Posts by Graeme Kennedy

July 16, 2019
Director of Communications
A few months ago, we had the pleasure of interviewing ceramicist and artist Ayumi Horie, as well as a photographer and friend of hers, Michael D. Wilson. After chatting with Horie, we asked Wilson about his connection to Maine, the artist community here, and the collaborative nature of artists in this state. For Wilson, “Maine provides endless opportunities for interesting and inspiring assignments as well as potential personal projects.”

July 1, 2019
Director of Communications
One of the first things you notice when you enter renowned ceramic artist Ayumi Horie’s home and studio are the mugs. Even by a potter’s standard, the sheer amount and diversity of shapes, colors, and styles is staggering. Collected over the years and around the globe, Horie’s collection looks like an exhibition in and of itself.

March 26, 2019
Director of Communications
One of the first works you see when you enter the Albert Brenner Glickman Galleries to view Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago is Juana Valdes’ Under View of the World /El mundo desde abajo. In this deep, blue work, she uses objects such as porcelain figurines and bone china saucers—each one stamped with an identifying mark that often references the country of production—to highlight the global circulation of commodities as a metaphor for colonialism.