Articles for Local Culture

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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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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Winter Crossing

It’s winter now, but not for long. Snow has fallen and melted away, and many think it will not snow again. Daylight Savings Time started today. It arrives earlier each year it seems to me. This time it is an entire week before the spring equinox. Our winter this year was mild, too mild. Usually...

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Spring Fest in Old Port

Portland, Maine’s first outdoor festival is just around the corner, the Old Port Festival. Here are images from last year’s event. While the festival is a combination of music, food, and kid’s activities – it’s also provides a tremendous range of artwork and mediums. Old Port Festival Sunday, June 12, 2016 11am — 5pm

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