Food trucks have achieved an almost annoying ubiquity. So, it's very refreshing to learn of The Sketchbook Project, a traveling, crowd-sourced art project operating out of a custom-built "bookmobile."
There is a bunch of great exhibitions at Bowdoin College right now! From Renaissance paintings to abstract works by a contemporary Danish artist, the variety and quality of art on view is impressive. There are even caribou antlers involved.
"The New Landscape," on view through April 20 at Rose Contemporary showcases the work of three artists contributing new ideas to the landscape tradition.
"Printmaking ABC: In Memoriam David P. Becker," on view until March 24 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, is a tribute to scholar and Bowdoin alum David Becker, an ardent collector of prints and illustrated books.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.