Even More Art Walk LA Sponsors to Love!

With more Art Walk LA sponsors there’s more love to go around. Thanks sponsors – without your support, this community arts event couldn’t happen.

Underwriting Sponsor

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Curation Sponsor

 

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Additional Sponsors

  • Austin Associates, P. A.
  • Busytown Bikes
  • Gosselin & DuBord, P. A.
  • Hardy Wolf & Downing
  • Leary & DeTroy
  • Lighting Concepts
  • Linnell Choate & Webber, LLP
  • Lisa Laliberte – State Farm Insurance Agent
  • Maine Arts Commission
  • Martin Bailey Allstate Insurance
  • Mechanics Savings Bank
  • Norman, Hanson & DeTroy
  • Norway Savings Bank
  • Optometric Associates
  • The Patrick Dempsey Center
  • Paul’s Clothing & Shoe Store
  • Rainbow Bicycle
  • Wicked Illustrations Studio and Gallery

Thank you!

Interested in a sponsorship? Call LA Arts: 207-782-7228.

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June Art Walk Updates

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Warmer weather has finally arrived, and our next Art Walk LA on June 24 is fast approaching. We are excited to announce that over 40 artists will be showing in this month’s event, more artists than we’ve ever had at Art Walk LA!

Participating June Venues and Artists

  • 84 Court Restaurant (84 Court Street, Auburn): Heather Oinonen
  • Argo (64 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Mike Breau, Peter Moran, Teresa Cavendish Barbosa
  • Auburn City Hall (60 Court Street, Auburn): Field Peterson
  • Auburn Public Library (49 Spring Street, Auburn): not participating this month
  • Avant-Garde Maine (182 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Kevin Berry
  • Bear Bones Beer (43 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Adam Robertson
  • Café LA (49 Spring Street, Auburn): Carol Boldt, Heather Gagne, Julie Breau, Karl Maren
  • Canna Care Docs of Maine (79 Main Street, Auburn): Denny Bourgoin, Zoe Mullen 
  • Cell53 (347 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Elisabeth Salberg, Julie Breau
  • Chill Yoga (178 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Jeffrey Jaques
  • Designs By Skip (144 Main Street, Auburn): Art from Designs By Skip
  • Downtown Handmade Vintage / The Hive (277 Lisbon Street, 2nd Floor, Lewiston): Bonita Kenny, Rachel Campbell, The Hive Resident Artists
  • Dube’s Flower Shop (195 Lisbon Street, Lewiston):
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  • Alexandra Hood, “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”

    Forage Market (180 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Alexandra Hood, Peter Bucklin

  • Fuel Lewiston / Sidecar (49 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Kenneth Harvey
  • Gil Poliquin Hearing & Optical (Window) (50 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Claire Metivier
  • Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub (68 Main Street, Auburn): Jeanelle Demers

    Carl Hebert, “Cinnamon Bear”
  • Hardy, Wolf & Downing (186 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Carl Hebert
  • Heritage Collectibles (189 Main Street, Lewiston): Marie Deforge
  • J. Dostie Jewelers (4 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Kevin Lyons
  • Kait Lavin Photography (154 Court Street, Auburn): Diane Nelder, Karen Krzywda
  • Kimball Street Studios (191 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): C. Ford, Roderick Dew, Sue Bennett
  • LA Arts (221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): June featured artist George Ramos, Don Bernard, Papi Mussse, Tree Street Youth Students

    C E Morse, “Noberron #83”
  • Lamey Wellehan (108 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): C E Morse, Franklin Alternative High School Students, Jennifer Locke
  • Lamey Wellehan – Grants Gallery (109 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Grow L+A Artists
  • Lewiston Public Library (200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Jillian Elder, Nel Bernard 
  • Maine Dems Office (124 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Brandon Goding, Chip Ross, John G. Mitchel, Mike Thurlow 
  • Maine Gourmet Chocolates (170 Main Street, Auburn)
  • Paul’s Clothing & Shoe Store (281 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Sheila Patrick
  • Poise Yoga Studio (351 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Graham Grallert, Helen Warren, Lisa Marshall
  • Quiet City (277 Lisbon Street, 2nd Floor, Lewiston): Courtney Schlachter, Eli Schlachter, Mackenzie Holland
  • Roger’s Haircutters (Window) (94 Main Street, Auburn): Saré Gebhardt
  • She Doesn’t Like Guthries (115 Middle Street, Lewiston): Jessy Kendall
  • The Cupcakery 97 (Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Brooke Nasser, Maria Castellano-Usery
  • The Studio (291 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Bridget McAlonan, Delian Valarino
  • The Vault (84 Lisbon Street, Lewiston): Maine Art Glass Studio
  • Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar (168 Main Street, Auburn)
  • Wicked Illustrations (140 Canal Street, Lewiston): Ryan Kohler, 2nd Annual Art Walk Treasure Hunt

June Live Entertainment

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Acapella renditions of madrigals, ballads, Beatles songs and more
5:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
The Cupcakery
97 Lisbon Street, Lewiston

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Poetry reading
7:30 p.m.
LA Arts
221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston

 

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Roots rock
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Guthrie’s
115 Middle Street, Lewiston

 

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Rock / Acoustic / Americana
8:00-11:00 p.m.
Gritty McDuff’s
68 Main Street, Auburn

Art Walk June Featured Artist: George Ramos

Our June 2016 Art Walk LA featured artist is George Ramos of Canton, Maine. George was kind enough to talk with us about his artistic process and the inspiration behind his work.

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LA Arts: Where will you be showing your work at this month’s Art Walk LA?

George Ramos: I will be showing and selling my work at LA Arts located at 221 Lisbon Street in Lewiston.

LAA: When did you first become interested in the arts?

GR: Since my youth, I was always surrounded by many creative and fun loving people in my Puerto Rican family, who did many creative things like sew clothes, make cotton doilies for home decor, play musical instruments, dance, sing, and write poetry. I was encouraged to draw, color the coloring books, and later paint by numbers with oil paints, which stunk up the apartment we lived in.

LAA: What is your preferred medium?

GR: My preferred medium is digital photography that is digitally manipulated on the computer to eventually produce archival pigment ink prints and other products that are unique in style and presentation. This 21st century technology has opened up a new world of discovery and enjoyment for me. I have used and still use oils, pastels, charcoal, graphite pencils, color pencils, acrylics, crayons, watercolor, tempera paints, and intaglio. Sculpture in stone, clay, wood, and assemblages are also of interest to me, as are the crafts of beadwork, leatherwork, feather work, and hand weaving.

LAA: What inspires your work?

GR: What inspires me to diligently work at my craft is the beautiful God-created nature, people and things people enjoy all around us here in Maine.
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Arts in Education programs end with success

Here are two updates from our Arts in Education programs:

LA Arts’ Maine Writes students from Edward Little High School take top two prizes in poetry slam competition in New York City
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Shown above are Edward Little High School students and teachers posing on stage after their victorious outing.

LA Arts is thrilled to announce that two Edward Little High School students, Ahmed Mohamed and Khadro Adow, took first and second place, respectively, in the 2016 Maine Writes poetry slam competition in the Bronx, New York. Mohamed and Adow, along with three of their fellow classmates, prepared for this event with classroom teacher Jill Hyland and teaching artist Joshua Vink during a year-long class at ELHS. In New York, the students competed against other high school students from schools in Brooklyn and the Bronx. A morning first-round competition took place, from which three finalists were chosen to perform in front of a packed audience of 500 people in the Lovinger Theater at Lehman College.

Of his final performance, Mohamed recalled, “I heard the cheering. It felt euphoric. It was amazing! People like me get to tell the world our stories.” Adow said, “With poetry, you are able to put how you feel into words and share it with others. It gives you confidence in who you are and where you come from.” Hyland described the experience as “a once in a lifetime opportunity to share and change the lives of people prepared to listen!”

LA Arts is pleased to have worked with two outstanding partners from New York City on this project, arts in education and technology organizations the Dreamyard Project and Global Writes. The Dreamyard Project is a nonprofit arts in education organization located in the Bronx, NYC, which since 1994 has served over 125,000 students in 100 public schools with the power of arts in education.  Global Writes’ mission is to promote literacy, communication and collaboration among young people through the integration of performing arts and technology resources.

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Art Walk LA May 2016 Artists and Venues

This year’s Art Walk LA is looking to be bigger and better than ever! Check out the list below of participating artists and venues for May. Read more about the event or about participating artists and businesses.

  • 84 Court Restaurant (84 Court Street, Auburn)
    • Nel Bernard
  • Argo (64 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Mike Breau
    • Denny Bourgoin
  • Auburn City Hall (60 Court Street, Auburn)
    • John G. Mitchell
  • Auburn Public Library: Not participating this month
  • Avant-Garde Maine (182 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Kevin Barry
  • Bear Bones Beer (43 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • ArtVan
  • Café LA 49 (Spring Street, Auburn)
    • Julie Breau, Heather Gagne, Karl Maren, and Carol Boldt
  • Canna Care Docs of Maine (79 Main Street, Auburn)
    • Bridget McAlonan and Delian Valeriani
  • Cell53 (347 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Jennifer Locke
  • Chill Yoga (178 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Ellen Hodgkin
  • Designs By Skip (144 Main Street, Auburn)
    • Designs By Skip artwork
  • Downtown Handmade Vintage / The Hive (277 Lisbon Street, 2nd Floor, Lewiston)
    • Jennifer Gammon
    • The Hive Resident Artists
  • Dube’s Flower Shop (195 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Farwell & Longley Student Work
  • Forage Market (180 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Alexandra Hood
    • Peter Bucklin
  • Fuel Lewiston / Sidecar: Not particpating this month
  • Gil Poliquin Hearing Aid & Optical Center (50 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Lisa Marshall
  • Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub (68 Main Street, Auburn)
    • Katie Theriault
  • Hardy, Wolf & Downing (186 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Jillian Elder
    • Ken Harvey
  • Heritage Collectibles (189 Main Street, Lewiston)
    • Elisabeth Salberg
  • J. Dostie Jewelers (4 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • C E Morse
  • Kait Lavin Photography (154 Court Street, Auburn)
    • Teresa Cavendish Barbosa
  • Kimball Street Studios (191 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • John Stass
  • LA Arts (221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Don Bernard
    • George Ramos
    • Lewiston Middle School Honors Art Students
    • Tree Street Youth Students
  • Lamey Wellehan (108 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Samantha Judd
    • New Beginnings Youth Artists
    • Emma Oinonen
    • Franklin Alternative High School Students
  • Lamey Wellehan – Grants Gallery (109 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Grow L+A Artists
  • Lewiston Public Library (200 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Erica Christensen
    • Peter Moran
  • Maine Gourmet Chocolates (170 Main Street, Auburn)
    • Corrie Bernatchez
  • Paul’s Clothing & Shoe Store: Not participating this month
  • Poise Yoga Studio (351 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Gary Stallsworth
    • Papi Musese
  • Quiet City (277 Lisbon Street, 2nd Floor, Lewiston)
    • Courtney Schlachter
    • Eli Schlachter
    • Mackenzie Holland
  • Roger’s Haircutters (94 Main Street, Auburn)
    • Sheila Patrick
  • She Doesn’t Like Guthries (115 Middle Street, Lewiston)
    • Maria Castellano-Usery
  • The Brand Collective (162 Main Street, Auburn)
    • Brandon Goding
  • The Cupcakery (97 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Mathew Nicholas
  • The Studio (291 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Marie Deforge
    • Mike Thurlow
  • The Vault (84 Lisbon Street, Lewiston)
    • Len Farinas
  • Top It Frozen Yogurt Bar (168 Main Street, Auburn)
    • Corrie Bernatchez
  • Wicked Illustrations (140 Canal Street, Lewiston)
    • Student Art Show

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