Come and join Maine Art and MaineStage Shakespeare on Tuesday, August 8th. The actors and actresses, in full costume, will wander among Lyman Whitaker’s Wind Sculptures at 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk from 7:30 to sunset. They will share excerpts from their present production of Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Welcome to the first week of Maine Art Painting and Sculptures 20th Anniversary Celebration. Over the next few weeks we will be using the blog to keep you updated on what’s going on, what to expect, and of course a little kudos for events that have gone by.
Over the course of the twenty-day show, ten of our artists have decided to take the opportunity to spend some intimate time with those who love their work. Often times during a show openings or artist receptions, the crowd can be overwhelming and only minutes are available to chat with each visitor. We are hoping these opportunities will give you a chance to have a lovely conversation and ask a few questions.
This weekend we have invited Lyman Whitaker and Whitaker Studios to visit. We are celebrating ten years with them. Lyman will be here Friday the 28th for a coffee talk, but don’t miss the party on Saturday night.
“It all begins on July 22 with the biggest opening reception party Maine Art has ever thrown,” says Spain. “There will be music, food, and of course, art.” The reception will be from 5-7 PM. Additional events are posted on Maine Art’s online calendar. “We have a great deal to be thankful for here. Our goal is to truly celebrate our artists, our customers, and our community every day for these twenty days.”
We kick this weekend off with Craig Mooney. He will be back again, after his fabulous solo show in July. He will be in the gallery all day Saturday. Stop by for a visit. Also be on the look out for Shakespeare amongst the Sculpture on Tuesday evening. Our local Shakespeare group will be performing in and around Lyman Whitakers sculptures. It is sure to be a treat.
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.