(Wiscasset, ME) The Maine Art Gallery opens its 2022 season with Time Shift, an exhibition of artists from Brooches. a well-established non-profit project for working artists. For nearly 50 years, Spindleworks has provided studio space and mentors to adults of varying abilities and an affinity for expressing themselves through art. The exhibition opens on Saturday May 7 with a reception from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with live music provided by The Leopard Girls. The show runs until Saturday, May 28.
Spindleworks artists work in the historic Periwinkle Blue House at 7 Lincoln Street in Brunswick. In any given week at the studios, up to 40 artists can be seen working on unique projects that reveal a personal vision and enduring spirit in a variety of mediums including painting, fiber arts, pottery , music, printmaking, photography, multimedia and drama. Stunning works of art are underway in every direction.
Spindleworks is a happy place; the energy of creativity is contagious. Ambitious, talented and hardworking artists thrive in this supportive space where they gather, work, discuss, dream and create stunning and original works of art to display and sell.
In 1978, Spindleworks became an initiative of the Independence Association of midcoast Maine. Since then, they have grown in partnership with many Maine art venues, becoming a staple of the Brunswick Community Art Scene’s 2nd Friday Night Art Walks, as well as Poetry Month and all-kinds events. .
The 2022 Time Shift exhibition is sponsored by the Maine Arts Commission, Les Fossel Restoration and Sherri Dunbar of Tim Dunham Realty. The Maine Arts Commission funded the very first year of Spindleworks nearly 50 years ago, in 1976. Spindleworks founder Nan Ross obtained grants from the Maine State Commission on the Arts and Humanities (maine Maine Arts Commission ) and CETA (Citizens Employment Training Act) to teach marketable skills to community members who have been released from residential institutions. Pinelands in New Gloucester, Maine was one such institution.
About Maine Art Gallery
The Maine Art Gallery is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of the visual, fine and applied arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and educational programs for children and adults. since 1958. More information can be found at www.maineartgallerywiscasset.org and on Facebook. The gallery is located at 15 Warren Street in Wiscasset, just a 2 minute drive or 8 minute walk from downtown Wiscasset, with free street parking.
Directions from Route 1 North: Turn right on Federal Street (Rt. 218) then left on Warren Street.
Directions from Route 1 South: Turn left on Federal Street, then left on Warren Street.