Category Archives: Ogunquit News

Ogunquit Art Association Art Auction at the Barn Gallery

A Local Secret To Procuring Fine Art in Ogunquit, Maine

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Let me share a little Ogunquit secret with you…if you’re the type of traveler who enjoys supporting local artists by purchasing a piece of art to bring home with you (to remind you of your visit to our ‘Beautiful Place by the Sea’) — then next year you’ll want to arrange your summer getaway during the Ogunquit Art Association’s Annual Art Auction held at the Barn Gallery on Shore Road.
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A Conversation with Maine Photographer Benjamin Williamson – Artist In Residence at the Hartwell House Inn of Ogunquit

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If you love Maine or live in New England, chances are that you’re already familiar with some of the photography of Benjamin Williamson. Perhaps you’ve seen one of his impressive Maine images gracing a vivid cover of Down East Magazine while you stood on line at the grocery store. Or maybe you’ve visited a New England cultural landmark and seen his work gracing a recent cover of Artscope Magazine.

Williamson is talented, prolific and ambitious – with a good eye plus the drive and ambition to outperform many of the other notable photographers shooting Vacationland images. Facebook is full of his colorful captures of our coastal communities – and it’s always a complete joy to wake and find that, no matter how early you got up, Williamson beat you to it and shared his perspective of the sunrise, or the lighthouse, or the lobster boat – always with perfect composition and skies to die for.

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Tuna in Perkins Cove

Have you ever seen the fishermen bringing tuna into Perkins Cove, Ogunquit?

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For many of the summer people, Perkins Cove is just another piece of coastal Maine eye-candy. A place where parking is expensive, and there are too few spots to meet the demand. A place where the rustic, salty authenticity of real-deal historic lobster shacks bumps shoulders with the tacky trinket and t-shirt shops that now inhabit many of them. A place where you could put on a blindfold and be turned around until you were dizzy, then pushed in whatever direction you were facing, and you’d still be able to purchase a lobster roll and beer within 25 steps.

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Todd Bonita Gallery - Perkins Cove - Ogunquit

Todd Bonita Art Gallery – An Authentic Maine Fine Art Experience in Perkins Cove, Ogunquit

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Imagine a tiny storefront, jostled up against the weather beaten lobster shacks of Perkins Cove, stocked from floor to ceiling with some of the most colorful, evocative and refined artistic depictions of coastal New England you’ve ever seen assembled in one place.

Now stop imagining and head over to the Todd Bonita Art Gallery directly at the base of the Perkins Cove footbridge in Ogunquit.

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Ogunquit Playhouse - Let It Be

A British Invasion at the Ogunquit Playhouse – Let It Be: a Celebration of the Music of the Beatles

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The Ogunquit Playhouse, sacred ground for summer stock theatre, opened its 2016 season last night for their annual ‘Hospitality Night’ with ‘Let It Be – a Celebration of the Music of the Beatles’.

From the innocence of the early days at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, followed by their American debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, through the swirling psychedelia of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and all the way to an ‘IMAGINE’-ary reunion gig set in the 80’s — this music-performance-heavy production with its five stars (the four Beatles and a mostly behind the scenes ‘one man orchestra’) truly captures the essence of what made these individuals, this band, and their songs so magical and enduring.

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