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Small scale yields big impact

Medieval towns, towers and turrets, flocks of birds, and blazing fires could easily be the subjects of fairytales or kitsch. Not so in the hands of Dozier Bell, who has plunged deeply into her imagination and masterfully realized what she found there in
Little drawings deliver deeper truths
By BRITTA KONAU  |  April 19, 2013
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Small scale, big impact

Medieval towns, towers and turrets, flocks of birds, and blazing fires could easily be the subjects of fairytales or kitsch. Not so in the hands of Dozier Bell.
Little drawings deliver deeper truths
By BRITTA KONAU  |  April 06, 2013
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‘Amplified Moments’ of power and knowledge

Power and intellect don't need to be opposites but often appear locked in reciprocal suppression and propagation. Bates College Museum of Art shows an excellent selection of works by Chinese artist Xiaoze Xie in which he muses on this complex relationsh
Pensive musings
By BRITTA KONAU  |  February 17, 2012
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Review: Three artists converge at Bates

Drawings by Andrea Sulzer, Alison Hildreth, and Amy Stacey Curtis do not have much in common visually as they range from colorful exuberance to thoughtful layering of imagery to repetitive mark making.
Drawing on chaos + order
By BRITTA KONAU  |  July 01, 2011
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Fall Art Preview: Rising to the challenge

Last weekend’s Block Party was a charming and invigorating celebration of Portland’s art community. The interactive evening, spearheaded by SPACE Gallery, set an ambitious standard for what’s to come on the art front rounding out this year.
Museums, galleries, and artists ready for fall shows
By ANNIE LARMON  |  September 17, 2010
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Summer people

Ever wonder why there is so much professional-level art made and shown in Maine, a state with a total population less than that of many minor cities? One answer is that following the fame of people like Winslow Homer, creative types flocked to Maine, o
Artists have long visited Maine, too
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  June 12, 2009


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Looking backward

Seems like it was a pretty good year.
Portland art: 2007 in review
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 19, 2007
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The greenest eye

Bates College Museum of Art opens its “Green Horizons” exhibition — a six-month project, exploring the intersection of art, science, pedagogy, and the notions of sustainability and environmental engagement.
“Green Horizons” at Bates College Museum of Art
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  June 06, 2007
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Unheimlich maneuver

This weekend the Bates College Museum of Art unveils the cryptozoological community’s most highly esteemed artworks by a Wyeth family member, living or otherwise.
Cryptozoology at Bates College
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  June 21, 2006
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Exhibition expedition

Here are 10 exhibits across New England that will keep you happily inside all summer. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
A road trip to sample great art is worth the gas money
By GREG COOK  |  June 14, 2006
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Retooled

What follows is a response to the provocation posed by the Bates College Museum of Art’s current show “Activator,” a tightly organized exhibition of six installations by seven young artists
“Activator” at Bates College Museum of Art
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  February 02, 2006