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The year ahead in visual arts
While the PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART is about to wrap its wildly successful Winslow Homer exhibit, something tells me we'll be feeling the various expressions of "Weatherbeaten" for awhile.
See and be seen
| December 28, 2012
Installations at Coleman Burke
"A Thickening Rhythm" is a show of five artists, one of whom, Julie Poitras Santos, also curated the show, at Coleman Burke in Brunswick.
| April 13, 2012
Memories from a year in art shows
It was a year when the best shows weren't often the most memorable, and the most memorable weren't often the best.
| December 23, 2011
Review: Richard Keen breaks free at Coleman Burke
"Nowhere From Here," a tripartite multimedia installation by Topsham artist Richard Keen in Brunswick's enormous Coleman Burke Gallery, attempts to transpose our perceptions of exterior, liminal, and subliminal spaces.
Less is moor
| May 27, 2011
The year in Portland's art scene
For lovers of spectacle, 2010 offered a lot of feasts. A fine collection of installations and site-specific works graced the greater city in 2010, challenging our perceptions and changing our surroundings.
| December 24, 2010
What’s a tree without roots? Usually it’s the kitchen cabinet or a sheaf of inkjet paper, but for Maine artist Jacob Galle, the answer is a lot less complicated.
A suspended forest in Brunswick
| April 30, 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
The Art of Tom Chapin and Kate Beck
A vital bimonthly(ish) day trip for any self-respecting local contemporary art fan, two of Brunswick's best galleries - Coleman Burke Gallery and Icon Contemporary Art...
| June 24, 2009
"The Smallest Eight I Can Skate," Duncan Hewitt's interactive imagining of the Coleman Burke Gallery in Brunswick's Fort Andross, is as elegant and introspective as its diminutive title.
Duncan Hewitt skates on thin ice
| May 08, 2009
State of the arts
In Portland, and around Southern Maine, developing trends hold promise for our changing, but still cantankerously distinct, artistic character to act as a new kind of cultural reflection.
Emerging trends and promising futures for Portland artists
| April 03, 2009
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