MAKE THE BRUTAL TENDER with June Artist Charles Yesenczki

“…I hope that my work can show that there’s nothing wrong with feeling a little uncomfortable sometimes and things don’t have to fit perfectly together or do what you expect them to do.”



Melt and freeze, the mud and thaw. The swing—warm wind to snow. This playlist taps the uncertain and let’s the sap run cold, clear, and sweet.

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CSArt Maine

CSArt Maine is the state’s first community art share program dedicated to supporting and connecting local Maine artists. An art subscription service, we bring locally produced work right to your door.

Meet an artist

Doug Von

How to make a Doug: take a New York baby raised in New Jersey, blessed with an eye for composition and color, cultivated with a formal education in Graphic Design and Painting, add 10 years of experience to the mix, drop him in Portland Maine, and boom; you got yourself a stew, baby!

Doug is armed with the good sense to keep things simple, and enjoys wrestling many a design challenge to the ground.

Doug Von

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