a round up of Maine art news, openings, shows + virtual exhibitions

June 17, 2022

Dear art-loving friends,

Is there anywhere as sweet and wonderful as Maine in mid-June? The weather has been incredible and I have never seen so many colorful lupines on the roadsides.

I have just personally delivered our 2022 guides to all our advertising galleries, studios and museums statewide. Driving the lovely backroads of Maine these days is a vision of every shade of green.

The anticipation and enthusiastic reception for the new guide has been inspiring and uplifting. The colorful cover by David Driskell and the fine over all print job is drawing high praise. I’m also happy to report many galleries and studios experiencing brisk early art sales.

The June 17 Cafe des Artistes opens on Monhegan with the Island Inn ‘s solo exhibition and artist’s reception for Joan Brady. There are many wonderful shows happening as you scroll down our Cafe newsletter.

Enjoy the tour!

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Café de Artistes

Opening show of the summer at gallery b.

“How We Move, 2022: Artworks of Spaciousness and Interiors” is on view from May 28 to June 28 at gallery b. The exhibit features new work by Christina Thwaites, Johanna Reynolds, Marcie Jan Bronstien, Anna Dibble, Amy Bernhardt, Louise Bourne, Hannah Bureau, Kelly Carmody, Basha Olson and Goody-B. Wiseman. A reception was held on June […]

Peter Walls and Barbara Sullivan show work at Trove

Peter Walls and Barbara Sullivan will show work at Trove, 36 E. Main St., Searsport. The exhibit runs June 15 to July 16 with a June 26 event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to meet the artists. See trovemaine.com for details.

East End Vend is back for the summer

Portland’s open-air, local community market, East End Vend is back, featuring artists, farmers and foodies and now touring to partnering breweries. Shop Maine Craft’s fun and festive East End Vend markets continue throughout the summer from June through September on select Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at four partnering breweries. Each market will host 10 to […]