Posts tagged ‘Maine artists’

August 12, 2010

Maine Art & Design Dinner at Havana in Bar Harbor

Next week at this time here in New York City it will be in the 80s with thunderstorms.  But cool things will be going on in Bar Harbor as Thos. Moser and Down East Magazine sponsor the MAINE ART & DESIGN DINNER. 

The private dinner at Havana, known as much for its organic, local fare as its Latin flair, will feature five prominent Maine artists and designers who will discuss their current projects and future plans.  They are: 

Tom Curry, Artist

Roc Caivano, Architect

Gifford Ewing, Photographer

Judy Taylor, Artist

David Moser, Furniture Designer 

This event, which would nourish my appetite and soul, will take place on Tuesday, August 17th, 6-9pm, at 318 Main Street.  It is $100 per person and seating is limited.  Reservations can be made at 800-708-9041. 

Since I will be here in New York City, I’m planning to refresh myself by viewing some of my favorite images by Judy Taylor.

You can enjoy more of Judy Taylor’s work online or at her studio/gallery in Seal Cove.  Better still, enjoy it at home.  Some of her work, including these paintings, are still affordable.

June 3, 2010

Watercolor Workshop on Swans Island in Maine

You step on to a ferry and for six miles you gaze out over island-strewn Blue Hill Bay, glancing back at the spruce forests of Acadia National Park, then up at the screeching gulls.  You arrive at Swans Island.  You and your small group climb on to the dock and drive to the sprawling private home on the shore where you’ll be staying for the next three nights. 

Swans Island has only 350 year-round residents, mostly lobstermen.  But you are here to paint.  

Watercolor field kit in hand, mornings and afternoons, you select your subjects from among dramatic rock cliffs, Hockamock Head Lighthouse, a working harbor, an old quarry pond, the pebbled shoreline.  In the evenings you review your work with your teacher, acclaimed Maine artist Judy Taylor. 

Maybe you will come to see why Winslow Homer once remarked, “In the future I will live by my watercolors.” 

You can join Judy Taylor for this watercolor workshop July 20-23 by calling 207-244-5545.  The total cost of $650 includes ferry tickets, accommodations, meals, materials, and instruction.  Plan to reserve by June 15.

Then extend your stay on Mount Desert Island, wrapping up your trip to Maine with a weekend of hiking, biking, and sailing.  Mount Desert Island is home to a growing band of creative young restaurateurs who feature local ingredients, including, of course, lobster.  For more information on exploring, eating, and relaxing on Mount Desert Island, visit OUR ACADIA.