“Reflections” is a YES Art Works group show that celebrates the art of self-portraits and portraits through the mystery of human expression and connection. Showing now through September 10th at the University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Library in Portland. The library is open to the public. Summer hours include: M-Th 7:45am-10:00pm, Friday

YES Art Works, the art studios of Creative Work Systems, is thrilled to unveil its latest exhibit, Wilder Shores, which for the next year will be rotating among Maine Health facilities throughout the state. Wilder Shores is a collection of abstract expressionist style paintings based on the work of Cy Twombly (April

We’re thrilled that Renee Camire, an artist in the YES Art works program in Saco, was the subject of an extensive profile in Maine Today. The author, Greta Rybus, became a fan of Renee’s work after seeing it in a local cafe, and tracked the artist down for an interview. Maine Today:

YES Art Works T-shirts are now available at CIA Café. Original designs include the popular “I Think We Should Pick Nick,” “Eat Pizza, Not Rocks” and “I Am the Manicotti.” All T-shirts were created by YES Art Works artists, including Michael Douglas, Mike Desjardins, Arlene Carey, April Norton and Chris Honess. Visit

Be sure to check out Faces and Places, the newest smash from YES Art Works! From packed First Fridays to a Maine Today profile, YES Art Works exhibits that have been steadily gaining in popularity and acclaim. Now is your chance to come see what all the fuss is about. Faces and

Take a rambling through the natural world at Sojourns, the latest exhibit from YES Art Works. The show features a range of mixed media, offering perfect holiday gifts for friends, family, and special someones, as well as warming visions of nature during January in Maine. Sojourns is located at Black Cat Coffee

Three times a month, YES Art Works opens its doors and welcomes artists of all levels into the studio for a casual and fun opportunity to express their creativity. Come in and enjoy a relaxed, supportive environment in which you will create a variety of fun and easy art projects designed to

The opening reception for the YES Art Works “Made from Scratch” exhibit at Portland’s First Friday Art Walk on Nov. 7 was expected to be a popular draw, and yet it exceeded the loftiest of expectations. Nearly 200 art lovers attended the reception, and numerous pieces were sold. Six of the nearly

The YES Art Works “Deck the Walls” exhibit at Cia Café in South Portland concludes December 31. The exhibit has proved to be a resounding success, selling numerous pieces from a wide range of art, from paintings and other wall hangings to ceramics, soft sculptures, fiber art and greeting cards. Chris Honess’s