Mrs. Reiko Kudoh (2016 Delegated Member) Portland Head Light in Reminiscences 21.25"x28"

Mrs. Reiko Kudoh (2016 Delegated Member)
Portland Head Light in Reminiscences
21.25"x28"

5th Annual Prints & Pots
Featuring the Maine Aomori Printmaking Society (MAPS) 2017 Print Exchange & Ceramicist Andy Hampton

September 30th - October 29th, 2017

Maine Aomori Printmaking Society (MAPS)

Andy Hampton

This year for our 5th Annual Prints & Pots, Chases will exhibit a collection of prints by artists from the Maine Aomori Printmaking Society, as well as ceramics created with Japanese-inspired techniques from New Hampshire artist, Andy Hampton.

The traveling printmaking exhibition is part of MAPS (Maine-Aomori Printmaking Society), organized by Friends of Aomori as a cultural exchange program, sharing art and artists between the sister states of Maine and Aomori. The prints have been exhibited throughout Maine this year and will be exhibited here in York September and October. Simultaneously, the same collection has been exhibited this year throughout Japan in Aomori City, Fujisaki, and Tsugaru in Aomori prefecture.

This 2017 series of exhibitions throughout Maine and Aomori builds on the successful exchange and exhibition held last year at the Aomori Municipal Art Pavilion and at Space Gallery in Portland. Coinciding with the 2016 exhibition, Pickwick Independent Press -- an independent print studio located above the galleries in the Space Studios -- hosted Japanese printmakers for a week-long printmaking residency in Portland. The residencies were supported by a grant from the Consulate-General of Japan in Boston, and included time for the artists to work in the studio, visit local galleries and museums, and deliver a workshop at Maine College of Art. The group was led by Jiro Ono, Director of the Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum in Aomori, who facilitates the print exchange in Japan. During this visit, some of the Japanese artists created images based on their time in Maine. An image of Portland Head Light by Reiko Kudoh is the signature image for the 2017 series of exhibitions.

MAPS is organized by Friends of Aomori, an all-volunteer non-profit that supports the Sister State relationship between Maine and Aomori, Japan. The relationship between Maine and Aomori has been in place for 20 years, but the fascinating connection between the two states goes back to a shipwreck in 1889 (read more here: http://maine-aomori.org/about/). In addition to MAPS, Friends of Aomori supports high-school exchange programs, educational events and programming about Japan, and economic development opportunities such as a
recent delegation visit of Maine fisherman and aquaculture business leaders to Aomori in October 2016.

MAPS 2017 features prints by: Siri Beckman, Holly Berry, Meghan Brady, Quincy Brimstein, Crystal Cawley, Toshiaki Ebina, Tetsuro Hyogo, Yuko Kaneko, Reiko Kudoh, Erin Leon, Harumi Maeno, Hiroko Miura, Masumi Miyamoto, Akihiro Muroya, Yoshihiki Oyama, Christopher Patch, Barbara Putnam, Kazuko Sukekawa, Andrea Sulzer, Hiroshi Terada, Yoshimasa Tsujii, and Jeff Woodbury.

In conjunction with the MAPS exhibition, the 5th Annual Prints & Pots will feature work from New Hampshire artist, Andy Hampton. In 1970 Hampton became apprentice of Richard Bennett of The Great Barrington Pottery in Housatonic, Massachusetts. While there, he learned Japanese techniques of production and firing and continues to be drawn to Japanese aesthetics in the shape and simplicity of his work. Currently, Hampton lives and works in Chichester, NH where he has his studio and gas kiln. To close the exhibit, Hampton will be teaching a two-day weekend demo workshop here at Chases covering the Japanese-inspired techniques he uses in his own work.

The exhibit begins September 30th and will run through October 29th, 2017. Join us and enjoy great art, great company and hors d'oeuvres for the;

Opening Reception: 

Saturday, September 30th
4:00pm-8:00 pm

at Chases Garage
16 Main st. York, ME.
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Gather Exhibition

August 19th - September 23rd, 2017

Brienne Cosman,

Ned Roche &

Michelle Morin.

Gather brings together the work of three artists focusing on fauna, local and exotic, real and imagined. The exhibit begins August 19th and will run through September 23rd, 2017. Join us and enjoy great art, great company and hors d'oeuvres for the;

Opening Reception: 

Saturday, August 19th
4:00pm-8:00 pm

at Chases Garage
16 Main st. York, ME.
 

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IMAGE LEFT: James Chase Chances 28x6.5x3.5" RIGHT: Justin Gerace The Son and Grizzly Gun Percent One Stoneware Approx. 24.5"Dx7.375"H

IMAGE LEFT: James Chase Chances 28x6.5x3.5" RIGHT: Justin Gerace The Son and Grizzly Gun Percent One Stoneware Approx. 24.5"Dx7.375"H

"Layerical Swords" Exhibition

July 15th- August 5th, 2017* EXTENDED TO AUGUST 12th

 The exhibit begins July 15th and will run through August 5th, 2017* EXTENDED TO AUGUST 12thJoin us and enjoy great art, great company and hors d'ouevres for the;

Opening Reception: 

Saturday, July 15th
4:00pm-8:00 pm

at Chases Garage
16 Main st. York, ME.
 

 

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The Chases Gallery opens for their 5th season with Big Pots, Little Cups. An exhibition of large and small-scale, functional pottery, this show features work from four regional artists and Chases' instructors, Adrian King, Brian Buckland, Christopher Cooper & Tyler Gulden. The exhibit begins May 20th and will run through July 8th, 2017. Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20th 4:00pm-8:00 pm

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OPEN STUDIOS is a chance to meet and support the makers behind-the-scenes. Come see a myriad of creative processes and demonstrations of various techniques. Join in the conversation of printmakers, ceramicists, photographers, furniture makers, painters, mixed-media artists, sculptors, model makers, educators, engineers and life-long learners in their work environments. Learn more about Chases' classes, workshops, membership offerings and events and get creative for yourself! Grab some grub, check out The 4th Annual Prints & Pots exhibition, take home some hand-made holiday gifts, explore the studios and engage the great minds that make up this expanding community.

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Chases Garage in its newest incarnation as a contemporary gallery, store, artist studios, ceramics and print studio is celebrating its fourth year with their Prints & Pots Exhibition. Showcasing Chases’ two main curriculum, Prints & Pots features artwork from local and regional artists Lyell Castonguay, Mary Sweeney, Tyler Gulden, Bill Cass and Jake Cassevoy, Dylan Haigh and Christopher Cooper. The exhibit begins August 20th and will be celebrated with a pre-show on Friday, August 26th and a reception with hors d'oeuvres on Saturday August 27th, both from 4:00-8:00pm at Chases Garage, 16 Main St in York Beach, Maine.

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Chases Garage Gallery Explores Form, Figure & Function in the Upcoming Exhibit,  July 16th - August 14th, 2016. Come join us for the pre-show on Friday, July 22nd and an opening reception with hors d'oeuvres on Saturday, July 23rd, both from 4:00-8:00pm at Chases Garage, 16 Main Street in York Beach, Maine.

Chases Garage presents Side By Side, an exhibit featuring hand-pulled prints and original two and three dimensional artwork from four “in-house” artists at Chases Garage. Home to a diverse community of artists working alongside each other,  Chases fosters motivation, competition, collaboration and support. Side By Side brings together the work and ideas of ceramicists, Dina Andretta and Meghan Samson and mixed-media artists Dylan Haigh and Lowly Pencil. Join us for some wine and cheese during the pre-show Friday, May 20th & our opening reception on Saturday, May 21st, 4:00-8:00pm both days here at Chases!

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The Third-Annual Trading Card Spectacular (formerly the Summer Sketchbook Spectacular) is up and running through Mother's Day Sunday, May 7th, 2016 and features over 1,000 artist trading cards from over 700 students in K-12, throughout the York School District, as well as work from some teachers. 

Come see what York's kids have been up to during the reception Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1:00-3:00pm here at Chases!   

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Inside/Outside is on view at Chases Garage from September 19th through December 19th, 2015. The reception, free and open to the public, is on Saturday, October 17th from 4-8pm and will coincide with the Chases annual Open Studios starting at 11:00am and the opening of the Chases Store. Chases is located at 16 Main st, Route 1A, York, ME 03909