Welcome to artist-owned Centre Street Arts Gallery (CSAG), located at 11 Centre Street in Bath, Maine. The gallery is celebrating the holidays with a new exhibit of its 20 artists, who work in a variety of styles and media. The current show includes holiday cards, small framed paintings for gift-giving, and ceramic and decorative arts, in addition to a wide portfolio of paintings and sculptures from member artists. Please join us for a reception on December 14 from 5 to 8 p.m., when local musicians and carolers will join the festivities and refreshments will be provided.
We’re excited to announce that two new artists, Ed McCarten and Page O’Rourke, will join CSAG as Associates, starting in January 2019. Ed uses botanical, spiritual and expressive imagery to create complex, abstract compositions painted with sumi-like strokes, reflecting his background in theology and philosophy. He goes to nature for inspiration. Ed has been a life-long teacher of studio art and art history and will bring a new dimension to the gallery’s stable of talents.
Page too will expand the breadth of the gallery’s offerings, bringing a new approach to landscape painting. With a background as a children’s book illustrator, she paints vibrant Maine scenes in a joyful, graphic style which she describes as “pop folk art”. She is seldom without her sketchbook as she ventures from her studio, translating iconic images of Maine into her unique style.
CSAG is proud to be a member of Bath’s strong artist community. The town now boasts three fine art galleries and many artist studios, in addition to the Chocolate Church Arts Center. Having long attracted painters and others interested in the arts, Bath sponsors art walks from May to September annually.