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Visionary Painting presents a selection of works showing artists in compelling dialogue with the work of Marsden Hartley. Alex Katz (born 1927) credits Hartley with creating “a vision of Maine that dominates people’s minds even today.” Curated by Katz as a companion to Marsden Hartley’s Maine, this exhibition considers how the American modernist’s thematic and stylistic meandering has resonated with postwar and contemporary painters internationally. Katz even includes the Maine-born folk artist William Matthew Prior in the exhibition to establish historical antecedents for Hartley’s eccentric figuration.
As Katz demonstrates, Hartley’s expressive paint handling has influenced the work of artists such as Bob Thompson and Jan Muller, but also, more recently, and on a much larger scale, the gestural drama of Chantal Joffe. Hartley’s capacity to project sublime desolation comes into sharper focus when one considers Lois Dodd’s Moon Ring. Lessons learned from his graphic immediacy register here in the work of Bernard Langlais and Etel Adnan. By asking one artist to reflect on the legacy of another, this installation shows how painters construct functional genealogies for themselves and their peers, and how these models can enhance our appreciation of the many interconnections.
The Center for Maine Craft presents an exhibition of hand-painted contemporary functional, practical and durable floor coverings by Addie Peet Design. With a love for traditional methods, utilitarian form, and contemporary style, Addie Peet’s floorcloth and print studios focus on bringing back lost concepts from the past. While both pieces of work differ in method and purpose, they share the same intention of using intuitive practices of the past in combination with modern materials and aesthetics, creating functional, durable and practical pieces to enhance a more holistic and simplistic lifestyle. Adamant about structural integrity, after years of trial fabrication and material tests Addie has found the most appropriate combinations of natural heavy weight canvas and marine grade acrylics to create a rug which is easy to clean, stain resistant and hypoallergenic. These benefits accommodate a lifestyle where work boots are rarely taken off at the front door and muddy paw prints are common in all four seasons.
The Quarry Road Summer Race Series is a nine-week trail running series organized and hosted by the Alfond Youth Center. The series supports the youth center, promotes Quarry Road, and encourages health and wellness through running for community members of all ages. Each week participants will complete a different course, varying in length from 3k to 8k, utilizing the Quarry Road trail system. Along with the featured race each week there will also be a free fun run for children 12 and under. Registration is just $5 per race, or $35 for the series. Kids’ fun runs are free. For times and the entire schedule, visit the Quarry Road Trails website here – http://quarryroad.org/?utm_source=Arts+Spotlight+week+of+6%2F5+-+6%2F11&utm_campaign=Arts+Spotlight+June+5+-+June+11%2C+2017&utm_medium=email
Summer Arts Camp at Common Street Arts offers seven weeks of fantastic arts-focused fun!
Kids ages 6-12 years old can join Common Street Arts and the Alfond Youth Center for art and fun activities all summer long! Each week brings another exciting art form to Camp, including printmaking, a session on modern artists from Maine, paper arts and much much more!
Summer Sessions include:
Paper arts: June 26 – 30
Wheel, rattle, & roll: July 10 – 14
Cool crafts: July 17 – 21
Maine modern artists: June 24 – 28
Printmaking: July 31 – August 4
Mythological creatures in clay: August 7 – 11
Out of the box: August 14 – 18
For more information, visit the Common Street Arts website: http://commonstreetarts.com/event/summer-camp-information/
If you’ve been waiting for a good time to join MFT, July is your month! We’ll have fun prizes, drawings and refer a friend perks throughout the month. We’re hoping to have 200(!) new members join us this July! Maine Farmland Trust is a member-powered non-profit that protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances the future of farming.
JOIN US: Our members make our work possible GALLERY & OFFICES– mail: 97 Main Street, Belfast, Maine 04915 call: (207) 338 – 6575 fax: (207) 338 – 6024 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Unity: 38 School Street, Unity, ME 04988 Portland: 48 Union Wharf, Portland, ME 04101 Gallery and offices are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm Maine Farmland Trust is an Equal Opportunity organization, employer and provider.
@ The Depot, Thompson’s Point Details Start: July 17 @ 8:00 am End: July 24 @ 5:00 pm Venue The Depot
“Want to learn about farming, greenhouse work or horticulture in general? McKay Farm and Research Station at Unity College is looking for volunteer help for the summer and fall seasons. Volunteers help with planting, weeding, watering, harvesting and many other related tasks. No time commitments required; come as little or often as your schedule allows. Contact McKay Farm Manager Chris Bond at email@example.com or 207-509-7180 for more details and to sign up.”
Band Members: Ward Hayden – Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals Josh Kiggans – Drum Kit Paul Dilley – Upright & Electric Bass, Vocals Cody Nilsen-Lead Guitar, Vocals “We’ve done 10 years of touring, living, learning and growing, maturing and developing a broader worldview, a view outside of the small town where I grew up,” says Girls Guns & Glory band leader Ward Hayden. The young band first played the Boothbay Harbor Opera House two years ago and received such rave reviews that they are scheduled to return this summer on Thursday, July 20. The historic Opera House in Boothbay Harbor provides a perfect backdrop for the band and their sound this summer. Tickets are currently available through the box office at 86 Townsend Avenue or by calling 207-633- 5159. Tickets and information are also available online at boothbayoperahouse.com. Advance purchase tickets are $20, tickets purchased on the day of the performance are $25. There is a $2 ticket handling fee, per ticket, which is waived for cash sales at the box office. Doors for seating open at 7 pm, and Girls Guns and Glory go onstage at 7:30 pm.