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Upcoming Events

  • Downeast Brass, Dec. 20th, performing their annual Christmas Brass with Organ at the South Parish Church in Augusta at 2PM. It is sponsored by UMA Senior College as part of their concert series. Jay Zollar is the organist. This will be the seventh or eighth time we have done this special event.
  • The Innovation Brass Quintet will present a free holiday concert at Old South Congregational Church at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 21st. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the church. The church is located at 135 Second Street in Hallowell. This wonderful concert will include arrangements of traditional carols and a jazz suite.
  • Felting Jewelry Class at Tidemark Gallery — Hand-made gift ideas?
    Friendship folk-and-fiber artist, Patience Sampson, will teach a one-day, 3-hour class on Friday, December 12, 9am to noon, at Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro. Students will learn how to make stylish new felted woolen beads for jewelry, buttons, fobs, whatever! This versatile wet felting technique is easy to master, fun to learn. Share a new skill with kids, family and friends. No such thing as messing up!
    A course fee of $15 includes all materials; payable to Medomak Arts Project. Register in person at Tidemark or by mail at:
    MAP* Medomak Arts Project
    P.O.Box 374
    Waldoboro, ME 04573
    Questions? Please call 832-5109 or contact us on Facebook at MAP – Medomak Arts Project to let us know how many students to expect.
  • The Downeast Brass will be performing their annual concert with organ at the South Parish Church in Augusta, Me. on December 20th at 2PM. You can get all information and more about other concerts in December at my website www.downeastbrass.com.
  • DISCOVERY CONCERT: PIRATES AND MERMAIDS AHOY!
    Sunday, January 11, 2015  2:30PM. Sing sea shanties with the PSO! Board a musical boat for an exhilarating ride on the seven seas. We’ll encounter pirates in the Caribbean and perhaps we will be lucky enough to see a little mermaid! All tickets just $10.FMI please click here.
  • “Whoop and Drive ‘er”: David Estey Book-Signing at The Harlow Gallery, Hallowell Maine – The Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell will host an art talk and book signing by award-winning Belfast artist David Estey on Sunday, November 16, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. His new book is a humorous, illustrated memoir called“Whoop and Drive ’er” – Growing up in Aroostook County, Maine. At the presentation on the 16th, Estey will discuss and read from his book, show related artwork, and personally sign copies of the book. His art will include a portrait of his Uncle “Clarence Hilyard,” a Maine guide and owner of the Katahdin Lake Camps in the 1960s, which is included in the exhibition “Inspired by Katahdin”, on view at the gallery November 7-29, 2014.
  • CONTEMPORARY FIBER WORK ON VIEW AT USM’S GLICKMAN LIBRARY, Portland — Statewide arts nonprofit Maine Fiberarts has kicked off the 2014 holiday season with two shows of contemporary fiber work created by its members. “Maine Fiberarts at USM” is on view now through December 19 and includes the work of over 30 mostly-Maine artists. A reception in honor of the artists will be held at the University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus on Friday, November 21 from 3-5 p.m. A second show, “Maine Fiberarts in Topsham” includes members’ work that is for sale for the holidays, and that show remains on view through December 31. FMI please contact Christine Macchi, Director Maine Fiberarts, Phone: 207-721-0678 work; 207-449-8573 cell, Email:  fiberarts@gwi.net, http://www.mainefiberarts.org
  • John Imber’s Left Hand, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Sunday, November 9, 3:00pm. Q and A with Jill Hoy, painter, Richard Kane, film director, and Ron Hoffman, Compassion Care, ALS founder. Advance tickets are suggested, please click here. Tickets: $14.00, $12 for members.
  • UU Theater will present “Hunger Pains: A play that calls to act” on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7pm, and Sunday, Oct. 26 for a 1pm matinee.
    This compelling one-act play, written by a Bates College student, explores the experience of food insecurity through characters who face the reality of living with hunger in Maine.   “Hunger Pains” is directed by its author, Jonathan Schwolsky, and features Siiri Cressey and Ashley Thibodeau.  Julia Harper, from the Good Food Council, will moderate a Q&A panel following each performance.  Local partners will offer information on volunteer needs in our community.
    The home of UU Theater is the First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant Street (enter on Spring St., across from the Dairy Joy).  Tickets are $5-10 on a sliding scale, to benefit the Good Shepard Food Bank.  FMI http://www.auburnuu.org or 782-0461.
  • UMF Art Gallery Presents “Change”—the Art of Portland Artist and Master Chef Jung Hur FARMINGTON, ME (October 21, 2014)—“Change,” the art and artistry of Portland artist and master chef Jung Hur, will be the featured exhibit at the UMF Art Gallery on the University of Maine at Farmington campus from Oct. 30 through Dec. 7, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will host an opening reception Thursday, Oct. 30 from 5-8 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 5:30 p.m
  • Jonathan Edwards, Olin Arts Center, Bates College, October 24, 7:30 pm, $35. batestickets.com,
  • Good Will-Hinckley, 16 Prescott Drive, Hinckley, ME, Winter Craft Fair, Saturday, December 6. Tables for crafters still available. FMI please call 239-4280 or email getinvolved@gwh.org.
  • Saturday — October 18 — 2:00 PM Children’s Concert — Mt. Vernon Community
    Saturday, October 25 — 5:30 to 8:30Stan & Dan at Headed North, Grill & SpiritsRte. 7, Newport —  about a mile north of Rte. 2Great food!  Nice family atmosphereGood music, too!Five Rivers Arts Alliance presents their 17th Annual ADAA Holiday Show & Sale on the weekend of November 14, 15, and 16th at four Brunswick venues.This year’s group show will be held at The Gallery @ Fort Andross (next to Frontier Café). The other venues include: Spindleworks on Lincoln Street, Summer Island Studio in the Tontine Mall, and K Saila Fine Art Studio on Meadowbrook Road.The group show includes more than 25 artists from Brunswick, Freeport, Bath, Harpswell, Topsham and Bowdoinham. The assortment of work that will be offered includes: acrylic paintings, encaustics, drawings, oils, watercolors as well as textile and fiber arts, weavings, photography, baskets, ceramics, glass, woodworking, jewelry and stationary. The show will be held at The Gallery in Fort Andross this year. This is a larger venue than in past years and more accessible than second floor venues previously used.Music on all three days will include: Pejepscot Station on Friday evening, Carter Ruff and Pretty Girls Sing Soprano on Saturday and Hurry Down Sunshine and Randy Lindsey on Sunday.Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans will be celebrating the Arts Down Town and All Around with an Artist’s Reception with Harriet Lindeman of Brunswick, and a Trunk Show with Angelrox new company from Maine that makes beautiful clothes out of bamboo.Spindleworks’ more than 40 artists will offer their work in a variety of mediums, including painting and
    drawing, photography, ceramics and woodworking, weaving and other fiber and fabric arts.K Saila Fine Art Studio features Karl’s work in watercolor, pen & ink and acrylics.Work will be available for sale at all four venues.  The show will be held Friday evening 5-8 pm, Saturday  11am- 4pm, and Sunday 1am-4pm. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.For more information about the show and the artists please visit: http://5raa.org/2014-adaa/ or call the office at 207-798-6964.

5 comments

  1. Saco /Dayton Union 7, but now RSD #23,
    K-8 Biennial Student Art Show is now open at the Saco Museum, Main St., Saco
    It Opened with 220 student/parents on Thursday, February 26th and is up until Saturday, March 28th. The museum is open Tues,-Saturday from 12noon -4pm and Thursdays from 12noon to 8pm.

    There are over 1800 pieces of ART! One from each student on exhibit. It is a GREAT CELEBRATION of Student ART! A must to see!
    Diane


  2. and the exhibit at the Bangor Mall gets set up March 8. Over 55 educators will hang about 500 student art work at the mall. It is always a beautiful thing to see. The exhibit will be up until March 21. We hope lots of folks will come to see it!


  3. Every one is invited to the opening of the Genetics Lab/Public Student Art Exhibit on Thursday April 9th from 4-5:30 pm, in the Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health Lab Tel: 207-973-6300/4764 on Sylvan Road, Bangor Maine. It features artwork from public schools in the greater Bangor Maine area. Art teachers interested in putting their students art work in need to contact jjordan@breweredu.org or rmenninghaus@breweredu.org


  4. Every one is invited to the opening of the Genetics Lab/Public Student Art Exhibit on Thursday April 9th from 4-5:30 pm, in the Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health Lab Tel: 207-973-6300/4764 on Sylvan Road, Bangor Maine.


  5. Just a note about the Feb. 15th 7:30PM screening of M.C. Richards: The Fire Within at MECA’s Osher Hall: The event is free. The film won BEST FILM at the Image Maker Film Festival in 2010. It is about one of the most influential arts educators of the 20th century. Here are a few reviews:

    “an inspiring film about a … brilliant artist”, Arthur Penn, film director. “What a life force!”
    Eric Utne, Utne Reader. “Unexpectedly moving…” Anne Fabbri, art critic. “Unforgettable in it’s simplicity and complexity”, M. Rumaker, author Black Mountain Days.

    Hope you all can make it.



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