Artist Lisbeth Firmin will be coming to StudioWorks as a visiting artist in the printmaking facilities for a week later this March. Firmin is a contemporary American realist painter and printmaker whose imagery explores the relationship between people and their environment. Firmin’s prints have won numerous awards and are included in several important permanent collections including Munson-Williams-Proctor, Utica, NY; Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA; and the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Eastport. During her stay, Firmin will…Find out more »
Kate M.S. Hoffman of Los Angeles, Calif., is an artist-in-residence at StudioWorks and invites participants to imagine a home as an alternative reality, much like the experience of the artist creating set pieces for the animation. Community members of all ages are invited to drop in to StudioWorks and participate in this performance by creating their own idealized homes out of cardboard, foam core and collage elements.Find out more »
Kate M.S. Hoffman of Los Angeles, Calif., is an artist-in-residence at StudioWorks and is working on a stop-motion film project, "Liquid Gold-Black Gold, The Golden Age of Whaling," during her 4-week stay. The project is based on research into the migration paths of whales, the whaling industry and the Underground Railroad.Find out more »
Join us for an artist talk with Sebastian Collett of Asheville, North Carolina, the July artist-in-residence at StudioWorks on July 20, at 7 pm. Sebastian Collett grew up in Ohio and France. Following an early career as a pianist, he fell in love with photography at Bard College, while studying with Stephen Shore and Larry Fink. Upon graduating he traveled the world for fifteen years, then earned his MFA at the Hartford Art School. He was recently awarded the Cord…Find out more »
Join StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Kathleen McDermott for Recycled Robots, featuring the Bristlebot. This workshop is for all ages; children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. The Bristlebot is a classic starter robot, utilizing parts that can be found in a cheap vibrating toothbrush. Working with the artist, participants will learn how to take apart a motorized toothbrush (provided) and create their own unique robot from the parts.Find out more »
Join StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Kathleen McDermott for DIY Wearable Futures. This workshop is for ages 12 & up. In this workshop participants will consider the relationship between science fiction and reality, and will critically consider our current relationship to wearable technology. Participants will learn the basics of wearable circuit design, using conductive thread to create custom "buttons," to turn on LEDS in fabric. Supplies provided, participants can sew to scrap material or to a fabric they bring in, socks and hats work well.Find out more »
StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Talk: Kathleen McDermott – THE FUTURE AFFECTS THE PAST: Technology, Mysticism, Art and Play
Kathleen McDermott is a media artist with a background in installation and sculpture. In early 2012 she relocated to Hong Kong, where she completed her MFA in Creative Media, at City University of Hong Kong. Kathleen is currently a PhD candidate and Rensselaer Fellow at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is an initiative of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. Funding for StudioWorks comes from generous support from ARTPLACE, private funders and individual donors.Find out more »
Richelle Gribble, StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence, will present “Land, Sea, Air,” a pop-up exhibition at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, Eastport, from September 14-17. Works in the exhibition will include a puzzle project, mixed-media paintings, and woven textiles inspired by Eastport’s social networks and natural ecology. Excited by conversations, observations, and found-objects collected along the shore, each project includes materials and content collected from Eastport’s scenery and community.Find out more »
Korean born, New York-based artist Eunjung Hwang will present her character-based works including animations and works-in-progress at the open studio reception at StudioWorks. Hwang's characters are often bizarre hybrids driven by instinct and dream logics. This event is free and open to the public. The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is a project of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art.Find out more »
Join current StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence, Elizabeth Bennett, for an artist talk at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, Eastport, Maine, Wednesday, May 31, at 7 pm. Bennett is a California-based artist who describes her work, “My driving impulse is to re-order systems. … my interventions play with the rule governing spaces I negotiate daily.” More information about Bennett can be found through her website: https://www.e-bennett.com/. Photo shows one of her stenciled text drawings on paper being pulled out of the water.Find out more »
Join StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Cathleen Faubert for an artist talk and open studio on Wednesday, June 28, at 7 pm, at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, Eastport. Faubert is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in Norman, Okla., and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Visual Arts at the University of Oklahoma. While at StudioWorks, Faubert is working on a project involving olfactory art and image making, identifying and distilling regional scents and discussing memories and thoughts about scents with members of the community. The artist talk will include a demonstration, the opportunity to sample scents blended specifically for this region, and a talk about this project in context of Faubert's art practice. Learn more about Faubert at http://cathleenfaubert.com/ The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is an initiative of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art.Find out more »
Join current StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence, Cindy Steiler, on Wednesday, July 26, at 7 pm at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, Eastport, for a talk about the work she's done during the past month while in residence. Steiler is a Florida-based textile artist who combines interests in traditional photographic processes, found objects and handwork.Find out more »
August 23: Artist Talk, Amanda Thackray @ StudioWorks, 7 pmFind out more »
StudioWorks Artists-in-Residence Talk, 7 pm, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Join artists Maisie Maeve Myfawnwy Broome and Ani Hoover for an artist talk and open studio about the work they did while in residence. Broome is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY, who works on experimental printmaking and textile clothing design inspired by nature. At StudioWorks, she is working on experimental prints and marbled fabrics using this region’s topography and ocean, wave, current and whirlpool as pattern ideas. Ani Hoover, based in Buffalo, NY, uses unconventional recycled and other materials to create textile-based sculptures and installations and is working on experiments with materials sources in the area. This event is free and open to the public.
StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Corwin Levi will be hosting open studio workshops for members of of the community to participate in a collaborative art project during his 4-week stay in Eastport. Levi, who splits his time between New Hampshire and Texas, is a former attorney who is now a project-based artist. His art ranges from drawings, paintings, videos, and murals, to his most recent work Mirror Mirrored, an artist book reimagining Grimms' Fairy Tales. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own constellations on star charts and to construct community art with building blocks. Dates and times for the open studios will be: Friday, May 11, and Friday, May 18 from 1 to 3 pm, Sunday, May 13 and Sunday, May 20 from 6 to 8 pm. All materials will be provided and these events are free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.Find out more »
Join us for an artist talk with StudioWorks Artist in Residence, Corwin Levi.Find out more »
Join current StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence, Nancy Cohen, on Wednesday, June 27, at 7 pm at the Seaman’s Church, 26 Middle Street, Eastport, for a talk about the work she's done during the past month while in residence. Nancy Cohen lives and works in Jersey City, NJ and holds an MFA from Columbia University. She teaches at Pratt Institute and Queens College and maintains a studio. While she is trained in ceramics and sculpture, her work ranges from handmade paper, painting, drawing, glass, sculpture and site-specific installation. During her time at StudioWorks, Cohen is making handmade paper and creating mixed media wall works that relate to the water of Passamaquoddy Bay and the shoreline features. Find out more about these projects and how they fit into the artist's practice at the artist talk, or stop by StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, to see works in progress anytime before Wednesday, June 27. Please knock if the door is not unlocked.Find out more »
Join StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Peter Froslie for an artist talk, photogrammetry demonstration and reception. Peter Froslie lives and works in Norman, OK, where he is an Associate Professor of Art, Technology and Culture at the University of Oklahoma.During his time at StudioWorks, Froslie is creating a computer program that depicts the natural environment using programming and digital processes often involved in video game development. He has been using photogrammetry to scan 3D models of rocks, lichen, seaweed, and other natural objects found in coastal ecotones. Froslie welcomes visitors to StudioWorks at 48 Water Street prior to July 25. This event is free and open to the public.Find out more »
Join two current StudioWorks Artists-in-Residence, Scott MacLeod and Julia Sinelnikova, on Wednesday, August 22, for open studio and artist talk receptions. Beginning at 7 pm, Julia Sinelnikova will present a sculptural light installation at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, Eastport. Sinelnikova, who lives in Brooklyn, NY, is an interdisciplinary artist who works with holograms, performance and digital culture. Her light installations have been exhibited internationally, and she has performed widely as The Oracle of Vector Gallery. Immediately following Sinelnikova’s presentation, visitors are invited to the studio of Scott MacLeod at the North Church Project Space, 82 High Street, Eastport, for a chance to see ship model and other sculptural works created during the 4-week term and another installation, Museum of Dubious Navigation.Find out more »
Join two current StudioWorks Artists-in-Residence, Duncan Hewitt and Lena Schmid, on Wednesday, September 19, for open studio receptions. Beginning at 7 pm, Lena Schmid will present dyed and painted textile works-in-progress and a slide show presentation at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, Eastport. Schmid, who lives in Brooklyn, NY, says, “I am interested in iconic images that defy definition. (My) works make a connection between the kind of slow, strange change experienced in a space long inhabited: be it a body or a well known landscape.” Immediately following Schmid’s presentation, visitors are invited to the studio of Duncan Hewitt at the North Church Project Space, for a chance to see sculptural works created during the 4-week term and finished sculptural works. Hewitt makes and replaces things that are important to him. They reappear as touchstones that exist in real and imagined space and are both sculptures and objects. Most are made of carved and painted wood. Hewitt lives and works in southern Maine.Find out more »
Hannah O'Hare Bennett is offering a series of Embroidery and Card Weaving Classes at StudioWorks on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm from October 9-November 6. The first workshop in the series is Basic Embroidery - Come and learn the basics of embroidery! We’ll learn five basic stitches and get comfortable with technique. If you have one, bring an embroidery hoop and needle, if you don’t have those things just bring yourself. Running stitch, back stitch, chain stitch, blanket stitch, and satin stitch are what we’ll learn.Find out more »
Hannah O'Hare Bennett is offering a series of Embroidery and Card Weaving Classes at StudioWorks on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm from October 9-November 6. The second workshop in the series is Advanced Embroidery - After you’ve learned the basics, you can add fun new stitches to your repertoire. In this class we’ll learn spiderweb, picot, French knot, Bullion, and a fun layered stitch whose official name I don’t know. If you’re already a skilled embroiderer, you can skip the first class and take this one without it.Find out more »
StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Hannah O'Hare Bennett will be hosting an artist talk and open studio at StudioWorks. Bennett, who lives and works in Madison, Wisc., has been at StudioWorks for an 8-week term, designed for artists to focus on outreach and education in the community in addition to their studio practice. Bennett is a fiber artist and papermaker who makes sculpture and installations. As part of her practice, Bennett often teaches fiber, surface design and paper-making techniques. At StudioWorks, Bennett has offered workshops in embroidery and card weaving for members of the community of all ages, and had many drop-in visitors to her working studio. As part of her outreach, Bennett will have worked with students from Perry Elementary School, Shead High School, and Calais High School by the conclusion of her residency term. These opportunities allow students to meet a working artist, be introduced to new hands-on art-making methods, and see contemporary work-in-progress in the studio. Bennett's artist talk is free and open to the public. The StudioWorks program, now in its sixth year, is an initiative of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. For more information about Hannah O'Hare Bennett, see her website, www.hannahoharebennett.com.Find out more »
Tracey Cockrell is an interdisciplinary artist who synthesizes sculpture, experimental music, and linguistic theory. She will be conducting a series of listening walks in different locations; on Saturday, May 18th, Meet at North end of Water Street overlooking Deer Island at 8:00 am (or meet at StudioWorks at 7:30 AM to walk with Tracey to site). Look for Old Sow Mid tide (to high tide) on full moon - a time that whirlpool activity may be most active. Tracey will be collecting sounds and materials. Walks are weather permitting. Check in at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, at any time. Tracey currently lives and works in Woodstock, NY. For more information about Tracey, see traceycockrell.com The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is an initiative of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. See more information for a full schedule of walks.Find out more »
Tracey Cockrell is an interdisciplinary artist who synthesizes sculpture, experimental music, and linguistic theory. She will be conducting a series of listening walks in different locations; on Saturday, May 18th, Meet at StudioWorks at 5:30 pm and walk to pier and urban beaches around the city. Observing low tide of full moon. Tracey will be collecting sounds and materials. Walks are weather permitting. Check in at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, at any time. Tracey currently lives and works in Woodstock, NY. For more information about Tracey, see traceycockrell.com The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is an initiative of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. See more information for a full schedule of walks.Find out more »
Tracey Cockrell is an interdisciplinary artist who synthesizes sculpture, experimental music, and linguistic theory. She has conducted a series of listening walks in different locations around Eastport and Cobscook Bay, and created speakers with natural materials to play the sounds. Tracey currently lives and works in Woodstock, NY. For more information about Tracey, see traceycockrell.com The StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Program is an initiative of the Tides Institute & Museum of Art.Find out more »
Join us for an open house at StudioWorks, with art activities for all ages.Find out more »
Visit the studios of Ada Cruz and Montana Simone, StudioWorks Artists-In-Residence. Both artists will give a talk about their projects at StudioWorks and present works-in-progress and finished work. Ada Cruz worked with kelp, and other seaweed, clay and printmaking. Montana Simone is a sculptor, whose projects involve large-scale installation, found objects, and sound/music. This event will begin at StudioWorks (48 Water Street) and continue to the North Church Project Space (82 High Street), both in Eastport.Find out more »
StudioWorks Artists-in-Residence Dana Lynn Harper, Bethany Springer, and Billy Joe Miller will host open studios and artist talks on Wednesday, September 18, beginning at 7 pm at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, in Eastport. After the first sessions downtown with Harper and Springer, the evening will continue at the North Church Project Space at 82 High Street, Eastport, for the opening of a large-scale installation created there by Billy Joe Miller. Dana Lynn Harper is an installation artist based in Columbus, Ohio who creates spaces that “spread light and empowerment through the experience of wonderment and beauty.” At StudioWorks, she is making new installation work using metal fishing baskets as armature, and creating column-like structures with fuzzy textures created with paracord, plastic lace, iridescent films and other materials. Bethany Springer currently lives and works in Fayetteville, Arkansas and is an Associate Professor in Sculpture at the University of Arkansas. At StudioWorks she is conducting research into the experience of place and recognition of identity, creating small sculptures and fabricated landscapes to be photographed, digitally manipulated and printed as postcards. Billy Joe Miller is a interdisciplinary artist. He creates architectural interventions, performance and immersive environments in response to the natural world. At StudioWorks he is creating an installation in the North Church Project Space using found rope and tensioning wires to create large-scale geometric patterns and shapes in response to the architecture and local environment. His presentation will include sound and performative elements. For more information about the artists, see their websites: danalynnharper.com, bethanyspringer.com, billyjoemiller.comFind out more »
Join StudioWorks Artist-In-Residence Rie Hasegawa for a collagraph printmaking workshop at StudioWorks. Learn to build an image using a variety of materials glued to a printmaking plate, ink the plate, and make prints! Registration is limited to 8 people; $5 per person for supplies. FMI or to register, please call 207-853-4047 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgFind out more »
StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Rie Hasegawa will host two events in October. Hasegawa will teach a workshop on collagraph printmaking on Sunday, October 13, from 1-3 pm at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, in Eastport. Rie Hasegawa is an artist/printmaker based in New York City and works at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. At StudioWorks, Hasegawa is working on a series of mixed-media prints made from collagraphs, chine colle and drawings.
Join us for an artist talk with Adriane Herman, a professor in the MFA in Studio Art and BFA Printmaking program at the Maine College of Art in Portland, has been in residence at StudioWorks for this extended term. In addition to her teaching at Maine College of Art, Adriane Herman had
past experience working intensively with students at Yarmouth High School, where she partnered with the visual art teacher as well as classroom teachers on interdisciplinary projects relating to themes, such as accumulation and release, that she explores in her own studio practice.
Join TIMA Artists-in-residence Mollye Bendell and Brice Garrett for a virtual artist talk and open studio.
Mollye Bendell uses the ephemeral nature of electronic media as a metaphor for exploring vulnerability, visibility, and longing in a world that can feel isolating.
Brice Garrett uses materials and objects as a source to work through ideas of preciousness, memory, and value.
Please email Kristin McKinlay prior to 5 pm on Wednesday, August 19, to receive the Zoom link:
Join StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence Luba Zygarewicz for a free workshop in an ink drawing technique that is part of her regular studio practice. This is an in-person workshop. Registration is limited to 6 participants; ages 12+; masks required for those who are unvaccinated. Please email Kristin McKinlay: kmckinlay (at) tides institute.org to enroll.Find out more »
Join StudioWorks Artists-in-Residence Rebecca Keller and Luba Zygarewicz for an artist talk and open studio, in a hybrid format: in person (limited space available) and on Zoom. Keller's project is about color perception, and involves community input, daily painted studies, and other experiments with light and water-based media. Zygarewicz is working with found objects, especially nets and ropes, and is weaving together written input from visitors with mending and sculpture. Please contact Kristin McKinlay at kmckinlay (at) tides institute.org to register, or to receive a link to the Zoom event.Find out more »
Join StudioWorks Artist-in-Residence J. Matthew Thomas for an artist talk and tour of the Museum of Canned Food, in a hybrid format: in person (limited space available) and on Zoom. J. Matthew Thomas created a museum during his term to celebrate the stories people have about canned food and to study the impact canned food has on our culture. Please email email@example.com to register, or to receive a link to the Zoom event.Find out more »
Join StudioWorks Artists-in-Residence Rachelle Hill and Harley Grieco for two artist talks and presentations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register, or to receive a link to the Zoom event.Find out more »
Join us for an artist talk with Erin Ethridge and Colleen Marie Foley (both of the Thorn Collaborative in Boone, North Carolina) on July 20 at 7 pm at StudioWorks (48 Water Street). Erin and Colleen are the TIMA Artists-in-Residence through July 22. Masks are recommended. Afterward, the artists are inviting audience members to join them at the North Church Project Space to see a video installation of some of their work around Passamaquoddy Bay.
Erin uses systems, hybrids, and inversions to confuse or meld dualistic polarities. Colleen defines magic in her work as latent or unexpected connections between things. Revealing, reveling in, and mapping these connections drives her practice.Find out more »