THE SPACES IN BETWEEN

An ongoing series, featuring new works and works in progress from around Maine. If you have a creation you’d like to share, please get in touch nancy@creativemainemag.com. We’d love to show everyone what you’re doing!

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"I only seem to have red heads from my weaving rug warp threads!

"The buttons came from the button lady Marion Magee of Pascal Avenue in Rockport and often from the old VanBalen’s factory in Rockland where they made brands such as Nautica. Every Thanksgiving weekend they would have a giant factory sale. My relatives would come out with Nautica parkas and I would leave with bolts of fabric and buttons. Loved their red buttons!

"The doll with a card of the Eiffel Tower? She dreams of going there!"

—Patty Read, artist

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A Respite to the Night, 36 x 30 inches, oil on panel

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Washed By Time’s Waters, 36” x 30”, Oil on Panel

"Life has changed in so many ways in the last nine months. The studio has been a haven for me since the beginning of the pandemic. I have found myself working with a vivid palette celebrating and reaffirming life. The artist Joan Miro created his famous colorful and poetic "Constellation" paintings during World War II. He wrote about this time period: ”A new stage in my work began which had its source in music and nature. It was about the time that the war broke out. I felt a deep desire to escape. I closed myself within myself purposely. The night, music, and the stars began to play a major role in suggesting my paintings.”"
 

—Anne Hebebrand, artist

Both paintings on view at the Carverhill Gallery.

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Bright to Dark: the many layers of our time

"Two images of ONE big (43 x 34 inches ) new watercolor painting: 
 
"Many layers of bright color, the picture on the left was taken on Nov. 11th... Then by Friday 11.13, the second picture on the right. It was topped by many more layers of DARK... But still positive, I think?!"

—Jenny Scheu, artist

jennyscheu.com
photography Jay York

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"I just finished Seasons, 8 x 34 inches."

—Mary Bourke, artist

greenhuttgalleries.com

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Rainy Day At The Dump: Lobster Traps and Chairs, 2020
5 x 7 inches, mixed media on paper

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The Dump At Night: Lobster Traps, 2020
5 x 7 inches, mixed media on paper

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The Dump At Night: Orion and Old Dock, 2020
5 x 7 inches, mixed media on paper

Artist Buzz Master's maquettes for her series of seven larger paintings, "Dump Stories." 

"I always take photos of things at the dump that catch my eye, piles of broken lobster traps with tangled, colorful warp, remind me of the constellations. The jumbles of mattresses which have such surprising, elaborate, fabric patterns, and the old refrigerators all lined up, stand like soldiers.

"But really one incident led me to start this series. One day I saw  pieces of a house all in the burn pile, that looked familiar and realized it was the torn down house of a patient I had taken care of, who had died. The roof was in pieces, the broken plaster walls with layers of wallpaper, windows stacked but with all the glass broken. It was just heart wrenching. I had sat in those rooms and now here was that space dismantled, that life erased. It was as if we all end up at the dump. But as always I am trying to see the beauty in the moments at the dump. The constellations in the sky, above what is discarded, are forever. The humor of finding two chairs, Close together, a relationship. And all those lobster traps and rope piled up, grids and lines, positive and negative space, just beautiful."

Story and finished paintings will be featured in CREATIVE MAINE's Mar-Apr issue.

buzzmastersstudio.com
cynthiawiningsgallery.com

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Photographer Dave Wade's Recent Fall Maple Leaves, "now mostly in the bushes and gutters."

"This picture was sent to change the subject and stop me from fixating on the presidential melee..."

davewadephoto.com
kingmangallery.com

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"This is a photo of a collage in the making. Who knows where it will go?"
—Lari Washburn, artist

lariwashburn.com
cynthiawiningsgallery.com

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Manifestations
"They are plaster casts, lightly pigmented, with a hook in the back to hang.  Shortest is about 4 inches, the tallest over 15 inches. I made the clay originals and the molds.  The add-ons are found stuff. There are 8 total. They could prove to be conduits for mostly benevolent spirits, but this artist makes no guarantees."

—David Matson, artist

davidmatsonart.com
galleryinreadfield.com

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New "Fun Scarfs" and "Cowls" from weaver Emi Ito.

emiito.com
markingsgallery.com

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