Upcoming Group Exposition: Drift & Migrate

Poster for The Algae Society & BioArt Design Lab Presents Drift & Migrate. Full text below.

DRIFT & MIGRATE: FLOW AND MIGRATE
November 6-20, 2019
Faculty of Fine Arts
Showroom
Complutense University of Madrid

Opening Reception: Novemeber 6 at 3pm

Press Release:

THE ALGAE SOCIETY- BIOART AND DESIGN LAB presents its first exhibition in Spain by the Complutense Research Group “Art, Technology and Social Commitment – ARTECS”. This show is a continuation of the work of the Algae Society starting at the MOXI / The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation in Santa Barbara (California) from April through July 2019. This show includes students and professors of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in addition to the works carried out by the students of the subject “Art, Science and Nature” of the Master in Research, Art and Creation (MIAC) of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the UCM, and the members of the ARTECS research group. The Complutense University of Madrid also welcomes work by artists and researchers from the Algae Society and from the University of California Santa Cruz, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and the University of Maine Intermedia MFA program.

The Algae Society is an international collective of artists and scientists who work on issues related to sustainability and the environment with the aim of highlighting the value of algae, the organisms that produce most of the oxygen we consume. Thus, from artistic practice and collaboration they develop exhibition projects that support the dissemination and knowledge of these organisms and the importance they have for life. The exhibition project “DRIFT AND MIGRATE” aims to show the impact of human activity on the marine environment through climate change and the consequent acidification of the oceans and how this, in turn, impacts the existence of algae directly or indirectly on the ecosystems and organisms with which they coexist, be they corals, marine plants or animals.

The exhibition has graphic works, photographs, interactive works, audiovisual installations and sculptural pieces that pose the personal vision of more than 50 artists from different parts of the world. The vision of The Algae Society is to propose projects that, with a marked international character, show problems related to these organisms both globally and locally to show that the conservation of marine ecosystems is an issue that concerns all humanity.

The exhibition will be open to the public from the 6th to the 20th of November in the exhibition hall of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University of Madrid.

For more information:

https://www.ucm.es/ar-te-cs/
http://algaesociety.org/

Upcoming Exhibit at UMA

In The Studio As In Life, University of Maine MFA Exhibition, with Adriana Cavalcanti, Arturo Camacho, Rachel Church, Adele Drake, SueAnn Gaitings, Thomas Griffith, Reed Hayden, Aylah Ireland, Anna Martin, Adam Paul, and Amy Pierce. Danforth Gallery, University of Maine at Augusta. Sept 3rd – Oct 2nd.

Learn to hand-print your own cards!

Join me at Still Life Studio on Dec. 3rd to design, carve, and print your own set of greeting or holiday cards! (Handmade cards make a great gift, too!)  You can choose between two 2.5 hours sessions, one starting at 10 am and the other at 12:30 pm.  In both sessions I’ll demonstrate two methods for creating your printing block for you to choose from, then help you ink and print your design.  All supplies included for just $40! Sign up today to reserve your spot: https://www.studiostilllife.com/class-calendar/2017/12/3/handmade-card-making-day

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6×6 Show and Open Studios!

Mark you calendars for Running with Scissor’s 6×6 Annual Gallery Event & Open Studios on Saturday October 14th,10 am – 4 pm, during statewide Maine Craft Weekend!

Over 40 RWS member artists & invited artist guests exhibiting 6×6″ new works of art, all priced $150.00 each AND over 30 RWS artists will open their work space and studios to talk, browse, explore, buy!

FREE EVENT FOR ALL AGES.

250 Anderson Street
Portland
More info at rwsartstudios.com, info@rwsartstudios.com or 207-831-5682

Book Arts Exhibit at USM’s Glickman Library in Portland

 

From: https://usm.maine.edu/art/art-342-summer-book-arts-culminating-event

ART 342 Summer Book Arts Culminating Event

Summer Book Arts class, ART 342, culminates in an exhibition of student made art books.

Book Arts Exhibition runs from September 7 – October 8, 2017 at the Special Collections on the 6th floor, Glickman Family Library.

Lecture and Exhibition Reception is Monday, September 11th, 4:00-6:00 p.m..

Lecture: Artists’ Books as Teaching Tools by Cathleen Miller, Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England.  University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, 314 Forest Avenue, Portland Campus.  Lecture begins at 4:00 p.m..

Following the Lecture there will be an exhibition reception from 5:00-6:00 p.m. on the 6th floor of Glickman Family Library.  Refreshments will be served.

Event is Free and Open to the Public.

 

Celebrating ME Craft Weekend!

Come see me tomorrow at the Running with Scissors 6×6 Gallery Show and Open Studios, as part of ME Craft Weekend! From the event page:

“Experiencing how artists ply their magic will be the focus of the Open Studios at Running with Scissors Studios (RWS), 250 Anderson St, in Portland’s eclectic and creative East Bayside on Saturday, October 1st from 10 am to 4 pm.

This event is free and open to the public. In addition to the 30+ artists working, you will find a unique show of work in a variety of media, in a six inch by six inch format display.

Meet print makers, painters, jewelers, ceramicists, wood workers, metal workers, textile artists, print makers, book artists, mixed media and more at this one day unique event and maybe find a piece to take home.

Part of the greater Maine Craft Weekend, through the Maine Crafts Association, the RWS event will be neighbored by other local craft makers and craft brewers. See http://mainecraftweekend.org/ for more information and a map. Please call 207-831-5682 or email kate@rwsartstudios.com for more info.

Maine Craft Weekend (MCW), a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, breweries, businesses and events, is an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft brewers in Maine. MCW is a public, educational, community oriented, family friendly weekend October 1 + 2, 2016.”

More info at the Running with Scissors Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/625806780916138/

Open Studios April 30th!

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Join me and other artist at Running with Scissors for a open studio day and art sale! From the event webpage:

Bursting with new art works to buy and open studios to explore, Running With Scissors invites you and yours to our SPRING open studios event April 30th. With Mother’s Day and other spring holidays and events right around the corner (yeah, you need a gift for mom NEXT WEEK!) why not choose something made locally, by hand and in the space they actually made it!

FREE event and open for ONE DAY ONLY .
250 Anderson Street
Portland, ME
scissorsart@gwi.net for more info

Over 40 artists welcome you into their creative homes and share with you their work, their gifts and their community.

Also, CHOCOLATES! – We are thrilled to be collaborating with Christopher Hastings Confections – the crafts award-winning, Maine-made and inspired chocolates and candies, using local ingredients and small-batch artisan techniques. We draw our inspiration from the rich food history and taste traditions of Maine to produce stunningly delicious and truly decadent confections that put a little bit of Maine into every tasty bite.

As small-batch artisans — we don’t make hundreds of chocolates every week, like those ‘big box’ candy shops. Instead we artfully hand-craft fifty or so of each of our chocolates at a time, keeping a regular menu of our most popular chocolates while sprinkling in a seasonal assortment of confections and chocolates we create specifically based on the availability of quality local ingredients.

Because we are small-batch, we’re incredibly nimble — and welcome special orders or requests. If you have a special someone to woo, an upcoming corporate or personal special event, or run a business catering to those seeking the very best tastes the great state of Maine has to offer, we’d love to work with you to make your life more delicious.” handpainted

Spring is also nothing without the FLOWERS, right? So we are bringing in a guest floral artist to pair with our ceramic artists offering you truly unique floral arrangements and gifts that mom, or any loved one will treasure. Pre-order flowers for Mothers Day or buy an arrangement to take home that day. Limited number available.