Events for July 21, 2018
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B&W photographs taken over a 3 year period,
with a vintage large format Deardorff camera (4 x 5 & 5 x 7 negatives).
This work is about a sense of place. June 1-30.
Friends of Liberty Hall and Greenhorns present: “Halls away Downeast” – A bus-tour of historic halls from Ellsworth to Eastport, Maine
This course is perfect for people over 60 years old, no strenuous physical activity required! Includes all meals, transportation, lectures and accommodations for a 2 day whistle-stop tour including wonderful guest lecturers, farm visits and adventures in historic preservation. This is a program coordinated in partnership with Friends of Liberty Hall, Machiasport, ME, Maine Preservation and Greenhorns - a young farmers group which recently moved to an Odd Fellows Hall in Washington County.Find out more »
In this 2 day workshop, students will discover how colour, light and design can create passion in a watercolour composition. St. Andrews and the beautiful province of New Brunswick (and beyond) will provide our inspiration. Students will explore and participate in painting a new subject each day. Studio (and Plein Air Painting IF STUDENTS WANT TO EXPLORE ONLY! AND IF WEATHER PERMITS) will be experienced to further enhance the passion of this wonderful medium! Subject matter will include a landscape and a street scene including architectural and landscape components. Exploring creative colour mixing and both new and traditional techniques of paint application will provide a sound knowledge base. Students will also focus on linear and atmospheric perspective for further dramatic impact. Instruction through demonstrations, critiques and a “hands on” approach will allow for students to create luminous and vibrant paintings! This course is suitable for all level of expertise.Find out more »
Learn about the new Mars probe along with other recent developments in the Astronomical world. Join University of Maine Astronomer Frank Dudish for an interactive afternoon of wonder and exploration. Bring those astronomical questions that you've wondered and didn't know how to ask, or just sit back and be amazed and amused! Suggested donation (Children $1. Adults $5. Bibliophiles $10.) benefits Peavey Library.Find out more »
A celebration of poetry continues with the third reading by a group of seventeen down-east poets at the Eastport Arts Center at 1 pm on Saturday, July 21. The group calls itself the Porter Poets. They gather monthly in the Porter Memorial Library in Machias. They will read from a recently published book entitled From a Far Corner, An Anthology of Poetry from the Easternmost Reaches of Maine. Poet Anne Leaver will headline the event. The Porter Poets also include Andrea Hill, Andrew Cadot, Dianna Johnson, Donald Crane, Gerald George, Gerard NeCastro, Grace Sheridan, Joanne Jacob, Kris Larson, Les Simon, Nancy Juretie, Patricia Babin, Ray Beal, Sandra Woodward, and Peter Anderson. Poems of the late Nancy Tancredi, who has poems in the book, will be read as well.Find out more »
“Making the Familiar Strange – Abstracting Images from Landscapes for Painting and Photography”. For many years Andrew Hepburn has traveled through Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont – to coastal sites, ponds and streams-photographing images of rocks and water, which, though realistic and representational, border on the abstract...and render them strange -something else. Hepburn will discuss his work and works by Nina Bohlen, Lisa Tyson Ennis, Tim Gaydos, Frank Von Riper and others in terms of line, color, texture as well as harmony, contrast, repetition and unity...and Dante's “Inferno”.Find out more »