Category: Portland

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 […]

‘Constructed and Found’ exhibit at MMPA

The title of the next exhibition at Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, “Constructed and Found,” refers to the process of photographers’ image making. “They are either constructing images or finding them and sometimes they’re doing a little of both,” says MMPA director Denise Froehlich. “These four photographers are creating some of the most interesting work […]

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 […]

Join Maine Crafts Association for an Evening on the Runway in Portland

You’re invited to STITCH: Maine Designers on the Runway, a Fashion Fundraiser Benefiting the Maine Crafts Association featuring an evening of style, celebrating seven Maine designers in a live runway show and offering opportunities to mix and mingle with fellow supporters and followers of design, art and craft. STITCH will also feature a fashion based […]

Portland Art Gallery Featured Artist: Laurie Fisher

Maine. Maine snuck up on me. I moved to Maine in 1996 as a new young mom, fresh out of graduate school. Some of my family had moved here, so Maine is where I wanted to be. At first I wasn’t sure I was built for Maine winters. or Maine springs! But Maine is now […]