Posts By: Jamie Thompson
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    Marching forth

    Soon we will turn our clocks ahead, embracing longer days and the promise of melting snow, warmer temperatures, and the return of all that is green and alive. Usher in the new season with a visit to Greenhut Galleries, where "Marching Forth" is on view until March 30. Read on

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    Posted: March 7, 2013
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    Breaking boundaries

    Art is constantly evolving. That is why it is so fascinating. New artists continually push the envelope, and create works with fresh scope. Prints: Breaking Boundaries, at Portland Public Library's Lewis Gallery, features the work of 35 Maine artists who use new printmaking techniques an materials. Run to catch it - it's open only two more days. Read on

    Posted: February 21, 2013
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    Catching the light

    The fresh, wonderfully evocative paintings of Lois Dodd bring a much-needed injection of color and light to Maine's winter. "Catching the Light", on view until April 7 at the Portland Museum of Art, is the first career museum retrospective for Dodd, featuring 51 works from her nearly 60-year career. Read on

    Posted: February 4, 2013
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    A view to savor

    Enjoying a special, gourmet meal or taking a few moments to sip a nice hot cup of tea are simple pleasures in life. They are meant to be savored, just like a fine painting. Food and art might seem like an unexpected combination, but many of my regular Old Port haunts prove that the two are meant to be. Read on

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    Posted: January 16, 2013
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    Grand Temple: Q&A with artist Sarah Bouchard

    Inside Portland's Masonic Temple, a curious transformation is taking place. Artist Sarah Bouchard is in the process of creating site specific artwork inside the Temple that draws from the rich symbolism of the Masonic Order. I was able to ask Bouchard a few questions about this unique project. Read on

    Posted: January 3, 2013
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    13 in '13

    We are mere days away from welcoming a new year. I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions, so I thought I'd share 13 things that I am looking forward to in 2013. Whether it's an exciting exhibition, artists I admire, or discovering something completely different, here's what I'll be marking on my calendar. Read on

    Posted: December 28, 2012
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    The Holiday Show

    It's the most wonderful time of the year - or at least that's what Andy Williams tells me. That means we get to partake in favorite holiday traditions, like decorating the Christmas tree, making gingerbread cookies...and going to see the annual Holiday Show at Greenhut Galleries! It's on view right now until January 18, 2013. Read on

    Posted: December 17, 2012
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    Fur Coats, Flappers, and Fiends

    My first exposure to Edward Gorey was his animated introduction for the PBS series Mystery. The Gothic sensibility of his artwork appealed to my misanthropic tendencies, and I've been a fan ever since. Gorey draws from the romance of the Victorian era and the Jazz Age to create stories full of mystery, satire, and a sly, sinister wit. This is the world you can explore at "Elegant Enigmas." Read on

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    Posted: December 13, 2012