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Midcoast Artists embrace heritage art rorm for Trekkers Online Art Auction

ROCKLAND – Over 20 custom-built pieces of art from artists across midcoast Maine are standing by at the Trekkers office in Rockland. They are awaiting their debut at the week-long Trekkers' Online Art Auction, opening Aug. 1 and closing with final bids on Aug. 8. Previewing the art is free and open to the public — a sneak peek is available now on the Trekkers website. Registration is free but will be required in order to bid.This heritage art form is called a Sailor's Valentine, in which 19th century sailors would bring home a multi-sided wooden box, similar to a shadow box, decorated intricately with shellcraft, trinkets and anything else they'd found along the journey. Vice President, Appraiser and Auctioneer John Bottero of Thomaston Place Auction reported on this form in an article in MaineHomes.To Executive Director Amie Hutchison, this six-sided form seemed to be a fitting canvas to represent the six-year journey that Trekkers students embark upon, from seventh throu…

Virtual art show offers encouragement to Lakota artists

Molina Parker, a beadwork artist who lives in the town of Red Shirt on Pine Ridge, usually spends her summers traveling between Indigenous art shows, selling the work she completes during the winter. She's stuck at home this year, but said the virtual show offered some encouragement to local artists."You have the freedom to be creative and express yourself," she said.The virtual show has also seen some commercial success, offering local artists a way to support themselves, Maxon said.But Parker said it has still been difficult to focus on her work between the news of the pandemic and having her husband and child at home all day. She has tried to heed advice her grandmother once gave her: "You need to keep busy. You always need to keep working." You must be logged in to react.Click any reaction to login. Get local news delivered to your inbox!

The Art of “Burgering” with Natural Grocers

If you love all the furniture and accessories you see on the virtual tour of the St. Jude Dream Home, you have a chance to buy it for your own home from Furniture Row. And for each $100 ticket you buy to win the dream home, you will also be automatically entered for a chance to win a $10,000 shopping spree at FurnitureRow.com. To buy your ticket, you can also call 1-800-276-7695.

How to Master the Art of Cold Calling

"We're not interested.""How did you get this number?""Take me off your list."These are just a few of the phrases thick-skinned sales reps are used to hearing when cold-calling. For them, these types of reactions are positive: receiving a hard "no" means reps can focus on other prospects. Every "no" is one step closer to a "yes."Done successfully, cold-calling can result in new business, lasting professional relationships and recurring revenue. However, it takes more nuance than dialing."You can make 200 calls a day but if you don't have a strategy, then you are setting yourself up for failure," Shannon Heidloff, a senior strategist at DoorDash, said. Expect plenty of rejection. A recent study from Topo said it takes an average of 18 calls to reach a buyer. Heidloff said ample research and preparation are essential to each call, and urged fellow sellers not to fall into the trap of a blanket pitch. Buyers don…

5 most beautiful islands in Asia to surf to the end of summer

This list of the 5 most beautiful islands in Asia will be great suggestions for those who do not know where to travel this summer.Every summer, the beautiful islands have a strong attraction for travelers. Many people choose to go to the magical, cool space of the beautiful islands in Europe such as Santorini (Greece) or Ischia (Italy). If Europe is too far for you, then Asia has beautiful islands as well, ones whose names can make you want to run there and surf to the end of summer.  5 best islands in Asia for surfer this summer 1. Boracay - The jewel in the middle of the Philippine coast Boracay is a small island in Aklan Province, Philippines with a length of about 7km, less than 2km across, the total area of ​​the island is just over 10 square kilometers. Not only is the brilliant pearl in the middle of the Philippines, Boracay is also one of the 5 most beautiful islands in Asia and in the top 25 of the world.In the summer, tourists often come to Boracay to surf white water, li…

Windows Art Gallery offers safe fun for summer and beyond

The Windows Art Gallery has been a fixture on Main Street in Putnam for two years, come September. Before that, owner Theresa LaCasse ran a mobile paint party business. LeCasse is also an RN.The Windows Art Gallery has adapted safety procedures to provide safe programming during COVID."My business has been built serving groups of people as they took classes and had fun parties in arts, crafts, sewing, leather, painting, quilting, candle and soap making," said LeCasse. Since COVID, the business has been shut down for groups.Windows Art Gallery owner Theresa LeCasse is addressing safety concerns to provide programming during COVID.LeCasse's own artwork is on display at the gallery, along with the art of others."Currently I have the artwork up of one of our local senior citizens who lives in Tolland," she said. Gertruda Kondak "Has a fascinating story to tell of starting painting after age 80," said LeCasse.LeCasse said she is fortunate to still be open …

American Artist Daniel Arsham Believes In The Power Of Collaboration In Fields Outside Of Contemporary Art

Multifaceted artist Daniel Arsham is unafraid to branch out into various fields, working across disciplines without distinguishing among them. Ever since he cofounded Miami artist-run space, The House, in 2003, collaboration has always been fundamental to him, earning him a following far beyond the reaches of museum-going audiences. While many are skeptical and don't accept the commercial aspect of an artist's work, Arsham refused to limit his creativity and understood the power of integrating people outside of the art world, arguing that the concept of artist as brand is not new. Therefore, he has designed the costumes, lighting and sets for legendary American dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham, collaborated with experimental theater impresario Robert Wilson, crafted the scenography for the dance performance Rules of the Game choreographed by Jonah Bokaer with an original score by Pharrell Williams, taken care of the artistic direction of clips and album covers for …