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  • Published
    January 22, 2010

    Calligraphy class at the Farnsworth

    Beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 3, the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will present a class on calligraphy and book arts. Words Made New with Jan Owen will take place on four consecutive Wednesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Farnsworth's Gamble Education Center at the corner of Union and Grace streets. Participants will join Belfast artist Owen in exploring ways to write words by learning some informal calligraphy ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    London theater on Midcoast screen

    A performance of Terry Pratchett's "Nation" will be filmed live Saturday, Jan. 30 at the National Theatre in London and broadcast by satellite to cinemas worldwide including the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St. Tickets for the Strand's 2 p.m. screening are $23, $10 for students, general admission. For tickets and more information, call the Strand at 594-0070 or visit rocklandstrand.com. Adapted by Mark Ravenhill ...

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    January 21, 2010

    Design Team to reward creativity

    On behalf of the Maine Design Team, the Maine Arts Commission is seeking submissions of digital video that highlights innovation, imagination and creativity in Maine's schools. This might include innovations in student learning or in the school process, schedule, structure, curricula and teaching methods. The winning school will be chosen by members of the MDT and will receive $500. The MDT is a group of ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Current & Coming

    BELFAST "Cast and Found: the Art of Wooden Foundry Patterns, circa 1900" exhibit of industrial design, in Clifford Gallery (through Feb. 26); "Empty Walls and Windows," work for purchase organized by Abbie Shahn, in Corridor Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and by appointment, Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. "Cast & Found" proceeds ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Folding time

    Camden Hills Regional High School art teacher Carolyn Brown will be spending the winter right here in Midcoast Maine, but her ongoing altered book art installation, inspired by the deaths of Iraqi civilians and other non-combatant war victims, will be traveling to the desert — not Iraq's but America's. Her mixed media work "Unfinished Stories" is one of 65 pieces chosen from more than 5,000 submissions from 63 ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Davis returns to Waldo County

    Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Portland's Roy Davis, a Waldo County native, Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. Davis and Milltown Records will be celebrating the release of his new CD, "We Are A Lightning Bolt." Davis called the album his most dynamic indie/folk album yet. Holed up in New Hampshire's down-to-earth and sonically remarkable Milltown studio, ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Richman named to Waterfall Arts post

    The Belfast and Montville-based Waterfall Arts Centers announced recently that Kat Richman will be the new director of finance and operations. She held a similar position at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport before a financial crisis led to a staff shakeup last fall. Richman joins Martha Piscuskas of Liberty as co-head of the organization that operates out of the former Anderson School in ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    ‘Food for Thought’ at Farmland Trust

    After a successful gallery season in 2009, the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery,  97 Main St., is launching a new year with a provocative exposé. Through April 19, "Food for Thought 2" offers a taste of last fall's exhibit "Food for Thought, Time for Action," curated by Maine Farmland Trust and held at the Ethel H. Blum Gallery at the College of the Atlantic. There will be an opening reception with the featured ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Vocal vortex at Carver Hill

    Singers are invited to explore the joy of playful vocalizing Sunday evening, Jan. 31 with the skillful assist of ImproVox, a Maine vocal quintet that promises a musical cure for the spectator blues. ImproVox will lead a Vortex workshop 6 p.m., followed by a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Cider Barn of Carver Hill, 264 Meadow St. ImproVox will gently leads singers into an engaging variety of vocal forms during the ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2010

    Midcoast artists take on ‘Food’

    River Arts' exhibition "Food: A Feast for the Eyes" opened Jan. 15 and continues through Feb. 19. It was juried by Bruce Brown, Curator Emeritus of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport. Brown said that being invited to select work for an opened juried exhibition is "an honor, a joy and an obligation." There were 126 submissions from which he chose 82 by artists from the Midcoast area as well as ...


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