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Claudia Diller

First Friday Artwalk in Kingfield

This week’s Friday Fab Foto comes from NMC Account Assistant, Erika Bush, and from my visit to the Kingfield Artwalk last Friday. We had done publicity for the event, which featured Maine artist, Claudia Diller, a horse-drawn wagon and a raffle at the Schoolhouse Gallery!

The Kingfield Artwalk takes place October through April, on the first Friday of each month. Stop by on Friday, April 5, 2013 to see the charm Kingfield has to offer! Top Left: Penny Hall; Bottom Left: Senator Tom Saviello and Nancy Marshall; Center: Jenny Taliadoros; Top Right: Cynthia Orcutt and children getting ready to choose the raffle winner; Bottom Right: Artwork on display at Webster Library

Other featured artists/works included:

  • Katherine Mahoney of Carrabassett Valley
  • Paintings by Abby Shahn, Abbott Meader and Dimitri Karabchievsky
  • Prints by Ellen Roberts and Joel Levasseur
  • Sculptures by Melita Westerlund and Amanda Pellerin
  • Miniatures by Meryl Klaif
  • Encaustic paintings by Ulrike Stadler
  • Stained glass by Pat Pray from Lexington
  • Leslie Meyer from LSM Studios in Athens
  • Noni Badershall of Freeman who makes Sheppard rugs from the wool produced on her farm
  • Live demonstrations wire sculpture work at the Sugarloafer Shop by Karen Campbell
  • Samplings of handmade books by Jenny Taliadoros, Jan Royall, Karen Reid and Penny Hall

The Kingfield Artwalk takes place October through April on the first Friday of each month. It’s a great stop on your way up to Sugarloaf for the weekend and offers a quintessential charm that can only be found in western Maine.


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Heading into the woods with the Ski Bum

The Ski BumThe Ski BumLast Saturday, I was invited to the Open House of the first hut in the new ‘Huts and Trails’   network in my home town of Carrabassett Valley, Maine.  I saw many people I knew, including Suzi Hockmeyer and Russell Walters from Northern Outdoors Adventure Resort, John Willard from the Birches Resort in Rockwood, and Vici Robinson of Kingfield. Claudia Diller, who created the beautiful art in the upper right hand corner of this blog page, was there with her partner Tom Hildreth. He owns Carrabassett Coffee. Severin Beliveau, one of Maine’s most influential attorneys, was there. He was on the phone with Governor Baldacci who couldn’t come because he was sick. But the Governor’s son Jack was there, as was Ramona du Houx, a photographer and reporter from the Maine Democrat, who documents the Governor’s day-to-day travels.

I was pleased to have a chance to catch up with an old friend who calls himself “Ski Bum.”  Scott Andrews is a journalist who focuses on skiing and the outdoors. He lives in Portland, Maine, and has a blog on  Scott and I walked and talked for the 2 1/2 mile trek from the hut back to the Carrabassett Valley Town Office.  Since we’ve known each other since my early days of doing PR for Sugarloaf, starting in 1984, we had a lot to catch up on!

Scott is an example of a traditional journalist who has kept up with the times by turning to blogging. He recently took a ski trip across country, driving his Subaru and skiing at resorts along the way, and blogged about the whole trip.

I told him I would write about him on my blog and link to his story on, thus today’s post!