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Multiple layers of looking
Dan Dowd's installation "Anna Hepler's Head" fills the cavernous space of the Coleman Burke Gallery with photographs and three-dimensional objects that light-heartedly ask serious questions about artistic observation and the transmission of visual inform
One beautiful head and another's questions
| September 02, 2011
Review: Dancin' just thinkin' about it
Whether it was hilariously gruesome female assassins or the soft-touch smiles of a family enjoying daily life, the fifth annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival spanned genres well. We had roller-skating, pantomiming, art-creating, cannibalist
Our fifth annual short-film festival really moves
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| November 26, 2010
Out of this world
"The Great Haul" plunges from the 22-foot-high clerestory of the Portland Museum of Art's entryway, a tear-dropped fishnet that resolves just before it touches the ground.
Found objects and items rise into new life in Anna Hepler's solo show at the Portland Museum of Art
| July 30, 2010
Art in the air conditioning
From Picasso to William "Shrek" Steig's cartoons, and surfer photos to a Twilight Zone toy store, New England offers art worth traveling to this summer. Here we round up the best in the region, no matter the weather or your artistic inclinations.
Local museums keep you cool — and the art's pretty good, too
| June 18, 2010
We heart these people
We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
| February 12, 2010
Hope and energy
As we launch into the next decade with a collapsing economy and apocalyptic themes bleeding into every facet of culture, it's particularly hard to be optimistic about the arts, as yes, they are often the first to go.
Looking ahead to Maine's art scene in 2010
| January 01, 2010
While each of the artists exhibiting at ICON this month is stylistically distinct and refined, the relationships between the work of Joe Kievitt, Meghan Brady, and Andrea Sulzer provide a welcome cohesion, and a unique peek into the practice of three ind
A bright three-person show at ICON
| October 30, 2009
First Friday frenzy
Reflecting on an art-fueled weekend
Reflecting on an art-fueled weekend
| December 10, 2008
A print apart
Anna Hepler's major works are sculptural installations made from wires and joints that are held together in tension, creating mighty metallic clouds that fill big spaces and change with the light.
Anna Hepler 'flattens' sculptures into woodcuts
| December 01, 2008
A Peapod grows in Portland
Harrity’s albums sound like the work of an invisible hand, and it’s apparent that he likes it that way.
A young label sports sonic wisdom
| May 07, 2008
A Peapod press
Really, you’d have to be crazy to launch a record label in these troubled musical times.
Ron Harrity launches a new label with discs from Blakeslee and Hughes
| September 05, 2007
Portland scene report: March 16, 2007
We won’t pretend to have been huge Bill Chinook aficionados, but news of his passing, possibly by suicide, certainly comes as sad news.
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF
| March 14, 2007
The Bowdoin Alumni Printmaking Exhibition at ICON Contemporary Art in Brunswick is the perfect primer for the array of talent emerging from the Bowdoin College campus.
Young artists-to-watch exhibit in Brunswick
| November 21, 2006
Anna Hepler, proprietor of the Map Room at 58 Fore Street, teaches printmaking at Bowdoin College but continues to live and create in Portland.
Michael Kolster at the Map Room
| August 02, 2006
Restrained playfulness and a certain decorative sensibility are the outstanding attributes of this year’s DeCordova Annual Exhibition, an event that began life 16 years ago to showcase the work of New England artists at various stages of their careers.
Looking for the renegades at this year’s DeCordova Annual
| May 17, 2006
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