Artitst on Art:Time and Money— Studio Practice and Making a Living

October 02, 2013
Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Farnsworth Auditorium

Time and Money: Studio Practice and Making a Living
What does it mean to maintain a studio practice as a working artist? How do you as an artist manage your time and space? What are the rewards and burdens of making art for money (i.e making one’s “living” as an artist)? How is value attached to the products of art-making?

Participating artists in this session:

Kathleen Buchanan
Kathleen Buchanan is a printmaker living and working in Thomaston, ME. Her studio, Grey Seal Press, was started in 2002. Born in western Massachusetts, she attended Tufts University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she earned her BS in Biology and MS in Wildlife Biology respectively. In addition, Kathleen completed an independent study at Heartwood College of Art with master printers Don Gorvett and Patty Benson. She works mainly in the collagraph print medium, drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of midcoast Maine.
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Mark Kelly

Born in Amityville, New York, multi-media artist Mark Kelly earned his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1997. He is a founding partner of and exhibits year-round at Aarhus Gallery in Belfast. Other exhibitions of note include the 18th Annual Drawing Show at the Boston Center for the Arts/Mills Gallery; the Out of Bounds Altered Book Show, Rockport, ME; Art From Intuition at the Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA; Second Lives at Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME; First Traces at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, and Murmuration, a solo show at the Perimeter Gallery in Belfast, ME. Upcoming, the Hawk and Handsaw exhibit at the CMCA, Rockport, ME. He lives in Rockland, Maine.
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Jessica Stammen

While a student at The Cooper Union School of Art, artist Jessica Stammen loved and excelled at painting and color theory. She went on to earn her MA at NYU before returning to midcoast Maine where she exhibits her paintings regionally, teaches through the Camden Rockport Middle School's Horizons Arts program, and publishes a blog about the wonders of living in Maine at
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Moderator Colin Page

Ten years ago Colin Page moved to Maine looking for time and space to focus on his painting. Maine has become a home for his art making, and for his growing family, nurturing his creative drive and supplying beautiful landscapes as subjects. He does the majority of his work outside, working from life to capture the light and atmosphere of his subject matter. “Through painting, I share unexpected moments of beauty that I find in the space around me. Painting is how I share the poetry of experience.” Page studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design and Cooper Union, receiving his BFA in 2000. He recently had solo shows at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine and Smith Killian Fine Art in Charleston, SC. He has also participated in numerous group shows internationally.
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Join emerging and mid-career artists for this 3-part series covering topics relevant to artists living and working today. Artists such as Kat Buchanan, Kenny Cole, Alexis Iammarino, Mark Kelly, Alan Magee, Kathryn Oliver, Colin Page, Jessica Stammen, and Andy White will engage each other and the audience in conversation.
Individual evenings: $5 for Collective members, $10 members, $15 nonmembers



Clockwise from top left: Mark Kelly, Jessica Stammen, Colin Page, and Kathleen Buchanan

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Price: $5.00