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February 11, 2016

PLASTER- THE NEW ART MEDIUM?

July 29, 2015

Checking in… UNPACK PART II

Several months ago Maine Hardware was pleased to support local artist, Andy Rosen, by providing materials for a community art project he was working on [SEE BACK-STORY HERE]. Having only seen the site sketch and a list of needed materials, we were eager to see how Andy was going to transform common hardware materials into wolfs and dogs. So earlier this spring we decided to check in on things…

March 30, 2015

Entry #39 Photoset – Colin & Diane Schless, South Portland ME

The project is a photoset for the Portland Museum of Art’s Contemporaries Winter Bash.  The party had an ocean theme so we created a set which placed guests in the middle of a stormy ocean.  The panels are made of MDF, painted with a variety of Benjamin Moore colors in a matte finish (to reduce reflections from photo flashes).  The photographer from the evening was Nathan Eldridge.  The team at Maine hardware did an amazing job helping us select and coordinate color combinations.  Thanks Maine Hardware!

March 28, 2015

Supporting Community Arts -UNPACK PART I

This winter The Kindling Fund [through SPACE Gallery as part of the Regional Regranting Program of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts] awarded grant money to support ten artist organized projects that have a strong public component [learn more about the grant here].  Andy Rosen was one of the lucky and talented recipients.  The grant money would help Andy to cover some of his time, but he was looking for local businesses to donate materials.  Andy is a loyal customer of Maine Hardware, both as a homeowner and as an exhibit designer at The Children’s Museum, so he approached us to support his work by donating materials that would become the innards of his sculpture…

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