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Art and Culture

How Herman Melville Still Shapes the Gulf of Maine

Two centuries after his birth, Herman Melville’s writing about the ocean still resonates.

Preserved In Stone

During Maine’s great age of sail, several prominent mariners were immortalized in larger-than-life stone sculptures. Today these impressive monuments are poignant reminders of people who helped to shape the state’s maritime economy.

Meet the Makers

2019 Maine Boat & Home Show primer

Slab City Rendezvous

In the 1950s, a group of big-city artists established a creative enclave in Lincolnville for cohabitation and collaboration.

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.