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June 2019

Listen and Make

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 5 times

Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10 a.m. in the Farnsworth Library Children and families are invited to listen to art-centric stories and make art in the museum with artist Avis Turner. Avis Turner is an artist and educator with degrees in childhood development and art education, as well as an MFA in sculpture. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience in both public and private school settings, and studied the Reggio Emilia Atelier approach at…

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Back in Balance with John Jenkins

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 5 times

Meet in Main Lobby, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10 a.m. Start Saturday with gentle exercises based on tai chi, yoga, and mindfulness principles with renowned wellness instructor John Jenkins—and all the while surrounded by works of art. Limited space. All ages and abilities welcome. John Jenkins, founder of JENKINS Technique and president of PepTalk.com, has more than 40 years of experience in promoting personal and professional development. A CBS News wellness consultant, Jenkins has been honored in the International Black…

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Mime Led Family Tour

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Meet in Main Lobby, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29, 11 a.m. Local mime Scot Cannon will lead a silent, family-friendly tour through the galleries. Not to be missed! Scot Cannon received formal training in music education and composition at Berklee College of Music and pantomime training with Kenyon Martin’s National Mime Theatre, Master Mime Tony Montanaro, and the legendary Marcel Marceau, in addition to studying acting with the Lyric Stage of Boston. Cannon has worked as a director, producer, and consultant for…

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Field Sketching Workshop with Sherrie York

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Monday through Friday, June 24 to 28 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 York…

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Field Sketching Workshop with Sherrie York

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Monday through Friday, June 24 to 28 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 York…

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Field Sketching Workshop with Sherrie York

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Monday through Friday, June 24 to 28 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 York…

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Field Sketching Workshop with Sherrie York

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Monday through Friday, June 24 to 28 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 York…

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Field Sketching Workshop with Sherrie York

June 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Monday through Friday, June 24 to 28 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 York…

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Listen and Make

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 5 times

Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10 a.m. in the Farnsworth Library Children and families are invited to listen to art-centric stories and make art in the museum with artist Avis Turner. Avis Turner is an artist and educator with degrees in childhood development and art education, as well as an MFA in sculpture. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience in both public and private school settings, and studied the Reggio Emilia Atelier approach at…

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Back in Balance with John Jenkins

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, happening 5 times

Meet in Main Lobby, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10 a.m. Start Saturday with gentle exercises based on tai chi, yoga, and mindfulness principles with renowned wellness instructor John Jenkins—and all the while surrounded by works of art. Limited space. All ages and abilities welcome. John Jenkins, founder of JENKINS Technique and president of PepTalk.com, has more than 40 years of experience in promoting personal and professional development. A CBS News wellness consultant, Jenkins has been honored in the International Black…

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Mime Led Family Tour

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 29, 2019

Meet in Main Lobby, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29, 11 a.m. Local mime Scot Cannon will lead a silent, family-friendly tour through the galleries. Not to be missed! Scot Cannon received formal training in music education and composition at Berklee College of Music and pantomime training with Kenyon Martin’s National Mime Theatre, Master Mime Tony Montanaro, and the legendary Marcel Marceau, in addition to studying acting with the Lyric Stage of Boston. Cannon has worked as a director, producer, and consultant for…

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July 2019

Uncork the Arts: Wednesday Evenings at the Farnsworth

July 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Join us for the inaugural Uncork the Arts Wednesday after-hours program! Generously sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance, Uncork the Arts will take place each Wednesday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., during the months of July, August and September. During these special evening hours, all of the museum’s main building galleries will be open to the public. In addition, special events and guest artisans/artists will be showcased at the Farnsworth’s Museum Store. Uncork the Arts is generously sponsored by…

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First Friday at the Farnsworth—Sponsored by First National Bank

July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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A First Friday event at the Farnsworth Art Museum

For the 10th consecutive year, First National Bank is sponsoring First Fridays at the Farnsworth. On First Fridays from June through October, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open its galleries free of charge to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. The 2019 First Fridays at the Farnsworth dates, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walks, are June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6 and Oct. 4.

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Bowdoin International Music Festival Performance

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Founded in 1964, the Bowdoin International Music Festival features music by young, exceptional students who are vetted through a highly selective admissions process and study with distinguished faculty and guest artists. This program is a collaboration with Bowdoin College. Cost: Free

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Raising the Stakes: Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 8 @ 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, July 8–12 How does poetry allow us to reveal things we may not even know are hidden? How can poetry make the invisible visible, the illegible legible, the private both revealed and withheld? In this workshop, students will explore new strategies and techniques—folding and unfolding, hinging and unhinging new poems. Using The Screen Show exhibition and an array of styles, we will jump-start new poems for class critique in a supportive environment. Poets and visual artists of…

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Book Reading and Signing with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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MAURICE CARLOS RUFFIN. PHOTO: CLARE WELSH Hailed by the New York Times as an “ingenious satire,” Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s award-winning debut novel We Cast a Shadow paints issues of race, identity, and gentrification in bold, powerful strokes. This program is a collaboration with Maine Media College + Workshops. Maurice Carlos Ruffin has been a recipient of an Iowa Review Award in fiction and a winner of the William Faulkner–William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition for Novel-in-Progress. His work has appeared in…

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Raising the Stakes: Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 9 @ 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, July 8–12 How does poetry allow us to reveal things we may not even know are hidden? How can poetry make the invisible visible, the illegible legible, the private both revealed and withheld? In this workshop, students will explore new strategies and techniques—folding and unfolding, hinging and unhinging new poems. Using The Screen Show exhibition and an array of styles, we will jump-start new poems for class critique in a supportive environment. Poets and visual artists of…

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Raising the Stakes: Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 10 @ 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, July 8–12 How does poetry allow us to reveal things we may not even know are hidden? How can poetry make the invisible visible, the illegible legible, the private both revealed and withheld? In this workshop, students will explore new strategies and techniques—folding and unfolding, hinging and unhinging new poems. Using The Screen Show exhibition and an array of styles, we will jump-start new poems for class critique in a supportive environment. Poets and visual artists of…

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Uncork the Arts: Wednesday Evenings at the Farnsworth

July 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Join us for the inaugural Uncork the Arts Wednesday after-hours program! Generously sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance, Uncork the Arts will take place each Wednesday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., during the months of July, August and September. During these special evening hours, all of the museum’s main building galleries will be open to the public. In addition, special events and guest artisans/artists will be showcased at the Farnsworth’s Museum Store. Uncork the Arts is generously sponsored by…

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Raising the Stakes: Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 11 @ 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, July 8–12 How does poetry allow us to reveal things we may not even know are hidden? How can poetry make the invisible visible, the illegible legible, the private both revealed and withheld? In this workshop, students will explore new strategies and techniques—folding and unfolding, hinging and unhinging new poems. Using The Screen Show exhibition and an array of styles, we will jump-start new poems for class critique in a supportive environment. Poets and visual artists of…

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Raising the Stakes: Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 12 @ 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, July 8–12 How does poetry allow us to reveal things we may not even know are hidden? How can poetry make the invisible visible, the illegible legible, the private both revealed and withheld? In this workshop, students will explore new strategies and techniques—folding and unfolding, hinging and unhinging new poems. Using The Screen Show exhibition and an array of styles, we will jump-start new poems for class critique in a supportive environment. Poets and visual artists of…

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Wyeth Day Lecture

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Jamie Wyeth, Self Portrait – Eighth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, 2016, Oil on canvas, 23 x 53 inches, Collection of Jamie and Phyllis Wyeth

Jamie Wyeth, Self Portrait – Eighth in a Suite of Untoward Occurrences on Monhegan Island, 2016, Oil on canvas, 23 x 53 inches, Collection of Jamie and Phyllis Wyeth Jamie Wyeth and American art scholar Henry Adams will talk about the artist’s recent works from Jamie Wyeth: Untoward Occurrences and Other Things (on view through October 27). Adams authored the exhibition catalogue, for which he interviewed Wyeth to explore what these artworks are about and how they fit into the…

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Uncork the Arts: Wednesday Evenings at the Farnsworth

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Join us for the inaugural Uncork the Arts Wednesday after-hours program! Generously sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance, Uncork the Arts will take place each Wednesday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., during the months of July, August and September. On the third Wednesday of each month, visitors are invited to relax with a glass of wine before or after a curator-led tour of the galleries, which will take place at 6 p.m. During these special evening hours, all of…

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Farnsworth 2019 Summer Gala

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW Each year, the Farnsworth presents the Maine in America award at the summer gala. The award is presented by the Farnsworth to honor an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to Maine’s role in American art. The 2019 awardees are Rudy Burckhardt, Lois Dodd, Rackstraw Downes, Red Grooms, Mimi Gross, Yvonne Jacquette, Alex Katz, and Neil Welliver. In the years immediately following the end World War II, a group of young, avant-garde artists based…

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Techniques in Watercolor Painting with Katharine Cartwright

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Fiddleheads by Katharine Cartwright

Watercolor by Katharine CartwrightBrewsters Law by Katharine CartwrightFiddleheads by Katharine Cartwright Monday through Friday, July 22 to 26 Beginner and intermediate artists will explore and improve watercolor painting techniques in application, removal, and texture. Instruction also will include an introduction to the physical properties and limitations of surfaces, paints, and brushes. Daily class time will be divided into two sessions: two hours of instruction and demonstration in the morning and three hours of experimentation by students with instructor input in…

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Techniques in Watercolor Painting with Katharine Cartwright

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Fiddleheads by Katharine Cartwright

Watercolor by Katharine CartwrightBrewsters Law by Katharine CartwrightFiddleheads by Katharine Cartwright Monday through Friday, July 22 to 26 Beginner and intermediate artists will explore and improve watercolor painting techniques in application, removal, and texture. Instruction also will include an introduction to the physical properties and limitations of surfaces, paints, and brushes. Daily class time will be divided into two sessions: two hours of instruction and demonstration in the morning and three hours of experimentation by students with instructor input in…

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Techniques in Watercolor Painting with Katharine Cartwright

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Fiddleheads by Katharine Cartwright

Watercolor by Katharine CartwrightBrewsters Law by Katharine CartwrightFiddleheads by Katharine Cartwright Monday through Friday, July 22 to 26 Beginner and intermediate artists will explore and improve watercolor painting techniques in application, removal, and texture. Instruction also will include an introduction to the physical properties and limitations of surfaces, paints, and brushes. Daily class time will be divided into two sessions: two hours of instruction and demonstration in the morning and three hours of experimentation by students with instructor input in…

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The Art of Massage

July 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum United States + Google Map

How does your perception of art and beauty change when you’re relaxed? Find out with chair massages by Leila Percy. This program is part of Uncork the Arts, sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance. Cost: $10; free for museum members and Rockland residents, including gallery admission

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Uncork the Arts: The Art of Massage

July 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Join us for the inaugural Uncork the Arts Wednesday after-hours program! Generously sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance, Uncork the Arts will take place each Wednesday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., during the months of July, August and September. On this specific Wednesday evening, we will explore the Art of Massage. How does your perception of art and beauty change when you’re relaxed? Find out with chair massages by Leila Percy. During these special evening hours, all of the…

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Techniques in Watercolor Painting with Katharine Cartwright

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Fiddleheads by Katharine Cartwright

Watercolor by Katharine CartwrightBrewsters Law by Katharine CartwrightFiddleheads by Katharine Cartwright Monday through Friday, July 22 to 26 Beginner and intermediate artists will explore and improve watercolor painting techniques in application, removal, and texture. Instruction also will include an introduction to the physical properties and limitations of surfaces, paints, and brushes. Daily class time will be divided into two sessions: two hours of instruction and demonstration in the morning and three hours of experimentation by students with instructor input in…

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Techniques in Watercolor Painting with Katharine Cartwright

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Fiddleheads by Katharine Cartwright

Watercolor by Katharine CartwrightBrewsters Law by Katharine CartwrightFiddleheads by Katharine Cartwright Monday through Friday, July 22 to 26 Beginner and intermediate artists will explore and improve watercolor painting techniques in application, removal, and texture. Instruction also will include an introduction to the physical properties and limitations of surfaces, paints, and brushes. Daily class time will be divided into two sessions: two hours of instruction and demonstration in the morning and three hours of experimentation by students with instructor input in…

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The Music of Early 20th-Century Women Composers

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Library United States + Google Map

Pianist Donna Mulzet Beech, in collaboration with her violinist–husband Martin Beech, will present a delightful music concert of early 20th-century American women composers, including Ann Wyeth McCoy and Amy Beach. Donna Mulzet Beech received a doctorate of musical arts degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and bachelor’s and master’s degrees from West Chester University. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware, and has performed as chamber musician and soloist throughout…

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Victorian Needle Case Workshop with Jean Bragan

July 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Jean Bragan

Crazy quilts were all the rage after the Civil War in America. After an inspiring look at one such quilt in the Farnsworth’s collection, students will learn a variety of crazy quilt–era embroidery stitches and construct a small crazy-quilt block to be used as the cover of a Victorian needle case. Jean Bragan is a long-time lover of all things fibers, threads, textiles, quilting, embroidering, appliqueing, and weaving! Jean has been in education for 25–plus years, and an embroider for…

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Uncork the Arts: Wednesday Evenings at the Farnsworth

July 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Join us for the inaugural Uncork the Arts Wednesday after-hours program! Generously sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance, Uncork the Arts will take place each Wednesday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., during the months of July, August and September. During these special evening hours, all of the museum’s main building galleries will be open to the public. In addition, special events and guest artisans/artists will be showcased at the Farnsworth’s Museum Store. Uncork the Arts is generously sponsored by…

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August 2019

First Friday at the Farnsworth—Sponsored by First National Bank

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A First Friday event at the Farnsworth Art Museum

For the 10th consecutive year, First National Bank is sponsoring First Fridays at the Farnsworth. On First Fridays from June through October, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open its galleries free of charge to the public from 5 to 8 p.m. The 2019 First Fridays at the Farnsworth dates, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walks, are June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6 and Oct. 4.

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Artscapes: Imagination Island with Kathleen Gass and Shana Bloomstein

August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 9 @ 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until April 29, 2019

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Monday through Friday, August 5 to 9 Journey to the Island of Imagination! Young artists (ages 8 to 13) will explore islands through creative movement and mixed-media art in a weeklong art camp. Inspired by island art on display at the museum, children will create their own imaginary worlds and critters from mixed media while learning how our bodies can be both an island and an ocean through creative movement, culminating in their own original dance. Please send your child…

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Between the Lines: Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

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

Gamble Education Center upstairs, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Monday through Friday, August 5–9 Inspired by the museum's exhibitions and using a range of poetic styles and techniques, we will respond to the myriad ways in which conversations with other art forms can enhance, complicate, and sharpen the poetic process and generate fresh, layered, and revealing poetry that can surprise the poet and reader. Open to intermediate and advanced poets and those who have taken at least two of Ellis's workshops. Kathleen Ellis is the author of five collections…

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Between the Lines: Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center upstairs, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Monday through Friday, August 5–9 Inspired by the museum's exhibitions and using a range of poetic styles and techniques, we will respond to the myriad ways in which conversations with other art forms can enhance, complicate, and sharpen the poetic process and generate fresh, layered, and revealing poetry that can surprise the poet and reader. Open to intermediate and advanced poets and those who have taken at least two of Ellis's workshops. Kathleen Ellis is the author of five collections…

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Between the Lines: Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center upstairs, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Monday through Friday, August 5–9 Inspired by the museum's exhibitions and using a range of poetic styles and techniques, we will respond to the myriad ways in which conversations with other art forms can enhance, complicate, and sharpen the poetic process and generate fresh, layered, and revealing poetry that can surprise the poet and reader. Open to intermediate and advanced poets and those who have taken at least two of Ellis's workshops. Kathleen Ellis is the author of five collections…

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Renewing a Masterwork: A Conversation about Louise Nevelson and The Chapel of the Good Shepherd

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, Maine 04841 United States
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Photo: Thomas Magno Talk by Jared Stahler and Michael K. Komanecky While Louise Nevelson’s only remaining intact sculptural environment, the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at Saint Peter’s Church, is undergoing restoration in New York City, the work's Trinity columns are on view at the Farnsworth. Join Pastor Jared Stahler and Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky for a discussion about the genesis of Nevelson Chapel, its place in her work, its history, conservation of all sculptures, and the comprehensive sustainable…

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Uncork the Arts: Wednesday Evenings at the Farnsworth

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Join us for the inaugural Uncork the Arts Wednesday after-hours program! Generously sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance, Uncork the Arts will take place each Wednesday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., during the months of July, August and September. During these special evening hours, all of the museum’s main building galleries will be open to the public. In addition, special events and guest artisans/artists will be showcased at the Farnsworth’s Museum Store. Uncork the Arts is generously sponsored by…

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Between the Lines: Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center upstairs, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Monday through Friday, August 5–9 Inspired by the museum's exhibitions and using a range of poetic styles and techniques, we will respond to the myriad ways in which conversations with other art forms can enhance, complicate, and sharpen the poetic process and generate fresh, layered, and revealing poetry that can surprise the poet and reader. Open to intermediate and advanced poets and those who have taken at least two of Ellis's workshops. Kathleen Ellis is the author of five collections…

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Between the Lines: Poetry Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

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

Gamble Education Center upstairs, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Monday through Friday, August 5–9 Inspired by the museum's exhibitions and using a range of poetic styles and techniques, we will respond to the myriad ways in which conversations with other art forms can enhance, complicate, and sharpen the poetic process and generate fresh, layered, and revealing poetry that can surprise the poet and reader. Open to intermediate and advanced poets and those who have taken at least two of Ellis's workshops. Kathleen Ellis is the author of five collections…

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Uncork the Arts: Wednesday Evenings at the Farnsworth

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Join us for the inaugural Uncork the Arts Wednesday after-hours program! Generously sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance, Uncork the Arts will take place each Wednesday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., during the months of July, August and September. During these special evening hours, all of the museum’s main building galleries will be open to the public. In addition, special events and guest artisans/artists will be showcased at the Farnsworth’s Museum Store. Uncork the Arts is generously sponsored by…

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The History of American Picture-Frame Design

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Talk by Johanna Moore In America’s early days as a nation, picture frames were imported from Europe before artisans immigrated to this country to practice their craft. Johanna Moore will show how frame designs transformed through time, how they are constructed from the wood base to the gilded or painted finishes, and how artists chose frame designs to complete their paintings. A particular emphasis will be put on Maine frame makers and history. From early America to modern times, the…

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Creating Curiosity with Allison Davis

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Steel House, 711 Main St.
Rockland, Maine 04841 United States
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Work by Allison DavisWork by Allison DavisWork by Allison DavisWork by Allison Davis Be curious. You may relish its positive impact on art-making processes and creativity in general. Beginning with a Rockland Historical Society–guided walking tour of downtown Rockland, participants will discover the world around them and learn new methods and materials for recording inspiring imagery, objects, and textures. After a visit to The Screen Show exhibition at the Farnsworth, in which the instructor has a piece, we will journey…

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WWI Figurines with Declan Buchanan

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Scale modeling is a practical way to explore history and bring it to life. Taking inspiration from a visit to the Andrew Wyeth’s WWI exhibition, students will construct and paint a small military diorama with plastic WWI figures and a variety of modeling materials. Children under 8 should bring an adult partner. Declan Buchanan is a Camden-Rockport Middle School student and a member of the Southern Maine Scale Modelers. His scale models of WWI and WWII tanks and planes were…

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From Slab City to Tenth Street: The View From New York

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Untitled, Rudy Burckhardt. © 2019 Estate of Rudy Burckhardt/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Talk by Melissa Rachleff Author and curator Melissa Rachleff will discuss the importance the Tanager Gallery on Tenth Street in New York City had on the artists featured in Slab City Rendezvous (on view through February 9, 2020). The Tanager's commitment to furthering the careers of younger artists through carefully conceived exhibitions treated both abstract and figurative tendencies equally, and became a model for other artist-run…

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Uncork the Arts: Wednesday Evenings at the Farnsworth

August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Join us for the inaugural Uncork the Arts Wednesday after-hours program! Generously sponsored by J. Edward Knight Insurance, Uncork the Arts will take place each Wednesday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., during the months of July, August and September. On the third Wednesday of each month, visitors are invited to relax with a glass of wine before or after a curator-led tour of the galleries, which will take place at 6 p.m. During these special evening hours, all of…

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Plein-Air Watercolor Painting with Annie Bailey

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Meet at Gamble Education Center, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Monday through Friday, August 26–30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Slow down and experience the environment through new eyes in this weeklong plein-air, or painting outdoors, studio class. Explore hidden local gems and experiment with watercolor painting techniques. This course, taught by artist Annie Bailey, will emphasize combining creative mark-making with accurate seeing. Annie Bailey is a multimedia visual artist born and raised in Tenants Harbor, Maine. Described as “hovering between abstraction and impressionistic realism,” her work celebrates the range…

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