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  • Karle Woods

Updated: Nov 9, 2022

Elijah Ober is a sculptor and animator based in Maine. He studied Art and Anthropology at Bowdoin College. He has attended residencies at the Ellis Beauregard Foundation, Monson Arts, and Gardenship. His work has recently been shown at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and the Portland Museum of Art, as well as Cove Street Arts, Elizabeth Moss Galleries, and New System Exhibitions. Elijah is the recipient of a 2021 Maine Arts Commission Project Grant.

"I am an artist working in sculpture and animation. My work explores our relationships with ecosystems, our own wildness, and our fellow humans. Most of the work I’ve been making lately has been about little creatures that I notice, admire, and start to learn about. Animals that live well in human landscapes are viewed as pests when they are not overlooked. But when you focus on these creatures, they are wild, vibrant, and capacious. It is joyful to make them protagonists, imagine their futures and project our feelings onto them."

  • Karle Woods

Updated: Jan 9

A project of Lights Out Gallery

Early in the year we embarked on our largest project to date, renovating the old, abandoned SnoCraft/Tubbs snowshoe factory at 10 Tannery Street in Norway, Maine. The 13,000 square foot buildings sit on almost a full acre near the center of town. Tapping into the collaborative community and creative spirit that already makes Norway special in the Western Foothills, we plan to renovate the buildings in stages, converting the space into a community hub and arts center, including a dance studio, co-working office space, gallery, art studios, and a shared makers’ space. With the generous help of dozens of volunteers, we have cleaned out the buildings, lifted and reinforced the foundation, and are beginning the process of re-roofing both buildings and renovating the dance studio space this winter. These necessary fixes will ensure that Tannery Street will be a space that serves the community and the arts in Maine for years to come.

  • Karle Woods

Updated: Oct 14, 2022

For three decades, John Bisbee has welded and forged under the mantra, "Only nails, always different." He has taken a turn in his work and is now a painter.

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