Portland Art Gallery interviews Jill Hoy

Maine: When I was 9 years old, my parents bought an 1880s ship captain’s house in Deer Isle Village. I grew up summering there, and have continued to spend extended portions of my year in Stonington on Deer Isle. Our family moved a great deal when I was growing up. Maine became my bedrock. It […]

‘Signs of Spring’ at Jean Kigel Studio + Gallery in March

During March, Jean Kigel Studio + Gallery at 1396 Back Cove Road in Waldoboro will present “Signs of Spring,” an exhibit of watercolors, her preferred medium, that celebrate the emergence of spring bulbs and wildflowers. Born and brought up in Maine, Kigel is an avid floral gardener. The gallery is open year-round with flexible hours. […]

Michael Kolster exhibits at MMPA

In Michael Kolster’s “Take Me to the River” at the The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, the artist explores four post-industrial rivers that flow into the Atlantic Ocean — the Androscoggin (Maine/New Hampshire), Schuylkill (Pennsylvania), James (Virginia) and Savannah (Georgia/South Carolina) — as they emerge from two centuries of use and neglect.  With vastly improved […]

Group show at Portland Art Gallery 

Sarah Ingraham, Page Eastburn O’Rourke, Jodi Edwards and Nancy Simonds will show work at Portland Art Gallery throughout March, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. March 2. Portland Art Gallery is at 154 Middle St., Portland. Call 207-956-7105, or go to portlandartgallery.com for more information.

Lights Out Gallery pop-up exhibition 

Lynn Duryea, Lynne Barr, Mark Little and Oliver Solmitz will show their work in the upcoming Lights Out Gallery exhibit held at the Frank Brockman Gallery, 68 Maine St. in Brunswick beginning March 2. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. March 2, and a closing reception will be held from […]

Celebrate Youth Art Month at First Friday in Waterville

First Friday will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. March 3 in multiple locations throughout Waterville. Celebrate Youth Art Month with an exhibition on March 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. This annual YAM exhibition will expand this year by partnering with Colby’s Greene Block + Studios. Student work will be displayed at both […]

Portland Art Gallery interviews Helen Lewis

Maine. My husband, Brad, and I have been coming to Maine for over 35 years.  We make the trip to Maine from our home in Ohio as frequently as we can; at least twice each year. I love the ocean, the rocky coastline, the history and the architecture. The serenity I hope to convey in […]

Midcoast Umva Juried Winter Exhibition at Waterfall Arts

David Estey curated an exhibit of art by 28 well-known and little-known artists in the mid-coast area that opened with a reception on Jan. 27 at Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. in Belfast. The exhibit contains a wide range of drawings, collages, paintings, photos and sculptures created by members of a new Mid-coast Chapter of […]

‘Midwinter Valentine’s Day Show’ at Cynthia Winings Gallery

Cynthia Winings Gallery will present the “Midwinter Valentine’s Day Show” with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 10 featuring artists Amy Bramblett, Jenny Brillhart, Avy Claire, Devta Doolan, Molly Dwyer, Ingrid Ellison, Heather Lyon, Buzz Masters, Patricia Wheeler, Cynthia Winings, Goody-B. Wiseman and more to follow. Cynthia Winings Gallery is at 24 Parker […]

David Greenham appointed executive director of Maine Arts Commission

The Maine Arts Commission appointed David Greenham to a five-year term as executive director during its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 17. Greenham of Gardiner has worked as interim executive director of the state arts agency since January 2021, when he transitioned from his role as chairman of the commission to help lead the agency […]