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Birds of a Feather Exhibition

July 1 @ 4:00 pm - July 31 @ 6:00 pm
Eastport Breakwater Gallery, 93 Water Street
Eastport, Me. 04631 United States
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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.

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Landscape Painting and the Environment with David Kaarsemaker

July 17 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre 139 Water Street
ST. Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 1A7 Canada
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This workshop will combine art history with art making, exploring how landscape painting in Western art reflects the complicated relationship between humans and the environment. This course will focus in particular on changes in the conception of depth in painting and how this corresponds with the increasing separation between subject and object in Western thought more generally. We will explore ways of extending and flattening illusory space, working in a range of media (acrylic paint, charcoal, ink, pastels...) and from a variety of subjects, including collage, hand-made models, and plein air observation. We will consider the mystical space of Byzantine Icons, the development of linear perspective in the Renaissance, the concept of the Sublime in Romanticism and Modernism, and the fragmentation of space throughout the 20th century.

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2:30 pm

Frank Van Riper Reading and Book Signing

July 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Lubec Memorial Library 55 Water Street
Lubec, ME 04652 United States
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Photographer/author Frank Van Riper will read from his latest book, Recovered Memory: New York & Paris 1960-1980.  Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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6:00 pm

Late Jazz Great Dexter Gordon Celebrated with Book-Signing by Biographer, Maxine Gordon & ‘Round Midnight Screening

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Eastport Arts Center (EAC) 36 Washington Street
Eastport, ME 04631 United States
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Eastport Arts Center and Peavey Memorial Library will host a two-day series of jazz events July 19 and 20, featuring Maxine Gordon, widow of jazz great and tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon, and author of his biography, Sophisticated Giant: the Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon. On Friday, July 19 at 1 pm, at Peavey Memorial Library, there will be an author’s reading, book signing and panel discussion with local jazz bassist and radio personality Joan Lowden and local musicians. Maxine will speak about the book and about husband Dexter, modern jazz, Bebop, American expatriates in Paris, and her life as a promoter, producer, road manager, grant writer, wife and mother in the jazz world of New York, the U.S. and Europe.

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7:00 pm

JJ Roots – Americana Folk Music Concert

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Church of the Ascension 5 Cemetery Lane
Grand Manan, NB E5G 4A7 Canada
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"JJ Roots – Americana Folk Music Concert” with the Award Winning Duo of Jeff Gray and Jocelyn Parlee. Winners in 2018 "Music Duo of the Year Award" at the Josie Music Awards in Nashville, TN.  Starts 7:00 pm, $15.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Museum or at the door, Church of the Ascension (Anglican Church), North Head.

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