Summer 2017 MAJ From the Editors: Narratives: Public and Private WELCOME! UMVA members and invited artists responded to our request below for our Summer 2017 Maine Arts Journal theme on narrative: Grace Metzler by Emilie Stark-Menneg With every brushstroke Grace Metzler investigates how humans behave, congregate, love and chill together. Daniel Minter Boxes, vessels, holes, jars, and bottles all hold something within. I believe this is where my use of narrative begins. Laura Dunn For the most part I work intuitively, with no intent of narrative. Titi De Baccarat I do not do politics, but I do practice art. Jeffrey Ackerman; True Stories The centennial anniversary was celebrated this year for one of the most famous modernist artworks that no one alive today has ever seen. Charles Stratton as told to Natasha Mayers The Lord God has certain ideas he wants expressed in pictures and He uses me to do it. Nathaniel Meyer In attaching meaning to artwork, viewers rely on their own preconceptions and desires. Kathy Weinberg (Almost) Stories, Chapters One and Two Mirlea Saks My Scaintings – 3D paintings – wryly celebrate American life from my perspective as an immigrant. Brita Holmquist; Notes on Narrative Vasari wrote that painting was the finest way to communicate. Jim Feast: On Richard Brown Lethem’s "The Falling Red Hat" As we know, when an Italian Renaissance painter wanted to depict an “historical” scene, whether an episode from Greek mythology or the Bible... Maia Snow; What's a Painting? Lines disappeared and the blue overtook the vision as far as the peripherals would stretch. Poems by Rachel Contreni Flynn; introduction from Betsy Sholl In Rachel Contreni Flynn’s poems the stories exist on several levels. Todd Watts Blanchard Weather Report American Genre: Contemporary Painting Attention all painters, all artists!! A great painting show is coming to Portland, Maine July, 2017. UMVA Members Submissions: Summer 2017 Members respond to the theme "Narratives Public and Private" Insight/Incite: Devon Kelley-Yurdin All about Engine and the USDAC ARRT! Update The Artists Rapid Response Team! is a project of the Union of Maine Visual Artists. J. Fred Woell: An American Vision This newest episode in the Maine Masters series of documentary film portraits of Maine artists features... UMVA L/A Chapter Report Update on what's happening with UMVA members in Lewiston and Auburn... UMVA Portland Chapter Report Update on UMVA members in the Portland area chapter... Submit to Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly Fall 2017 Regionalism: Maine Art and Artist Is regionalism possible in a globally- connected environment? What does the term Maine artist mean in today’s art culture and is such a term meaningful at all?