Design Wire – September 2014

DESIGN WIRE – September 2014

Tucker & Tucker Associates Audio and Video by Design celebrates their 25th anniversary this year. The company was started in 1989 and since then many changes have happened to the audio and video industry. “The vision hasn’t changed but the technology has. With technology changing so quickly, we have had to stay on top of it to bring the most current products and technology to our customers,” says owner Stephen Tucker. Adapting is one of the reasons for their continued success—their customers can now stream entire digital music collections to any room and control it by one app from any device. “Customer-focused designs, top-notch service, and premium brands are among the main reasons for Tucker & Tucker’s continued success,” says Tucker.

VoxPhotographs has opened a new retail gallery space on Forest Avenue in Portland, representing the work of thirty-three Maine artists who create photo-based art. The gallery now shares space with EcoHome Studio. Heather Frederick launched VoxPhotographs in 2007 as a private gallery by appointment only.  Over the years she has seen styles changing—from framed work to dye-infused metal prints. Now she says artists can provide a number of different image sizes, too. “The breadth of work is amazing and can be seen in portfolios as well as online, it would be impossible to come in here and not find something you love,” says Frederick.

Maine Island Trail Association has an app for their trail system that links over 200 islands off the coast of Maine. For 26 years the water trail has been explored by boaters using paper maps, but just recently they’ve gone virtual creating the Maine Island Trail Association Map app with Chimani, a Maine-based software company. Now boaters can use the free app for additional photographs of the trail, plus more information such as tide charts, locations of pump-out services and launch points, and up-to-date news on the wild islands.

Thos. Moser will have a four-month-long exhibition at the Freeport store inspired by the 25th anniversary of the Monhegan Island Artists Residency. The show will display work by 35 artists who have been inspired by time spent on the beautiful and remote Monhegan Island. The show runs through October and according to Laurie Perzley who installed it the work is incredibly diverse. “The show ranges from traditional land- and seascapes to truly abstract work to photorealism and any medium you can imagine. It is the most eclectic body of work that I have installed,” says Perzley.

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