Thomas Paquette – Art in Embassies

Thomas Paquette’s painting, Sky Ascending, was chosen by the US State Department Art in Embassies program to be exhibited for the duration of the ambassador’s tenure at the US Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana. The exhibition launch will be held at the embassy in Georgetown in late April 2012. See an excerpt from the catalog here: Paquette – US Embassy Georgetown.

Thomas Paquette’s paintings can also be seen at the following US Embassies:

Amman, Jordan – 2011 – present
Athens, Greece (2) –
2010 – present
Brazzaville2008 – 2011
San Salvador2007 – 2009
Havana, Cuba2006
Athens, Greece2005 – 2008
Phnom Penh, Cambodia2003 – 2005
Taipei, Taiwan2002 – 2006
Vienna, Austria2001 – 2005
St. Petersburg, Russia2001 – 2005
Rome, Italy2001
Santiago, Chile1998 – 2001
Riga, Latvia1999 – 2001
N’Djamena, Chad1994 – 2000

Cig Harvey in The Portland Press Herald

Cig Harvey’s photographs were featured on the front page of the Portland Press Herald’s “Audience” section in March 12th’s Maine Sunday Telegram. Her photographs are currently on display in a group photography exhibit at the University of Southern Maine, entitled “The Myths” from March 2 – April 14, 2012. Her work in the show was praised in The Portland Press Herald’s article as “evocative.”

The article goes on:

“Harvey’s large color prints may be the most accessible in the show, though they are also among the most complex in terms of their composition. Her images suggest more questions than answers. Who is the girl in the Caddy? How did she get there? Are her longing eyes that stare out the half-open window a plea for escape? Harvey wants her work to help ‘create order out of chaos and beauty out of pain.’ All of those emotions are present at USM, particularly in the image of young Sadie in the back of the pale yellow Cadillac.”

See a full copy of the article here: “USM: Female photographers examine gender myths.”

Bo Barlett’s Magic World

Bo Barlett is the subject of David Anderson’s short film, Bo Bartlett’s Magic World, for the Oxford American’s SoLost series this spring.

From the series:

Bo Bartlett is an American original. A realist painter with a deliciously surreal touch, the Columbus, Georgia-born artist was a protégé and life-long friend of Andrew Wyeth. His haunting and epic tableaux evoke a Hopper-like sense of longing and mystery combined with a Lynchian-cocktail of menace, beauty, and stranger-than-fiction reality.

A natural traveler with an entire planet of subject matter to pick from, it might surprise some to learn that Bartlett chooses to spend several months each year painting in the modest Columbus, Georgia, home he grew up in—to paint, no less, in the very bedroom that was his as a child. But it is in fact the place where Bartlett goes each winter, and where some of his most vital work is born.

“It’s a magic world,” says Bo, and indeed it is. Come see where some of it is born….

Watch the video here: Bo Bartlett’s Magic World

Camden Public Library benefit show

A classic selection of paintings by well known contemporary Maine inspired artists is now on view at the Camden Public Library.  This show of beautiful Maine landscapes are available at a signifiant value and the proceeds will directly benefit creative programs at the Camden Public Library.  The exhibit will be open during regular library hours through February in the Picker Room.

To view all available pieces, follow this link.