Union of Maine Visual Artists Lewiston/Auburn Chapter Report
UMVA-LA Chapter had a wonderful event this past February 18th. “For the Love of Art” had something to awaken all the senses. We had 5 studios/galleries participate with 5 themes: Kimball Street Studios (Remember), The Hive Artist Co-op (Sweetness), L/A Arts (Love L/A), Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery (Petals), and The Studio (Pleasure). Each space had a Reiki or massage therapist, edible art, visual art, touchable art, floral arrangements and so much more! Photos are by Gary Stallsworth
Our next event is on April 22,.It’s an Earth Day Downtown clean up with public art installations including painted hydrants, more creative crosswalks, murals, guided tours of historic downtown Lewiston and our arts district, a Trashion Show involving local breweries, Androscoggin Fallen Angels Roller Derby Girls, and much more!
Art Scoundrels: Our group continues to meet monthly (generally every second Tuesday of the month at 5:30, though interested artists should reach out to confirm the date and location for that month). We’re beginning a series where each month a different member showcases representative samples of his / her work from the past through the present, and it’s up to the other artists to engage with the artist about his / her craft, methodology, working theory, etc. and to ultimately create an artwork in response to the experience of the spotlighted artist’s presentation. We look forward to seeing the collective body of work that develops from this series.
Union of Maine Visual Artists Lewiston Auburn