ART SHOWS

12 Hour Marathon (2)
12 Hour Marathon (2)

The Hidden Ladder Collective took over Congress Street in Portland, Maine for 12 hours as they collaborated on 12 giant canvases. The public was invited to join in, and over 100 artists helped create the artwork.

PURPLE: Celebrating Summer
PURPLE: Celebrating Summer

Union of Maine Visual Artists and Hidden Ladder Collective team up again to host a group show featuring artwork containing PURPLE. At CTN Channel 5 516 Congress Street, Portland ME

YELLOW
YELLOW

UMVA and the Hidden Ladder Collective teamed up to present YELLOW! An art show celebrating the color yellow with over 60 visual artists, food/drink artists, musicians and performers. Everyone invited was encouraged to wear yellow and join in the celebration.

Secret City of the Absent Sane
Secret City of the Absent Sane

The city you will enter houses mysteries behind every window and every door. It is slightly haunted and completely enchanted. The final art show at 644 Congress Street.

45 Years of NO
45 Years of NO

The Hidden Ladder Collective, Meg Perry Center, Artists and Activists from around the state are standing up against the Nestle/Poland Spring cooperation with an art show called "45 Years of No." 45 artists and activists are hand illustrating giant letters to be hung on the walls of the Meg Perry Center in September, another wall will be blank for anyone to enter, sign, and illustrate their own letter. A petition, video and speakers will all be present to educate everyone about the serious issue.

ARTCADE
ARTCADE

Hidden Ladder Collective transformed the inside of the Meg Perry Center with giant mazes with 10 foot markers to solve them, circus games, interactive artwork and a pac-man maze on the floor.

Hidden Ladder Lock-In
Hidden Ladder Lock-In

A twelve hour painting marathon to save the Meg Perry Center.

CARDBOARD MONSTER
CARDBOARD MONSTER

Markers hang from the ceiling and you draw on GIANT CARDBOARD MONSTERS! Featuring artwork by Meg Gates, Sebastian Meade, Abbeth Russell, William Hessian and more… Live music, food, and tons of surprises!

Humor From My Pen
Humor From My Pen

Political cartoons by Gerardo Hernandez and paintings by Robert Shetterly on display for the month of May. Featured during Portland's May Day celebration. Political cartoons of Cuban Five Prisoner Gerardo Hernandez on display at the Meg Perry Center in Portland, May 1 - May 25, 2013. Reception - Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Center, 644 Congress St, Portland.

PORTAL TO:
PORTAL TO:

Do you want to be inside a painting? Five artists are going to let you live inside their creations. Facepaint, video projections, music, body alterations, in an experimental art show where the audience IS the art! Artwork and audience alterations by: Andrew Abbott, Pat Reed, Beatrice Abbott, Abbeth Russell, William Hessian. Video Paintings recorded by: Seth Dussault Music Performances: 5pm-6pm: Marrion Ladd & Sighless 6pm-7pm: George Weatherbee/ Laughing Animal 7pm-8pm: Wes Covey, Abriel Fe

10 Minute Showcase
10 Minute Showcase

A collection of incredible performances from the creative community in portland! Dance, theater, poetry, live art, interactive light shows, music, burlesque and more performing from two stages! Every 10 minutes a new performance begins, come early and do not miss a thing! If you want to put your finger on the pulse of Portland's artistic heartbeat, you need to be at: 10 Minute Showcase A variety show of the most exciting kind.

Sensory Circus
Sensory Circus

You are invited to an interactive show designed to fully engage all five senses. Step into an alternate reality where you can open secret doors and climb giant ladder people. You will hear music, experience performances, and pick up telephones to hear sounds you never knew existed. This is a carnival of art where smells hang from the ceiling and tastes are reinvented. Come see, touch, hear, smell, and taste the creations of twenty incredible artists. Jonah Fertig, Seth Dussault, Sebastian Mead

FEATURED VISUAL ART

Transcribing The Dream Dragon
Transcribing The Dream Dragon

by Abbeth Russell 2017 Acrylic and Mixed Media on Wood 12 x 16 inches Click image for more

In The Arms of a Ghost
In The Arms of a Ghost

by Abbeth Russell 2016 Acrylic on Wood Panel 9.5 x 10 inches Click image for more

Born Again Electric
Born Again Electric

by Abbeth Russell 2016 Acrylic on Wood Panel 10 x 10 inches Click image for more

Ladders of Exploration
Ladders of Exploration

by William Hessian 2014 Ink and colored pencil on paper 4 X 6 inches Click image for more

Kingdom with Antlers
Kingdom with Antlers

by William Hessian 2014 Acrylic on board 20 X 24 inches Click image for more

The Politics of Plants
The Politics of Plants

by William Hessian 2013 Acrylic on canvas 20 X 24 inches Click image for more