August 15, 2010

Arts Dispatches

By Bob Keyes
Staff Writer

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“Les Baux” by Marguerite Zorach was purchased by the Portland Museum of Art at last weekend’s Barridoff Galleries art auction in Portland.

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Hagen has shown in group and one-person shows in Maine and Massachusetts. He studied at Boston University as well as the Santa Fe Institute of Art.

Haltof has exhibited in galleries in New York and New England. He studied at the Art Student's League and the National Academy in New York City and La Grande Chaumiere and Atelier De Gravure in Paris. He also studied at Upper Iowa University, and is represented by Greenhut Galleries in Portland.


Museum of American Art plans auction on Sept. 4

The sixth annual Ogunquit Museum of American Art "Almost Labor Day Auction" will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the museum, 543 Shore Road. The auction is a highlight of the cultural and social season, as well as the significant fund-raiser supporting the museum's operation. Last year's auction raised more than $51,000, which enabled the museum to open its 2010 season a month earlier than in past years and to support several specific conservation and exhibition costs.

This year's signature image is Katherine Doyle's oil painting "Garden, Late Afternoon." The auction will include this work, along with several dozen pieces of original art in various media by well-known local, Maine and national artists.

For information about tickets, silent auction donations, program advertising and other details, call 646-4909.


Artists Residency plans celebration of 20 years

To mark its 20th anniversary, the Monhegan Artists' Residency Corp. is hosting a week-long celebration, including an exhibition, "MARC @ 20," a reception in the residency's new studio and a presentation by Maine painter William Manning.

"MARC @ 20" features paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture by 35 previous artists-in-residence, including Marguerite Robichaux, Karen Adrienne, Robert Pollien, Connie Hayes, Lynn Travis, Sarah Sorg and Michael Vermette. The show, mounted in a new studio space in the Inn at Fish and Maine, opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, with a reception that afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. The show runs through Aug. 27, with daily hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All work in the exhibition is for sale, with a percentage of the proceeds helping to support future residencies.

The residency will also present "Bill Manning in Conversation" at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Monhegan Schoolhouse. Manning has exhibited internationally, in New York and in Maine. Admission is $7 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Monhegan residency program.

For information, visit


Farnsworth Forum presents Metropolitan Opera talk

The Farnsworth Forum will present a talk by Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb at 11 a.m. Friday at the Strand Theatre. Farnsworth Museum education director Roger Dell will interview Gelb about the role of opera in America, the live, high-definition broadcasts of Met operas in movie theaters around the world, and other topics. A Q&A will follow. Admission is $30; $25 for museum members. Tickets are available by calling the Strand at 594-0070, visiting the Strand box office or going to


Evelyn Dunphy works head to National Arts Club display

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club has announced that Evelyn Dunphy of West Bath has had work accepted into its 114th annual open exhibition at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S., New York. Dunphy's work received the Edgar Whitney Award for Watermedia in the 112th exhibition. This exhibition of works by artists from all over the United States was by juried admission. It will be open Oct. 5-20.


Bank grant will help fund student acting workshops

Deertrees Theatre & Cultural Center has received a $2,500 grant from Androscoggin Bank. Some of the money will be used for scholarships for student acting workshops. Call the Deertrees box office at 583-6747 for information.

Acting workshops allow children to use their imaginations and creativity in a stage environment, building confidence and allowing for greater interaction among peers.


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