It’s been ten years since John Spain, owner of Maine Art, first saw Lyman Whitker’s copper Wind Sculptures. It’s been ten years since conversation began with Stacy Christiansen, Whitaker’s wife and business partner. It’s been ten years since the amazing kinetic sculpture garden began greeting all who visit the Kennebunks. Ten years— it is time to celebrate.
After last week’s winter storm, we have our fingers crossed that spring is truly on her way. Soon the grass will be green, and the branches on the trees will succumb to that lovely glow of new growth. Once spring has started, she usually rolls right along, which means the flowers are sure to follow. These are our favorite signs of the season here at Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture, and the favorite of many of our artists, as well.
It has been in the planning for a while now, but the actual construction – and destruction, began right after Christmas. Many businesses in the port, who remain open throughout the winter, were worried about access. However, the town has made sure that customers can get to where they need to be, one way or… Read more »
The custom framing aspect of the gallery works to support our artists and our customers. Only a few of our artists frame their own work. By having the frame shop at hand, we are able to assist them and our clients by find framing that enhances each piece, as well as the room it will soon call home.
For the entire month of February visitors and locals alike will find special deals, interesting events, and wonderful surprises through out our two coastal villages. Both Kennebunk and Kennebunkport will host this annual event. Eat, stay and play specials will run from January 28 – February 28, 2017.
As much as the staff loves to see Floral Spigots come through the door with Patrick, it is very difficult not to fall in love with the new Diving Ducks. The colorful croquet balls that center each of his birds adds a sense of whimsy that is hard to deny. These birds were created this fall for the holiday season.
Cheers to a new year. As amazing as 2016 was for us here at Maine Art, we are looking forward to 2017. It is our twentieth year as Maine Art, and we have filled the season with so many exciting and new events to share with you.
We, here are Maine Art, as so lucky to spend our days surround by beautiful works of art and a staff that truly enjoy coming to work everyday. It makes the gallery a wonderful place to be every day, but especially this time of year. So, as the last few days of “shopping season” wrap up, we invite you to stop in, even if its just to say Happy Holidays and share a smile.
In the past there has been interest expressed in smaller works for the holidays, so that’s what we have done. Over the last few weeks, our gallery at 14 Western Avenue has been arranged to help you find just what you need. The entire first floor is dedicated to “Small Works”. All pieces are 20” x 20” or smaller and have been grouped by artist. They are easy to find and offer a variety of styles and mediums to meet your personal tastes.
Prelude is still going strong here in the Kennenunks, but now we are decorated in snow. For those who missed it last weekend, we are doing it all over again! There are added activities and new fun events, so check out the link to the schedule below, and come in a visit us here at Maine Art.