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Bob Keyes writes about the visual and performing arts for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He appreciates that his job requires him to visit museums and attend plays and concerts across Maine, and most enjoys interviewing artists in their studios. He’s a New Englander by birth, and has lived in Maine off and on, most recently since 2002. He lives in Berwick with his wife, Vicki, and their son Luke.

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  • Published
    May 7, 2012

    MECA honors creative leaders

    Historically, the annual Art Honors celebration at Maine College of Art recognizes leaders in Maine’s creative sector.

  • Published
    April 25, 2012

    Maine gets nearly $1M in arts money

    The bulk of the money from the National Endowment for the Arts – $746,900 – goes to the Maine Arts Commission to support its grant-making activities.

  • Published
    April 24, 2012

    Maine Historical Society names new executive director

    Stephen Bromage, who has been assistant director since 2006, “has the vision and creativity to lead MHS into the future.”

  • Published
    April 8, 2012

    Maine fisherman hopes to be Sundancing

    Joel Strunk, the son of Maine songwriter Jud Strunk, has made a feature-length film with a cast of stars for less than a $1 million.

  • Published
    April 2, 2012

    Contemporary art museum announces biennial artists

    Seventeen artists have been chosen by the Center for Maine Contemporary Art for its fall exhibition.

  • Published
    March 27, 2012

    L.L. Bean celebrates with vintage catalog photography

    When you receive your L.L. Bean summer catalog in the mail this week, Randal Ford hopes you will pay close attention to the cover.

  • Published
    March 27, 2012

    L.L. Bean celebrates with new vintage catalog photography

    When you receive your L.L. Bean summer catalog in the mail this week, Randal Ford hopes you will pay close attention to the cover.

  • Published
    March 14, 2012

    Quimby art colony joins MECA studies

    PORTLAND — Burt’s Bees co-founder Roxanne Quimby and The Maine College of Art will merge the Quimby Colony with MECA’s curriculum offerings, creating a new fashion-and-textiles study track at the art school.

  • Published
    March 12, 2012

    UNE plans sale of five most valuable paintings

    The University of New England will offer five works by noted South African artist Irma Stern at auction in June in an attempt to raise money to help conserve its existing collection of art and to supplement that collection with strategic new purchases.

  • Published
    February 20, 2012

    New Bangor convention center may lead acts north

    BANGOR — As the county prepares to invest $33 million to help the Cumberland County Civic Center compete with flashier buildings to the south, the biggest competition for Portland going forward may well come from the north.

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