The annual "Black and White” show at CRAFT Gallery explores limiting the artist’s palette to black and white in order to focus on form, texture, design and proportion. Portland artist Marjorie Moore, new to CRAFT, exhibits her drawings from her Drought, Fire and Ash series, vividly portraying the devastation caused by wildfires that transform the landscape into ethereal beauty devoid of color. These and handwoven tapestries and pillows, raku and porcelain pottery, hand blown glass, paintings and drawings, woodcuts, thread drawings and shibori silk scarves and shawls are all brought together in dialogue with one another at CRAFT. Artists Autumn Cipala, Morris Dorenfeld, Sara Hotchkiss, Lissa Hunter, David Jacobson, Daphne Taylor, Suzi Van Wye and Dudley Zopp are among the artists in this show who use mixed media and traditional craft materials to explore working in black and white. The show continues through September.

     In a first ever project, CRAFT has partnered with Eco-Art Ventures to offer exclusive visits in October to CRAFT Gallery artists’ studios to observe them at work and to engage in conversation regarding their craft.. The full day experience will visit three different studios on each of four Tuesdays in October. The groups will be small, traveling together in a van on country roads at the height of the autumn colors. Please call Lolly Mitchell at 207 593 8688 for details and registration or stop by CRAFT Gallery for more information and a full schedule.

     CRAFT will be open on the First Friday Art Walk evening on September 7th. Meaghan Clark, a young emerging musician and singer will perform country music in the courtyard at 12 Elm Street. FMI please call 207 594 0167 and visit www.craftonelm

Drawing by Marjorie Moore from her Drought, Fire and Ash series




CRAFT Gallery and Eco-Art Ventures offer a first time ever series  of private, behind the scenes visits in October to the studios of distinguished fine craft artists working in midcoast Maine. Experience the artists at work, learn about their methods and materials and have an exclusive opportunity to collect their work. They are represented in museum, university and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. All produce one of a kind work with no line drawn between fine art and craft. The full-day tours will visit three to four different studios on each of four Tuesdays in October. The groups will be small, limited to eight people, traveling together in a van down country roads during the height of the autumn foliage season, stopping at small family-owned rural cafes.The cost for each tour is $145 per person, which does not include the cost of lunch.




Tuesday, October 2:  Weaver Morris Dorenfeld, potter George Pearlman, and potterAutumn Cipala

Tuesday, October 9:  Weaver Sara Hotchkiss, sculptor J. R. Pyne, sculptor Jacque Vesery and jeweler Christine Peters

Tuesday, October 16:  Textile designer Fiona Washburn, collagist and bookmaker Abbie Read and glass blower David Jacobson

Tuesday, October 23:  Artist Dudley Zopp, calligrapher Jan Owen and potter Jody Johnstone




CONTACT: Lolly Mitchell, Eco-Art Ventures at 207 503 8688 or email lollym@midcoast.

                   Barbara Michelena, CRAFT Gallery at 207 594 0167 or email