SLICE: From the Bayeux Tapestry to the Comic Strip Have you ever thought about making your own comics but didn’t know where to start? Did you ever wonder how comics were made? SLICE: From the Bayeux Tapestry to the Comic Strip answers these questions and more by taking a close look at the Colby College…

This month’s kit is inspired by spring and the new Seed Library at the Waterville Public Library. The kit contains seed, soil, a little pot, paint, and a paintbrush. The kit includes instructions on how to transplant your seedling into the ground. Waterville Creates in collaboration with community partners, including the Colby College Museum of…

Youth Art Month (YAM) is a national celebration of arts education that highlights the importance of teaching visual arts in schools. This year’s theme is “Art Connects Us”. In this month’s art kit, we will create a group quilt inspired by artist Faith Ringgold, who used words to create patterns that she called “story quilts”.…

In honor of Black History Month, this month’s art kits are inspired by the award winning book by Ashley Bryan, Beautiful Blackbird. In addition to the art supplies in the kit, each kit will include a copy of Bryan’s book! The kits will be distributed at the Alfond Youth + Community Center from 4:00 p.m.…

Youth Art Month showcases artwork created from local students from kindergarten through high school. This month-long virtual exhibition celebrates the positive effects of art and creativity and the Ticonic Art Gallery is thrilled to host this exhibition for the 6th consecutive year! This year’s theme is Art Connects Us. Stay tuned for more information on where student…

As human-induced climate change continues to evolve, the associated impacts on the Earth’s ecosystems are unfolding before our eyes in real-time. To hold a mirror to some of the destructive human behaviors that contribute to this widespread undoing of the planet, artist Ian Trask  presents a large-scale installation made entirely from reimagined consumer waste. Ian Trask is a Maine-based…

Born in Lebanon, Rabee Kiwan immigrated to the United States in 2002 to complete his medical training and he has lived in Portland since 2009. Rabee has been painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes since he was a young child when his father gave him a watercolor set. Drawing inspiration from everyday life sustains his…

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Born in Lebanon, Rabee Kiwan immigrated to the United States in 2002 to complete his medical training and he has lived in Portland since 2009. Rabee has been painting portraits, landscapes, and still lifes since he was a young child when his father gave him a watercolor set. Drawing inspiration from everyday life sustains his…

Join Common Street Arts for the opening reception of our new exhibition Prints at the Scale of People from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Composed on a single sheet of paper, or through an additive approach of many small-scale prints joined together, works in the exhibition are as large or larger than the human form and their…

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Join Common Street Arts for the opening reception of our new exhibition Prints at the Scale of People from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Composed on a single sheet of paper, or through an additive approach of many small-scale prints joined together, works in the exhibition are as large or larger than the human form and their…

american babel is a model of our divided country using the plain paper shopping bag as a substitute for the everyday consuming american. each bag, almost identical, is cut with one of two lenses: circles or squares – us versus them. some have views wider than others, still, however, they are tenuously perched together, looking…

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american babel is a model of our divided country using the plain paper shopping bag as a substitute for the everyday consuming american. each bag, almost identical, is cut with one of two lenses: circles or squares – us versus them. some have views wider than others, still, however, they are tenuously perched together, looking…