Sunday, December 22, 2013
Photographer's estate updates, improves website
The estate of Todd Webb announced a recent refurbishment of its website, toddwebbphotographs.com. The new site features images, extensive biographical text, exhibition data, collection information and a frequently updated news tab.
Currently, two touring exhibitions accent Webb's photographs. "Picturing New York: Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art" tours Europe with three venues, at the Irish Museum of Modern Art; La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain; and the Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy.
"Picturing New York" comprises 145 works from the photographic collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, covering the period from the 1880s to the present day. One of the centerpieces of the exhibition is Webb's iconic work, "6th Avenue Panel Between West 43rd and 44th Streets," which is also featured on the home page.
In addition, a stateside traveling exhibition, "Georgia O'Keeffe and the Faraway: Nature and Image," has been hosted by The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas, and will open this fall at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. It includes several of O'Keeffe's paintings as well as multiple photographs of her camping and sketching, many of them by Webb as he was one of her favorite companions on these trips.
A local exhibition at the Portland gallery, Zero Station, displayed photographs of the city in the 1970s, highlighting Webb's later work.
Bohler Productions wins Emmy for 'Maine Escapes'
South Portland-based Bohler Productions Inc. received its first New England Emmy award for Outstanding Magazine Show for "The Best Maine Escapes" television program. This is the company's ninth Emmy nomination and first Emmy win since its launch five years ago. Winners were announced on May 22 at the New England Emmy Awards Gala at Gillette Stadium.
"The Best Maine Escapes" is the company's 17th television program. It aired in 2009 on NECN and Travel Channel. The format of the show takes viewers on a tour through Maine's best coastal getaways, highlighting accommodations, along with its varied amenities, as well as showcasing the scenic beauty of the featured destination.
The production team included Christine Bohler, David Huot, Matthew Gilbert, Scott Sutherland and Steve Frigard. The TV show aired on NECN and Travel Channel.
Bohler, a 16-year television veteran, is the owner, host, writer, producer and executive producer of Bohler Productions Inc. of South Portland. Launched in 2005, Bohler Productions is a television production company specializing in lifestyle and destination travel programming.
Visit www.bohlerproductions.com for information.
Acorn Productions hosts combined theater auditions
Acorn Productions hosts the Southern Maine combined theater auditions from 6 to 9 p.m. June 17 and from 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 21 in the Acorn Studio Theater, 90 Bridge St. in Westbrook's Dana Warp Mill. The auditions offer local actors a chance to showcase their talents in front of most of the major directors and casting agents in southern Maine. Any actor is welcome to audition regardless of experience.
Companies that have committed to attend the auditions include Acorn Productions, AddVerb Productions, American Irish Repertory Ensemble, American Revival Theater Company, Fenix Theater Company, Freeport Shakespeare Festival, Good Theater, Harbor Lights Stage, L/A Arts, Mad Horse Theater Company, Theater at Monmouth, The Public Theatre, The Theater Project and UTOBIA Model and Talent.
Auditioning actors will be asked to perform two contrasting monologues of no more than two minutes total. If an actor wants to audition for Acorn's Naked Shakespeare Ensemble, at least one of the pieces must be a Shakespearean speech of at least 10 lines of verse.
All actors will also need to provide approximately 20 current headshots and resumes.
Actors interested in auditioning can contact Acorn Productions at 854-0065 or register online at acorn-productions.org.
New gallery opens, offers contemporary Maine crafts
A new craft gallery is open in Rockland, featuring a curated collection of fine contemporary craft. Craft, 12 Elm St., will show all craft traditions by artists from Maine.
Barbara Michelena, its owner and founder, said the gallery's emphasis will be on craft artists working in Maine, taking advantage of the state's natural materials and inspired by its beauty and way of life.
Michelena attended Pratt Institute. The gallery's first exhibition will feature new work by Simon vanderVen, George Pearlman, Susan Atwater, Morris Dorenfeld, Lissa Hunter and Jan Muddle.
Craft will be open to mid-October. Please call for more information at 594-0167 and visit craftonelm.com.