The June meeting for Weatherford Art Association had a turnout to see artist Susie Monzingo demonstrate her skill in applying gold leaf application to her paintings. Each month there is a new demonstration for all types of media that includes oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, photography and digital art.

At each meeting an Artist of the Month is selected. Artists bring their paintings to compete for the honor. The Artists of the month for June were Patricia Harder, first place for her watercolor painting “Bird on a Doorknob.” As first place winner, Patricia’s painting, along with additional works, are displayed at the Doss Cultural & Heritage Center in Weatherford.

The second place winner was Caroline Vaughn for her photo titled “Evelyn.” This photo is displayed at the downtown location of the First National Bank of Weatherford. Third place went to Jerry Shidal for his acrylic work titled “Texas Barn,” which

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“Fisherman’s Pride” is part of the exhibit “David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History,” showing at the Portland Museum of Art through Sept. 12. Contributed / Luc Demers


Grant Drumheller & Kathi Smith, Greenhut Galleries, 146 Middle St., Portland, through June 26,

“Light, Line and Form,” works by Tanja Kunz and MaryJane Johnston juxtaposing minimalism and fullness through painting and photography, through June 26, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath. Free,

“New Connections,” by Points of View artists and “Experiments in Mixed Media,” by Barbara Bean, Points of View, 18 Pleasant St., Brunswick, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 25,

Maine College of Art, Collect online art sale, through June 27, featuring more than 450 works of art by 128 participating artists,

Maine Media Workshops + College is accepting submissions for the 2021 The Arnold Newman Prize

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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!

Photographing Afghans in the Forever War – Adam Ferguson

Disillusioned with making photos that turned soldiers into heroes, the photojournalist turned to civilians to show the human toll of war.

Eza Khan, age 45 and born in Iran. He was a garment seller with a wife and two children. He has been addicted to Heroin for 15 years, Afghanistan, 2016.
Eza Khan, age 45 and born in Iran. He was a garment seller with a wife and two children. He has been addicted to Heroin for 15 years, Afghanistan, 2016. © Adam Ferguson

The 5-Minute Sunday Interview

Phil Mistry: In 2008, you went to Afghanistan to photograph the war, but you are anti-war. So, why did you do this?

Adam Ferguson: I believe in the importance of dialogue around conflict and wanted to participate in the tradition of this type of storytelling. I think it’s crucial that photographers, artists, writers, and

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Creative Bergen invites area residents to walk through art exhibits and performances in 16 municipalities during its first Arts Amble June 11 to 13.

The non-profit was formed in 2020 to encourage residents, restaurants and businesses to interact with and support the arts in Bergen County.

“My inspiration was the Meander Art Crawl in western Minnesota,” said organizer Mark Olson, now a retired computer professional living in Ridgefield Park. “They do a tour of studios featuring 40 local artists from the Upper Minnesota River Valley. We modeled what we’re doing on them, and they even helped us set up.”

The three-day event allows artists and performers to showcase their talent working with paint, photography, sculpture, woodwork, weaving, dance, music and theater.

“This is really more about the community than selling a lot of paintings,” said artist Rafael Guadalupe of Ridgefield Park’s Studio Leshay Rafael, one of the exhibitors. “It’s

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