Maine’s Quiet Artist Paradise

In Monson Art Gallery’s current exhibition, The Art of Monson: A Bicentennial Celebration, curated by Carl Little, there is a sense of time looping and compressing through encounters with paintings, photographs, sculpture, and fine craft created over almost 200 years. … Continue reading

The Death of a Maine Painter

A series of drawings—mostly in pencil on sketchbook and watercolor papers and one largely composed in watercolor—are the foundation of Andrew Wyeth: Life and Death, a contemplative exhibitions on view at Colby College Museum of Art through October 16, 2022. Wyeth … Continue reading

Jim Morin: Drawing and Painting

For Jim Morin, all art is political. As the editorial cartoonist at the Miami Herald for 42 years, Morin created witty, often biting cartoons that are nationally and internationally syndicated, and he’s received the Pulitzer Prize in journalism for editorial … Continue reading

Model Home

“You can’t go home again.” So said Thomas Wolfe, and photographic artist Jona Frank has been saying the same thing with her work for some 20 years. Longer even, if you start from the moment she began developing pictures. In … Continue reading

The Complete City Filled In

As anyone who has tried to purchase property in the past year knows, Portland has a pressing need for diverse, affordable housing. The city’s newly adopted building code contains a major coup on that front, allowing for the creation of … Continue reading