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“Summer Art Preview: New shows opening in Portland, Rockport and Ogunquit” | Maine Today

We’ve heard for years that painting is dead.

Not so fast.

The early-summer season at Maine museums is full of what should be terrific art exhibitions spotlighting some of Maine’s best known and most accomplished painters. There are other exhibitions as well, including a major examination of Shaker objects and lifestyle, a focus on art and jazz and a deep examination of sculptor Bernard Langlais.

Follow this link to read the rest of this piece by Bob Keyes in Maine Today.

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50 things to do in Maine this summer | Bangor Daily News

50 things to do in Maine this summer – Bangor Daily News.

Coffeehouse observation No. 135

The empresso proprietors let local artists hang art for sale in the coffeehouse. Some of it is not, um, Monet. But something new today. An artist hung six painted skateboards and I like them.

I’ve never been a skateboarder, but I’m guessing these boards are not intended for use as a mode of transportation and aerial stunts. I would hang one or two of them. I’ll try to post a photo of them if I get a chance.

From left to right, subject matter includes:

A woman in a bikini with some of the board cut away where her hair is flowing; a Kingpin; AC/DC; John “The Duke” Wayne; an Aztec or other similar image with the edge of the board cut out; and a red, white and black board with the coffeehouse’s name and logo on it.

Artists should be envied.

Go to Coffeehouse Observer for more coffeehouse observations.

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I have a dream … to be a U.S. citizen | Lewiston Sun Journal

I have a dream | City | Sun Journal.