Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Artist Talk -- Tod Seelie-- October 20th, 8pm-- FREE

at: The Bakery : 90 Bridge Street #265, Westbrook Maine


Thursday, August 13, 2009

For My Best Beloved Sister Mia: An Album of Photographs
by Julia Margaret Cameron
@ the Portland Museum of Art
July 4, 2009 - September 7, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Portland Museum of Art
Saturday July 11th

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

SALON- Artist Talk - Siri Kaur - July 14th 8pm FREE

You may remember this mysterious image of Superman in a parking garage as the photograph chosen to advertise Photo A Go-Go 2007. You can find out the story behind this image and the entire series of impersonators called Alter Ego at:
the Bakery on Tuesday night, July 14th– 8pm.

Bakery Artist-in-Residence, Siri Kaur, who is currently an adjunct lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, will be giving a talk about her portraits and other work.

The event is free.

Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Torregrossa's presentation at the Bakery Salon

At last night's Bakery salon, we were treated to a stunning presentation of Kirk Torregrossa's photography from a documentary project that he did while in Vietnam. Torregrossa travelled to Vietnam in early 2009 for 11 weeks to accompany the sculptor Keisha Luce, who is producing a project entitled "Sum and Parts." Casting "documentary sculpture" from real life, Luce worked with Vietnamese people born with deformities due to exposure to the dioxin in Agent Orange used during the Vietnam War. In Vietnam Torregrossa met and photographed many people living with the continuing effects of Agent Orange.

The photographs that Torregrossa presented were alternately beautiful, intense, lively and shocking. The evening began with Jenny, Jessica, and Tonee looking closely at Kirk's black and white contact sheets, to pick their faves. the evening proceeded with Kirk giving a slide show on the digital projector, and explaining the project and his approach, and it ended with a discussion about the project and the photography. Kirk is now in the process of editing and printing the photographs, and will produce a photographic component for an exhibition with Keisha Luce, which will be shown at Dartmouth College, and may be exhibited in Portland at the Salt Center for Documentary Studies, of which he is an alum.

Thanks Kirk for showing us this strong body of work.

Those in attendance were Jenny Gold, Jessica Williams, Tanja Hollander, Tonee Harbert, and two of Kirk's friends Noah and Laura.

To see more about the project, visit www.sumandparts.com or www.kirktorregrossa.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

SALON tonight- June 23rd, 7pm
Artist Talk
Kirk Torregrossa

Free @ The Bakery
90 Bridge Street #265
Westbrook, ME

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Port City Show
Opening tonight: June 20, 4-7pm
@ Portland Photo Works

142 High Street, #2nd Floor
State Building

Monday, June 15, 2009


-where: Two Point Gallery (a new space at 564 Congress Street)
-when: June 16-July 12

opening: June 19th, 5-9pm

(photo: Elizabeth Atterbury)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Sunday Best

(photo by: Briget Ganske)

The Sunday Best is featuring an amazing audio slideshow by Briget Ganske. This was one of the projects she made while studying at The Salt Institute.

Friday, June 12, 2009

RISE Gallery- Mixed Media Group Show
TOMORROW- Saturday, June 13th 5-8pm

(photo: Sophie Dougher)
Amanda Edwards, Andrea Parker, Andrew O'Connell-Shevenell, Bruce Shields, Emily Delamater, Heidi Powell, Judy O'donnell, Julie Kuceris-Gray, Kate Boughton, Kirk Torregrossa, Lawrence Manning, Matthew Robbins, Rebecca Goldenthal, Sophie Dougher, Tracy Ginn, and Valerie McCaffrey.

864 Broadway
South Portland, ME 04106

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Disparition @ Zero Station

An exhibition of contemporary artists influenced by collage.
Works by Aimee Belanger, Jacob Bluestone, Derek Jackson, John Skibo, and others.
Curated by A. D. Jacobson.

Zero Station
222 Anderson St.
Portland, ME

June 5th-July 11th (Wed-Sat)
Preview Thursday June 4th 5-7pm

La Disparition was published in 1969 by Georges Perec. The English translation is titled A Void. The novel follows a group of friends as they search for a missing companion. It was written entirely without the letter e.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Last chance to check out the John Coffer Exhibition!

John Coffer's first solo museum exhibition, John Coffer, "Photographist," at the Colby College Museum of Art is coming to a close on May 31st. The show includes many of Coffer's "Mammoths," 20 x 24 inch tintypes. Be sure to check out the exhibition if you haven't already.

Images from John Coffer's "The Daily Tintype."
Contemporary Maine Photographers show:

Make sure to visit the group show at UNE. Twelve photographers including The Bakery's Tanja Hollander!

Up until June 7.

(photos by: Fran Vita-Taylor & David Brooks Stress)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

final exhibition for Spring 2009: May 21st 5pm-8pm

561 Congress Street.
Radio. Photography. Writing. Multi-Media:

(photo: Keith Lane)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies final exhibit:
May 21st: 5-8pm: 561 Congress Street, Portland Maine.

Featuring Maine Documentary stories in
Radio, Writing and Photography.

Monday, April 27, 2009

May 1st, Portland First Friday Art Walk!

If you are in Portland this friday night be sure to stop in at MECA's Baxter building to check out photography from this years juniors. It will be a combination of completed works throughout the semester along with new works in progress to be completed next year as seniors! MECA's super 8 class will also be screening their finished masterpieces throughout the night, inside and outside the building. Come on by anytime between 6:00 and 8:00pm at 619 Congress street (right across from Coffee By Design). Hope to see you there!

*MECA junior photography student and Bpic intern : )

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Salt Institute Exhibit

The Salt Institute has an alumni show up right now. It is open from 9am-4:30pm Monday through Friday, or you could go to their closing on May 1st during the First Friday Art Walk.

561 Congress Street, Portland.

Opportunity: [Maine] Individual Artist Fellowship

Maine Arts Commission's Individual Artist Fellowship deadline is around the corner. This fellowship aims to reward artistic excellence, advance the careers of Maine artists, and promote public awareness regarding the eminence of the creative sector in Maine.
Deadline: June 12, 2009

Fellowship amount $13,000

For more information: http://mainearts.maine.gov/artists/fellowships/index.shtml

Exhibition: Tanja Hollander

2009 Portland Museum of Art Biennial
April 8, 2009 - June 7, 2009
Tanja Hollander

Exhibition: Scott Peterman

May 1 - June 26, 2009
Scott Peterman

The exhibition "Location" looks at some of the many ways the concept of location in photography differs from "landscape". In geography, location is a position or point in physical space that something occupies on Earths' surface. In photography, location has multiple meanings ranging from the practice of selecting a specific place as an environment for taking pictures outside of the studio to being the subject of the photograph itself. A location photograph pictures a place that speaks to the photographer, but what he or she does with this feeling is as much a part of the photograph as the exact geographic co-ordinates pictured. Unlike the landscape photographer, the location photographer is not just observing, but controlling and provoking a collaboration with the place photographed.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Artist Talk: An-My Le

An-My Le spoke at Colby college yesterday.