Saturday, August 6, 2011
413@536: End of an Era
Artist's Studio Building at 536 Congress Street in Portland, Maine. Monday I finally bade farewell to my mates old and new, to set up shop a little further down the road in Lewiston. I've inhabited the grand, windowless, cavern of studio 413 for eight years, after spending a year prior at the top of the fourth floor in the smaller, adjacent 412. I've seen many great artists come and go, and I now find myself in the ranks of the the many proud alumni who went before. I have a lot of guest through this space through countless First Friday events, and events sponsored by the PMA. Of course, I've made a lot of art here in dark, happy seclusion, and had many inspiring conversations with my peers in the hall. It has been, and continues to be, a great community and I send my love to all the fantastic artists who remain. I'll see you and my stops down to Portland!