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Marking mud time in Portland galleries
Galleries tend to hunker down for the annual Maine economic recession, and are more or less vamping until full spring. Which is OK, since they are often picking from gallery inventory, and they have some good things.
An afternoon’s wander
| March 22, 2013
Catch the summer art buzz
Some parts of Portland may get quiet in the summer, but there's plenty action in the art biz. And lots of cruise-ship visitors this year to quicken the streets a bit.
Onward and upward
| June 08, 2012
A peek at Portland art shows in 2012
Degas and the PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART headline the news for early next year. We're so used to Degas and his point of view it's easy to overlook what a difficult and radical artist he really was.
Radicals and friends
| December 30, 2011
Statewide exhibit series winds down; are photos next up?
The fall months of 2011 have much to share for contemporary art lovers.
| September 16, 2011
An aged poster hangs framed in Patricia Nick’s apartment bearing a handwritten mantra. In faded blue marker, the author scripted “An original print is NOT a reproduction. It is an original work of art conceived and drawn or cut on the plate, block or st
Vinalhaven Press artifacts at June Fitzpatrick
| April 16, 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
A special Maine feel
This may be remembered as the year that the Center for Maine Contemporary Art smashed headlong into a fiscal brick wall, and at this writing it is not clear if, after its current show closes this week, it will open again in the spring.
Exhibitions to remember from 2009
| December 25, 2009
Kendra Ferguson and Noa Warren are deftly paired at June Fitzpatrick’s Congress Street gallery this month, as an established and emerging artist each compulsive explore the subjective and human potential of minimalism.
Kendra Ferguson and Noa Warren at June Fitzpatrick
| October 16, 2009
Retro for fall
Leaves are turning, roads aren't crowded; it's time to look ahead for interest in the fall art season.
Major artists of Maine's past go on display
| September 18, 2009
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
| September 18, 2009
Time for law to end torture
In a collaborative effort between human-rights activists and incarcerated Mainers, a bill to end the use and abuse of solitary confinement has been drafted and will be submitted to legislators soon.
Letters to the Portland Editor, September 18, 2009
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 18, 2009
In the current show at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery at the Maine College of Art in Portland, we see two generations of 20th-century modernist painting.
Inspired modernists Cutler and Thon
| August 21, 2009
Noriko Sakanishi’s work offers the viewer very little and delivers a great deal.
Noriko Sakanishi creates her own way
| October 17, 2007
Growing, up + out
2006 was a busy year for Portland, one in which the slow development of recent times took off with force.
| December 27, 2006
“Lost and Found,” now showing at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery at the Maine College of Art in Portland, is worth stumbling upon.
“Lost and Found” is rich with experience
| October 18, 2006
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
| September 13, 2006
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