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 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.

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Ray Garrett

Ray Garrett is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His travels as a student to West Africa inform his artistic practice as a pattern maker. Ray’s work involves intricate patterns reminiscent of African textiles and batiks that he creates by hand then manipulates digitally. He layers his designs then draws over each to make distinct works within a series.

Ray Garrett

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