Collage Workshop with Abbie Read, Feb. 7.

Looking for something creative to do?
How about a COLLAGE WORKSHOP with Abbie Read.

Abbie Read PortlandPublicLibrary 4.5 x 5

Abbie Read “Portland Public Library” 4.75″ x 5″

When: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1pm-5 pm.
Where: Carver Hill Gallery, 338 Main Street, Rockland Maine.
Who: For anyone interested in learning about abstract collage taught by a collage artist
How much: $50.
Join artist Abbie Read for an afternoon of collage. We’ll get started with some elementary color theory which we’ll build on to ultimately create three small abstract collages.

All materials provided. Limited to 8 participants.

Testimonial from same workshop taught on November 22, 2014: “I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop today. I think you do a good job structuring the time in a way that helps a neophyte “get into” collage. It is such a wide open medium that some structure is really helpful and your introductory remarks were right on. Thanks for a fun and relaxing and educational time. You do this really well.” D.B., Camden.

A bit about Abbie:
Her art education began early, not only under the tutelage of her mother Sally, who was a visual artist, but also under Virginia Powell who taught at Abbot Academy and which Abbie attended. At Oberlin College in the 1970’s Abbie majored in both studio art and art history, studying with Paul Arnold, Eleanor Johnson, Athena Tacha, John Pearson and more, then went on to teach painting, printmaking and drawing at Concord Academy in Concord, MA where she stayed until she and her husband moved to Ann Arbor, MI in 1989. In 1991 Abbie received her MFA from the School of Art at the University of Michigan where she was a student in the short lived Mixed Media Program under Carol Ann Carter. Following graduate school she attended Michigan State University where she studied landscape design.

Abbie Read Pere_Lachaise 4 x 4.5 collage

Recent Museum Exhibitions and Shows

2014  “Cut and Paste,” Betts Gallery, Belfast, ME (October)
“Making a New Whole: The Art of Collage”, University of New England, Westbrook, ME (July-Sept)
“Collage X 10,” Portland Public Library, Portland, ME, curated by Bruce Brown and Suzette McAvoy
“Bound Together: Book Arts Invitational”, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME
“Paper,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME
2013  Portland Museum of Art Biennial: Piece Work, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Third Annual Virtual Juried Exhibit, featured artist, Maine Art Scene, Belfast, ME
“Pollination: Evolving Miracles,” Atrium Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME
“Still Life and Beyond,” River Arts, Damariscotta, ME
“Heart,” Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME

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