CulturePass is your window into the artistic and cultural richness of the greater international Passamaquoddy region including Cobscook and Passamaquoddy Bays and the St. Croix River.
The Grand Manan Art Gallery will open again on June 4th, and artists are cordially invited to participate in the following shows:
Island Art and Artisans Show. Work must be delivered by June 19th.
Square Foot Show. Work must be delivered by July 20.
For details, guidelines and entry forms, click to visit grandmananartgallery.com
With many voices raised—via digital means—in a rousing Spring-coming chorus, Quoddy Voices’ latest, director John Newell’s composition “Rushing River,” has been released for all to enjoy. Newell, who is leading the chorus in their second virtual session, was inspired by the Dennys River near his home. “I took video clips on one particularly dramatic day; these are what you’ll see accompanying the singers.” Additional information—and ‘behind the music’ videos—for Quoddy Voices virtual chorus efforts may be found by clicking here. Visit the choir’s page.
Expanding EAC’s online education to include music, the center will offer a free four-week Sabar Drumming class for teens and adults on Mondays, May 3 through 24th, from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, via Zoom, with Noel Brennan. Originally from Robbinston, and currently Director of Jazz Studies at Brooklyn Conservatory, Brennan has taken lessons over many years from African drumming masters from Maine to California and has also transcribed field recordings. He will instruct the classes using compositions from Africa— some of these more than 5,000 years old—that use the Wolof language-based drumming technique. This communal form of communication can be audible as far as 9 miles away!
For more registration information and pick-up arrangements, please email Alison Brennan by May 3 at email@example.com. Students will need some type of hand drum that is big enough to be played with one hand and one stick.
Funding for this free workshop has been provided by the Cricket Foundation. Donations will be gratefully accepted here.
Click here for more information about Brennan, and the range of programming he has brought to the Arts Center over the years.