As layout editor of the MAJ, I have been working hard with a wonderful team of artists and writers on the Maine Arts Journal Fall issue. (Natasha Mayers, Dan Kany, Kathy Weinberg, Jeff Ackerman, Jessica McCarthy and myself) The theme is “Regionalism”, which, if you are a Maine artist, can be a prickly issue. As editors, we have been all over the map on this theme and kept pushing it away, with different attitudes and perceptions. Finally, we tackled it this Fall, agreeing to take in and examine all sides of the issue. Actually the work started in July right after the Summer MAJ was launched. We hope to encourage discourse and would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on the topic. Many artists have shared their viewpoints and experience in this issue.
Check it out! maineartsjournal.com