This month's First Friday Art Walk in Portland features a knockout exhibition of collage work by 10 Maine artists. "Collage x 10" is a celebration of the medium through the eyes of our state's most masterful artists.
From March 3-11, ceramicist Shawn O'Connor will be a visiting artist on the USM Gorham campus. O'Connor will work with intermediate and advanced ceramics students to build a paper kiln
More than 100 drawings and sketchbooks are on display at the Portland Museum of Art. On view now through April 27, "Fine Lines: American Drawings from the Brooklyn Museum" features works from the late 18th to the mid-20th century.
The 72 photographs in "Images of Change: Greater Portland's Cityscape Since 1960" illustrate the city's evolution. It is on view now at the Lewis Gallery at the Portland Public Library.
Portland's First Friday Art Walks offer an always convivial, sometimes bizarre, atmosphere. That is an especially heartening fact for those willing to brave the elements for February's Art Walk on the 7th. Even though the temperatures are frigid and snow is imminent, you can warm your soul with great local art and plenty of local color.
On view through February 23 is "American Vision: Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells," at the Portland Museum of Art. More than 35 photographs from the 20th century illustrate the country's beauty, its diversity, and its place in the greater artistic canon.
Books aren't just for reading. On view now through February 2014 at the Pope-Cheney Art Studio, Wishcamper Center on the USM Portland campus is "Art 241: The Visual Book," an exhibition of student book art.
A lecture by artist Anna Helper and a stunning exhibition of photography from Iran are on offer from the University of Maine.
On view until December 22 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art is a stunning and fascinating exhibition featuring the work of eight contemporary Chinese women artists.
I had a chance to visit the beautiful Colby College campus, namely the Museum of Art. The museum's new Alfond-Lunder Family Pavilion is a striking modern structure that houses an extensive collection of art focused on 18th and 19th century American and contemporary art.