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Holiday Events 2018

So far I’ve gathered a few notes about upcoming arts & crafts festivals for the holidays. Check back again as I’ll keep updating the page with more info. Society for East End Arts ART ON THE HILL 2018 DATES Fri, Nov 30th • Sat, Dec 1st • Sun, Dec 2nd East End Community School 195...

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The Value of Art

…and how does the value relate to being good. When we talk about art the word “good” accompanies the subject in direct and subtle ways. We’ve heard it before, or said it ourselves, “I don’t know what is considered good [art].” And then that statement is often followed by, “I know what I like.” OK,...

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Solar-Plate Etching

Solar-plate etching, or photopolymer etching, is a process by which one takes a photograph printed on clear transparency and exposes it to a plate that has been coated with a light-sensitive emulsion. I lay the printed transparency on top of the plate, expose it to the sun, stop the process in a water bath, and...

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The Art of the Festival

OK, the list, …let’s see, where is that list now? Oh, right, here it is. Table, umbrella, (do I need a chair – for breaks, perhaps), table cloth, cooler (water, snack), tent, tent walls, sandbags, display walls, screws, nuts, bolts, tape, clamps, wrapping supplies; and what am I missing? Right, the art!

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Art informs technology

I get the impression from general discussions on tv and radio, and through print and online articles, that technology is the driving force of the arts. Or, that technology is more influential over the arts. We could go further and deduce that most any other field appears more dominant than the arts, as witnessed when...

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artist easel with dried paint

Running with Scissors Artists Studios

Often when I walk into the studio and I happen to be the first to arrive that day, I’ll walk along the aisle of the artists studios or the shelves stocked with artwork in various stages of completion. There’s a stillness to the place that is lit by the morning sun and shines on forms...

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Mount Desert

Every year traveling to Mount Desert is mandatory. Acadia National Park reserves much of the land on this island. Some natives stress the second syllable of the name Mount Desert, de-Zert, like the arid land with rounded dunes, which is reminiscent of the bald mountain tops on the island, and as described by the french...

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San Juan

Being in Puerto Rico was enlightening, in some ways it is as you may expect considering what you hear in the news about its economy, some places are impoverished. On the other hand, it continues to be as lively an island as ever, and San Juan is a bustling city with architecture that’s astounding, from...

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Our local museum

The entrance hall in our museum is an expansive space with pathways around the periphery that entice exploration. It is a perfectly fitting gem, with a combination of open spaces and intimate galleries. Located here in Portland, Maine, the facility itself meanders along edge of downtown and the adjacent neighborhood that soon overlooks the bluffs...

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