News + Upcoming Events

A statewide regranting program for artist-organized projects in the state of Maine, administered by SPACE Gallery and part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Regional Regranting Network.

 

The Homemade Exchange (2018)
Thursday, June 28, 2018   5pm – 8pm

On Thursday, June 28 from 5 – 8 pm, The Homemade Exchange will take part in the Wiscasset Art Walk. Teaming up with Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, we will be located outside 58 Main Street in Wiscasset. Art Walk guests will be invited to trade a story for a mug, sip on tea or coffee, and learn more about the project.

For more information, please visit https://www.thehomemadeexchange.com/upcoming-events/

 

 

 

 

The Homemade Exchange (2018)
Friday, June 29, 2018   5pm – 8pm

On Friday, June 29 from 5 – 8 pm, The Homemade Exchange will take part in the Biddeford+Saco Art Walk. Find us at Shevenell Park, located at 149 Main Street in Biddeford, where you can trade a story for a mug, enjoy tea, coffee, and treats, and learn more about the project.

For more information, please visit https://www.thehomemadeexchange.com/upcoming-events/

 

 

 

 

Hole History Show: Origins of the American-Style Donut (2018)

Book Launch and Exhibition

On view through June 16

Steel House Projects, 711 Main St. Rockland, ME

On Friday June 1st, Alexis Iammarino and Maeve O’ Regan will celebrate their recently published art catalogue Hole History: Origins Of The American-Style Donut at Steel House Projects from 6 – 8pm. To mark the occasion there will be readings from the 250 page catalogue, and a selection of artworks from Andrew White, Warren Seelig, Kitty Winslow, Jon Merritt, Tessa Greene O’Brien, Richard Iammarino, Carole & Mary Starr, Emily Eveleth, Rafi Baeza, and Daniel Corey will be on view in the gallery. The juried tasting begins at 6:30pm, when two local chef and artist teams will have their outlandish donut-inspired edible inventions judged by a tasting panel. This catalogue launch party kicks off of a series of readings and events scheduled to take place at local historical societies and libraries throughout the region later this summer and Fall.

For more information about the Hole History Show, please visit www.alexisiammarino.com

 

 

 

Deborah Wing-Sproul (2018)
Durational Devices I – V

Marble Block Building

129 Main St. Biddeford, ME

Durational Devices is a five-part performance project taking place over the course of five consecutive Friday evenings. The series will take place in the Marble Block building located at 129 Main Street in Biddeford, Maine and will conclude with a panel discussion at the same venue with writers Annie Godfrey Larmon and Nancy Princenthal and MASS MoCA curator, Denise Markonish.

All of the events are free and open to the public, but because of fire safety and code regulations, space will be limited. Reservations will be open to the public beginning in June. For more information about Deborah’s project or to make a reservation please visit www.durationaldevices.com

Performances

Friday, June 29  5 – 7pm

Friday, July 6  5 – 7pm

Friday, July 13  5 – 7pm

Friday, July 20  5 – 7pm

Friday, July 27  5 – 7pm

 

Closing Discussion

Saturday, July 28  1 – 3pm

 

 

 

 

Myron Beasley (2018) Re-Past: A Performative Meal on Malaga Island
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Re-Past is a creative intervention in the form of a performative meal, to be held on Malaga Island. In 1912, the residents of the island, of African American, Native American and multiracial heritage, were forcibly evicted from their homes by the Maine state government, which had taken legal possession of the island through connivance of courts, the town, mainland landowning families, and the burgeoning hotel and tourism industry. Through collaboration with sound artists, visual artists, chefs, and performance artists, the event will serve as a site-specific memorial both to the island’s former inhabitants and to their descendants, who have faced stigma and discrimination since the eviction. The event will be lived streamed. Re-Past is curated by Myron M. Beasley. For more information about Re-Past, please visit http://www.yoonsoo.com/malaga/

 

 

 

 

 

The Chart (2015 + 2018)
Announcing Critic-in-Residence Imani Roach

The Chart and the Kindling Fund are pleased to announce Imani Roach as the Chart’s 2018 Visiting Critic! Imani will be the inaugural critic in a week-long pilot residency program that will encompass investigation of place, critical engagement and discussion, and which will foster the beginnings of reciprocal relationships among artists, writers, and publications through dialogue and writing.

Roach was selected from an exciting pool of talented writers and editors from across the country by a jury of three Maine-based arts professionals. Ellen Y. Tani, Ph.D, Christopher Stiegler, and Julien Langevin selected Roach based on the outstanding strength her writing and the commitment of equity evidenced therein. The jurors, whose bios are below, were particularly moved by the urgency and expansiveness of Roach’s vision and practice, and the nuance and care that frames her work.

For more information about Imani and her work with The Chart, please visit www.thechart.me