The Wrack

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Posts tagged artists

  • At Work with Artist-in-Residence David Allen

    | July 20, 2015 | Filed under: Observations

    This week, July 20-24, Artist-in-Residence David Allen of Stone Point Studio will be creating various works of art throughout the Wells Reserve, as well as giving demonstrations and tutorials on stone balance and arch building.

  • Dedicating the "Isabel Lewando Estuary"

    Tin Smith
    | September 29, 2014

    Isabel Lewando circa 1953Last Thursday, I was fortunate to be among about 75 people who gathered at the Footbridge Beach parking lot in Ogunquit to unveil a rock dedicating the estuary in memory of Isabel Lewando who died in 2011. Isabel came to Ogunquit in the 1950's and established herself as a model, artist, writer, and photographer. She was also a life-long defender of the environment, particularly the Ogunquit River and beach.

  • The Other Nature Crafts Festival

    | September 1, 2013

    Hang this in your home and waitA beautiful handmade decorative piece... or something more?

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 9/1/13:

    More than 100 artists will converge on the Wells Reserve at Laudholm next weekend for our 26th annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival. They’re all very talented, and if you attend, I promise you’ll find some unique, beautiful, and affordable Christmas gifts months ahead of schedule.

    But exceptional as these local New England artists are, I think their finest work meets it match up against the “other nature crafts show” put on by the animal kingdom on a daily basis.

  • A Place Where Two Worlds Meet

    | September 6, 2012

    On Sunday, August 26th, I attended an afternoon concert at The Colony Hotel. One hundred fellow music lovers and I enjoyed a dozen classical piano duets by maestro Warren King and his college roommate, recording artist David Pihl. Ticket proceeds came to the Laudholm Trust – it was music played for the benefit of science. What better accompaniment to our special nature at the Reserve than the seashell symmetries of Bach’s cantatas or the sunflower melodies of Mozart?

  • Berwick Academy Student Artists Paint Habitat Murals

    | June 11, 2012

    In late May, the Reserve was thrilled to host three Berwick Academy students for a two-week senior project. Devon Wood, Nicole Kleinmann, and Ellie Penati each painted large habitat murals with acrylics on canvas. Following a day of walking the Reserve's trails and sketching, each student chose her favorite habitat to depict. These murals will be used extensively in programs and at events throughout the year.

  • Punkinfiddle Poster Art

    | February 15, 2012

    When Punkinfiddle started out in 2003, we sponsored an art competition to find a logo that would tie pumpkins and fiddles together in a festive way. We had several worthy entries, but the standout was from Joseph Havens, a skilled graphic designer living in Kennebunk. Joe evoked our anticipated feel for the event before we had even nailed down the day's details!

    Our friends at Dietz Associates digitized the art and featured it on our first poster. The logo jumped off the page, attracting lots of attention and helping to make our event wildly successful.

  • Brilliant Painterly Day

    | July 16, 2006
    Shade is in high demand. Artists are beneath the copper beech and any other trees that block the searing sun. They're on the farmhouse porch and in the horse barn's shadow. And they have set their umbrellas into the earth, put on their wide-brimmed straw hats, and sought similar shelter because i…