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.

Meet an artist

Mark Yaggie

Mark Yaggie is a successful photographer currently in Portland, by way of Southern California. Yaggie’s work is primarily in digital photography that captures the beauty and relationships in the natural world. His work has been featured in various publications in Maine. Mark recently completed the photography for the book, Get Back, Stay Back: 2nd Generation Back-to-Landers in Maine by Joseph F. Conway where Mark’s photography plays a part in the narrative of the new generation of farmers and homesteaders in Maine.

Mark Yaggie

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