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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

5 Rivers Arts Alliance Marketing Workshop 2

Monday, Febrary 2, 2015
5:30 to 8 pm

Centre St Arts Gallery, 11 Centre St. Bath, 207-442-0300

$20 for 5RAA Members
$25 for non-members

Register with CEI - Women's Business Center (207) 882-7552
(click above to go register)

Simply having a website isn't enough. Being found online is important for anyone with a website. This workshop will cover some simple search engine optimization (SEO) principles and basic elements that website owners can implement to increase their online visibility. We’ll cover content, meta information, tools for checking rank and indexing potential, and tips to boost your chances of coming up on Google’s Search Engine Results Page. We’ll also cover the value of links and social media, and evaluate the actual websites of attendees.

Who should attend? Artists with an existing website who want to learn how to increase their search engine results, and be more “find-able” online.

It takes a village! This class is being offered as a collaboration between the Women’s Business Center at CEI, and the Five Rivers Arts Alliance. The class is hosted by the Centre Street Arts Gallery, and expertly facilitated by Mill Cove Partners.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ed McCartan Gallery Talk

Painting Spontaneously with Ed McCartan
Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3:30 to 5 pm
Suggested fee $5.

There are as many ways to create a painting as there are personalities. A method that I would like to explore is one in which we start with a completely open mind and few suppositions in order  to allow the materials and  spontaneity to dictate how we proceed.  There is much to be gained in this method of working. Even though we  often return to themes and subjects that we have explored in earlier work, a fresh approach to the process of working, a kind of "beginner's mind,"can kick-start us into new possibilities. I think this can help us produce original and exciting work.  I would like to explore the creative process with this in mind.  Such an openness to inspiration  and serendipity can be invigorating  Please join me in exploring some of these ideas.  I think it can be a chance for growth for all of us. And I think that it can also be fun.

Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC
11 Centre Street, Bath, ME  04530


Claudette Gamache Gallery Talk

Arts & Medicine with Claudette Gamache
Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3:30 to 5 pm
Suggested Fee $5.

Claudette is a registered nurse with over 30 years  experience in the health field.  She is also an artist who pursued a BFA at the University of Hartford Art School, an MA in Holistic Studies and Expressive Therapy from Lesley University; and obtained her registration in Art Therapy from the American Art Therapy Association.

The Lookout, pastel by Claudette Gamache
Claudette's talk will encompass storytelling of her many experiences using the arts within hospital, outpatient and home care settings.  She will lead the audience in an exercise to aid in reducing stress.

She has worked at combining art and medicine, a blending of science and art in her work with clients.

She has presented at National Home care Conference, State Hospice Nurses retreat, Nurse Associations, Health Care Workers in Hospice setting and taught classes to oncology nurses and adult evening classes.

Updated Class List Winter 2015

February 14 and 15 – Sat/Sun from 9:30 to 4:30
Cost: $175

Thursday, 10-12. starts Feb. 19 for 6 weeks
Cost: $150 Material Fee: $25.

BEGINNING PORTRAITURE – All Media - Pat Chandler
February 28 & March 1 – Sat/Sun from 9:30 to 4:30
Cost: $175

MORE PAINT AND WATER - Liz Messler - watercolor class
Wednesday, 10-1. starts March 4 for 5 weeks
Cost: $125

LOOSEN UP WITH ACRYLICS Teens and Adults -Roz Martin
Saturday, 9:30 to 12:30. starts March 7 for 6 weeks
Cost: $175 for 6 weeks or $90 for 3 weeks.

Saturday, 1-3:30. starts March 7 for 6 weeks
Cost: $175

March & April, dates to be determined, 4-hour sessions.
Cost: $10 per session

ADVANCED PORTRAITURE – All Media - Pat Chandler
April 18 & 19 – Sat/Sun from 9:30 to 4:30
Cost: $175

April 25 and 26 – Sat/Sun from 9:30 to 4:00
Cost: $150

May 2 and 3 from 9:30 to 4:30
Cost: $175.

May 16 and 17 - Sat/Sun from 9:30 - 4:30
Cost: $175

Call 442-0300 or visit the Gallery to sign up for the class.
A 50% deposit will hold your place.
Early registration is recommended.

Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC
11 Centre St, Bath

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Angela Warren 2015

Seeing Abstractly - Students' choice of media

Cancelled.  Will try to reschedule!

Students will begin by looking at Matisse and other painters for inspiration. We will study the way these painters use color, shape, mark, contrast and composition. Students will begin by covering their photographs with tracing paper to block out basic shapes and line. They will then generate several compositions. They will choose one sketch to generate their painting from. After that exercise students will look at a still life composed of objects in nature. Students will generate 3 small sketches and one painting.

Overall goal: Learn to translate representational subjects into abstract.

Skills: Learn to use tracing paper to isolate shape and color in your photographs, and a viewfinder to isolate shapes in a still life; brush techniques and color relationships. Previous experience in painting is encouraged.

3 photographs to paint from
tracing paper
2 canvases
sketch paper
painting materials of your choice  

Angela Warren grew up in Bangor Maine,  surrounded by woods, music, and art.

Call 442-0300 or visit the Gallery to sign up for the class.
A 50% deposit will hold your place.
Early registration is recommended.

Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC
11 Centre St, Bath

Monday, January 12, 2015

Herbie is Here!

The Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC is pleased to announce the arrival of Herbie
a new sculpture  by Andreas von Huene.

Herbie was carved from the historic Yarmouth elm tree of the same name which was cut down in 2010.  The tree was over 100 feet tall, and 217 years old.

Andreas says:

"Heron is 106" tall, 21" across toes, 14" front- to back (not including base) and is one piece from beak to toes although the toes, tailfeather, and upper side of the leg are added. He is from the trunk where a branch came out, hence the open checking of the feather tips

The renowned furniture maker Chris Becksvoort called the woodworking and sculpture community together to put "Herbie"- the giant Elm of Yarmouth- to good use. I found this long, partially sawn piece and dreamt of its potential.

I spent the good part of a winter carving this beautiful wood and giving back to Herbie's memory."

Please note: Andreas will give a Gallery Talk on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 3:30 to 5 pm at the Gallery.  The subject is "Keeping it Positive". Suggested fee $5.

Andreas von Huene:

Centre St Arts Gallery, LLC
11 Centre Street, Bath, ME  04530