Category: Portland

Portland Art Gallery interviews Matthew Barter

By Susan Sherrill Axelrod Painter and sculptor Matthew Barter has spent his career paying homage to the downeast Maine fishing community where he grew up. With their iconic shapes, his bold, elemental paintings capture the stark beauty of the landscape and the rugged reality of making a living from the sea. They represent the coastal […]

David Estey at Cove Street Arts

View all the images in David Estey’s latest show and connect to a virtual tour of most pieces in the exhibit by going to, or tour the show via video at The show remains up through Jan. 7 at Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St., Portland. 

Maine Musuem of Photographic Arts “Morphing Medium Artist Talk”

  This Friday, December 2, 5-8pm Morphing Medium Artist Talk Gianluca Rizzo, Professor of Italian language and literature at Colby College will be reading from Obelisks, an artist book of poems and photographs he co created with artist and professor of photography, Gary Green.   Artist Deb Whitney will also be speaking about her installation, Looking at the […]

Bibby Gignilliat at Portland Art Gallery

Bibby Gignilliat has been creative since she picked up her first crayon. She started private art classes at 10 and put her art career on the hold at 11, after being criticized by her art teacher.  Turning her adult creative talents toward cooking, Gignilliat became a marketing manager for Williams-Sonoma and then decided to go […]

Holiday Art Studio Sale

A Cassidy Point Open Studio and Holiday Art Sale will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 at 121 Cassidy Point in Portland. Stop in for a glass of wine and holiday cheer. Photographer Jocelyn Lee will offer framed exhibition prints at all sizes and reduced prices. These are not editioned prints and […]

Maine artist Charlie Hewitt launches first digital collection of NFTs

Maine artist Charlie Hewitt has launched his first digital collection of NFTs (non-fungible tokens). Each NFT in this collection depicts a story told by a lifelong artist, filled with uniqueness, creativity, fun and speed. One-of-one bold, colorful, and humorous works were created with Sharpie markers, cut out, collaged, and digitized. The first phase of the […]

David Estey’s ‘Emergent Phenomena’ at Cove Street Arts 

David Estey is showing his work in “Emergent Phenomena” at Cove Street Arts through Dec. 31. An opening reception was held Oct. 27. An artist talk will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. In his own words, Estey says, “Over the past 70-plus years, I have worked in many different styles, from realism and […]

Portland Art Gallery interviews Darthea Cross

Looking at Darthea Cross’ paintings of rock formations floods me with memory.  My childhood summer playground was not the beach but the granite ledges that surrounded the small Maine island where my family spent every August. I spent hours creating imaginary worlds on those ledges, becoming familiar with each crevice and vein of pink granite […]

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 […]