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Bob Keyes

Bob Keyes has written about the arts in Maine since 2002. He’s never been much an artist himself, other than singing in junior high school chorus and acting in a few musicals. But he’s attended museums, theaters, clubs and concert halls all his life, and cites Bob Dylan as most influential artist of any kind since Picasso. He lives in Berwick.

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Posted: November 8, 2017

Art in unexpected places

Written by: Bob Keyes

Sometimes you find the best art where you least expect it.

It might be a colorful, provocative mural that catches your eye as you drive by or maybe it’s a contemporary sculpture that stops you short and makes you wonder what it’s all about. We’re lucky in Maine, because there’s beauty and inspiration at every turn. We live among creative people, who improve our lives with their perspectives.

There is art in unexpected places throughout Portland and across Maine. Here are seven pieces we like — some new, some old and some newly revisioned.



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