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April 2020

CANCELED Engaging the Senses: A Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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This event has been canceled due to the temporary museum closure. In this one-day workshop with award-winning poet Kathleen Ellis, we will explore the relevance and urgency of poetry in times of political crisis and global catastrophe. After viewing the current exhibition of Katharine Cobey’s fiber sculptures and discussing works by contemporary poets, participants will generate four new poems that address how poetry engages the senses as an act of concern and resistance. Poets and visual artists of all skill…

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CANCELED Music @ Noon—Orlando Cela, flute and George Lopez, piano

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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This event has been canceled due to the temporary museum closure. Conductor, acclaimed flutist, and educator, Orlando Cela leads multiple university and professional ensembles, both choral and instrumental, in the US and abroad. George Lopez is a dynamic performer and educator, known for his "kaleidoscopic colors and clarity of conception" LA Times. Music@Noon favorites, their program this season includes: JS Bach Sonata in G Minor, BWV 1020Otar Taktakishvili Sonata for Flute and Piano in C MajorClaude Bolling Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano (selections) Presented in partnership with Bay Chamber…

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Pysanka! Ukrainian Egg-Decorating Workshop with Lesia Sochor

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Decorate eggs in the Ukrainian style! Draw designs on eggs with melted beeswax using a tool called a kystka. You will then dip the egg in a series of dyes, with the final pattern revealed when the wax is removed. The pysanka was common among Slavic people since 5,000 BCE and became deeply important in spring rituals, symbolizing nature’s rebirth. This workshop is recommended for families with children 8 years old and up. Solo adults are welcome as well. Lesia…

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Celebrating Earth Day through Art and Science

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Farnsworth and CMCA United States + Google Map
John Paul Caponigro, Antactica CXXX

John Paul Caponigro, Antactica CXXX To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) will offer a day of information and inspiration for positive environmental action. From the beginning of history, humanity has responded to nature both artistically and scientifically, creating different kinds of beauty and knowledge. In response to our current climate crisis, artists and scientists have inspired and sometimes collaborated with each other while looking for innovative…

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Maine’s 200th: Music of Early Maine

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Photo by Scott Sell A music performance by the DaPonte String Quartet “Maine’s 200th: Music of Early Maine” is the DaPonte String Quartet’s tribute to Maine’s Bicentennial. Along with guest artist Eric LaPerna (percussion), the program highlights significant events along Maine’s pre-statehood timeline (from the 16th to the early 19th centuries), with selected music to share some of the cultural influences. When the quartet learned about the notated songs of Membertou (c. early 1500s–1611), a major shaman-chief of the Mi’kmaq…

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May 2020

Drawing Boot Camp with Sherrie York

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on May 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Drawing skills are the foundation of many creative practices. It’s a lifelong discipline, and you have to start somewhere! Dust off your pencils and join us to learn new skills or tune-up rusty ones in this short drawing intensive. We will cover the basics of contour, gesture, value, composition, and perspective in a variety of dry media.  Ages 16 and up. A self-taught printmaker and compulsive wanderer of landscapes, instructor Sherrie York finds her way to place through drawing and…

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Drawing Boot Camp with Sherrie York

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on May 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Drawing skills are the foundation of many creative practices. It’s a lifelong discipline, and you have to start somewhere! Dust off your pencils and join us to learn new skills or tune-up rusty ones in this short drawing intensive. We will cover the basics of contour, gesture, value, composition, and perspective in a variety of dry media.  Ages 16 and up. A self-taught printmaker and compulsive wanderer of landscapes, instructor Sherrie York finds her way to place through drawing and…

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Pyramid Books with Cynthia Motian McGuirl

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, happening 2 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24 Students will make a book with a hardcover case that folds flat but can be opened to form a 3-D pyramid. Learn about suitable papers and grain, gluing tips, and how to make and use templates for accurate construction. On Day 1, participants will make the text block using a heavyweight printmaking paper. Students will connect pages using a double-action hinge made with kozo paper and glue. We’ll utilize a master grid and…

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Pyramid Books with Cynthia Motian McGuirl

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, happening 2 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24 Students will make a book with a hardcover case that folds flat but can be opened to form a 3-D pyramid. Learn about suitable papers and grain, gluing tips, and how to make and use templates for accurate construction. On Day 1, participants will make the text block using a heavyweight printmaking paper. Students will connect pages using a double-action hinge made with kozo paper and glue. We’ll utilize a master grid and…

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June 2020

A Story of Maine in 112 Objects

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Talk by Bernard Fishman Founded in 1836, the Maine State Museum is America’s oldest state museum. It is known as “Maine’s Smithsonian” because of the breadth and diversity of its collections—nearly a million objects representing almost everything about Maine and its cultural, environmental, and natural history. Bernard Fishman, the museum’s director, has recently edited and published a book, A Story of Maine in 112 Objects, which tells the whole story of Maine through a choice selection of 112 objects in…

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Coyote and the Boy Ben marionette show

June 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Mother Coyote searches for her little pup, who has run off to play with a butterfly and a boy called Ben who found himself in the forest after joyfully following a bunny….and the magic that happened! This puppet show is about the wonderful caregiving relationships in our lives and in the lives of the wild ones who share our planet with us. Wildlife biologist and Coyote and the Boy Ben writer Geri Vistein was inspired by the oral traditions passed…

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Field Sketching with Sherrie York

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Monday through Friday, June 29 to July 3 Even if you think you can’t draw a straight line, you can keep visual field notes. Field sketching is a valuable tool for gardeners, journalers, artists, scientists—anyone who wants to know more about the world around them. And in our fast-paced, phone-camera-clicking, social-media-sharing world, a handwritten and illustrated journal can help us to slow down, reflect, and experience the world in a more personal and intimate way. In this workshop, artist Sherrie…

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Field Sketching with Sherrie York

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Monday through Friday, June 29 to July 3 Even if you think you can’t draw a straight line, you can keep visual field notes. Field sketching is a valuable tool for gardeners, journalers, artists, scientists—anyone who wants to know more about the world around them. And in our fast-paced, phone-camera-clicking, social-media-sharing world, a handwritten and illustrated journal can help us to slow down, reflect, and experience the world in a more personal and intimate way. In this workshop, artist Sherrie…

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July 2020

Field Sketching with Sherrie York

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Monday through Friday, June 29 to July 3 Even if you think you can’t draw a straight line, you can keep visual field notes. Field sketching is a valuable tool for gardeners, journalers, artists, scientists—anyone who wants to know more about the world around them. And in our fast-paced, phone-camera-clicking, social-media-sharing world, a handwritten and illustrated journal can help us to slow down, reflect, and experience the world in a more personal and intimate way. In this workshop, artist Sherrie…

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Field Sketching with Sherrie York

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Monday through Friday, June 29 to July 3 Even if you think you can’t draw a straight line, you can keep visual field notes. Field sketching is a valuable tool for gardeners, journalers, artists, scientists—anyone who wants to know more about the world around them. And in our fast-paced, phone-camera-clicking, social-media-sharing world, a handwritten and illustrated journal can help us to slow down, reflect, and experience the world in a more personal and intimate way. In this workshop, artist Sherrie…

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Farnsworth Art Museum Bicentennial Gala

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Each year, the Farnsworth presents the Maine in America Award at the Summer Gala. The 2020 awardees are thirteen Women of Vision who have made outstanding contributions to Maine's role in American art: Lucy Copeland Farnsworth, Berenice Abbott, Linda Bean, Katherine Bradford, Edith R. Dixon, Cig Harvey, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Louise Nevelson, Elizabeth Noyce, Molly Neptune Parker, Maureen Rothschild, Phyllis Mills Wyeth, and Marguerite Thomas Zorach Throughout Maine’s history, women have played key leadership roles in the shaping of…

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August 2020

Reduction Linocuts with Sherrie York

August 15 @ 9:30 am - August 16 @ 4:30 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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$252

August 15 and 16, 2020 9:30am-4:30pm Linocuts, or linoleum block prints, offer countless creative possibilities and can be created with the simplest of tools, entirely by hand. Reduction printing allows the artist to develop a multi-color image through successive cutting, inking, and printing of a single block. In this two-day workshop, you will learn:                 • How to design an image for reduction printing                 • How to transfer your design to the linoleum block                 • Block-cutting techniques                …

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