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Art and Culture

The Last Word — Issue 158

Reflections on spring and summer by photographer Cig Harvey.

The Art of Lynn Karlin

A self-described “vegetable paparazzi,” Lynn Karlin creates still lifes as well as profile portraits.

Artist Alison Rector

Painter Alison Rector is known for interior views—light-filled spaces, both public and private.

Richmond Island’s Pot of Gold

The story behind a pot of gold and silver coins found years ago on Richmond Island is a fascinating tale of early Maine.

A Tribute to a Maine Farm Dog

A good farm dog becomes part of the family. Bonnie, a border collie that belonged to writer Ronald Joseph’s grandparents was did that, and more.

Hooked on Rugs

Rosemary Levin is a rug hooker and an environmentalist.

Good Reads — Issue 155

More favorites from the bookshelf.

New Murals Bring Life to Old Walls

New murals add color to Maine’s public art movement.

Impressions of Newfoundland

Flower pressings and a poem, inspired by Newfoundland’s environs.

Animal Visions

Artist Dan Falt is known for his beguiling wooden animal sculptures.

James Fitzgerald: Monhegan Modernist

Monhegan has inspired many painters, including James Fitzgerald. This year the island’s art museum turns 50 and a new book celebrates Fitzgerald’s work.

Good Reads — Issue 152

Summer reading ideas

Granite Companions

Sculptors Kazumi Hoshino and Jesse Salisbury work from the local to the international—from the coast of Maine to an island in Japan’s inland sea—turning granite into works of art.

The Art of the Commission

Yes, you can do it: you can order up a special work of art—and contribute significantly to its creation.