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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/
Join Paul Ureneck, Director of Commercial Real Estate at Colby College, on a guided tour of downtown Waterville. Paul will highlight building projects currently under construction and discuss the many steps involved in the planning process underway in Waterville’s downtown district. This tour will include historical highlights featured in the Picturing Waterville exhibition as well as a look toward Waterville’s future.
To register, call 207-872-ARTS.
To register online or find out more information http://commonstreetarts.com/?utm_source=Arts+Spotlight+week+of+6%2F12+-+6%2F18&utm_campaign=Arts+Spotlight+June+12+-+June+18%2C+2017&utm_medium=email
Skowhegan History House Museum and Research Center director Melvin Burnham will lead a walking tour of the town’s North Cemetery, offering interesting histories of the prominent Skowhegan citizens buried there. Bring walking shoes, hats, water, umbrellas, and folding chairs if you wish. We will meet at the cemetery gate behind Walton Apartments off Madison Avenue. Suggested donation is $5 per participant.
This master of “Down East Humor” knows few equals. Each summer Tim returns to his hometown of Boothbay Harbor and regales residents and visitors alike with his tales. Everyone leaves smiling. Come listen to the man crowned “Maine’s Humorist Laureate,” by Charles Kurault. Advance tickets $20, the day of show $25. Tickets on sale now.
Downtown Lewiston: Lisbon St, Canal St, Middle St, Downtown Auburn: Main St, Court St, Spring St, Lewiston & Auburn
What is Art Walk LA? When: Final Fridays from May-September from 5:00-8:00 PM Where: Downtown Lewiston: Lisbon St, Canal St, Middle St Downtown Auburn: Main St, Court St, Spring St LA Arts partners with the local community to coordinate this monthly summer event that fosters a sense of community and celebrates the vitality of the Lewiston and Auburn downtowns. The event… Converts over 20 downtown LA businesses and storefronts into public art spaces Includes galleries, exhibitions, and special performances Drive thousands of people each summer to LA downtowns Expands this year to the City of Auburn for an even bigger and better event! View a full list of participating artists and businesses. Artists View 2016 participating artists and businesses. New for artists this year: Apply once: save time and money Easier sharing of work samples: use your own website or free file-sharing account to show us examples of your work Get matched with an interested participating business or organization: build experience and relationships that could lead to more showings of your work in the future, even outside of Art Walk events; L/A Arts will serve as matchmaker and provide you general support when you need it The regular artist application window has closed. Please keep an eye out here for info on next year’s Art Walk LA! Youth Artists View 2016 participating artists and businesses. Art Walk LA is happy to showcase local youth art as well! Note: An adult who can represent the group should complete the application. No application fee for youth groups! The regular artist application window has closed. Please keep an eye out here for info on next year’s Art Walk LA! Business Members View 2016 participating artists and businesses. Art Walk business member benefits: Business included on official Art Walk 2016 map Sidewalk Art Walk sandwich board sign for displaying outside your business Business artist / exhibition featured on monthly Art Walk insert Business promotion online through L/A Arts’ Art Walk website Business promotion in print through L/A Arts press releases Business promotion through L/A Arts email blasts and social media Access to Art Walk Artist Member Database Optional support from L/A Arts for selecting and arranging display of artist work at your business Optional on-site volunteer the night of the event Opportunity to have featured artist of the month at your business Business memberships for this year’s Art WalkThe regular artist application window has closed. Please keep an eye out here for info on next year’s Art Walk LA!
Guys and Dolls Community Theater Production http://rangeleyarts.org/events/event/guys-and-dolls/ Fri, Sat & Sun, June 30 & July 1-2, 2017, at 7 PM and Fri & Sat, July 7-8, 2017, 7 PM and Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 2 PM RFA Lakeside Theater A Musical Fable of Broadway Based on a Story and Character of Damon Runyan Music and Lyrics by: FRANK LOESSER, Book by: JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWS “GUYS AND DOLLS” TO BE STAGED TWO WEEKENDS IN RANGELEY The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is presenting “Guys and Dolls” over two weekends: June 30 – July 2 and July 7-9 at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St. in Rangeley. All the hot gamblers are in town, and they’re all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week’s incarnation of “The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York”; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who’s short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan’s $1000 bet that he can’t get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; and Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her. Guys and Dolls takes us from bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.” Guys and Dolls features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament,” the romantic “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” the exuberant “If I Were a Bell,” and the classics “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat.” The headliners of the cast include faces familiar to the Rangeley stage: Erin Smith and Ben Wetherill, as well as some talented young adults: Noah Bonnell and Rebecca Dow. Erin Perkins Smith (Miss Adelaide) earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, is the K-12 Music Teacher, Choral and Drama Director at RLRS. A veteran on the stage, she was last seen as ‘Sister Berthe’ in the Sandy Rivers Players Production of The Sound of Music, and “Sally” in RFA’s production of Why Do Fools Fall in Love. Erin also sings with the a cappella group- The PEPS. Ben Wetherill (Nathan Detroit) originally from the deserts of Arizona, moved his family to Rangeley in 2002. He is a Senior Patrol Agent with the U.S. Border Patrol and sings with the Rangeley Community Chorus. His stage credits include ‘Charlie Brown’ in RFA production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the ship’s Captain in Anything Goes, and ‘Sam Nash’ in Act I of Plaza Suite. Noah Bonnell (Sky Masterson) is a native of Stratton, ME and a member of the Eustis Volunteer Fire Dept. He runs a weekly Sunday night radio program on WRGY FM and is attending USM. Noah was Sir Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes, and has appeared as ‘Buddy Holly’ and Emcee ‘Bobby Darin’ in recent DIVA shows. Rebecca Dow (Sarah Brown) is an aspiring actress from Stratton, ME. She attends Southern Maine Community College as a Communications & New Media Major, and intends on pursuing a career in film after graduating. A large, talented group of all ages completes the cast of gamblers, dance hall girls, and missionaries. Reserve Seats are on sale now at rangeleyarts.org. Admission: All seats are reserved – $20/*First-Night: (June 30) $15
Tickets are available by clicking HERE https://rangeley.myboxoffice.us/program/guys-and-dolls-community-theater-1023. Tickets will also be available at the door. *First-Night: an opening night ticket discount to showcase the performers and reward our wonderfully supportive community that enjoys RFA’s live theater productions. The RFA’s production is sponsored in part by M & H Logging and Construction and by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.
Tickets will also be available at the door. *First-Night: an opening night ticket discount to showcase the performers and reward our wonderfully supportive community that enjoys RFA’s live theater productions. The RFA’s production is sponsored in part by M & H Logging and Construction and by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.