What: Images of Color: artwork by Barbara Carter
When: October 2016, Opening Reception October 7th 5pm-8pm
Where: Gallery Framing 12 Pleasant Street Brunswick, Maine
We are really excited to bring you Images of Color! Barbara Carter has been working on a body of work for over 2 years to bring you this amazing show! The show features colorful images created in a variety of media including drawings, watercolors, and acrylics. Planning a first solo show is never an easy task and takes hard work and dedication; Barbara has put an incredible amount of energy into planning this show by coordinating with the gallery, planning the opening, and figuring out which pieces will work in the space. Barbara is also a skilled weaver and creates a variety of items that are for sale in the Spindleworks store. Join us for a delightful evening of refreshments on October 7th and celebrate her success.
What: The Forest Through the Trees
When: SILENT AUCTION July 15, 2016, 5-8pm exhibit runs July 1st-August 29th
Where: Frontier Café, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick
Spindleworks will host a benefit for the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, set for July and August in Brunswick Maine. The exhibit The Forest Through the Trees is meant to draw attention to our living planet both to celebrate, and to raise awareness of the diversity of species, all of which are affected by our actions and inactions. This year artists are invited to submit work in any medium, inspired by and focusing on plant life, which is meant to draw attention to the importance of plants in creating natural habitat for the world’s species. We welcome diversity of artistic expression to reflect this huge part of our natural environment. This will be the sixth exhibit in the series, which has drawn artists from across Maine and across the country.
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Introducing “I Dream the Colors: The Artists of Spindleworks” a film by local filmmaker Bill Kunitz.
We first met Bill as a volunteer from Bowdoin College. He and some colleagues spent the morning at Spindleworks and he helped paint our newly renovated 3-D studio. A year or so later, he re-emerged and asked if he could make a film about Spindleworks. Once we looked at his first documentary, Goranson Farm, we knew he would create a beautiful film.
In Bill’s words,”Photographed over two years, the film focuses on the artists of Spindleworks and their astonishing creativity. Most importantly, it is the story of their abilities rather than their disabilities.
DVDs are now available at Spindleworks! read more →
In the midst of a year where Spindleworks faces a reduction in funding, the well known Brunswick Art Center has received a grant to help continue important inclusive programming. The Maine Arts Commission “Project Grant for Organizations” in the amount of $2125 will support monthly workshops led by local artists, as well as field trips to artists’ studios and other cultural sites and resources. “Connecting the Spindleworks artists to the wider Maine artistic community is core to our programming.” commented Liz McGhee, Program Manager, “Workshops and field trips offer inspiration and ideas, and help increase the artists’ awareness that they are part of a larger network of creatives”. Because the art center supports a wide range of artists and abilities, offering flexible opportunities is key. “This funding will allow us to bring Spindleworks into the community read more →
This summer, we are lucky to have two student interns, who are not only learning from us, but with us. Penelope Lusk of Bowdoin College and Alex Jacksons of the University of Maine, Augusta share a quiet grace. With different goals, and at different stages of their education, they are both intuitive, and have humbly but powerfully become part of the Spindleworks community. As well as helping around the studios, Penelope and Alex are taking time to get to know the artists; listen to stories, join in activities, and learn the artists’ different communication, learning and creative styles. Penelope is spearheading an exciting project, working with dedicated volunteer Anne Miller to develop a survey to administer to the artists which will allow us to gather not only qualitative information but also quantitative data to help with our grant efforts, and ongoing efforts to provide the best supports we can. read more →