Once again, Art Walk Lewiston/Auburn was a ton of fun. I was back at 46 Lisbon Street for July's installment, and so were the crowds! It was a gorgeous evening, and the people of Lewiston seemed to be celebrating the art and the season. If you haven't had a chance to make it to Lewiston for an art walk, you have a couple of chances left this season: Friday, August 28th (that night, I'll be at the L/A Arts office, 221 Lisbon Street: a new spot for me!) and Friday, September 25th (location TBD). If you need more convincing, please read this wonderful blog post by the one and only Keith Spiro! If this doesn't make you curious, I don't know what will:
46 Lisbon Street was hopping!
Brunswick's Second Friday Art Walk was last week, and as I mentioned in my previous post, the "pop-up" spot this time was at Curtis Memorial Library instead of St. Paul's. There was a solo show going on in the Morrell Meeting Room, so the "pop-up" crew set up in the garden. Anyone who knows me knows that having my paintings outside makes me nervous...magnets are one thing, but paintings are another. What if there's wind? What if there's rain? Thankfully, Mother Nature was on our side, because it was an absolutely perfect summer night!
meet me at the garden gate...
Artists and art-walkers alike seemed to enjoy the outdoor setting. Not only were there a bunch of familiar faces in attendance, we got some out-of town visitors as well...these magnets are heading to Oregon!
Go west, young magnets.
I find it cool and interesting to see where sold artwork ends up living...I always hope my work finds a good home, and having photographic proof that it's being appreciated is wonderful! Here are a couple of shots of prints that were purchased during the opening reception of "Things/Life/Whatnot"! The first picture is from the kitchen of a lovely lady named Nicky...
"That Heavenly Coffee" is looking right at home!
...and the second is from Selby Shoes Etc., the fabulous shop of a lovely lady named Dennie!
"Sole Mate" is looking right at home as well!
While I was typing this blog post, I received a very exciting email. I figured this would end up being a separate blog post, but I just couldn't wait to share the big news: MY NEW WEBSITE IS FINALLY UP AND RUNNING!!! Please check out the new and improved www.brushstrokesbymaria.com! Let me know what you think! Now if you'll excuse me, it's time to celebrate...woo hoo!