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Special Events 2024

June 27 – Artwalk & Art Talk: The Printmaking Experience

Open to public

Thursday, June 27, 6:30pm

 

During the Wiscasset Artwalk, which runs 4pm to 8pm, four Maine artists will describe their approach to the printmaking arts and what drew them to the medium to complement our exhibit, Drawn to Maine: Contmeporary Drawing & Printmaking.

 

Artists, their residing town, and media:

  • Joel LeVasseur of Damariscotta works in gelatin

  • Sherrie York of Bristol works in wood and lino cuts

  • Judith Long, Brunswick, works in various mediums including etching, drypoint, monotypes, wood and linoleum block and silkscreen

  • Kathleen W. Buchanan, collagrapher. 

Jonathan Alderferan

All will discuss their inspiration, purpose and methods and our natural world that serve as their inspiration. Talk will be moderated by gallery board member and artist Debra Arter. 

Past Events

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May 18: Celebrated Mildred Burrage’s Birthday

With Day-Long Sweets and an Art Talk Titled "My Mother the Artist."

Open to public

The daughters of two of the featured artists in our Generations: The Legacy of Mentors show recounted their experiences growing up with accomplished artists as parents. Introduced and moderated by gallery board member Sarah Fisher, Linda Burley reflected on her mother, Lina Burley, who was vice president of the Maine Art Gallery in the 1960’s.   Lisa Jahn-Clough, Elena Jahn’s daughter, also shared her reminiscences.  

 

Elena Jahn, was a Monhegan artist, co-founder of the Women Artists of Monhegan Island, and author of “50 years: Growing up Artist on Monhegan,” recounting experiences with preeminent Maine artists of the time. Gallery board member and noted Burrage scholar, Martha Frink, gave insightful and topical remarks of Gallery founder Mildred Burrage's mentorship of so many, including Martha herself. The talk was fascinating and inspiring; and the refreshments, in the form of art palettes created by Wiscasset resident and Friend of the Maine Art Gallery, Jan Flowers, were delightful.

All Maine Art Gallery YouTube videos, such as the recordings of this talk, can be found here. You can preview the intro below.

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June 1: Art Talk -- The Art of Joseph Fiore. 

Open to public

Saturday, June 1, 4pm

Two former Damariscotta gallerists, both of whom exhibited Fiore’s work, Yvette Torres (former owner of Yvette Torres Fine Art, which was known for featuring the work of the Black Mountain College artists, one of whom was Fiore) and Geoffrey Robinson, former owner of the River Gallery and a personal friend of Fiore, conversed with MAG board member Kay Liss about their reminiscences of this important 20th century artist. We had an additional unexpected celebration in receiving a bequest from the Morris Farm of Fiore’s work Stone Beast, just in time for the talk.  Fiore is included as a Maine Art Gallery founding artist mentor shown in Generations: The Legacy of Mentors alongside Maine leading watercolorist, David Dewey, who studied with Fiore at the Philadelphia College of Art and eventually followed him to Maine. Dewey also served as the Juror for the exhibition’s Juried Member Artists Show on the Gallery’s first floor. 

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Left to right:  Yvette Torres, former Damariscotta Gallery owner of same name, Geoffrey Robinson, former River Gallery owner, and gallery board member and moderator Kay Liss stand in front of “Stone Beast” by Joseph Fiore. Photo: Bob Bond

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