Category: Portland

Honour Mack shows ‘Buoyant Structures’ at Cove Street Arts

Honour Mack’s “Buoyant Structures” exhibit is at Cove Street Arts from Aug. 18 to Oct. 8. An opening reception was held on Aug. 18. “My paintings are the result of an ongoing interest in the push and pull between choice and accident, object and image, and the action of seeing,” Mack says. “When I layer […]

Portland Art Gallery interviews Philip Barter

Maine. I’ve lived in Maine my entire life. I was born in Boothbay Harbor in 1939. My family descends from the Barters who settled Barters Island in the 1700s. After graduating from Boothbay High School, I left Maine for a stint with the Army, and tried life in California in the 60s. My Maine roots […]

Portland Fine Craft Show returns to Free Street on Aug. 27

Presented by Shop Maine Craft, the Portland Fine Craft Show returns for its seventh annual event, a festive, one-day, outdoor juried fine craft show in downtown Portland from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27. The show is located in the heart of Portland’s arts district in the large parking area at 120 Free St. […]

Work by Anne Ireland on exhibit at Moss Galleries

Moss Galleries, Portland will show the work of Anne Ireland from Aug. 19 through Sept. 10. “My paintings are the result of observation informed by imagination–a place where the iconic is seen in the emotional context of mystery and surprise. There is a powerful energy when sky meets ground. To intensify that connection I strive […]

Greenhut Galleries presents John Whalley “Short Stories”

  Greenhut Galleries presents John Whalley “Short Stories,” Aug. 4 – 27, 2022 with an Opening Reception: Aug. 4 @ 5-7 pm and an Artist Talk: Aug. 17 @ 6pm Advancing the tradition of American realists and acknowledging the Dutch masters, John Whalley’s paintings go well beyond mere technique. His work exudes tremendous warmth, luminosity […]

Portland Art Gallery interviews J. Rodney Dennis

J. Rodney Dennis’ painting “While She Was Musing” stopped me in my tracks on a visit to Portland Art Gallery. Painted with exceptional skill and detail that evokes the Old Masters, it depicts a Black woman — perhaps in her 30s or 40s — casually seated in bed wearing a demure white nightgown and holding […]

Billy Gerard Frank shows ‘Eulogies’ at Moss Galleries in Portland

Filmmaker and multi-media artist Billy Gerard Frank addresses issues of migration, race and global politics as they relate to gender, minority status and post-colonial subjects in his new show. “Eulogies,” on view July 8 through Aug. 13 at Moss Galleries in Portland, is an autobiographical de-construction and re-positioning of Frank’s collective memories and experiences. “Eulogies” […]

Portland Art Gallery interviews William Crosby

Maine. In the ’70s and ’80s, I took a number of my students on photography field trips to Maine. Then in 1985, my wife, Pat, designed and built a home in Tenants Harbor for the parents of her construction partner. As a result, we spent much of that summer in Maine. Through these experiences we […]

‘Ramble to the Sea’ by Roy Germon at Cove Street Arts

“Ramble to the Sea,” a solo exhibit by Roy Germon, is on view at Cove Street Arts from June 23 to Aug. 13. An opening reception was held on June 23. Germon grew up in northwestern Connecticut. He earned his BFA in illustration and painting in l990 from the School of Visual Art in New […]

‘The Sensuous Line’ at Cove Street Arts

Line is a point moving on a surface or in the air.  It is the simplest mode of visual communication we have. Images, words, maps and plans all use line to tell us something. Cove Street Arts presents “The Sensuous Line” group exhibit from June 23 to Aug. 6, featuring work by Sondra Bogdonoff, Pat […]