Tag: interview

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 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 […]

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 […]

Radio Maine: In conversation with Portland Art Gallery’s gallery manager Emma McHold Burke

Emma McHold Burke started working with the Portland Art Gallery just as COVID was causing small businesses like the gallery to “shift direction.” She had recently graduated from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Pennsylvania after gaining an education in painting and art history and had planned her next life steps around the […]

Portland Art Gallery Artist Interview: Sheep Jones

Maine: I was born in Waterville and have four siblings. We’d roam the streets and woods freely with our neighborhood friends. Winters were about ice skating and sledding. In the summers, we’d rent a place on the coast. My husband was also from Waterville and part of a big family so, no matter how many […]

Interview with artist Jean Jack

Artist Jean Jack has earned a reputation for her unique — and now iconic — rendition of New England-style farmhouses and barns. Although she had no personal experience growing up in or around these structures, she found herself mesmerized by a particular farmhouse in Connecticut while in the early stages of her artistic career. After surreptitiously […]

Maine Craft Interview Episode 4: Naomi David Russo Interviews Heide Martin

  The Maine Craft Interview Project is a Maine Crafts Association initiative bringing artists at different career points (and sometimes generations) together in an interview led by the emerging artist. The emerging artist designs interview questions and interviews an established artist of their choosing. In its fourth episode, Naomi David Russo interviews Heide Martin. Interviewer […]

Maine Craft Interview Episode 3: Kincaid Pearson Interviews Angela Adams

The Maine Craft Interview Project is a Maine Crafts Association initiative bringing artists at different career points (and sometimes generations) together in an interview led by the emerging artist. The emerging artist designs interview questions and interviews an established artist of their choosing. In its third episode, Kincaid Pearson interviews Angela Adams. Kincaid Person is […]

Spring arrives at the Eastport Gallery

The Eastport Gallery will open for the season on June 5, but you don’t have to wait until June to visit the virtual Spring Show, open now online featuring over 60 works by 16 member artists.   Visit the online gallery at www.eastportgallery.com. Eastport Gallery has continued its Artist to Artist Video Series. Recent episodes […]

Maine Craft Interview Project: Jordan Carey interviews Owen Kelly

The Maine Craft Interview Project brings emerging craft artists together with established Maine craft artists in an interview, led by the emerging artist. The project serves to support and engage emerging artists by providing a platform and structure to access firsthand craft career experiences one-on-one. The emerging artist designs interview questions and interviews an established […]