The MEIC's Spooky Show!

Wade Zahares

Leticia Plate

Mike Gorman

The MEIC's Spooky Art Show!

I'm thrilled to be part of this:

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2009

Judith" show coordinator -207-985-7040
Robin Swennes- -show coordinator
The Maine Illustrators Collective, Portland, Maine

For Community Calendar, Book Notes, or Galleries & Exhibits as Appropriate.

An art exhibition titled “The MEIC's Spooky Art Show” organized by The Maine Illustrators Collective will be on display at Kennebooks, a new bookstore located in Kennebunk's Lower Village from 5pm October 2nd through Oct 31st. The Maine Illustrators' Collective (MEIC) is a 4 year old non-profit collective of professional illustrators and designers meeting in Portland once a month to brain storm, critique new work, give support, share ideas, and offer advice on promoting each other's work. They also organize events, talks and shows.
The Spooky Art Show will feature paintings and original art based on classic horror novels, scary short stories and poems, and even local folklore. All participating MEIC artists are published or printed illustrators with several of the participating book illustrators having award-winning books.
Kennebooks and The MEIC will be hosting an open “Halloween” costume reception with “scary food” on Friday, Oct 2nd from 5 p.m. to 7:00 pm; the public is invited to attend. Costumes are encouraged with prizes to be given to the scariest and the most creative! Pumpkin carving demonstrations will be held on the bookstore's outdoor patio weather permitting.
Come see this frightful display, meet the dreadfully creative talent, and partake of spooky food while being serenaded by haunting melodies.
Art and prints will be available for purchase through the individual artists.

Exhibiting Artists:
Joel Zain Rivers-
Nicole Fazio-
Nancy Cooper Funk -
Judith Hunt -
Leticia Plate -
Michael Boardman -
Helen Stevens -
Wade Zahares -
Benjamin Dixon -
Mike Gorman
Steve Russell - HYPERLINK " Russell"
Ed Zelinsky
Robin Swennes -
Don Punchatz – a MEIC guest artist and award-winning Time magazine and bookcover illustrator

For further information contact the show coordinators or go to:


Kennebooks is a brand new, year round, full service store designed to serve residents and tourists alike who are living and traveling in this area of Maine. Located on Port Road in Kennebunk’s Lower Village, it’s a quick stroll from downtown Kennebunkport, on the way to all the beaches, and provides plenty of parking. With more than 11,000 books, Kennebooks also carries a variety of unique gifts for young and old — gifts that can be paired perfectly with a book, or stand alone.


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