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Four art mavens show their personal tastes

Combine the flush of technology with several generations' output of cultural objects, and it's only a matter of time before having things would be considered an art of its own.
Please, come in!
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 15, 2013

Grin and bear it

If you thought you knew how to spot a bear, think again. Derek Jackson's 10 fabric portraits may have made the definition a little fuzzier.
Derek Jackson's portraits of gay men
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 25, 2010

Moving forward

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is back in full swing after an unexpected winter hiatus.
The CMCA Biennial balances past and present
By ANNIE LARMON  |  June 04, 2010

Growth + maturity

The Phoenix 's first 10 years in Portland roughly bracket the period during which I stopped writing about art.
Portland's art scene has changed quite a lot
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 18, 2009

Words over pictures

My first thought when I learned about the project to paint 16 of the tanks in the big South Portland tank farm was “Why would anyone think this is a good idea?”

By KEN GREENLEAF  |  September 03, 2008

Coming alive

Back in the day, winter and early spring used to be a dead zone in the Portland art year, but 2008 seems to be shaping up pretty well.
Portland's art weathers the dead season
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  December 26, 2007



The “Tiny” show at Whitney Art Works is a big group show of very small works.
"Tiny" art makes for a huge show
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  November 20, 2007

Smells like free spirit

Encountering Charlie Hewitt’s work for the first time, at his Farnsworth Museum retrospective, was like meeting someone from the neighborhood where you grow up long after you’ve grown up.
Art and engagement in Autumn 2006
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  September 13, 2006