Author: floatharder

Full Plates, Full Potential

1st Quarter Float for Philanthropy Recipient! Another BIG THANK YOU to all who participated in our first quarter Float for Philanthropy. While we had to get a little creative with the format due to our temporary closure, we really enjoy putting on this event and end up learning more about the local non profits each time we host it. The charity that was chosen to receive the earnings this round, was Full Plates, Full Potential! With a mission to end childhood hunger across Maine, […]

Molly Anathan

Featured Artist March/April  2020 Launching us into spring this year is the print work of local artist Molly Anathan. Molly is currently a resident artist at Running with Scissors in Downtown Portland.  “I view most of my abstract work as the result of individual conversations between myself and the piece that I am creating. I rarely plan ahead and start with simple child-like mark making. The work develops organically and almost spiritually as I respond to what I see and feel in th […]

Pilar Nadal

Featured Artist January-February 2020 ​Pilar Nadal is a printmaker, educator and fake radio co-host in Portland, Maine.  In her individual and collaborative work, she utilizes printmaking and public engagement practices, creating playful and interactive prints and installations that explore communication technologies and the spaces that relationships inhabit. Nadal is the owner and director of Pickwick Independent Press and teaches at The Maine College of Art and Souther […]

Becky Chase

November / December Feature Artist  Becky Chase is a Maine- based painter and illustrator. She is largely self-taught, creating works exploring an interplay of fun color, defined shape, and repetitive line. In 2015, Becky also published the popular adult coloring book Downeast Daydream. email: chase.rebecca@gmail.cominstagram: beckonthecheek Customers and staff have noticed how these line paintings she has loaned us change through out the day. As the sun rises and set […]

Julie K. Gray

September Feature Artist Julie K. Gray is a Maine-based interdisciplinary artist. She earned her BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 2005 and has since earned her MFA in Studio Art from Maine College of Art in 2012. Gray has exhibited  widely in New England and has also exhibited in Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, NYC and Canada. Email: jgray@meca.eduInstagram: @juliekgray […]