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Icelandic Odyssey: Glaciers, Fulmars, and Whales

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 by admin

Icelandic Odyssey: Glaciers, Fulmars, and Whales Over the summer solstice, I was one of five members of Peregrine Press to travel to Iceland for a two-week long residency in printmaking. We joined Sola, our Icelandic host, and Mary, our fellow printmaker from Ireland, for an intensive teach-in solar printmaking from Elva, and tour the amazing [...]

“Take Flight” to a Show That Soars

Posted on October 2nd, 2017 by admin

“Take Flight” to a Show That Soars Mary Harding of the George Marshall Store Gallery in York Harbor, Maine has outdone herself again with a themed show I am proud to be a part of. Invited artists from around New England interpret the theme of flight through sculpture, painting, printmaking, and mixed media. My new etchings [...]

Tumblestar Lands in Wells

Posted on May 30th, 2017 by admin

Tumblestar Sculpture at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm My first outdoor steel sculpture is on view in POWER OF PLACE: Wells Reserve at Laudholm, curated by June LaCombe. I am honored to join 27 other artists, whose sculptures in granite, steel, marble and bronze appear in the landscape of this historic saltwater farm in Wells, [...]

Music for the Eyes: Matisse’s Artist Books

Posted on October 27th, 2016 by admin

Left: Kate engages museum goers in the art books of Henri Matisse. Right: USM Center for Book Arts director, Becky Goodale, expounds on artist books in a panel discussion at the Portland Museum that Kate helped organize. Music for the Eyes: Matisse’s Artist Books I was excited when Portland Museum of Art asked me to [...]

Ancient Roots: Making Art in Ireland

Posted on July 13th, 2016 by admin

A rainless (!) ten days on the remote Western coast of Ireland at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation inspired our group (7 of us from Peregrine Press, 1 from Ireland, 1 from Iceland) to respond to the ancient stone circles, burial mounds and dolmens. Here where the sea meets land crisscrossed by ancient walls and tilled [...]

Last Chance! Peregrine Press at 25 Ends Soon.

Posted on June 22nd, 2016 by admin

Last Chance! Peregrine Press at 25 Ends its 2 Month Run “The Art of the Hand Pulled Print” has broken attendance records at the Portland Public Library. The variety and depth of the work of this amazing printmaking cooperative is worth a detour to the Library on Congress Street before it ends on June 25. [...]

Focus: Printmaking opens at Greenhut

Posted on February 12th, 2016 by admin

It’s February in Maine and the groundhog may have gone back to his den, but printmakers climbed out from all over the state for this invitational exhibit at Greenhut Gallery in Portland. Techniques from etching to woodcut to paper lithography (naming just a few), makes for a dynamic show. It runs through the month, and [...]

“WE ARE ALL RELATED – science shows us the ways – May we be inspired to care for the earth in our day.”

Posted on December 26th, 2015 by admin

Rachel Carson left us a legacy of understanding about the interrelatedness of species on earth and the fragile web of life, under duress, since she first wrote “Silent Spring”. This article by Bob Keyes in the Maine Sunday Telegram (12/20/15) shows her influence on my life and my work. One thing I learned in making [...]

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