The Green & Healthy Maine Summer Guide, published annually, is an offshoot of the phenomenally successful Sunrise Guide, and it’s been my pleasure to contribute a feature on the arts for the last three years.
My story this year fits the overall theme of “Off the Beaten Track” and focuses on nationally significant art landmarks that are in some of Maine’s most beautiful and tucked-away places: Winslow Homer’s studio on Prouts Neck, the Rockwell Kent/James Fitzgerald home and studio on Monhegan, the Olson House (of Christina’s World) and the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing, and more.
In 2018, I contributed a feature about places where Maine visitors and residents can take a one-day workshop and leave with a handmade work of art they’ve made themselves.
My 2017 article was Art of the Fire: The Transformative Nature of Clay. The article highlighted ceramic artists Ayumi Horie, Ariela Nomi Kuh, and Shanna Wheelock, as well as longstanding Maine institutions like the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Maine College of Art.