Peregrine Press in Portland at 25 –

Peregrine Press will present a 25th anniversary exhibition of fine art prints at the Lewis Gallery of the Portland Public Library from May 6 though June 25, 2016, featuring 49 works by current and former members. There will be an Opening Reception Friday, May 6, from 5-8 p.m, as well as a First Friday receptionContinue reading “Peregrine Press in Portland at 25 –”

The Golden Age of American Pictorial Maps at the University of Southern Maine

  Runs from April 7, 2016 to September 3, 2016 Maps with pictorial elements have a long history. Medieval and early modern maps frequently had pictures of people, places, and objects on the map or in the map border. In the mid­nineteenth century, bird’s­eye views became popular, particularly in the United States, and established theContinue reading “The Golden Age of American Pictorial Maps at the University of Southern Maine”

Tour with Photographer Koichiro Kurita of His Show at Farnsworth

  Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland will present a special gallery tour of “From the Smallest Leaf: Photographs by Koichiro Kurita,” led by the artist at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, the day of the exhibit’s public opening. Born in Manchuria in 1943, Kurita went on to work in Japan as a freelance commercialContinue reading “Tour with Photographer Koichiro Kurita of His Show at Farnsworth”

The Way Things Were: Deer Isle in the Steamboat Era depicts life on Maine’s islands during a bygone age

Life on Maine’s islands during the era when communities relied on steamboats is the focus of a new book edited by Bill Haviland and Carroll “Cabbage” Haskell, both of Deer Isle. The Way Things Were: Deer Isle in the Steamboat Era is a unique collection of stories and essays by Thomas P. Haviland, Bill’s fartherContinue reading “The Way Things Were: Deer Isle in the Steamboat Era depicts life on Maine’s islands during a bygone age”

Crimes of War a compelling Neil Rolde novel that takes on why massacres happen

By Ramona du Houx in Maine Insights Crimes of War, Neil Rolde’s newest novel deals with a real SS massacre of a small town in France during World War II called Oradour-sur-Glane. “The drama here was that some of the perpetrators were French citizens—Alsatians drafted into the SS. They were put on trial in 1953Continue reading “Crimes of War a compelling Neil Rolde novel that takes on why massacres happen”

In Maine, Haystack’s Mentor Program is under way

  From January to April, students from Deer Isle-Stonington High School, George Stevens Academy and Bucksport High School are working, over several weekends, with local artist mentors in individualized and intensive workshops in the artists’ studios. Thirteen students are working with five professional artists from the area in Haystack Mountain School of Crafts’ 2016 MentorContinue reading “In Maine, Haystack’s Mentor Program is under way”