Category: Mount Desert Island

Musical guests will perform at D’Alessio Gallery

Guitarists Marilyn Ryan and Willy Kelly will perform at the D’Alessio Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14. Those who sing or play instruments are welcome to join them for some tunes. Artist Russell D’Alessio’s current works are on view at the gallery, and he will be on hand to talk art. Beverages and […]

Group exhibition and reception at Artemis Gallery 

Artemis Gallery will celebrate its sixth opening reception of the season from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17. The exhibition, which will remain on view through Aug. 30, features artists Mary Barnes, landscape and oil painter Liddy Hubbell, oil painter and abstract artist Paul Kelly, sculpturist Robert Haskell, landscape and abstract painter Maggie Hunt and […]

D’Alessio Gallery unveils ‘Outsider/In – Phase II’ at Mount Desert Island’s D’Alessio Gallery featuring artists Russell D’Alessio and Tom Coyle

D’Alessio Gallery presents a live performance by artists Russell D’Alessio and Tom Coyle over two consecutive evenings to create two large-scale artworks. D’Alessio, the gallery owner known for his vibrant imagery, joins forces with Coyle, whose irreverent vision blends dark humor with a refreshing DIY sensibility. With guests in attendance, they’ll collaborate on two original […]

Artist Russell D’Alessio shows ‘Off the Wall: Portraits in Wallpaper’

“Off the Wall: Portraits in Wallpaper” opens on June 22, featuring paintings, drawings and graphics by Russell D’Alessio, a Bar Harbor artist whose work is figurative and expressionistic. Leaving’ Tulsa will perform live music from 5 to 8 p.m. June 22 during the reception. The show runs through the season with new works added as […]

Call for Art: Mount Desert Island Open

Shaw Contemporary Jewelry is calling all artists to submit work for this year’s Mount Desert Island Open. Come be part of a non-juried art exposition, now in its 23rd year at Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor. All artists are invited to participate. Criteria for inclusion: a close association with Mount Desert Island and an item […]

A visit with painter Peter Rudolph on Little Cranberry Island

When a visitor asks Peter Rudolph to see his studio, the painter walks to a side door on the back porch of his home on Little Cranberry Island, aka Islesford, off the coast of Maine, descends a few steps, and pulls a blue tarp off a garden cart. There, revealed, is a mess of art-making […]

Robert S. Neuman: Year in Review

Robert S. Neuman’s work was featured in exhibitions, print and film in 2022. The cover of the Decor Maine 2022 Issue No. 4 declared that maximalism is back, so what better place to showcase than the Neuman family’s Mount Desert Island summer home, “Pooh Corner”? The article took readers on a tour through the eclectic […]

2021 MCA Guild Fine Craft Show season schedule

Three MCA Guild Fine Craft Shows are planned for 2021 in Bar Harbor (MDI show), Scarborough and Brunswick. The shows feature fine craft artists from the former Maine Crafts Guild juried membership and craft artists who have have been juried into the new Guild level of Maine Crafts Association membership. The shows will also include […]

Robert Wellings will exhibit at the Gallery at Somes Sound

Robert Wellings will exhibit his paintings at the Gallery at Somes Sound throughout October. Wellings’ inspiration for this collection of work is the ability of the Maine landscape to evoke in the viewer a sense of solitude and mystery. Scenes of dusk-lit meadows, silhouettes of rocky shores, bare trees in the pre-dawn hours and other […]

William B. Hoyt paintings are at The Gallery at Somes Sound

Paintings by William B. Hoyt recently arrived at The Gallery at Somes Sound. Hoyt was born in 1945 and grew up on the campus of St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island. Hoyt was raised by his mother, Kitty, a well-regarded portrait painter, and father, Norris, who was a renowned sailor, writer and photographer.  Hoyt […]