Events for July 6, 2019
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For this show three artist have created works using their own interpretation of the same species of birds. Dianna Ammons Johnson expresses her passion for birds through her photography. Bonnie Clymer began to experiment with combining gold leaf and oil painting while and discovered that a gold leaf background placed emphasis on the shape and texture of the image it surrounded. Michael Morse is a folk artist who uses driftwood, glass, found objects and a sense of humor to create three dimensional pieces. Birds are a favorite subject and many of the natural items used often have bird-like qualities.Find out more »
Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series continues from 10 am to 3 pm, Saturday, July 6, with Garden Stone Casting. Instructor Richard Klyver will help participants to create a low relief mold in wood of a Maine wildlife or plant image. A concrete mixture will then be poured into the mold to form unique garden stepping stones. If preferred, a vermiculite mixture may be used to create a piece suitable for hanging. After learning this technique, participants will be able to use their wooden mold for more casting at home.
Multimedia artist Richard Klyver is perhaps best known locally for the bronze mermaid who overlooks the walkway downtown, created in what is perhaps the northernmost outdoor bronze foundry in the world. Much of Klyver’s art has been inspired by his extensive travel in Africa in the 1960s, during which he drew, painted and sculpted animals and people, and began his teaching career. One highlight, while visiting Gombe Stream in Tanzania, was drawing the chimpanzees studied by Jane Goodall, who though frequently photographed, weren’t otherwise ever drawn. The lexicon of works from his impassioned journey are still being produced today.
U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt treasured neighbouring Campobello Island, N.B., as their summer retreat from the busyness of public life. Their magnificent summer cottage and surrounding grounds are now maintained as an international park celebrating their legacy. Join expert interpreters from Roosevelt Campobello International Park for a special presentation of the popular “Tea with Eleanor” program: stories of Eleanor Roosevelt’s life on Campobello Island and her years of activism and public service, all accompanied by Eleanor’s favourite blend of New Brunswick-made tea and delicious cookies. Starts at 2:00 pm, $8 admission – tickets sold in advance – we sold out early last year!Find out more »