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Jodi Clayton, fiber artist and owner of One Lupine Fiber Arts, dyes wool roving in her basement studio in downtown Bangor on June 26, 2012. Clayton was named Artist of the Year for the 17th Annual Arts in the Park in Belfast, scheduled for July 7-8 in Heritage Park.

Bangor fiber artist named Artist of the Year for annual Belfast event

A splash of water and the chatter of two employees met Jodi Clayton’s ears as she descended the stairs connecting her art-filled boutique and basement studio. Hovering over a long table, Hannah Todd and Sally Gilbert were hard at work, pouring water over merino wool dragonflies on a silk chiffon …
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Jodi Clayton, owner of One Lupine in Bangor, unpacks a box of Peace Fleece yarn in the studio area of her newly expanded business which now offers space where knitters and fiber artists can gather to share their interests.

Fiber artist takes her business to a new level

Fiber artists and knitters now have a new place to practice their craft and learn new skills. One Lupine at 170 Park St., Bangor, recently has undergone an expansion that puts the business on a whole new level — literally. After five years of occupying studio space in the daylight …

Sebec Village Shops to offer felting lesson

SEBEC – Sebec Village Shops will offer a lesson in wool felting from 3 to 5 p.m. today. One Lupine Fiber-Arts will present the lesson and will offer a variety of kits, ranging from $20 to $32 in cost.
Taking advantage of Plaid Friday sales at Valentine Footwear on Main Street in Bangor, Morgan Cashwell (center) of Linthicum, Md. checks out a Born Sabrina black comfort pump while talking with store employees Emily Hanna (left) and Meg Gipson on Nov. 29.

Many gift-givers are shopping in downtown Bangor

Downtown Bangor offers the quintessential shopping experience. Cozy stores, delightful local dining spots, and cleverly decorated storefronts greet holiday shoppers taking them back in time to small town USA. Summer Allen owns Valentine Footwear at 115 Main St., next to the Penobscot Theatre. Her store specializes in women’s footwear, but …
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Bangor’s June 15th Artwalk

Revel in a night out exploring Bangor’s rising art scene during the June 15th Artwalk in Downtown Bangor from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Trek your way through Bangor’s historic urban center to many locations offering opportunities to see the work of more than 40 artisans including painters, musicians, fiber …

Art Walk organizers planning June 19 event

BANGOR, Maine — Considering the popularity of the first Downtown Art Walk in March, organizers have started to plan for a second such event to be held Friday, June 19.
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Downtown Bangor Artwalk + KahBang Pop-up Galleries

Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative is pleased to announce the Artwalk in downtown Bangor 5-9 p.m. Friday, August 10.  As the Artwalk coincides with the KahBang Music Art and Film Festival, both organizers are excited to announce new downtown Bangor art venues. KahBang will host pop-up galleries and exhibitions in downtown …
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Downtown Bangor Artwalk + KahBang pop-up Art

Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative is pleased to announce the Artwalk in downtown Bangor 5-9 p.m. Friday, August 10.  As the Artwalk coincides with the KahBang Music Art and Film Festival, both organizers are excited to announce new downtown Bangor art venues. KahBang will host pop-up galleries and exhibitions in downtown …

Art collective plans food drive during downtown artwalk

Monday, Nov. 16, 1970 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Downtown Bangor Artwalk, Downtown Bangor, Bangor, Maine For more information: Heather Bass; 207-561-0558; downtownartscollaborative.org BANGOR, Maine  – The Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative will sponsoring a one-night food drive during the Artwalk 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16. The food will be …

Lifestyle calendar, Monday, March 21, 2001

BANGOR, Maine — A panel discussion on Marketing and Selling Your Art , free and open to the public, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, Bangor Public Library on Harlow Street, top floor lecture hall. Panelists include Jodi Clayton from One Lupine Fiber Arts; Andrea Hand of Portraits by Hand; Liz …

Lupine festival enters into its 10th year

STONINGTON, Maine — Lupines are popping up all over the Deer Isle-Stonington area, a sure sign that not only summer is on its way, but also the annual island Lupine Festival. The festival, sponsored by the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce, celebrates its 10th year this weekend, June 17-19. The decade …
Student teacher Mallory Cudlitz (right) helps Orono High School freshman Schuyler Collett, 14, (left) with his felted wall hanging in a commercial art class Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. Cudlitz learned the fiber art from a professor at the University of Maine and has enjoyed passing the technique, which utilizes layers of wool, onto others. Also working on their projects are senior Amber Saucier (back left) and freshman Chad Adams (back right). BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN

Orono students get lesson in felt art

ORONO, Maine — The smells of soap and wet wool filled the air in teacher Jessica Barnes’ classroom at Orono High School last week as students got a lesson that art isn’t just something made with paint or clay — and can be useful in a career someday. Even if …

Bangor library sews up fiber arts 29 to exhibit work at second annual event on Saturday, Feb. 24

BANGOR – The symbiosis of wool and silk is what holds it all together at One Lupine Fiber Arts, 170 Park St. At the studio owned by fiber artist and designer Jodi Clayton, un-spun fleece and lengths of silk fabric dazzle the eye with brilliant hues. The walls are hung …
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DBAC SPONSORS FOOD DRIVE FOR THE SHAW HOUSE DURING NOVEMBER 16TH DOWNTOWN BANGOR ARTWALK

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. Location: Embrace the spirit of giving this holiday season during the next Downtown Bangor Artwalk from 5pm to 9pm on November 16th. Thanksgiving is right around the corner so the Downtown Bangor Arts Collaborative will be sponsoring a one-night food drive …

Live, silent auctions ready to go

BANGOR – An acrylic painting by Kristborg Whitney? A bronze miniature by sculptor Forest Hart? A Stephen King book autographed by the horror-meister himself? They could be yours after the Sept. 5 live and silent auctions to benefit Rape Response Services. “Our 11th annual Fall Festival Auction and Awards Night …

Bangor Art Walk to host new business, music, exhibits

  Hundreds of people are expected to gather for the Downtown Bangor Art Walk 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 24, for which artists will open their studios and local businesses will display artwork for the free viewing.   As part of the evening’s events, the Bangor Museum and History Center will …
Art lovers flock to 15 State St. in Bangor to view the work from students at the University of Maine's Intermedia Master of Fine Arts program during Downtown Bangor Art Walk on Nov. 20, 2009.  (BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT)



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Art lovers flock to 15 State Street in Bangor to view the work from students at the University of Maine's Intermedia Master of Fine Arts program during Downtown Bangor Arts Walk on Friday, November 20, 2009. (Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)

Bangor set for Downtown Art Walk

The first Downtown Bangor Art Walk of the season kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, June 18. Unlike the torrential downpours of the June 2009 Art Walk, the weather forecast this year — at least for now …

Friday Fiber Friends share interest in stitching, spinning

By Ardeana Hamlin of the Weekly Staff When the Friday Fiber Friends meet each week at the Page Farm and Home Museum on the University of Maine campus, they are surrounded by artifacts of Maine’s farming history, including examples of handcrafted items and the tools used to make. The Friends …
Ed "Wiz" Dumont of Wiz Tattoos in Brewer works on Angella Moser of Jonesboro at the Down East Tattoo Show in Hermon on Saturday, April 10, 2010. "He's been tattooing me for the last 20 years," said Moser of Dumont. The theme of this year's show was "Invasion of Pirates". BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY BRIDGET BROWN

Art scholars judge work at Down East Tattoo Show

HERMON, Maine — The woman walked into a room Sunday at the Morgan Hill Event Center and rolled up the sleeve on her right arm to display a tattoo with an image of a man. Behind the woman, a group …
Art lovers flock to 15 State Street in Bangor to view the work from students at the University of Maine's Intermedia Master of Fine Arts program during Downtown Bangor Arts Walk on Friday, November 20, 2009.  BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY KEVIN BENNETT

Art-walk organizer gains nonprofit status

The downtown artists, museum curators, gallery owners, shopkeepers and others who have put together recent art walks have taken a step toward broadening their reach …