OLEAN — If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love Sunday.

The 71st annual Art in the Park and 30th annual Taste of Olean will return to War Veterans Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 25., combining 10 area restaurant and beverage vendors with nine artists for great food and entertainment for the whole family.

Presented by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, National Grid Co. and GOACC’s

From 1991 to 1997, the event was held at Lincoln Park. From 1998 to 2002, North Union Street hosted the festivities. Jamestown Community College was the home of the festival for 13 years before it moved to War Vets Park in 2016.

Local restaurants will present tastes of small food portions costing between 50 cents and $5. Restaurants are encouraged to promote their famous dishes, introduce

Read More

Award-winning Australian blues/roots musician Harper and his band Midwest Kind will be performing at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at the Brickhouse in Scarborough. Contributed / Harper and Midwest Kind


“A Community of Artists,” Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport, 40 Main St., fine art, photography and sculpture, through Aug. 15.

Colin Page Solo Exhibition, Maret Hensick in the Side Gallery, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St, Portland. greenhutgalleries.com.

“Contrasts,” Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps St., Portland., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily in July. Original works that offer a study in contrasting styles from impressionism to realism, richardboydartgallery.com.

“Maine Masters of Modernism,” Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 U.S. Route 1 in the Falmouth Shopping Center. Featured artists include Will Barnet, Dahlov Ipcar, Lynne Drexler, Rockwell Kent.

“Slack Tide: a moment of calm between tides,” Chocolate Church Arts Center Gallery in Bath, featuring Caroline and John Rufo. On

Read More

Every Sunday, we bring together a collection of easy-reading articles from analytical, to how-to, to photo features in no particular order that did not make our regular daily coverage. Enjoy!

Professor Makes Major Error in Banning Kit Lenses — Photofocus

A professor at a university in North Carolina has banned her editorial photography students from using kit lenses. These are the 18-55 mm (28-85mm equivalent approximately on full-frame cameras) lenses that come included with basic APS-C camera bodies.

The syllabus was recently shared on Reddit by a student in the class who wishes to remain anonymous. It sparked a lively discussion among photographers who largely disagree with the instructor’s point of view.

We connected with Kevin Ames, a Certified Professional Photographer by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and holding their designation of Photographic Craftsman. Ames is the author of four books, including one of the first renowned “Dummies”

Read More