Open Studio Day - 2014

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Join us on May 10th and see why Down East Magazine called Bowdoinham Maine's Creative Epicenter and one of six Best Places to Live in Maine. 

(1)   Bill Stanton

        2nd Floor of Ames Mill,

        307 Front St, Richmond

9am-3pm.  Come visit Bill while he works and explore his studio, located in a historic mill building on the Kennebec River.


(2)   Creative Flow Foundation

        1190 River Road

1-4pm.  Meet Robert and his students and see their boat in progress., along with other boats, kites, and even a plane built of wood.


(3)   Browns Point Press

        496 Browns Point Road

1-4pm.  See the presses in action - an antique treadle-operated Chandler and Price Press and  a smaller table-top press.  Enjoy the views of the beautiful agricultural fields along Merrymeeting Bay.


(4)   Kate Cutko

        555 Browns Point Road

1-4pm.  Visitors are welcomed to “Barn of Opportunity,”  to see Kate’s own projects from canvas floor cloths to handmade journals. Guests may make-and-take their own upcycled tote., made from recycled materials.


 (5)  Jane Page-Conway

        13 Wildes Road

10am-4pm.  Jane will be displaying and demonstrating  both her photography and encaustic wax work.


(6)  Lobster Buoy Birdhouses

        760 White Road  (Please park on grass along driveway near barn.)

10am-3pm.  The barn shop will be open for tours  and kids are welcome to paint their own small cedar buoy to take with them. They’ll also be offering an event special -

  • Birdhouses - $34 (retail price $42)
  • Suet Feeders - $18 (retail price $24)


(7)   Catmint Garden & Gallery

        16 School St

9am-2pm.  Come explore Sarah’s gallery of paintings, cards and children's books , along with her beautiful perennial gardens.


(8)   Paul Baines Fine Woodworking

        94 Main St

9am-3pm.  You’re invited to explore Paul’s shop where he makes stools, chairs, electric guitars, a wide variety of furniture, and other woodworking projects.


(9)   Steven Thomas Bunn, Furnituremaker

        Hedge Hill Farm, 22 Center St

9am-4pm.  Enjoy a cup of coffee while you tour Steve’s woodshop, watch a demonstration of his Windsor chair-making and view Blue Iris Gallery's paintings by Phyllis Hartzler.


(10) Long Branch School & General Store

        20 Main St

        9am-2pm.  Long Branch is hosting:


        Dale & Diana Mosher

Not only will Diana have her tole paintings and greeting cards (Mothers Day is Sunday!), they will also have goat soap and cheese samples from their farm, Gruff Acres Farm.


        Laurel’s Line

This is a great opportunity to learn about Laurel’s all-natural body care products, (which make great gifts for Mom).


        Morphee Creations

Manon will have her small press with her to show how she makes her creations, along with a variety of her unique items from paper products and home decor to clothing.


        Third Chapter Films

 Visit with Jeff to learn about his film projects and how he might be able to help you create that special project for your loved one.


(11) Cathance Place

        9 Main St


        Zoulamis Fine Woodworking

        9am-3pm.  Stop in and see Greg as he works on his latest pieces. 


        Watersong Music

10am-3pm.  Come see Earl’s music studio (where all the magic happens) with live music from 2-3pm.


        Merrymeeting Arts Center

10am-3pm.  The Arts Center’s Annual Youth Show, “Vernal Pools and Fairy Shrimp” will be open.   Come see all the wonderful artwork, along with the ecological information provided by the Friends of Merrymeeting Bay.  The Arts Center is also hosting:


        Brendan Bullock Photography

Brendan will be showing prints of his documentary and fine art photography from Maine and around the world.


        M.C. Donovan Fine Woodwork

Mark’s impressive collection of furniture, carvings, artwork and musical instruments will be on display while Mark demonstrates his hand carving technique.


        Monique Designs

Come meet Heather and learn how she makes her beautiful silver, bronze and copper jewelry.


        Winding Rose Studio

Wendy will be displaying her beautiful fiber arts, and demonstrating a unique method of applique quilting that magically makes the stitches disappear. 


(12) Pottery Project

         6 Main St

10am-3pmDelilah Pottery, Jeffrey Lipton, Stephanie Austin and Matt Ahlers will be showcasing  their pottery and demonstrating how it’s made.