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Art and Culture

Boats and Everything Under the Sun

Retirement congratulations to John K. Hanson Jr.

A Sense of Time, Place & Indigenous People

Penobscot artist James Eric Francis, Sr. creates art relevant to his culture

Casting Off: An artist’s journey

Adieu to illustrations from Australia

Judy Taylor

This artist captures the lay of the land, sea, and shore in Maine and around the globe

New Shows Celebrate Painter Alex Katz

The painter—and set and costume designer—who summers in Maine is enjoying a bounty of art-world attention.

Good Reads

A few new books about Maine.

En Plein Mer with Amy and Seamus Hourihan

Aboard their Gunboat 55 catamaran Thirst, Amy and Seamus Hourihan find watercolor subjects along the coast of Maine.

Alan Magee’s Conversation with the World

Through paintings, prints, and songs, the artist Alan Magee responds to civilization and its discontents

Monson Arts: Cultivating the Muse

Artists and writers find space, time and community on the shores of Lake Hebron.

David Wolfe: Master Printer

Master printer David Wolfe helps artists and publishers realize their visions.

The Multifaceted Creativity of Daniel Minter

A Portland-based artist brings empathy to his vision of history and the world

Some book ideas for winter reading

Novels, history, boating, and invention

Siri Beckman

Printmaker Siri Beckman’s sense of place—and line—makes for memorable impressions.

Cig Harvey

Photographer Cig Harvey’s images turn small moments into gasps of wonder.

Michael Torlen

In his series “Ocean Blues,” artist Michael Torlen reflects on the fate of our water planet.