Dreamy & Surreal
MacPage, 30 Long Creek Dr, South Portland, Maine
On view through October 20, tours/visits must be scheduled
To schedule a tour of the Macpage exhibits, please email Ralph Hendrix at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Beneman, Diane Dahlke, Rachael Eastman ’94, Rebecca Hayes, Richard Hutchins, Jean Kigel, Julie Lapping Rivera, Mike Libby, Kimberly Lyons, Pamela Moulton, Judy O’Donnell, Alex Rheault, Cheyenne Stubbs, Deb Whitney, Mary Longley, Anne Hecker, Jane Banquer, Maya Kuvaja, Mary Brooking, Michelle Stuckey ’07, Cheslye Ventimiglia, and Margareta McDonald
Celeste Roberge ’79 lives and works in South Portland. She is Professor Emerita, University of Florida, where she was Head of Sculpture in the School of Art + Art History for twenty-two years. She holds the following degrees: MFA Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, BFA Maine College of Art, BA in Sociology and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Maine.
Celeste Roberge ’79 has received numerous awards and fellowships. In 2013 she held a residency in the Arts/Industry Program at Kohler in Wisconsin. In 2010 and 2011, she initiated her current work with seaweed as a resident artist at Baie Ste.Marie/Jenny Family Compound in New Edinburgh, Nova Scotia, sponsored by the Maine College of Art. She was a resident artist at SIM in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2007. She has received two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, and she was a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Celeste’s sculptures, drawings and prints are included in museums and private collections throughout the United States.
Emily Barrera is an Alfred University BFA graduate of 2014. Emily currently works out of the Button Factory Studios in Portsmouth, NH and has exhibited her work in both upstate New York and New England. She shows a dreamlike quality in her work, illustrating narratives with a quiet mysteriousness to them. She often uses the fresh linear elements of drawing in her paintings that are more rendered and realistic, layering them together to make another strange and surreal compositions.