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Scheduled Exhibits

Monday – 11am – 4pm
Tuesday – 11am – 4pm
Wednesday – 11am – 4pm
Thursday – 11am – 4pm
Friday – 11am – 4pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday – 11am – 4pm

Exhibitions: October 7 – November 12

2021 Opening Reception: Thursday, October 7, 2021 5pm-7pm (Check online for updates regarding Opening Reception)

  • Reflectors, Emitters and Diffusers

    Jody S. Sataloff Art and History Pavilion

    “The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science”– Albert Einstein

    The Photon, the invisible messenger of the electromagnetic realm. Using light, heat and radio wave these quanta “speak” to us via their language of radiation.

    Inspired by the ingenuity and engineering of the scientific instruments created to collect, record, measure and transmit photons, we humbly offer these energy reflectors, emitters and diffusers.

    The PSBL Collective formed in 2015 and has played with Aluminum, Acrylic, and LED’s in simple response to the exquisite experimental creations of scientific investigations of our natural world.

    Image: PSBL plays with photons using mirrors, LED’s and light cavities, 12”x15”

  • Dancing in the Light

    Arthur Fink
    Spiegel Gallery
    Curated by Nanci Kahn & Bruce Brown

    This retrospective exhibition highlights dance photographs by Arthur Fink. He had been a tireless proponent of photographing dancers in rehearsal and performance, especially at the Bates Dance Festival.

    Arthur’s passion for beauty, art, and culture came naturally – an aesthetic educated and well nourished. He observed and learned from his internationally recognized Madison Ave. graphic designer father, Karl Fink, and his mother, Sona Holman Fink, a fashion editor for the international fashion magazine, Women’s Wear Daily. He balanced his artistic passions with his brilliant curiosity and mastery of his science. Arthur received his undergraduate degree in physics, from Swarthmore and was a doctoral candidate at Harvard, studying artificial intelligence.

    His artistic expression was a multi-faceted, finely cut soulful curiosity. He had a reverence for all of life, most especially dance photography.

    Arthur passed on April 21, 2021 and leaves a legacy of passion, inspiration, and the brilliance of powerful photographs.

    Image: Help Fear Truth, photograph, 36”x36”

  • Deep Sea

    Michel Droge
    Fineberg Family Community Room

    Join us Sunday November 7 at 2pm Inspiration/Exploitation: Feeling the Deep Sea with Beth Orcutt, a Senior Research Scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

    Michel Droge is a painter, printmaker, and educator whose work engages with the environment and the human condition in an era of uncertainty. Inspired by the landscape, mapping, and environmental research, their large-scale abstract paintings unravel existing grids and structures and make way for emerging ones. The paintings in Deep Sea are inspired by conversations with Beth Orcutt, Senior Research Scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science, who studies microbial life in deep-sea environments and the effects of deep-sea mining on the ocean’s ecosystems. These paintings are informed
    by these sublime environments, mysterious life forms, uncharted territories, and conversations about the risks of human impact in these rarely seen primordial places. Michel is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation award, a co-recipient of a Kindling Fund grant, and three Maine Arts Commission grants. They have been awarded fellowships and residencies at Surfpoint, Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, Hewnoaks Residency, The Tides Institute, The Joseph Fiore Foundation, The Stephen Pace House, and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. Their work has been included in national and international exhibitions, including The Cue Art Foundation, Bates College Art Museum, University of Maine, Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Maine Jewish Museum, Boston University, and Brandeis University.

    Image: Help Fear Truth, photograph, 36”x36”