A few years ago four professional plein-air painters from the Boothbay region were at an opening. (Corinne McIntyre, Roger Milinowski and Ron and Monique Parry). Ron said, "Since we all usually paint by ourselves why don't we go out every Wednesday and paint together". And so the "Plein Air Painters of Maine" was born. What started out with just four of us now has ten Chapters with over 600 members. At any given time in the summer there can be 14 to 20 people painting. In the winter there may only be two or three hearty folk. But the interest has never subsided. The comraderie, exchange of ideas and just plain fellowship with other painters is so rewarding.

The Boothbay Region, in fact, all of Maine, has a wealth of subject matter to paint. The sea, the coastal rocks, endless skies, seabirds, lobster boats, docks, fish houses...etc. It is so beautiful. A painters paradise.

Any painter is welcome to come paint with us. Just contact either Gmail below and we will let you know where we will be.


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Sunday, March 31, 2019


Celebrate Arts + Culture Day
The Maine Arts Commission and ArtsEngageME are proud to present Arts + Culture Day at the Maine State House on April 22. The event is free and open to the public as an opportunity to strengthen relationships between arts leaders and public officials and to discuss policy improvements to Maine’s cultural landscape.

The event runs from 8 a.m to 12 p.m. in the Hall of Flags and will consist of informational presentations by arts organizations, and a performance area. and an area for presentations and performances.

PAPME has already secured a table for this event. If you’d like to be involved, contact Carol Douglas at malerincd@gmail.com. Or, if you represent another arts organization, contact Kathy Shaw at kathy.shaw@maine.gov for more information.

The State House is located on the corners of Capitol and State Streets in Augusta. The west entrance, facing the Cross Office Building, is open to the public.

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