2013 Season Events
Dear Friends, Welcome to last seasons 2013 Events Calendar! We have just started to compile our 2014 very long list of local events both at the Oceanside Meadows Innstitute on our inn property and at locations within five to fifteen minutes of the inn as a resource for our local community and our guests to enjoy! We will be posting our 2014 calendar in the next few weeks so please check back for the new season listings. Continuing with the goal of supporting and promoting the arts and sciences, we invite you to join us for this year line up of events on our beautiful Schoodic Peninsula. Please feel free to contribute to our local events listing by emailing Oceanside Meadows Inn at firstname.lastname@example.org with an event you would like us to add to our calendar. Thank you for your collaboration!
We wish to thank all of the patrons, friends, artists, musicians, scientists, actors and lecturers that have made these environmental and cultural activities possible in this magnificent part of the Maine coast. We hope that this new lineup of events will entertain, amuse, and enrich you this summer season. The Schoodic Peninsula area is a wonderful place to experience a collection of varied, engaging programs that are an important part of our community life and are right on our doorstep. We will continue to strive to maintain the environs of Maine in which we live and to bring you the kind of events and programming for which we were honored to have received the Gulf of Maine Council’s Visionary Award.
June 2013 Events
Friday June 7th 2013 7:00 pm Schoodic Series Lecture at SERC Institute: Land and conservation politics in Maine’s north woods: Traditions of property and territory with Eunice Blavascunas. This talk conveys collective cultural sentiment about land traditions in the north woods of Maine and pairs these with the realities of property ownership. Based on one year of ethnographic field research, anthropologist Eunice Blavascunas explores contradictions over property rights and obligations with Maine’s unorganized territories. Eunice is a cultural anthropologist and Switzer Fellow working for SERC Institute and affiliated with the University of Maine’s Anthropology Department. The lecture is at Moore Auditorium on the SERC campus. Free and open to the public with donations accepted at the door.
Friday June 14th 2013 7:00pm Schoodic Series Lecture at SERC Institute: Living on the Wind – The Miracle of Bird Migration with Scott Weidensaul Since the dawn of human imagination, we have been spellbound by the migration of birds, in which even the smallest species traverse immensities of space the way we cross the street. New research continually expands our understand of where birds travel, and their migratory feats. But while the populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline, there are many things we can do to save them. Naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul explores the wonder and mechanics of migration, and the simple, effective ways we can preserve them, from what we plant in our gardens to what we pour into our morning mug of coffee. Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Living on the Wind, about bird migration, and Return to Wild America: A Yearlong Search for the Continent’s Natural Soul. His newest book, The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America, was published in February 2012. Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications; he lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of hawks, owls and hummingbirds. Scott will speak in Moore Auditorium on the SERC campus. Free and open to the public with donations accepted at the door.
Friday June 14th 2013 7:00 p.m. Cherryfield Band will be playing at Hammond Hall organized in 1869 playing standard favorites admission is $15.
Saturday June 15 7:00 p.m. Out of the hat, theatre lab at Hammond Hall All welcome to read. Rehearsal starts at noon that day Donation only.
Friday June 21st 2013 5:00pm Summer Solstice Art Exhibition at SERC Institute- Opening and Reception with George Wardlaw SERC Special Event: Exhibition Opening and Meet the Artist Receptionn George Wardlaw presents Cycles: Time-Light-Life, eight paintings of the 24-hour summer solstice, painted in Ogunquit in three-hour intervals beginning at 3 am on the solstice. Times of day are indicated by the quality of light and the rotation of each painting. Join the artist from 5 – 7 pm at Moore Auditorium on the SERC campus to celebrate the solstice with art, music, poetry, and images. Open to the public and free of charge. The exhibition will be on display at Moore through Labor Day.
Deirdre McArdle for the Serenata for Flute and Piano by Robert Dauber and the Trio in G Minor for Flute, Violoncello and Piano Op. 63 by Carl Maria Von Webber. Founder of the Winter Harbor Music festival, Deirdre McArdle was recognized by New York Times music critic Tim Page as “…a virtuosic flutist with an unusually deep and lustrous tone.” She is the director of the Alexander Buono International Flute Competition and Festival and will premiere her Fall in Love with the Flute Seminar in Betchat, France this summer. Notable solo recitals at Weill Recital Hall in New York City and the South Bank Centre in London were critically acclaimed. As chamber musician, she has performed with members of the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the American Symphony. Drawing upon her extensive background in Theatre Arts she has a unique teaching approach and has served on the flute and chamber music faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and Bowdoin College. Composers Elliott Schwartz, David Loeb and Phillip Thomas, have honored her with dedications of new compositions for the flute. Reservations strongly recommended Tickets are $10 in advance $12 at the door with all funds going to the piano fund of the Winter Harbor Music Festival. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.
Friday June 28th Schoodic Arts offers a live performance to bring the community together for fun and entertainment at Hammond Hall. With this Friday brings Bill Staines. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960′s, and in 1971 The Phoenix stated that Bill was “simply Boston’s best performer.” Now in his fourth decade with an international reputation, there is scarcely a folksinger in America whose repertoire dosen’t include Bill’s songs, folks like Peter, Paul, & Mary, Makem and Clancy, Nanci Griffith, Mason Williams, The Highwaymen, Glen Yarborough and Jerry Jeff Walker. His wit and gentle humor draw his audiences right in, and he resonates such ease and comfort that you would be satisfied if he sand the phone book! www.acousticmusic.com/staines 12.00 suggested donation. Great desserts, coffee and soft drinks! Those who due to distance or scheduling cannot arrive for good seats, may call 963-7670 to have seats saved.
Sunday, June 30th, 5:00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15mins from the inn) presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon until the end of July and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission Adults $18 ; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org
July 2013 Events
Monday July 8th 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. University of Maine-Machias Ukulele Club. “Machias Ukuleles” aka the University of Maine at Machias Ukulele Club loves playing rock ‘n roll – both locally and afar.
Monday July 8th 7:00 p.m. at Old Town House Museum, 452 U.S. Route 1, Gouldsboro. Dr. William Horner, President of the Mt. Desert Island Historical Society, will speak about his relative, Capt. Daniel Deasy of Prospect Harbor, who was appointed Acting Commander in the U. S. Navy, March 14, 1862. After the Civil War, Capt. Deasy became a prosperous and respected merchant in the town of Gouldsboro.
Sunday, July 14th, 5:00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15mins from the inn) presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon until the end of July and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission Adults $18 ; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org
Monday July 15th 10:00 a.m. at Chter Two in Corea Book Arts: a workshop with Margo Klass. In this workshop with Corea artist Margo Klass, participants will create an elegant book using an easy sewing technique and a clever wrap-around binding. Its cover will be embellished with twigs and stones, or objects of your choice found on beach or trail walks. The finished book is perfect for writing and sketching. We will have tools to share, but if you have any the following, please bring them with you: cutting mat, X-Acto knife, quilting rulers (clear plastic, any size), bone folder, awl, scissors. $100 (materials included)
Sunday July 21st 2:00 p.m. at the Chapter Two in Corea Mmm…Let’s EAT: a Signing with Illustrator Betsy Thompson. Betsy Thompson is absolutely thrilled to be illustrating her very second children’s book, and we are absolutely thrilled to be hosting her very first Schoodic Peninsula signing. Join us to meet Betsy, and get your signed copy of Mmm…Let’s Eat. The book helps younger kids make a connection between great food and the colors they see in their everyday lives. Red trucks and toys at playtime? How about strawberries and squirty cherry tomatoes for a snack? An orange sunset leads into sweet potatoes for dinner and a tangy mango for dessert. With gatefolds that provide a guessing-game mode, it’s a fun gateway to better eating. Offering a non-didactic way to open a conversation about good nutrition with a young child – with art that looks good enough to eat! The book also includes a note by a leading nutritionist about helping kids choose and enjoy great, fresh foods. Mm-mm, good reading and good eating! Recommended for children 2 and up, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone else who loves to read to a youngster with an inquisitive mind. Reading and cake cutting at 2:30.
Sunday, July 21st, 5:00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15mins from the inn) presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon until the end of July and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission Adults $18 ; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org
Monday July 22nd 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. Impartial Corwd. Impartial Crowd is all about letting the good times roll. Our mission is to make people dance, kick back at the end of a long day, and let loose once they’ve had a few drinks. The motivation we get for playing music does not come from an inner ego but a longing to see the happy faces of people who listen and enjoy our music. All we hope to do is play high energy shows to crowds of dancing people who are free to party and break free from the confines of daily life. If this lifestyle appeals to you then you should attend one of our shows and join the crowd.
Sunday, July 28th, 5:00 p.m. The Pierre Monteux School in Hancock, Maine (about 15mins from the inn) presents: A Symphonic Concert. Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon until the end of July and are led by enrolled conductors. Admission Adults $18 ; Students/Children $5 For more information go to www.monteuxschool.org
Monday July 29th 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. Jazz Time 99.
July 29th – August 12th Schoodic Arts for All Festival offers daily lunchtime and evening concerts as well as many workshops, more details coming soon.
Monday July 29th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Schoodic Summer Chorus – Simple Gift A Capella song to make you laugh, dance, and wonder, celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary. Inspired by the beloved Shaker song Simple Gifts, the Schoodic Summer Chorus offers a musical journey from complications to transformations to the gifts of everyday life, drawing on music from five continents and six centuries with a special focus this year on music from Maine. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Tuesday July 30th 7;00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Greetings from Winter Harbor: The Postcard View Historic views of Winter Harbor and the story of the company that took them. Penobscot Marine Museum photo archivist, Kevin Johnson, will tell the story of the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company, a postcard company that photographed throughout New England in the first half of the 20th Century and show their views of Winter Harbor and surrounding area. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
August 2013 Events
Thursday August 1st 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall “Step in Time” Cloggers Downeast Clogging “The Step in Time” Cloggers combine Scots-Irish style with historic and contemporary American folk dance in Downeast Maine. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Friday August 2nd 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Amazing Lou – Master Of Illusion. Magic Show Things vanish! Things appear! Flowers come from nowhere! His head Grows – his head shrinks! Bunnies, cards, rope tricks, manipulations, and illusions. Kid friendly. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Saturday August 3rd 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Pecha Kucha Downeast. Japanese for Chit Chat; Concise, rapid, exciting – each presenter has 20 slides and 20 seconds each to talk about them. Highlights of presenters include, Robin Alden, Executive Director of Penobscot East Resource Center presents Sea scallops, the fishery and fishermen’s involvement in their stewardship. Glassblowers, Linda and Ken Perrin of Atlantic Art Glass presents Blowing Bubbles. Bob Keteyian, author of Do You Know What I Mean?-Discovering Your Personal Communication Style, presents Do You Know What I Mean? Understanding Individual Communication Styles. And more. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Sunday August 4th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Ukulele Club UMM, An August Occasion. U Maine Machias Ukulele Club is back again for a stage full of fun. The UMM Ukulele Club – a purveyor of musical fun of all sorts. An energized, eclectic electric, acoustic, almost Aroostook – well – Washington County, stage full of Ukes. Call out a number from and encyclopedic song book of 1400 songs. With over 200 new songs added this year. – Another hoot is in store! As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Monday August 5th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Schoodic Arts Show Choir and Show Choir Jr. Schoodic Arts Show Choir and Show Choir Jr. will dance and sing. Energetic and entertaining; heart, soul and fun. Middle and High School kids, will sing and dance to the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim in their performance of Into the Woods. Kids grades Pre-K – 5 will perform to the lively and heartwarming music of The Muppets. Rehearse every week for the summer months, and put together a great show. The music is uplifting. The choreography is exciting. The kids are talented. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Monday August 5th 7:00 p.m. at Old Town Museum, 452 U.S. Route 1, Gouldsboro. Rev. Charles A Joy will enthrall us with details of the Cowhurst murder which took place in the building located across from the Museum when that building was a road-side eatery.
Teusday August 6th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Atonal – Pepin Mittlehauser & Emma Walsh. Fiddle and mandolin, playing traditional and contemporary Celtic and French-Canadian tunes. Atonal is a young up-and-coming duo from Hancock County, a lively mix of original and traditional fiddle music that will take you from the green hills of Ireland to the coast of Quebec. With Emma Walsh on fiddle and Pepin Mittelhauser on mandolin, you will get a beautiful combination of spirited melody and driving rhythm. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Wednesday August 7th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Shoestring Puppets – Punch And Judy. Shoestring Theater’s adaptation of the historic classic hand puppet show of Punch and Judy has been entertaining audiences in New England since 1982. This one woman show has been part of Maine Festivals and Fairs from the Farnsworth to Farmington to Fort Fairfield. Punch, the ageless, beguiling trickster will have audiences of all ages on their feet, shaking their heads and clapping their hands. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Thursady August 8th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Schoodic Arts for All’s Meetinghouse Theatre Lab. Closer to Home, by Lamoine playwright Brent Hutchins. Put on your best plaid shirt. Schoodic Arts for All’s Meeting House Theatre Lab will perform Closer to Home, by Lamoine playwright Brent Hutchins. Closer to Home is a series of skits and scenes depicting Downeast Life in a generally humorous vein. AYUH. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Friday August 9th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Sense of Place Concert. Songs, stories and reflections to celebrate your ‘sense of place’ with award-winning folksinger and educator Join award-winning singer/songwriter, speaker and educator Erica Wheeler for an evening of songs, stories and reflections to enrich and celebrate your ‘sense of place.’ Erica will take you on an unforgettable musical journey across the American landscape and the lives lived there. www.ericawheeler.com As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Saturday, August 10th. Winter Harbor Lobster Festival. A day of family fun and good eating. The festival includes the annual George Schaefer Memorial Road Race, an all day craft fair with over 80 exhibitors, lobster boat races, a lobster dinner, live music and a parade on Main Street, Winter Harbor. For more information contact www.acadia-schoodic.org
Sarurday August 10th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Sheep Island Rovers Contra Dance. Come enjoy waltzes, polkas, schottisches and international dances, all to wonderful live string band music by the Sheep Island Rovers. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Sunday August 11th 7:00 p.m. at the Hammond Hall Schoodic Arts Festival Final Showcase. The culmination of our 85 workshops a the Schoodic Arts Festival. We will display over 200 pieces of visual art that are she showcase of the workshops; clay, baskets, bread, jewelry, puppets, fiber, sculpture, and more. Come at 6:30 to view the art. Then at 7:00 our performance workshops will show their talent. Ukulele, Magic, Dance, and new media. Come and see what you might be interested in learning next year. As always, tickets are only $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are admitted free of charge. Festival passes (for all fourteen evening shows) are only $35!
Monday August 12th 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. Audrey Ryan. Since releasing her debut record, “Passing Thru”, in 2004 Audrey’s been on the road touring in the US and Europe. She’s released her last four albums (“Dishes & Pills” (2007), “I Know, I Know” (2009), “Thick Skin” (2011), “Sirens” (2012) on Folkwit Records in the UK. She also wrote a book in 2011, entitled “The Need to Be Heard” about her experiences in the music business. Audrey’s music has evolved over the years into an eclectic form of singer-songwriter indie rock performed as a “one-man-band” multi-instrumentalist using loops on guitar as well as accordion, ukulele, banjo, drums, vibraphone and other unique instrumentation. Overall this music blends together her early influences of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, John Fahey, and Bob Dylan with contemporaries such as Sufjan Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Radiohead, Dungen, Wilco, Steroelab, and Arcade Fire. She performs nationally and internationally and reside on the east coast. Audrey was nominated “Best Folk Act” at the Boston Music Awards in 2009, which adds to her nominations for “Outstanding Singer-Songwriter of the Year” in 2008 at the BMA’s and “Best Female Vocalist” in 2009 and “Best Folk Act” in 2010 in the Boston Phoenix Music Poll. She also won the “Riving Rising Star 2009″ competition sponsored by WXRV 92.5FM the River. Audrey has shared the stage with Suzanne Vega, They Might be Giants, Grace Potter, Josh Ritter, Sam Amidon, Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, Ra Ra Riot, among others.
Saturday August 17th 10:00 a.m. at Chapter Two in Corea Wood Block Printing: a Workshop with Dan Miller. Corea artist Dan Miller, who teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, will lead participants through the process of creating a wood block print. Participants will design and carve a wood block, learn the printing process and create a print of the design they have carved. $100
Monday August 19th 6:30 p.m. free to the public on the grounds of the Tidal Falls Preserve in Hancock. Fletcher’s Landing Philharmonic Orchestra. Members: Michael Povich, Piano, Brian Booher, Trumpet, Lynette Woods, Drums, Janet Higgins, Trombone, Stu Marckoon, Tuba, Chuck Geyer, Clarinet, Dick Raymond, Sax, Cliff Casey, Sax/Clarinet, and Fredi Cahn, Cello
Thursday August 22nd 7:30 p.m. Oceanside Meadows Innstitute for the Arts and Sciences presents Martha White and the new book ”E.B. White on Dogs” which she edited from the many writings her grandfather E. B. White compiling the best and funniest of his essays, poems, letters, and sketches depicting over a dozen of White’s various canine companions. When Martha White was editing a collection of quotations from her grandfather, E. B. White — “America’s Most Companionable of Writers” as the subtitle of the 2011 book proclaimed — she noticed something. There were a lot of quotations about dogs. She wondered at first if that was a reflection of her own fondness for the four-legged creatures. As she consulted the breadth of sources the material came from, however, she decided it was something else. “I realized he wrote about dogs a lot,” she said. “That kind of planted the seed of putting together a collection like that. I just thought, ‘We’ve got to do this.’” That idea has now come to fruition in the form of this new book which was recently released by our favorite Maine publisher Tilbury House. The book draws from E. B. White’s essays, poems, letters and other writings (such as his “Talk of the Town” entries in The New Yorker), and spans from 1929 to 1984, a year before his death.
E. B. White (1899–1985) is best known for his children’s books, Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. Columnist for The New Yorker for over half a century and co-author of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, White hit his stride as an American literary icon when he began publishing his “One Man’s Meat” columns from his saltwater farm on the coast of Maine.
Featured in the book are favorite essays such as “Two Letters, Both Open,” where White takes on the Internal Revenue Service, and also “Bedfellows,” with its “fraudulent reports” from White’s ignoble old dachshund, Fred. (“I just saw an eagle go by. It was carrying a baby.”) From The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town” are some little-known Notes and Comment pieces covering dog shows, sled dog races, and the trials and tribulations of city canines, chief among them a Scotty called Daisy who was kicked out of Schrafft’s, arrested, and later run down by a Yellow Cab, prompting The New Yorker to run her “Obituary.” Some previously unpublished photographs from the E. B. White Estate show the family dogs, from the first collie, to various labs, Scotties, dachshunds, half-breeds, and mutts, all well-loved.
Martha White, granddaughter of E. B. White and manager of White Literary LLC, edited the updated Letters of E. B. White (HarperCollins, 2006), as well as In the Words of E.B. White: Quotations from America’s Most Companionable of Writers (Cornell University Press, 2011). As a contributing writer and editor to Yankee Magazine’s Old Farmer’s Almanac, White wrote two weekly syndicated columns and was the author of Traditional Home Remedies (Time-Life, 1997). Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, Country Journal, Down East, Early American Life, Family Circle, Garden Design, and many other publications.
Admission is free with all donations going to support event programming. Reservations recommended, please call the inn at (207) 963 5557.
September 2013 Events
Saturday September 7th 10:00 a.m. at Chapter Two in Corea Stone Sculpting: a Workshop with Dennis Corso. The workshop will cover the process used by most direct stone sculptors from selecting the appropriate stone to mounting the finished piece of art and include a unique hands on experience. Each participant will work with a small chunk of carving stone, experiment with basic sculpting tools and learn basic carving techniques. The workshop is an ideal opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation for the art of direct stone sculpting and determine if stone sculpting is an art form the participants would like to pursue in greater depth. $100
Monday September 9th 7:00 p.m. at Old Town House Museum, 452 U.S. Route 1, Gouldsboro. Ben Walter, owner/inn keeper of Oceanside Meadows, Prospect Harbor, will tell us the tale of the H.M.S. Victoria’s bell and how it came to be in Prospect Harbor, then of the diplomacy involved avoiding ill feelings with our Canadian neighbors in helping them commemorate a navel event.
Saturday September 14th 10:00 a.m. at Chapter Two in Corea Architecture of Memory, a Workshop with Pat Wheeler. Deer Isle artist Pat Wheeler will lead this one day workshop detailing the painting process she developed after a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she was struck by the continually patched and then stained or painted walls. The build up of textures over the years spoke to Pat of history and the ancient memories of a people. This is a theme reflected in her work and technique, which involves painting wood substrates with high quality house paint (bright saturated colors or flat black) to seal the boards before applying limestone clay in successive layers with industrial trowels and spatulas, incising, impressing or tooling textures and designs into the surface. High quality acrylic paint, which does not fade, is applied as a wash, allowing it to seep into the surface. Additional texture and design is then created by sanding and repainting in successive layers, prior to sealing the finished piece with wax. Students in the workshop will create three small paintings. $100 + materials fee of $25
Sunday September 15th 10:00 a.m at Chapter Two in Corea Art By Accident: a Workshop with J. Fred Woell. Deer Isle artist and Maine Master J. Fred Woell, winner of the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award from Society of North American Goldsmiths, is teaching a one day workshop in which students will create several pieces of jewelry from found objects, photos, soda cans and small tin boxes. The workshop is an investigation into the notion that chance and serendipity are major influences in creation, an understanding which can have a profound impact on one’s personal and artistic pursuits. Students will also learn a variety of cold connection techniques important in creating mixed media work of all forms. Participants should bring Altoid or other small hinged-lid tins, soda cans, an assortment of small found objects that will fit in or on the tin or can, photos or pictures and small hand tools. $100
October 2013 Events
Wednesday October 16th 6:oo p.m. at West Bay Church, 88 Old Route One, Gouldsboro. C. Scott Planting, Executive Director of the Sea Coast Mission, Bar Harbor, Will Talk to us about the Maine Sea Coast Mission over the years. Before Scott’s presentation, area historical societies will gather for a pot luck supper in the fellowship hall and share brief reports of how their season went.
Friday October 25th Every month all year ’round, Schoodic Arts offers a live performance to bring the community together for fun and entertainment at Hammond Hall. Great desserts, coffee and soft drinks! Those who due to distance or scheduling cannot arrive for good seats, may call 963-7670 to have seats saved.