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March 2019

rebecca goodale: imagining a no-go zone with blue horses and a red forest

Mon. Mar 4 - Tue. Oct 1

intersection @ 93 main

A construct-it-yourself diorama reminds us of the perils of nuclear plant accidents. This fold-out paper village includes humans in gas masks, blue horses, an apple tree, an abandoned yellow Ferris wheel, buildings, a fence, a beaver, and many other creatures. This work marked the thirty year anniversary of the disaster at Chernobyl, a 25th anniversary…


April 2019

juliet karelsen: heptagonal spring

Mon. Apr 15 - Mon. Jul 1

intersection 2.0 @ 93 main

In all its various forms and configurations, Juliet Karelsen's work cross-references painting, stitching, tapestry, rug making, embroidery, abstract art, fantasy, landscape, textile, miniature worlds, and even science - from botany to mycology to planetary and solar - touching on the micro and macro scales. Though there’s nothing political about actual nature, tragically, nature as a…


lost + found: photographs by susan metzger

Mon. Apr 15 - Sat. Jun 29

Sterrs Gallery, Common Street Arts

Susan Metzger is an artist who has a keen interest in historic preservation, open space, rural tradition, architecture, and the humble and mundane.  Although traditionally a painter, her photographic work often explores the coastal landscape and industries that comprise an important part of the mid-coast cultural heritage. In the exhibition Lost + Found, Metzger turns…


opening reception: lost + found

Thu. Apr 18

Sterrs Gallery, Common Street Arts

Join us for the opening reception of Lost + Found: Photographs by Susan Metzger, April 18, 2019, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. In the exhibition Lost and Found, Metzger turns her lens to the landscape and some of the communities geographically adjacent to Waterville. Metzger invites us to pause and consider these simple and beautiful…


after school art club: clay sculptures

Thu. Apr 25

Clay is always a favorite for all ages! We will discover how the tools of sculpting are used and invent some creative clay figures to bring home. Ages 7-12. Healthy snacks provided. $14. Scholarships available.


June 2019

SLICE: 3D print design and fabrication

Tue. Jun 11

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3D print design and fabrication | June 11 | @ common street arts Students will learn how to locate existing 3d designs, discover the basics of 3d printers, and develop a working knowledge of tinkercad software. SLICE (Students Learning Innovative Creative Endeavors) is a pilot program to encourage students ages 13 - 19 to explore…


coloring silk scarves in june

Sat. Jun 29

common street arts

Join Common Street Arts to create natural dyed silk scarves with instructor Vickie Limberger. The class will use leaves, flowers, and other natural elements to make these fabulous dyed scarves. After creating one scarf with materials provided, participants will take a nature walk to collect plant materials on the trails near the studio! Each student…


August 2019

mojas: maine open juried art show | call for art

Mon. Aug 12 - Sat. Sep 7

Sterrs Gallery, Common Street Arts

Waterville Creates!, Common Street Arts, and Waterville Area Art Society (WAAS) are pleased to present the 2019 Maine Open Juried Art Show (MOJAS) at Common Street Arts Gallery August 12 through September 7. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 15th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Now entering its 29th year, MOJAS…


April 2020

maps: maine aomori printmaking society

April 13, 2020 - July 2, 2020

common street arts

MAPS (Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society) is an exhibition of prints by artists from Maine and Aomori, Japan, presented by Friends of Aomori, the non-profit organization that supports the Sister City relationship between the two states. MAPS is a multi-tiered exchange project developed to share prints, exhibitions, and artist residencies between Maine and Aomori on an ongoing…


July 2020

unEarth: installation by ian trask

July 27, 2020 - November 7, 2020

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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 will present a large-scale installation made entirely from reimagined consumer waste. Ian Trask is…

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