25. September 2014 22:02
10 Artists in Androscoggin County will open their studios and invite you to visit the space they create. 11am -3pm
Richard Field Larry Stevens
Ray Michaud Melanie Therrien
Ian Orman Debra Trafton
Anita Poulin Nancy Trider
Michael Ranucci Jennifer Wadsworth
Map attached here.
ART MAP 2014.pdf (315.47 kb)
7. September 2014 11:58
A photographer went to a socialite party in New York. As he entered the front door, the host said ‘I love your pictures - they’re wonderful; you must have a fantastic camera.’
He said nothing until dinner was finished, then: ‘That was a wonderful dinner; you must have a terrific stove.'
18. August 2014 09:46
This is my slogan for the summer of 2014. My health tried to bring my summer to a screeching halt, but the support of friends and family kept me creeping forward. Lyceum Gallery, unfortunately, was not at the head of my priority list. This week's weather in Maine is cooler and drier, a harbinger of autumn, my favorite season. As most Mainers, I do look forward to spring, but our spring is brief and muddy. Autumn in Maine stretches before us with Indian summer days, crisp evenings and some of our best weather. It energizes me!
This autumn things will be falling together in Lyceum Gallery. We will celebrate our resident artists! To me, this small group of artists represents the very best in Maine contemporary art. (I am allowed a bit of well deserved prejudice.) The title of the September exhibit says so much Beauty and Mastery. This group of artists exemplifies both in CAPITAL letters. In October, I am delighted to bring a very rare exhibit of the drawings of Kevin Callahan, I man to whom I owe so much. Then in November Precious Things returns. Our very popular holiday exhibit of small works of art is an invitational exhibit this year.
So mark your calendars for the new season. It will be very special.
17. June 2014 09:31
Lyceum Gallery will open the Vibrant Colors of Robert Gibson on Friday, June 20. Robert loves color. Drawn to the sheer joy and sensuousness of color, he is fascinated by how the intense presence of color can arouse any number of moods, stir sensations and stimulate consciousness.
Gibson has been working on a series of still life paintings for the last eight years and approaches the still life like an intimate landscape. The paintings vary in subject from reflective spheres and glassware on boldly patterned drapes to fruit or a bouquet of flowers or a combination of all of the above. Recent work shows a more abstract approach to the still life.
"My aim is to construct vibrant compositions of color that rekindle in the viewer a sense of joy, peace and harmony and to create a luminous 'shimmer' in the viewer’s eye," explains Gibson.
Having exhibited his work in Maine for thirty years, Gibson was a major participant at the Turner Center for the Arts and several juried Area Artist Exhibits at University of Southern Maine Lewiston Auburn.
Robert Gibson will be greeting exhibit visitors at an opening reception Friday, June 20 from 5-7 at Lyceum Gallery.
14. April 2014 14:24
This is your last opportunity to see the current exhibit!
It is a whimsical and fun expression of the modern cartoon through caricature, the graphic novel, game cards, LobStories, and good old cartoons. Lyceum has never hosted such an exhibit and we have certainly enjoyed the reactions of our visitors.
PS. Through the Lens Photography Competition and Exhibit will not take place this year. Next year.
10. December 2013 12:28
Time with family and friends.
For me holidays are about family and friends. As a child, we had lots of family living nearby, and we knew that we would always come together on special days. When I moved to Maine, we traveled back to St. Louis for those holidays until my children came. We then created new traditions with our "unconditional friends".
Traditions change as families grows and friends move in and out of our lives. But gathering together is still the warmest and most satisfying gift we can give each other.
I always love it when my daughter gives me the gift of a day together! Last summer out mutual birthday gift was a week's vacation to the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregan. Because she lives"away", our time together is always precious, Exploring a new place and new ideas brings us closer.
Friday evenings in the gallery is a very special time with my friends. It is something that started as drinks after exhibit openings and has grown to a weekly event that we all look forward to. This time of year the gallery is occupied almost every night by holiday parties, but we still want to get together. So the gathering moves up a couple of floors to my home.
There is no greater gift than the gift of time with those you love and care for. I hope that your holidays are full of such gifts!
18. November 2013 19:05
Roderick Dew's digital paintings are mysterious works of incredible detail! A former goldsmith and painter, Roderick has taken his art to the computer to create extremely intricate patterns from nature and mathematics that could not be accomplished without the ability to zoom in with technology.
His work ranges from business card size treasures to very large triptychs bursting with color. Printed with archival inks, each piece is a limited edition of 30.
BUT for Precious Things 2013, Roderick has created a very special subscription series in an edition of 10!
This series of six archival prints is only $500. Print No. 1 will be issued in December (just in time for a special holiday gift) and a new 3" x 7" print will be issued each month through May. One subscription sold at the opening, so only nine more are available.
To view more of Dew's work, visit the Resident Artists page.