Today, Alex and I just barely beat the 2010 closing date for the Ogunquit Art Museum. We traveled down from Brunswick a little over an hour and the fall colors were still very impressive. The Ogunquit Art Museum grounds, as always, were beautiful, this time including a heron in flight. Inside the Museum, the four shows on exhibit were all extremely worthwhile. We were especially happy to see Mildred Johnson's assemblages on display. Mildred's most striking work was a double planed see-through assemblage that allowed one to peer through to the sea. The shot taken from the outside above does not begin to do it justice. Mildred has a studio around the corner from our studio in Fort Andross and she is always a joy. Click here for a link to a photo album of our day at the Ogunquit Art Museum.
Sunday was very busy. Between the annual LACO Walk against Hunger and the annual College Guild benefit dinner, I dropped three paintings off at St. Bartholomew's in Yarmouth that were juried into this year's Yarmouth Art Festival. These three paintings are Casco Tug and Barge, Heading to Peaks and Christmas Cactus. In all, art works from 74 artists were selected for the the second Yarmouth Art Festival, Oct. 20-23 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road, Yarmouth, Maine. The gallery will be open to the public Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 20-22 from 10 am to 7 pm, and on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 am to 4 pm. In addition, on Thursday, there will be an artists' reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., with music and refreshments. That should be fun. The full gallery of art that will be shown at this year's Yarmouth Art Festival can be seen by clicking HERE.
Last Friday night, the 10by10 show took place in Brunswick - an exceptional event. The food and volunteer support were outstanding. Alex and I wished we hadn't eaten dinner before attending, so much wonderful food. And 60 works of art sold, including two of mine - Lobster Buoys and View from West Branch. A very good start to the evening. Then it was on to Bowdoin's Studzinski Hall for an hour of jazz by the Ahmad Hassan Muhammad trio. Ahmad is a recent Bowdoin graduate who plays a very lyrical, rhythmic and jazzy piano. If you haven't heard them, give them a try. The trio is setting off on a tour and was recently featured on MPBN Friday Night jazz. For video and audio from MPBN Friday Night jazz click here. Lastly, I've completed a new block print - Off Wolfe Neck - a view of lobster boats at work off the shore of Wolfe Neck State Park. It presented a different challenge in the variety of detail presented, but hopefully it works. Click the image above for a larger view. It will also be available in an edition of 25.