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
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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.
I’m please to have two artist books on exhibit this month as part of Bound Together III, an exhibit put on by the USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts at the Portland Public Library in Portland, Maine. From the website:
“There are approximately 50 books in the exhibition, each emphasizing the relationship between content and form. Book formats and binding techniques include accordions, flags, fans, pop-ups, altered books, tunnels, scrolls, Coptic and leaf-stab binding, etc. A wide variety of media include linoleum and gelatin prints, monotypes, digital prints, watercolor and acrylic painting, collage, sewing, handmade papers, stamps, calligraphy, text, wax, glass, wood panel.”
Learn more at: https://www.portlandlibrary.com/events/bound-together-iii-opening-reception/#sthash.Rsm5ykZ5.dpuf, or visit me tonight for the opening reception from 5-8pm at 5 Monument Way, Portland, ME 04101.
to credit: Jay York
From the website: “Print Power! Vol. 2 is a set of 56 propaganda posters produced by students and faculty from five college-level fine art classes organized by artist-educators Damir Porobic and Brian Reeves.”
On view at the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library, January 4th, 2016 through February 12th, 2016.
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