maple leaf taken from a tall tree in his backyard. Wife Barb Loken creates whimsical pieces of art and pottery, including the “Drink Smart,” pig-handled Albert Swine Stein.

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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s 37th Annual Benefit Art Auction

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s 37th Annual Benefit Art Auction & Dinner will take place on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Point Lookout Resort, Rte 1, Northport, Maine. The CMCA auction is considered Maine’s premiere contemporary art auction and is the nonprofit’s most important fundraising event, providing critical support for exhibitions and programming. When: Sunday, July 27, 2014 4:30 […]

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New gallery to lease in Brunswick, Maine, issues call to Artists

The Gallery at 11 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, Maine, will open on May 9, 2014. The Gallery will offer 1410 square feet of space with track lighting, as well as mezzanine space for rent. 11 Pleasant seeks a combination of fine 2D art, sculpture, carving, and hand-made jewelry. Space is leased to juried artists/artisans in three-week time periods. For jewelry and 3D objects the leases would be on a monthly basis. No membership fees are collected. Each three week period is structured to contain a 2nd Friday Artwalk night, with live music and refreshments at 11 Pleasant. Promotion and assistance with display design are a part of the rental fee. Jurying will occur on an ongoing basis and will be based […]

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Maine’s Landscapes in watercolor like photos by Ramona du Houx

Every month Ramona du Houx exhibits her work on her online gallery and at her studio in Solon, Maine. Every month the theme changes reflecting the personality of the “lightgraphs,” she has chosen for the month. “Lightgraphs” are a technique she created that makes photographs resemble watercolors. “Painting with the camera can create the sense of being personally close to an object through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons. With a landscape that’s exemplified 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 du Houx. This month’s theme is Maine Landscapes. To see more please go here.

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Portland, Maine listed as a place to visit because of creative economy

From Croatia, to Tokyo, the site of the 2020 Olympic Games, fourteen best places to travel were listed on Business Portland, Maine was third on the list. Here’s what Jennifer Polland said about Portland in 14 Places You Should Plan To Visit In 2014: America’s other Portland has been gaining a reputation as a funky low-key destination that prizes […]

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John Willey works wonders in wood

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.

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Maine pottery on the rise

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 […]

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Conference and Dedication Reception for UM’s Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center

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.

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Public relations firm, INSIGHTS, great for artists and writers

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.