The splendid Civil War-era Victoria Mansion is a paragon of gilded glamour. Its painted walls and lavish rooms served as the inspiration for five artists, who created site-specific works to be displayed throughout the mansion as part of the special exhibition, “Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion.”
“Many people view the world as a series of separate and autonomous beings and environments – nothing could be further from the truth. We are all connected.” These are the words of Gabriel Frey, a twelfth-generation Passamaquoddy basket maker.
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.
Art walkers enjoyed a nice night and a new show at the PMA.