The Mix & The Grand Orange Arts Center

53 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA

Mix Hours: Tues..-Sat, 10-5; Sunday 11-4

(207) 725-2271

Grand Orange Hours: By appointment only

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Summer 2019 Artist of the Month Series
2nd Friday, June thru September

Join us for local art, light refreshments and live music every 2nd Friday 4:00-7:30 pm

June 2019 Artist of the Month

Douglas Gregory Kanes

A photographer, print maker, mask painter, and more, Douglas Gregory Kanes has a BFA in photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He was born in Tennessee and grew up outside Baltimore, Maryland. He moved to Maine in the early 1970s, moved to New Mexico in 1989, and back to Maine in 2017.

In addition to photography and other art work, he has worked at Bethlehem Steel in Baltimore, Great Northern Paper Co. in Millinocket, and for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Millwrights in Maine.

Music will be provided by Stella Nova, a local bossanova quartet.

July 2019 Artist of the Month

Scott Shaw

Scott Shaw has been a featured artist in  midcoast Maine through Spinoff Studios in Gardiner, Maine for the past 7 years. His work consists of unique combinations of acrylic paint and wood burning as well as sculptural pieces. Scott is a prolific artist with a love for life, which translates nicely in his work. 

Scott’s very first public show was held at The Mix two summers ago. Since then, Scott’s work has been displayed in 2 additional solo shows. Scott is excited to be at The Mix again this summer!

 

Chain of Fools will be our featured band this month. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes!

August 2019 Artist of the Month

Valerie Upham

Valerie lives and works in mid-coast Maine. She studied Commercial design while attending a vocational high school. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration. Valerie has worked in the advertising industry for over 15 years as a designer, art director and creative director. 

Valerie creates in a variety of mediums such as pastel, acrylic, watercolor and graphite. She

has been recognized with numerous awards for her colorful portraits and intriguing landscapes. She has a life-long passion for the ocean.  Valerie enjoys illustrating the many details of the New England coastline and its hard-working people, capturing its personality and beauty.

Chain of Fools will return this month to rock the block!

September 2019 Artist of the Month

Maria Castellano Usery

Maria  was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and earned a BA in Fine Arts in 1994 from Hofstra University. Since selling her first piece in 1996, Maria has been consistently involved in showing her work in both group and solo settings. In July 2007, she decided to intensify her commitment to her art, and has since painted every day. When traveling doesn't allow her to be in front of her easel, she brings along a sketchbook.

Maria’s work has been described as joyful, fun, mystical, colorful, and uplifting. She gives herself up to the process and just lets things flow; subject matter is whatever grabs her at the moment. “There is plenty of darkness in the world already I try to infuse my work with light, love, and positive energy.”

Let’s dance again! Chain of Fools is back to round out our season with rock and roll!

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The Mix is a wonderful place for emerging artists to show their work and get noticed! Our shows run monthly from June through September, in conjunction with Brunswick's 2nd Friday.

The Mix is currently accepting applications for our 2020 Gallery Shows. Please send your inquiry with 4-5 photos to: mixonmaine@gmail.com . We will notify you contact you via email with specifics. Thank you!