Anna Hepler

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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
By BRITTA KONAU  |  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
By 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
By ANNIE LARMON  |  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
By GREG COOK  |  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
By JEFF INGLIS  |  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
By ANNIE LARMON  |  January 01, 2010


They’re crafty

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
By ANNIE LARMON  |  October 30, 2009

First Friday frenzy

Reflecting on an art-fueled weekend
Reflecting on an art-fueled weekend
By IAN PAIGE  |  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
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  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
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  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
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 14, 2007

Academic (im)prints

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
By IAN PAIGE  |  November 21, 2006

Eye cartography

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
By IAN PAIGE  |  August 02, 2006

Good behavior

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
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  May 17, 2006