‘Art for Art’s sake’ returns to Southport Island


The Lincoln Arts Festival’s Art For Art’s Sake event returns to Southport and Hodgdon Yacht Services from Friday August 26th to Sunday August 28th. other. But it’s back and bigger than ever, with more Art Interaction Day attendees than ever!

An opening reception will begin this weekend of all things art-related on Friday, August 26 from 5-7 p.m. Get a preview of this year’s offerings, meet the artists, enjoy drinks and listen to the harp music of Suki Flanagan.

The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 27 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 28. These are the days to wander around the boathouse energized by the creative works of Christine Thalia Andersenartist – oil paintings of the Midcoast and people (past, present and sometimes imaginary); Elise AndersenAndersen Studio – handcrafted ceramic, fiber, painting and print artwork; Hilary Bartlett, artist – Soft swirling watercolors and highly textured acrylic inks; André Benoitoutdoor painter, sculptor assembler – reused wood); Jill Butkefiber artist/weaver – hand-woven garments in cotton and wool; John Butke, artist – paintings inspired by the ever-changing colors and shapes of Maine landscapes; Martha Cowdery and Michael Tomko: At Roads End – artisans/creators – Inspired by Maine: locally sourced sea glass creations, hand painted mops; Rick DickinsonTraditional American Impressionist – oil paintings in the classic New England style; Lois Glaser, art photographer: nature and abstract; Don Josephson, American expressionist painter; Nora Lalysucculent gardener: living art; Leslie MuirVolpefiber artist – mini quilts, punch needle embroidery; Suzanne Norton – jewelry, wall hangings, painted furniture, assembly of wire and sea glass; Fran Scannell, Southport plein-air painter; Lynne Seitzerartist/Joy to the Wind Gallery – oils, pastels, watercolours, ink; John MT Seitzer, artist/Joy to the Wind Gallery – oils, acrylics, pastels, mixed media, watercolours, 3D; Ursula Smith, weaver – Hand-woven textiles for the home; and Betsy’s Wing – author and artist.

Saturday, August 27 is Art Interaction Day, where most of the demonstrations and discussions with participating artists take place. Here is the program : Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Martha Cowdery and Michael Tomko; artist Fran Scannell, artist Charlie Nowell and paper artist Rimar Reed; 1-4 p.m. – Demonstration and discussion by Christine Thalia Andersen; Saturday all day – Photographer Lois Glaser; artist John MT Seitzer; and artist Carol Wiley and artist/craftswoman Suzanne Norton; All day Saturday and Sunday: Rick Dickinson, Leslie Muir-Volpe

NEW to art for art in 2022: Clark Griffith, Apple-Ledge Farm Pottery – Useful and decorative high-fired pottery; all glazes certified lead free/food safe; Ramone Hanley-Warren, artist – acrylic paintings on birch panel that depict the artist’s interpretation of the natural world; Charlie Nowell, artist – colorful landscapes of Maine in oil; Carol Wiley, beautiful artist – oils, acrylics, pastels; still life, landscapes, figurative work; Reed Rimarpaper artist – Modified paper craft.

“We are thrilled to be back at the shipyard for the show!” said show organizer Leslie Muir-Volpe. “The Lincoln Arts Festival Board is so pleased that Hodgdon Yacht Services can once again host the show this year. It’s always fun to turn the huge empty boathouse from a workspace into a beautiful art display.

Don’t miss. And prepare to be a little overwhelmed when you arrive and find yourself immersed in the creative work of 25 local artists.

Hodgdon Yacht Services is located at 100 Ebenecook Road, Southport by car or N 43° 49.760′ / W 069° 40.660′ by boat.


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