Traditionally on St. Patrick’s Day, even those who do not have a lick of Irish in them can be found donning green shirts, green hats and even green socks. We don’t even blink when our beer turns green for one day a year; we just raise our pint all the higher and toast with a friend we may not have met yet. It’s the spirit.
Here in New England, even Mother Nature gets in on the action. Most years (let’s forget last year) by March 17th, she has begun to work her magic on the grass and flowers and leaves. It gives those of us who have braved yet another hard winter a bit more to celebrate. There is nothing like a bit o’ green and sunshine to make a Mainer smile.
Between spring and St. Patty’s, we love this time of year at Maine Art. The streets outside our windows have a few more people wandering, shops that have been closed and dark since January are beginning to open their windows and air out the winter dust, and on those lovely days when the thermometer rises above 60 degrees, we start to smell the beginning of the season. Of course, our pot of gold looks more like Daniel Corey’s sunflowers in Of the Sun, and our Shamrocks are made of copper by Lyman Whitaker, but still we celebrate right along with the rest of you.
So come in and share a permanent pint with Trip Park’s Old Country or bask in the spring leaves of Birch Tangle by Liz Hoag. We are here at 14 Western Avenue in Kennebunk and open from 10 – 5. We are happy to be sharing the Luck of the Irish, or even some spring flowers with Light Over Shadow by Philip Frey. As always, you can view our entire collection online at www.maine-art.com.
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