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Anna Dibble

Painter, Writer

Job visual artist, writer / Home studio

Lives In East End

Anna Dibble’s paintings have been featured in solo, group, and invitational exhibitions in museums, cultural centers, and galleries, including the Elizabeth De C. Wilson Museum in Manchester, Vermont;  the Sarah Doyle Gallery of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island; the Atrium Gallery of Bard College in Great Barrington, Massachusetts; the Strathmore Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland, the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont, and the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Dibble has been painting, drawing, making sculpture, and writing for over forty five years. She was a freelance writer, music composer, and co-concept designer for many animated shorts on Children’s Television Workshop’s Sesame Street. She has designed and created sets for opera and theater, taught workshops in both visual art and writing in Vermont schools and art organizations. In the 1980s she worked in commercial and independent animation in Los Angeles – feature films, television specials, theatrical shorts: Disney, Marvel, Hanna Barbera, Murakami-Wolf, Don Bluth.

Why did you choose Portland? I was at a crossing place in my life, and wanted to live in Maine. Portland has a strong arts community, is a comfortable, friendly, informal city that is on the Gulf of Maine and close to beaches, mountains, woods, trails.

What do you like to do with out-of-towners? Restaurants, Willard Beach, Eastern prom, ferries, walks around town

What's the most surprising thing about this city? Its friendliness.

What's your favorite indulgence and where do you find it? Harbor Fish Market. Visual treat. Fresh mackerel, blue fish, haddock Also, Standard Bakery

Describe your perfect night—and the following morning—in Portland. Out to a new or familiar restaurant. Or a local music event at Blue or House of Music, Stay at home for breakfast.

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