Maine Arts Journal Spring 2019: Sanctuary

Joan Proudman—Discovering Dance

  As a child, I enjoyed playing with ColorForms, those flat, rubber figures that stick to landscape scenes. Paper dolls were also a favorite. I worked out my feelings this way, manipulating figures on an imaginary stage. Since I was shy and anxious, I enjoyed...

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Tessa Greene O’Brien’s Studio-to-Be by Daniel Kany

“A lot of my paintings are about the ideas of home and memory and what the notion of home means.” --TGO Tessa Greene O’Brien’s 2018 exhibition at Elizabeth Moss Galleries was a success on every level. It was not only good work but it marked a step forward for the...

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Julie K Gray — 8 Oak Drive

above: Gray, “Waiting Room”, papier-mâché, acrylic, oil paintings, needlepoint, paper, fabric, yarn, wood, etc., 16x2x10 feet, 2018 8 Oak Drive is not only a source of endless inspiration for me, but it has been the home of my grandmother, Valerija Kuceris since 1977....

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Kris Sader : The Winter Garden — Christine J. Higgins

Kris Sader’s Installation at the University Of Maine Lyle Littlefield Ornamentals Garden A winter garden: a garden whose plants serve as decoration all winter.  Wikipedia I have been a lifelong gardener and my gardens have always been a sanctuary for me.  They are my...

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Carl Little — The Sanctuary of Poetry and Privilege

“There are places I remember.” --John Lennon In 1954, the year I was born, in Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, my parents bought what had been a chicken farm in Water Mill on Long Island. The farm had been owned by the Balserus family; next door were the...

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Three Artists—Singular Visions by Kathy Weinberg

An essay written for the Artists talk "Who Do You Love?" at the CMCA Biennial 2018-19 Samuel Palmer- Romantic Visionary born in 1805 died 1881, (before the 20th century) The first time I saw the works of Samuel Palmer, I was an exchange student at Goldsmiths College...

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Checking In with Andy Heck Boyd by Kenny Cole

I’ve never met Andy Heck Boyd in person, but have been  fascinated to watch his creative output online on his Instagram account. He has had solo shows at BUOY in Kittery Maine, where I too have exhibited. It is through BUOY that I was introduced to his work and told...

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Members’ Showcase: Greg Mason Burns, Gail Wartell

Greg Mason Burns  My sanctuary is in the abstract. I started out as a journalist, believing with my heart that the truth was real, and that objectivity was a worthy goal. Of course, I grew up and understood there is no truth, only subjective realities that I preferred...

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