Fine Art Exhibitions: Dreamy & Surreal
When clients walk through our doors they are greeted by walls of artwork produced by artists from across Maine. These artworks rotate every year and an opening receptions, which are free and open to the public, are held to celebrate the artists. To schedule a tour of the Macpage exhibits outside of an opening, please email Ralph Hendrix at email@example.com. You can also view the exhibitions online below!
Thanks to everyone who came out for the opening of Dreamy & Surreal! We had a blast celebrating the new batch our artists to grace our walls this spring. In case you missed it, check out our video walk through of the exhibition, also be sure to check out photos of the opening reception below!
Spring 2017 Fine Art Exhibition
On View May 18th – October 20th, 2017
“In our dream states, nature serves not only as a metaphor; but as a mirror, for which we can see a reflection of ourselves.” -Emily Barrera
Chris Beneman, Diane Dahlke, Rachael Eastman, Rebecca Hayes, Richard Hutchins, Jean Kigel, Julie Lapping Rivera, Mike Libby, Kimberly Lyons, Pamela Moulton, Judy O'Donnell, Alex Rheault, Cheyenne Stubbs, Deb Whitney, Mary Longley, Anne Hecker, Jane Banquer, Maya Kuvaja, Mary Brooking, Michelle Stuckey, Cheslye Ventimiglia, & Margareta McDonald
Celeste Roberge lives and works in South Portland. She is Professor Emerita, University of Florida, where she was Head of Sculpture in the School of Art + Art History for twenty-two years. She holds the following degrees: MFA Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, BFA Maine College of Art, BA in Sociology and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Maine.
Celeste has received numerous awards and fellowships. In 2013 she held a residency in the Arts/Industry Program at Kohler in Wisconsin. In 2010 and 2011, she initiated her current work with seaweed as a resident artist at Baie Ste.Marie/Jenny Family Compound in New Edinburgh, Nova Scotia, sponsored by the Maine College of Art. She was a resident artist at SIM in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2007. She has received two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and she was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Celeste’s sculptures, drawings and prints are included in museums and private collections throughout the United States.
Emily Barrera is an Alfred University BFA graduate of 2014. Emily currently works out of the Button Factory Studios in Portsmouth, NH and has exhibited her work in both upstate New York and New England. She shows a dreamlike quality in her work, illustrating narratives with a quiet mysteriousness to them. She often uses the fresh linear elements of drawing in her paintings that are more rendered and realistic, layering them together to make another strange and surreal compositions.