News & Press

August 2014
The Arts Fuse
by Franklin Einspruch

Fuse Visual Arts Review: The Paintings of John Heliker — Ripe for Rediscovery

“A teacher affects eternity,” wrote Henry Adams. “He can never tell where his influence stops.” This sentiment is worth contemplating when regarding the exhibition of John Heliker’s works at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, Maine. Someone hurrying through it on their way to the next item in the busy summer event schedule Downeast might […]

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August 2013
The Ellsworth American
by Steve Fuller
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Painter Illuminates Familiar Objects and Landscapes

Joseph Keiffer first came to Maine in the late 1970s with a visit to Alamoosook Lake in Orland. In the years that followed, the realist landscape painter spent time in Somesville and other towns on Mount Desert Island, sailing on Somes Sound and hiking the mountains of Acadia. Although he grew up in Rhode Island […]

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Ragna Bruno, Memories of Pompeii, oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
July 2013
Maine Sunday Telegram
by Daniel Kany
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Art Review: Bruno, Belasco and Page Work Well Together

Since it opened in 2006, the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth has occupied an 1838 building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The gallery has now expanded into its companion building, the old registry. A show of paintings by Colin Page hangs in the main gallery. I reviewed his recent show at Greenhut Galleries […]

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December 2010
Bangor Daily News
by Aislinn Sarnacki
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Ellsworth’s Courthouse Gallery to Showcase Maine art at International Art Fair

Three years ago, Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth owners Karin and Michael Wilkes were on vacation in Florida and stumbled upon Art Palm Beach, an annual, international art fair. The Ellsworth couple mingled with artists, collectors and curators as they viewed contemporary art from around the world. This year, they’ve decided to be the only Maine […]

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September 2009
Bangor Daily News
by Jessica Bloch

Keepers of the Legacy

Ellsworth gallery owners embrace a chance to manage the estate of William and Emily Muir, prolific artists whose substantial contributons continue to impress Last Christmas, Karin Wilkes’ husband, Michael, gave her a present that made her smile. It was an autobiography of artist Emily Muir, who together with her husband and fellow artist William Muir […]

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September 2009
Bangor Daily News
by John Holyoke

Ellsworth Gallery to Feature Hennessey Works

When Tom Hennessey stands at art show receptions and talks with interested patrons, the same question eventually crops up. “Invariably, somebody will say, ‘How long did it take you to do that painting?’” the Hampden writer and artist said. “And right off, I say, ‘All my life.’ That’s the honest answer.” Hennessey’s sporting art flows […]

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May 2003
Maine Sunday Telegram
By Philip Isaacson

Susan Amons: Vernal Migrations

Susan Amons’ new monotypes are ethereal. To my eye they begin where Audubon’s essays in the surreal leave off. They have a dreamlike quality that fits that term, but that’s only a part of what I see. I also see Japanese screens and a lyricism that I can’t assign to anyone else. I don’t suppose […]

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October 2009
Maine Sunday Telegram
by Bob Keyes

Artist Stephen Pace Selects Courthouse Gallery for Work

Artist Stephen Pace recently selected Courthouse Gallery Fine Art to represent his work in Maine. Pace artwork at the gallery includes oil paintings, drawings and watercolors with subjects such as Maine scenes, abstracts, horses and nudes. Gallery owners Karin and Michael Wilkes met Pace and his wife Pam in 2007 when they hosted a farewell-to-Maine […]

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