Alumni news, 2021 and before

January/February, 2021

Portland’s TempoART has announced its 2022 project: Hewnoaks alum and Residency Manager, Pamela Moulton, has been commissioned to build an installation entitled Every Tree Tells a Story, four immersive trees sculptures whose metal armatures will be draped in accumulations of “ghost gear,” abandoned fishing net and bouys. Coming to a Portland park this summer! (Details to come). 

  On Saturday, Feb. 26, from 4-6 PM, Speedwell Projects in Portland will host an informal open-studio session for winter resident, Deborah Wing-Sproul. Her work “Microconstructions”, combining scupture and photos, will be on display.   

Hewnoaks alumni Lauren Fensterstock and Justin Levesque are among  a cast of 30 international contemporary artists whose works feature in Portland Museum of Art’s North Atlantic Triennial“Down North.” (Feb. 18 – June 5)

November/December, 2021

2021 resident Ashley Page had work in the exhibition Vision and Visibility at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH in November and December. She also created “Captured Curiosities”, a holiday window scene for Flea for All in Portland.

Brian Smith, another 2021 resident, had work in the November exhibition Human, Nature at Icosa Art Collective in Austin, TX.

Laundry Day 3, an exhibition and fundraiser at New System Exhibitions in Portland, drew heavily on Hewnoaks alumni, including Aaron StephanAlexis IammarinoAshley PageBrian SmithCatherine CallahanIsaac JaegermanIsabelle O’DonnellJenny McGee DoughertyJessica GandolfJimmy VieraMary HartMichel DrogeNate Luce, and Tessa O’Brien.

Great and Small, an exhibition open through January 29 at Cove Street Arts, also included a group of Hewnoaks artists: Liz McGheeMichel DrogePenelope Jones, and Roy Germon.

Writers Anne Britting OlesonChelsea Conaboy, and Kevin St Jarre have announced new books.

Pamela Moulton, our summer manager, has been busy, too – she has work in Majestic Fragility, a large installation about ocean health at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

October, 2021

Aaron T. Stephan recently unveiled his newest public art commission, Path’s Rising, at the Tampa International Airport. Building on Aaron’s interest in recontextualizing everyday objects on a monumental scale, the installation consists of 300 handmade wooden ladders suspended above the terminal.

Michel Droge‘s solo show, Deep Sea, appears at the Maine Jewish Museum from Oct. 7 – Nov. 12. The paintings in Deep Sea are inspired by conversations with Beth Orcutt, Senior Research Scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science, who studies microbial life in deep-sea environments and the effects of deep-sea mining on the ocean’s ecosystems. These paintings are informed by these sublime environments, mysterious life forms, uncharted territories, and conversations about the risks of human impact in these rarely seen primordial places.

Works by both Karen Gelardi and Hilary Irons appear in Speedwell Projects exhibition Witchgrass from Sept. 30 to Oct. 10. The four artists featured in Witchgrass respond to the intricacies, resiliency, metaphor, fantasy, and spirituality they observe in a vast botanical ecosystem. The title of the exhibit is based on Pulitzer Prize winner Louise Gluck’s powerful pleading poem of love and pain from the point of view of the natural world. Work Hilary executed in her 2021 residency Hewnoaks will be on display.

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art’s fall/winter lineup of group and solo shows draws heavily on Hewnoaks alumni. (All shows below run from Oct. 1, 2021 to Jan. 9, 2022.)

Ryan Adams is showcased Lessons, his larges solo exhibition to date, which is anchored by a 33ft mural in his signature “gem style,” expanding his project of abstracted, text-based wall works that grew out of his early graffiti practice. The mural will feature a phrase of advice his mother often gave him as a minority youth growing up in Portland to help him negotiate life in a predominantly white community.

Ryan (and wife, Rachel Adams), are also included in a group show at New System Gallery that runs from Sept. 24 to Oct. 10.

Ana Hepler’s sculpture will be featured in CMCA’s main lobby in a show entitled, Spatial Relations. Her work will appear in dialogue with that of two other leading artists, Elizabeth Atterbury and Gordon Hall. The exhibition will be installed much like an indoor sculpture garden, with each artist contributing multiple sculptures ranging widely in scale and sharing a direct, visible use of materials, including wood, ceramic, metal, concrete and cardboard.

Into Action is a thematic group exhibition featuring photography and photo-based works set in nature that either capture, stage or perform actions for the camera, propose actions for visitors, or feature interactions with nature created in post-production. The exhibition includes installation-based presentations by Cig Harvey, Julie Poitras Santos, and Shoshanna White, along with more traditionally formatted works by Jennifer Calivas, Mark Dorf, and Ray Ewing.

July/August/September, 2021

Juniper Ginger, fresh from her residency at Hewnoaks this summer, will perform at Creative Portland’s First Friday Art Walk Summer Stage in Monument Square in Portland on Friday, Sept. 3, alongside a lineup of other Maine musical acts scheduled to play from 5 – 8 pm.

Michel Droge’s painting, Ore Mountain – Katahdin Ironworks, II (pictured below) has pride of place in the L.C. Bates Museum summer exhibition, Marks and Tracks, which features artists working on themes that engages with the natural world by exploring how the landscape has been marked by geological processes or by human presence, the ground by its inhabitants (both human and animal), and animate beings and inanimate things by time. To view the virtual exhibition click here (scroll down to bottom for video).

Aaron T. Stephan’s monumental sculpture, Simple Twist of Fate (2020) will be on view in CMCA’s public courtyard from June 29 through August 31, 2021. The sculpture is composed of interlocking, hand-twisted concrete blocks that form a free-standing spiral structure. The sculpture’s spiral form and color palette dynamically capture light and shadow in a multitude of ways throughout the day.

Congratulations to Caitlin Shetterly for selling her debut novel, Peter and Alice in Maine, to Harper, the flagship imprint of global publisher HarperCollins! The novel tells the story of a New York City couple fleeing the COVID-19 pandemic — as well as a recent betrayal — and holing up in their second home in Maine, only to find they cannot escape the fault lines of their complicated family dynamics.

Tessa O’Brien’s solo show at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockport, Maine, displayed selected works from her Eastport series. Her works distill the essence of the extremely remote coastal town of Eastport, Maine, which is, in Tessa’s words “a borderland, with little red buoys marking the thin line between the United States and Canada, and a dramatic tide that highlights the push & pull between ocean and land. The line between nature and humans there is thin, and the border between the past and present feels this was as well.”

June, 2021

Written as a reflection on her 2019 work in Alingsås, Sweden for the 2019 Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (GIBCA) Extended, Julie Poitras Santos’ Walking the Forest Imaginary: a breath between us was published in the International Journal of Education Through Art (Volume 17 Number 1) this year. You can also read a curatorial essay she wrote on the works of Elizabeth Atterbury, Tad Beck, Sage Lewis, and Amanda Marchand for Parallax/Geography at the ICA at MECA.

May, 2021

San Francisco’s Catharine Clark Gallery opened its Spring 2021 program with Doing and Undoing, the gallery’s debut solo exhibition of work by multi-disciplinary artist and Hewnoaks alum, Jen Bervin. Encompassing fiber works, installation, and video, Bervin’s presentation draws on the poetic tensions of text/textile, inviting viewers to reflect on language as a material and technology for intimate forms of connection.

April, 2021

Hewnoaks alumnus and current Board Member, Gibson Fay-Leblanc celebrates the publication of his much-anticipated second collection of poems, Deke Dangle Dive on May 11. Please join Mechanics’ Hall, SPACE, and PRINT: A Bookstore for the book launch. This event will include reading and conversation between Gibson and poet Samaa Abdurraqib, fiction writer Lewis Robinson (both of whom are Hewnoaks participants) and nonfiction writer Jaed Coffin. Deke Dangle Dive explores illness, fatherhood, brotherhood, and masculinity through a variety of lenses, including ice hockey and the natural world. Register for the event here.

Tad Beck’s new exhibition, Eyes Of, is on display at Grant Wahlquist Gallery until June 21, 2021. Don’t let travel hesitancy keep you from experiencing the show: you can view a video walkthrough here and read reviewers enthusing over his work at The Brooklyn Rail, the Portland Press Herald and Art New England.

Michelle Hauser is exhibiting a selection of photographs from her series, Meeting Hall Maine, which records for posterity the documentation of hundreds of meeting halls found throughout the state. This photographic exploration of a lesser known aspect of Maine’s folk history will be on view at the Maine Jewish Museum in Portland until May 7th, 2021. 

February/March, 2021

Bess Welden’s play, Death Wings, was named the State of Maine winner of the 2020 Clauder Competition for New England Playwrights. Read more about the competition and all the winners here. Congratulations, Bess! North Shore Readers Theater in Newburyport, MA will stream a zoom-recorded reading of MADELEINES followed by a talkback on Saturday, March 13 at 10:00 AM EDT. Register for the free event here.

Works by Greta Bank, Gregory Jamie, Julie Poitras SantosDeborah Wing-Sproul and Ryan Adams feature in a group exhibition, Untitled, 2020: Art From Maine In A _______ Time, at the Portland Art Museum from Feb. 12 – May 31. The exhibition presents a survey of contemporary Maine visual arts engaging with the psychic destabilizations and general upheaval wreaked by the pandemic.

Nicole Duennebier’s solo exhibition Floral Hex is on display at 13Forest Gallery in Arlington, MA from Feb. 27 – April 16. The show features a collection of 16 paintings Nicole has been working on since the beginning of the pandemic and injects a moody, subversive sensibility into the Dutch still life tradition.

Maia Snow’s installation Green Flash will hang in the window of Space Gallery in Portland from Jan. 8 – Feb. 19. The green flash is a rare optical phenomenon sometimes glimpsed around sunset or sunrise, and Snow’s work is an exploration of the parallels between queerness and fleeting atmospheric effects. Snow, who divides their time between Austin, TX and Portland, celebrates the complexities of queer sexuality, gender, and the non-binary body in their work.

January, 2021

Carolyn Gage has had a busy year! She recently published a collection of six plays entitled The Island Collection and completed a new play about pioneering geneticist (and Nobel laureate) Barbara McClintock, In McClintock’s Corn. The new play explores McClintock’s work on genetic diversity and her personal relationships in light of our understanding of her today as a woman with autism. Carolyn also produced a website about the historically famous lesbians who had homes on the island where she lives: “The Lesbian History Trail of Mount Desert Island.”

Sandell Morse’s memoir, The Spiral Shell, a French Village Reveals Its Secrets of Jewish Resistance in World War II, was released last spring by Schaffner Press. The book grew out of several residencies Sandell undertook in the French village of Auvillar, where she befriended local residents and learned about the townsfolks’ unheralded resistance efforts during the Vichy regime, which in turn shed light on her own complex family history. Order a copy here.

November, 2020

Daniel Minter is included in a group show entitled I Am an American at Cove Street Arts, which runs till January 16, 2021. The exhibit explores the complexities and contradictions of race, identity and what it means to be an American.

Anne Buckwalter featured recently as a part of a group show at the Rachel Uffner Gallery, NYC, entitled Warmth and Promise, which presented a small selection of artists depicting intimacy through representational art.

Amanda Marchand’s solo show The World is Astonishing is on display at Traywick Contemporary in Berkeley, CA until January 6, 2021. Not traveling to California anytime soon? Schedule a virtual gallery visit here.

In October, Megan Grumbling released her second poetry collection, Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, with Acre Books. The collection “vaults an ancient myth into the age of climate change, as the goddess comes and goes erratically from our warming world,” and can be ordered here.

In partnership two collaborators, Leah Sobsey has launched a new clothing line, LEA, that blends art, ecology, and sustainability and features threatened plants from Thoreau’s woods. Click here to take a look at the Indiegogo campaign they’ve set up to help fund the venture.

Elias Peirce and Isaac Jaegerman’s collaborative work A Time of Wild Meaning recently appeared at the New Systems Gallery in Portland, ME. This exhibition was the fruit of a joint residency they undertook at Hewnoaks funded by a project grant from the Maine Arts Commission

June, 2020

Congratulations to these Hewnoaks alumni writers for winning Maine Literary Awards from the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance this year:

Maureen StantonBody Leaping Backward (Book Award for Memoir)
Rebecca Turkewitz, “At This Late Hour” (Short Works Competition in Fiction)
Jennifer Lunden, “Fugitive Justice” (Short Works Competition in Nonfiction)
Jefferson Navicky, “Other Fathers” and other poems (Short Works Competition in Poetry)

Rebecca Turkewitz also published a short humor piece in The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts on May 29, titled “The Pre-Apocalyptic Novels We All Need Right Now.”

Douglas Milliken released a new EP on Bandcamp with his project The Plaster Cramp, titled Four Roads :: Losing Drafts. Proceeds from sales will be donated to the Grassroots Law Project.

Julie Poitras Santos will screen Chronicle of Mud, a video she made with the support of the Bates College Museum of Art for the exhibition Anthropocenic, Art About the Natural World in the Human Era, on the evening of July 1 at Vox Populi in conjunction with a performance by Maddie Hewett and a Q&A with the artists. Follow their website for more details soon.

May, 2020

Hewnoaks is well represented with alumni who will be included in the upcoming Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial (October 2020 – February 2021):

Anne BuckwalterBen DeHaanBrian DoodyJenny McGee DoughertyMeg HahnBreehan JamesGregory JamieBaxter KoziolIsabelle Maschal O’DonnellMaia SnowBenjamin SpaldingJimmy Viera 

March, 2020

Dave Camlin‘s film “Welcome to Commie High” tells the story of an alternative public school that was founded in 1972 while following the 2016 – 2017 school year, and will be premiering at the Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Pat Mew‘s play Being Tennessee, about Tennessee Williams, was chosen for a staged reading by Acorn Productions for their Maine Play Festival this month.

February, 2020

Anne Britting Oleson‘s new novel “Cow Palace” comes out in March from Bink Books.

Erin Dorneys “QUESTION THE BODY”, created during her 2019 Hewnoaks residency, will be featured at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art as part of their “SCREEN” series of video work by artists with a connection to Maine. March 7 – June 7.

Shoshannah White has work in two venues in New Mexico: The Richard Levy Gallery is showing her underwater iceberg works and the Roswell Museum and Art Center is exhibiting a new triptych of photograms related to the Rio Grande and the United States and Mexico Boundary Survey of 1857.

Hilary Irons will have a solo exhibition at Unity College in Maine February 27 – March 28, with an opening reception on Thursday March 5.

Jimmy Riordan brought a bus from Pittsburgh to Alaska to launch Anchorage’s first Bookmobile. Listen to this report from Alaska Public Media from December.

January, 2020

Daniel Minter received a Caldecott Honor for his work illustrating Going Down Home with Daddy, written by Kelly Starling Lyons.

Elaine Ng has work at Interloc Projects in Rockland from January 18 – February 29, in a show called OVER/UNDER.

Meghan Brady releases her new book of paintings, which contains essays by Jenna Crowder, Anna Hepler, and Matt Phillips. Saturday February 1, 4-6 pm @bettyforevermaine in Camden, Maine

Nat Baldwin will release his newest album at SPACE on February 6, which includes songs he worked on at Hewnoaks last summer. Also on the bill is avant performance and sound artist Lauren Tosswill.

Chris Patch curated “Happy Agitation” at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland, running January 31 – March 15, 2020.

Maureen Stanton‘s essay, “Through a Glass, Tearfully,” was published in Longreads in January 2020.

Bess Weldon will present a reading of her play MERGIRL SAVES THE WAVES, a feminist, environmentalist adaptation of The Little Mermaid, with A Company of Girls at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater the weekend of March 20-22.

Thalassa Raasch and Pamela Moulton received Kindling Fund grants from SPACE Gallery for 2020.

December, 2019

Oliver posted a new video, The Museum: Desktop Museum

Sandell Morse published Transit Camp: Myths and Realities of Prague’s Lost Jews with Concordia College’s journal Ascent.

Julie Poitras Santos launched a new project in Sweden: Walking the forest imaginary: a breath between us , a site-specific audio artwork that invites the audience to walk into the forest imaginary populated by things magical and unseen. She also started a new job as Director of the ICA at the Maine College of Art.

Jenna Crowder‘s The Chart has published its newest print anthology, incluing  writing by Hewnoaks alumni: Hilary Irons interviewing Anna Hepler and Jon Calame, and Myron Beasley interviewing Gina Adams.

J.E. Paterak opened a new studio recently with lots of work to see:

On December 7, a new anthology co-edited by Meghan Sterling will launch at SPACE Gallery. Titled A Dangerous New World: Maine Voices on the Climate Crisis, it includes work by 65 writers and 20 artists who responded to a call for essays, poetry and art work on the effects of climate change

Also at SPACE you’ll find a new window installation by Pamela Moulton, on view through January 2.

Douglas Millikin just launched his new novel Our Shadows’ Voice, available where fine books are sold.

Sarah Meadows also just published a book, called AMPAMOMP, drawing on research she conducted at Hewnoaks in 2018.

Amanda Marchand has a book, too! Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again is available through Datz Press.

July, 2019

Elisabeth Tova Bailey recently premiered her film The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating at the Maine International Film Festival.

Sarah Meadows launched a seasonal edition of prints, available through her website. Here’s the first set:

Jennifer Lunden wrote about Concentration Camps in Trump’s America for The Progressive.

Devon Kelley-Yurdin is engaged with two different fellowships they were awarded this year: with the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England and the Open Waters In Kinship Archives & Performance Fellowship.

June, 2019

Julie Poitras Santos‘ Walking Backwards (Birger’s Walk), created last year in Karlskrona, Sweden, will be on view during the Maine International Film Festival, MIFFONEDGE in Waterville, Maine July 12-21 in a beautiful old post office downtown.

Tad Beck‘s “Technique/Support” opens tomorrow at the Grant Wahlquist Gallery in Portland and runs through August 10. Tad’s work is also included in “Be Seen: Portrait Photography Since Stonewall” at the Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford CT,  June 22-September 15, 2019.

Amanda Marchand‘s work is included in Traywick ContemporarySummer Show: She was Moving Even when She Stood Still. This is an exhibition “exploring the extensive influence of female vision and thought.” The show highlights a handful of artists whose work and deep engagement in the world has been shaped in profound ways by the female perspective. It opened on June 15 in Berkeley CA. 

May, 2019

Portland Stage Company will present two workshop readings of Bess Welden‘s “Death Wings” on May 23 and 24.

Douglas W. Milliken will celebrate the release of Blue of the World, his new collection of stories, at SPACE on May 30

Anne Britting Oleson recently published her third novel, Tapiser. 

Sarah Baldwin has a new show of ink drawings on paper and fabric at Frank Brockman Gallery through June 1. 

Meghan Brady will show wall-sized paintings at SPACE beginning May 17.

February, 2019

Sandell Morse‘s “Hiding” is in the latest issue of The Woven Tale Press.

Chris Patch has a new show at Perimeter Gallery in Belfast, Maine called LORE through March 10 and another show called Chiroptera at NHIA in Peterborough, NH through May 26.

Meg Hahn curated Flavor Profile, at Border Patrol in Portland, Maine, on view through March 23.

Hilary Irons curated “Perfection” at Able Baker Contemporary in Portland, Maine, including work by Carly Glovinski and James Mullen.

December, 2018

Tad Beck, Sarah Haskell, Anna Hepler, Hilary Irons, Baxter Koziol, Elaine K. Ng, Isabelle O’Donnell, Julie Poitras Santos, Gina Siepel, and TUG Collective all have work to see in the current CMCA Biennial, on view now through March 3.

The Kindling Fund has awarded grants to Devon Kelley-Yurdin, meg willing, and The Apohadion (Pat Corrigan and Greg Jamie) for new projects in 2019.

The Chart has published new writing by Hewnoaks alumni: Hilary Irons interviewing Anna Hepler and Jon Calame, and Myron Beasley interviewing Gina Adams.

Will Sears has been commissioned to make a new mural in Portland’s Old Port.

Issue 4.2 of The Maine Review included work by Brett Willis, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc and Linda Buckmaster.

Amy Amoroso interviewed Anne Hallward for the January issue of The Sun magazine.

Tessa O’Brien is showing new paintings at Elizabeth Moss Gallery through January 19.

Jennifer Lunden has been awarded a Maine Arts Commission fellowship for 2019, and will work to finish the book she sold to Harper Wave: American Breakdown: Notes from an Industrialized Body.

November, 2017

Bess Weldon recently premiered her project Not Always Happy  at Portland Stage’s Studio Series.

Jenny McGee Dougherty, Daniel Minter and Anne Buckwalter will be included in the Portland Museum of Art’s 2018 Biennial.

Greg Jamie dropped a new song on his Soundcloud page last week. 

September, 2017

Sarah Baldwin and Marques Bostic will have work in a new installation show in Biddeford, opening September 15 from 5-9pm.

Chris Patch, Pilar Nadal and Tessa Greene-O’Brien have work in a new show at Ocean House Gallery in Cape Elizabeth. (It’s not listed on the site).

Mirah released a new EP of songs she wrote in collaboration with composer Jherek Bischoff.

Kimberly Convery has some of her Jazz Paintings at Akari in Portland.

This is a little late – but we just learned that Andrea Volpe pubished a story in The Rumpus last year, which she shared with us at Alumni day a couple of weeks ago.

July, 2017

Portland’s Institute for American Art has reopened in a new location. Check their website for updates about their visiting artists.

Maine’s art journal The Chart was recently honorably mentioned in an article about artist-run criticism blogs in Artspace magazine.

Karen Gelardi has TWO great shows in Belfast right now (with artist Anna Hepler), at Waterfall Arts and at Perimeter Gallery.

April, 2017

John Sundling‘s set design will be featured in the production of “Constellations” at SPACE Gallery next month. (link here.)

Lee Sharkey is traveling to Dublin where she’s a finalist for a poetry award for work she completed at Hewnoaks last summer. (link to Portland Press Herald article here.)

Shoshannah White has work generated from her Arctic Residency at SPACE Gallery through May 13. (link here.) 

February, 2017

Maia Snow will have new work in Portland’s Vestibule Gallery, opening on March 3. Maia has been making some fantastic new work and was recently gushing about the transformative effects of her week at Hewnoaks last summer.

You can see Emily Dix Thomas play with The Huntress and Holder of Hands and some other bands at Bunker Brewing in Portland on March 18.

Sarah Baldwin has some new work to share in Portland opening First Friday at Urban Dwellings on Congress St.

Douglas W. Milliken aka Milk St. Peter & the Unknown Knowns has a new album download that generates proceeds for the ACLU.

Chris Patch will be leading a two-part workshop on building large-scale puppets and masks to be used in an upcoming rally in Portland on April 15th. The workshop is part of Get Ready Weekly and takes place at Mayo St. Arts in Portland.

The Chart, a Maine-focused online arts journal and Hewnoaks alum, is looking for writers for exhibition reviews, artists’ reflections or studio notes on their own practice, and essays on the dynamics of art and social justice. We are especially interested in working with artists and writers whose perspectives expand conversations around race, sexuality and gender identity, disability, class, nationality, and status. See the submission guidelines for more details.

Lucinda Bliss has a solo show at Common Street Arts, in Waterville, Maine. Tracking the Border includes installation, drawing, and a series of limited edition photographs. Exhibition Dates: January 11 – February 25. Lucinda will give an artist talk there on Thursday, February 23, 5pm.

Clint Fulkerson‘s new show “Fluid Geometry” opens at the USM AREA Gallery at the Woodbury Campus Center in Portland, Thursday Feb. 2 5-7pm. 

Get Ready Weekly, an artist led series of events and actions, has involved Hewnoaks alumni Hilary Irons and Marieke Van der Steenhoven. The next event will be led by Jenna Crowder / The Chart, on Tuesday Feb. 7. 

Anne Buckwalter was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Carly Glovinski‘s show at Carroll and Sons was recently reviewed on WBOR’s art blog.  

Bernard Myers has a new show in Rochester, NY, including work created last summer at Hewnoaks. 

Jordan Kendall Parks was awarded a grant from the Kindling Fund for an outdoor art exhibition that will take place on Chebeague Island this summer.

Shoshannah White was awarded a grant from the Kindling Fund for her street art initiative.

December, 2016

Thursday, Dec. 15 (tonight): Douglas W. Milliken shares his newest collection through a collaborative performance with musician Nat Baldwin. Two of the stories in this collection were written at Hewnoaks. 7:00 PM at SPACE Gallery, Portland.

Through January 20: Jonathan Blatchford has work in the new show at Able Baker Contemporary, in Portland.

Ongoing: The Portland Public Library commissioned Jenny McGee Dougherty to make a series of banners for the front windows of the main library, overlooking Monument Square.

February, 2016

Megan Grumbling‘s first book of poems, Booker’s Point, won the Vassar Miller Prize and will be published in April. She is also the librettist for an opera, Persephone in the Late Anthropocene, that will premiere in May at SPACE Gallery. FMI:

Congratulations to Greta Bank on her recent Joan Mitchell Foundation grant and recognition. Greta was awarded this grant because of both the excellence of her work and her commitment to her career and community.

February, 2015

Johanna Moore‘s show, Diary of a River: Solargraphs of the Kennebec River,is on viewat the Glickman Family Library Gallery at the University of Southern Maine through May 29th. Find out details at:  

Resident Sarah Baldwin recently debuted at Engine in Biddeford as part of the collective Autus. Their show Primum will be on view through March 21st. Details at: Kiss, a collaboration between resident 

Rollin Leonard and his brother Tad is based on a digital artwork by Rollin where pixels were manually moved a single row at a time until two heads collide. Be part of this fascinating photobooth project at SPACE Gallery in Portland on February 14th.

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