Erin Donovan

Coming full circle with Erin Donovan

By Erin Donovan, Special to the BDN on March 29, 2015, at 9:52 a.m.
Editor’s Note: This is Erin Donovan’s final column for the Bangor Daily News. We wish her the best with all her future endeavors. A note from Erin: This is the first piece to have been printed for the Bangor Daily News, three years ago. As I sent this, my final …
Roxanne Moore Saucier

Bangor’s Irish Flanagans and a budding historian

By Roxanne Saucier on March 29, 2015, at 9:50 a.m.
Even with my newly confirmed 11 percent Irish ancestry, St. Patrick’s Day snuck past me with no commemorative column on my part — until Tom Flanagan died. Bangor native Thomas Shea Flanagan, who died March 8, was not someone I knew well, but calls and correspondence with him had been …

Maine’s best stuffed clams/Scallops ceviche

on March 29, 2015, at 8:31 a.m.
Hot and cold bivalves treated with respect: a rich and flavorful stuffed clam (steamers) recipe, and simple scallops ceviche. Had them both last night with guests, and they cleaned us out.
Sarah Smiley

When the pursuit is the reward

By Sarah Smiley on March 29, 2015, at 5:48 a.m.
I was not a straight-A student in high school. Maybe that’s why I can tell you this story. Society seems only to accept success stories from people who have failed first. Except, I never truly failed. I just didn’t try that hard to succeed. I can’t say I improved much …

Our Professional Friends

on March 28, 2015, at 7:32 p.m.
The other adults I interact with most on a daily basis cannot acknowledge me or anyone in my family in public. If we see them, we can certainly acknowledge them and then they can talk to us. I know it’s a medical privacy, professional/client thing.  I’ve realized this all along, but …

Pemaquid Art Gallery Call for Artists

on March 28, 2015, at 5:51 p.m.
The Pemaquid Group of Artists announces a call for artists to exhibit the 2015 season at the Pemaquid Art Gallery at Lighthouse Point. Prospective members will be juried from interested artist residents of eligible townships, including Bristol, South Bristol, Damariscotta, Newcastle and Bremen. To confirm space availability, please call Board …

Dunk The Junk Mural Unveiling at CMCA

on March 28, 2015, at 5:40 p.m.
Artists Mike Rich (Portland), Keo X-Men (Brooklyn, NY), and Vyal Reyes (Los Angeles) will paint a street-art style mural titled Sodatron Bombs at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport. Rich, Keo, and Vyal were also together at Miami Art Basel last December, where they painted a “Defeat Sodatron” …

Bo Bartlett at Dowling Walsh Gallery

on March 28, 2015, at 5:25 p.m.
“American Peace Award” by Bo Bartlett “Bo Bartlett is very American. He’s fresh, he’s gifted, and he’s what we need in this country. Bo is one of the very few I feel this strongly about.” – Andrew Wyeth Dowling – Walsh Gallery is located at 365 Main Street in Rockland. For …

Bangor Artist Rachel Schiro Awarded Best of Show

on March 28, 2015, at 5:17 p.m.
“Party Bowls” by Rachel Schiro At the Sixth Annual juried competition at the Longboat Key Art Center, a division of Ringling College of Art, Sarasota FL., Bangor and Corea Artist, Rachel Schiro, was awarded the LBKCA award of excellence for her painting “Party Bowls.” Vicky Randall, nationally known sculptor and a …

New Paintings and First Show of the Season at Bayview Gallery

on March 28, 2015, at 5:02 p.m.
“After the Rain” by Barbara Applegate Bayview Gallery in Brunswick is thinking Spring! Though the ground is still snow-covered and we face the likelihood of another storm this evening, we have turned our focus toward the season of rebirth. With this welcome shift, we are delighted to announce an upcoming …

Announcing “Harlow for the Hall” in Gardner

on March 28, 2015, at 4:52 p.m.
“Great Falls Plaza Lewiston/Auburn” by Cindy Rehagen Langewisch In celebration of Johnson Hall’s 150th Anniversary, two central Maine arts nonprofits Harlow Gallery and Johnson Hall proudly present “Harlow for the Hall”, an art exhibition showcasing fifty-two Maine artists at Johnson Hall at 280 Water Street in Gardiner. Opening reception on Friday, April …

New work by Thomas Higgins at Greenhut Galleries

on March 28, 2015, at 4:31 p.m.
“On the Settlement Quarry” by Thomas Higgins A plein air painter of the first degree, Tom Higgins balances both art and nature – the act of painting and the subject of his painting – in equal measure at the tip of his brush. His enthusiasm for his subject – usually …

Bearing Fruit: Art at the intersection of human and vegetable

on March 28, 2015, at 4:08 p.m.
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery heralds the arrival of spring with a group exhibition, Bearing Fruit, showcasing four artists in whose work the “organic” image plays a central role. The show runs from April 3 – May 8, with an opening reception on Friday, April 3, from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. …

The View from Unemployment

on March 28, 2015, at 3:46 p.m.
Some days writing a personal blog is harder than others. Despite the fact that it looks like I share everything about my private life for the benefit/entertainment of others, I don’t. I actually keep a pretty tight lid on most of it. Usually by the time I’ve shared something, whether …

First-Ever Retrospective of One of Maine’s Greatest Living Photographs on View at the PMA

on March 28, 2015, at 3:46 p.m.
“Projection No. 5″ by Rose Marasco The Portland Museum of Art is proud to present Rose Marasco: index, the latest exhibition in the PMA’s Circa series. The exhibition is the photographer’s first-ever retrospective, and the PMA is honored to bring it to its audiences. The exhibition is on view April …

Jerry Weiss and Stephen Walsh at Elizabeth Moss Galleries

on March 28, 2015, at 3:29 p.m.
Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth shows Jerry Weiss’ Outside/In and Stephen Walsh’s FLOAT March 26 – May 2. “Composition with Nude” by Jerry Weiss “Inward-Outward” by Stephen Walsh

UMMA Announces Spring Exhibitions

on March 28, 2015, at 3 p.m.
The University of Maine Museum of Art, located at 40 Harlow Street in downtown Bangor, opens three new exhibitions in April. UMMA, which is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., brings modern and contemporary art exhibitions to the region and presents approximately 12 original exhibitions each year. UMMA’s …

Maine Open Juried Art Show co-presented in Waterville

on March 28, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.
The Waterville Area Art Society, Waterville Public Library & Waterville Main Street proudly co-present the 2015 Maine Open Juried Art Show at the spectacular Waterville Public Library in Downtown Waterville. Now in its 25th year, the Maine Open Juried Art Show attracted over 90 artists representing over 50 Maine communities …

Barbara Bean opens at Summer Island Studio

on March 28, 2015, at 2:16 p.m.
“Studio Cyclamen” by Barbara Bean Local Artist, Barbara Bean will be showing at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans for the month of April 2015. Artist Reception and Open House will be Saturday, April 25th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wine, cheese and hors-d’oeuvre will be served. Barbara …

Former PMA Director O’Leary to Study at the Winslow Homer Studio

on March 28, 2015, at 2:08 p.m.
Dr. Daniel E. O’Leary, former Director of the Portland Museum of Art (PMA), has been given an exclusive opportunity for private access to the Winslow Homer Studio. For two weeks this spring, Dr. O’Leary will spend time in Winslow Homer’s private world to study and to write a book about …
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