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January 2020

Capturing the Light with Erica Qualey

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Watercolor by Erica Qualey Thursdays, January 16 to February 13, 2020 Whether your subject matter is a cool misty morning, a hot and sunny afternoon, or a calm mellow evening, how you depict the light in your painting will say it all. In this class we will concentrate on capturing different types of lighting and how to make it create a variety of moods and atmosphere in your watercolor paintings. We will build on fundamental watercolor skills such as lost…

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Creating from the Inside Out with Erika Manning

January 30 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Thursdays, January 16 to February 27, 2:30 to 5:30 pm Access your creative energy and unleash artistic potential using techniques inspired by Surrealism, meditation, movement, theater, traditional studio arts, and yogic philosophy. Instructor Erika Manning is an artist and educator who enjoys creating a safe space for students to step out of their comfort zones and embrace their inner artist. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston. Cost: $252 members; $336 nonmembers

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Exiles and Outcasts: Music by VoXX

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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VOXX

VoXX: Voice of Twenty, a midcoast chamber choir that sings unaccompanied choral music from the 15th to 21st centuries, will perform the music of "Exiles and Outcasts.” The program includes music by composers Hindemith, Gesualdo, Victoria, and Monteverdi. Music Director Matt Smith said, "We wanted to tell some interesting and tragic stories about composers across the past four hundred years. More importantly, we wanted to leverage the power of music to reflect on the feelings of exile that many people…

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PechaKucha Night

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rockport Opera House, 6 Central St
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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Open, spontaneous, fun: these are a few words that have been used to describe how PechaKucha brings together people and ideas for an evening of visual storytelling. Reception to follow. The Farnsworth is a proud partner and cofounder of PechaKucha Midcoast Maine. Cost: $5 at the door

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February 2020

Contemporary Stranded Colorwork with Mary Jane Mucklestone

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Knit bold contemporary looks using the principles of traditional Fair Isle knitting. Let the exhibition of Katherine Cobey’s work influence you and introduce unusual materials to your piece! Using Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Flying Geese Cowl as a jumping-off point, we will create a sampler, inspired by Katherine Cobey’s use of diagonals in our patterning; experiment with color; and introduce unusual materials into our projects. Mucklestone will help guide you and offer an array of alternate materials to incorporate into your…

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Capturing the Light with Erica Qualey

February 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Watercolor by Erica Qualey Thursdays, January 16 to February 13, 2020 Whether your subject matter is a cool misty morning, a hot and sunny afternoon, or a calm mellow evening, how you depict the light in your painting will say it all. In this class we will concentrate on capturing different types of lighting and how to make it create a variety of moods and atmosphere in your watercolor paintings. We will build on fundamental watercolor skills such as lost…

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Giorgio de Chirico and the Fickleness of Inspiration

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Talk by Sam CadyGiorgio de Chirico's early metaphysical paintings are among artist Sam Cady’s favorite works in all of art history. He worked from revelations or inspirations of insight into ideas and feelings. But those revelations often contradicted each other, creating confusions and conflicts within his body of work. Cady will discuss these confusions and conflicts and talk about why he thinks the early metaphysical ones were brilliant beyond compare. Cost: $15; $10 museum members, including gallery admission

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Creating from the Inside Out with Erika Manning

February 6 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Thursdays, January 16 to February 27, 2:30 to 5:30 pm Access your creative energy and unleash artistic potential using techniques inspired by Surrealism, meditation, movement, theater, traditional studio arts, and yogic philosophy. Instructor Erika Manning is an artist and educator who enjoys creating a safe space for students to step out of their comfort zones and embrace their inner artist. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston. Cost: $252 members; $336 nonmembers

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Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Talk by Exhibition Curator Angela Waldron Transforming the Ordinary: Women in American Book Cover Design examines the heyday of book cover design from the 1890s through the 1930s, a time of great artistic experimentation influenced by the aesthetics of Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement. During this period, women created thousands of book cover designs for the mass market, from simple one-color stamped designs to more elaborate multi-color designs, some which were stunningly beautiful works of art in and…

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Capturing the Light with Erica Qualey

February 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, happening 5 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Watercolor by Erica Qualey Thursdays, January 16 to February 13, 2020 Whether your subject matter is a cool misty morning, a hot and sunny afternoon, or a calm mellow evening, how you depict the light in your painting will say it all. In this class we will concentrate on capturing different types of lighting and how to make it create a variety of moods and atmosphere in your watercolor paintings. We will build on fundamental watercolor skills such as lost…

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Creating from the Inside Out with Erika Manning

February 13 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Thursdays, January 16 to February 27, 2:30 to 5:30 pm Access your creative energy and unleash artistic potential using techniques inspired by Surrealism, meditation, movement, theater, traditional studio arts, and yogic philosophy. Instructor Erika Manning is an artist and educator who enjoys creating a safe space for students to step out of their comfort zones and embrace their inner artist. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston. Cost: $252 members; $336 nonmembers

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Design a Handmade Book with Abbie Read

February 14 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, happening 2 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15 Photo by Lynn Karlin Make a custom book and explore designs for a cover! This workshop will cover decorative paper making and Japanese stab binding. The binding you choose will set the stage for your design ideas. If you have a particular paper you want to use, please bring it. Otherwise good-quality paper will be supplied. Abbie Read lives and works in Appleton, Maine. She is interested in many different mediums and techniques;…

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Design a Handmade Book with Abbie Read

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, happening 2 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15 Photo by Lynn Karlin Make a custom book and explore designs for a cover! This workshop will cover decorative paper making and Japanese stab binding. The binding you choose will set the stage for your design ideas. If you have a particular paper you want to use, please bring it. Otherwise good-quality paper will be supplied. Abbie Read lives and works in Appleton, Maine. She is interested in many different mediums and techniques;…

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Music @ Noon—Portland Piano Trio

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Since their critically acclaimed debut in 2016, the Portland Piano Trio’s enlivening tautness and precision have delighted and inspired audiences throughout New England. Pianist Anastasia Antonacos, violinist Tracey Jasas-Hardel and cellist Wayne Smith have appeared on numerous chamber music series and were twice awarded a residency at the prestigious Avaloch Music Institute in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Their program focuses on a single masterwork. Schubert Piano Trio No. 2 n E-flat Major, D929 Presented in partnership with Bay Chamber Concerts, our lunchtime concerts offer a midday break in…

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Creating from the Inside Out with Erika Manning

February 20 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Thursdays, January 16 to February 27, 2:30 to 5:30 pm Access your creative energy and unleash artistic potential using techniques inspired by Surrealism, meditation, movement, theater, traditional studio arts, and yogic philosophy. Instructor Erika Manning is an artist and educator who enjoys creating a safe space for students to step out of their comfort zones and embrace their inner artist. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston. Cost: $252 members; $336 nonmembers

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Naturally Vincent: Millay as Eco-Poet

February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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To what purpose, April, do you return again? Beauty is not enough. —Edna St. Vincent Millay, from “Spring” Celebrate the 128th birthday of Pulitzer Prize poet Edna St. Vincent Millay with Maine poets reading letters and poems that focus on Millay’s evolution from an inveterate Romantic poet to a full-fledged eco-poet. Poets will also read their own poems about nature as well as the poetry of Abbie Huston Evans. Millay published her first poem, “Forest Trees,” at the age of…

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Creating from the Inside Out with Erika Manning

February 27 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Thursday, happening 7 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Thursdays, January 16 to February 27, 2:30 to 5:30 pm Access your creative energy and unleash artistic potential using techniques inspired by Surrealism, meditation, movement, theater, traditional studio arts, and yogic philosophy. Instructor Erika Manning is an artist and educator who enjoys creating a safe space for students to step out of their comfort zones and embrace their inner artist. She is a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston. Cost: $252 members; $336 nonmembers

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Eliot Porter: All the Wild Places

February 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Elliot Porter, White Aspens, Colorado, 1967, Dye transfer print, 8 x 10 3/8 in., Gift from the Textile Arts Foundation (Nancy Hemenway and Robert Barton), 1996.15.11

Elliot Porter, White Aspens, Colorado, 1967, Dye transfer print, 8 x 10 3/8 in., Gift from the Textile Arts Foundation (Nancy Hemenway and Robert Barton), 1996.15.11 Talk by Farnsworth Curator Jane Bianco Among America’s foremost twentieth-century photographers, Eliot Furness Porter (1901–1990) is celebrated for his role in establishing color photography as an important art form. The Farnsworth collection includes about fifty of his images, many shot in Maine. Porter is known for his bird photographs made over his lifetime, and…

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March 2020

The Eye of the Illustrator with Anthony Bacon Venti

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Friday, happening 8 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Mondays and Fridays, March 2 to 27 Drawing on the Brandywine tradition, Venti will demonstrate the fundamentals of illustration as practiced by Howard Pyle and his student N.C. Wyeth, including how to simplify light and shadow through a limited value range. Prior drawing experience required. Anthony Bacon Venti studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver where he was taught by a disciple of George Bridgman, famous for his figure-drawing books. Venti continued his studies at the American…

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The Eye of the Illustrator with Anthony Bacon Venti

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Friday, happening 8 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Mondays and Fridays, March 2 to 27 Drawing on the Brandywine tradition, Venti will demonstrate the fundamentals of illustration as practiced by Howard Pyle and his student N.C. Wyeth, including how to simplify light and shadow through a limited value range. Prior drawing experience required. Anthony Bacon Venti studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver where he was taught by a disciple of George Bridgman, famous for his figure-drawing books. Venti continued his studies at the American…

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Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 with Sam Cady

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 10, 2020

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Sam Cady, Seawall Study

Sam Cady, Seawall Study Saturdays, March 7 to May 9, 2020, 1 to 4 pm This ten-week class is about appreciating the world around us, and as an ongoing workshop, each session varies according to the dynamics of the group. The focus of the work is still-life set-ups in the Gamble Education Center and land/seascapes from area excursions depending on the season and weather. In-class discussions include the historical and contemporary treatment of these various subjects. Many approaches are taught…

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The Eye of the Illustrator with Anthony Bacon Venti

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Friday, happening 8 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Mondays and Fridays, March 2 to 27 Drawing on the Brandywine tradition, Venti will demonstrate the fundamentals of illustration as practiced by Howard Pyle and his student N.C. Wyeth, including how to simplify light and shadow through a limited value range. Prior drawing experience required. Anthony Bacon Venti studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver where he was taught by a disciple of George Bridgman, famous for his figure-drawing books. Venti continued his studies at the American…

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Music @ Noon—Matthew Smith, cello and Peipei Song, piano

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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This highly lauded duo are regular guest artists at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China as well as enjoying U.S. performing and teaching careers. Matthew is a member of Palaver Strings, the much-loved Maine-based chamber orchestra committed to enriching lives by sharing music with diverse audiences. This program is anchored by Rachmaninov’s Cello Sonata in G Minor, a work that explores the two instruments’ capacity for expressive tenderness and is filled with the character typical of Russia’s Romantic era.…

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The Eye of the Illustrator with Anthony Bacon Venti

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Friday, happening 8 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Mondays and Fridays, March 2 to 27 Drawing on the Brandywine tradition, Venti will demonstrate the fundamentals of illustration as practiced by Howard Pyle and his student N.C. Wyeth, including how to simplify light and shadow through a limited value range. Prior drawing experience required. Anthony Bacon Venti studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver where he was taught by a disciple of George Bridgman, famous for his figure-drawing books. Venti continued his studies at the American…

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Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 with Sam Cady

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 10, 2020

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Sam Cady, Seawall Study

Sam Cady, Seawall Study Saturdays, March 7 to May 9, 2020, 1 to 4 pm This ten-week class is about appreciating the world around us, and as an ongoing workshop, each session varies according to the dynamics of the group. The focus of the work is still-life set-ups in the Gamble Education Center and land/seascapes from area excursions depending on the season and weather. In-class discussions include the historical and contemporary treatment of these various subjects. Many approaches are taught…

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The Eye of the Illustrator with Anthony Bacon Venti

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Friday, happening 8 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Mondays and Fridays, March 2 to 27 Drawing on the Brandywine tradition, Venti will demonstrate the fundamentals of illustration as practiced by Howard Pyle and his student N.C. Wyeth, including how to simplify light and shadow through a limited value range. Prior drawing experience required. Anthony Bacon Venti studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver where he was taught by a disciple of George Bridgman, famous for his figure-drawing books. Venti continued his studies at the American…

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Drawing: The Fundamentals and Beyond with Robert Pollien

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 3 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Tuesday through Thursday, March 17–19 In this workshop we will explore the essential skills needed to draw confidently and effectively from direct observation. We will start with an exploration of line, contour, composition, effective use of negative space, perspective, cross contour analysis, and gesture. We will then move into the study of light and dark, modelling, hatching, and contour hatching. There will be brief side trips into thumbnail drawing, cartooning, and some discussion of historical precedents. Bar Harbor artist Robert Pollien earned his MFA…

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Drawing: The Fundamentals and Beyond with Robert Pollien

March 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 3 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Tuesday through Thursday, March 17–19 In this workshop we will explore the essential skills needed to draw confidently and effectively from direct observation. We will start with an exploration of line, contour, composition, effective use of negative space, perspective, cross contour analysis, and gesture. We will then move into the study of light and dark, modelling, hatching, and contour hatching. There will be brief side trips into thumbnail drawing, cartooning, and some discussion of historical precedents. Bar Harbor artist Robert Pollien earned his MFA…

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Drawing: The Fundamentals and Beyond with Robert Pollien

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, happening 3 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Tuesday through Thursday, March 17–19 In this workshop we will explore the essential skills needed to draw confidently and effectively from direct observation. We will start with an exploration of line, contour, composition, effective use of negative space, perspective, cross contour analysis, and gesture. We will then move into the study of light and dark, modelling, hatching, and contour hatching. There will be brief side trips into thumbnail drawing, cartooning, and some discussion of historical precedents. Bar Harbor artist Robert Pollien earned his MFA…

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State of Mind: Becoming Maine

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Tilly_Laskey_1 Children of the Dawnland 2019 by Penobscot designers Decontie Brown courtesy of Tira Howard Photography

Tilly_Laskey_1 Children of the Dawnland 2019 by Penobscot designers Decontie Brown courtesy of Tira Howard Photography Talk by Tilly LaskeyThe history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history? Tilly Laskey will analyze Maine as the homeland of the Wabanaki people, as a European province, as part of the District of…

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The Eye of the Illustrator with Anthony Bacon Venti

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Friday, happening 8 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Mondays and Fridays, March 2 to 27 Drawing on the Brandywine tradition, Venti will demonstrate the fundamentals of illustration as practiced by Howard Pyle and his student N.C. Wyeth, including how to simplify light and shadow through a limited value range. Prior drawing experience required. Anthony Bacon Venti studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver where he was taught by a disciple of George Bridgman, famous for his figure-drawing books. Venti continued his studies at the American…

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Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 with Sam Cady

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 10, 2020

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Sam Cady, Seawall Study

Sam Cady, Seawall Study Saturdays, March 7 to May 9, 2020, 1 to 4 pm This ten-week class is about appreciating the world around us, and as an ongoing workshop, each session varies according to the dynamics of the group. The focus of the work is still-life set-ups in the Gamble Education Center and land/seascapes from area excursions depending on the season and weather. In-class discussions include the historical and contemporary treatment of these various subjects. Many approaches are taught…

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The Eye of the Illustrator with Anthony Bacon Venti

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Friday, happening 8 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Mondays and Fridays, March 2 to 27 Drawing on the Brandywine tradition, Venti will demonstrate the fundamentals of illustration as practiced by Howard Pyle and his student N.C. Wyeth, including how to simplify light and shadow through a limited value range. Prior drawing experience required. Anthony Bacon Venti studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver where he was taught by a disciple of George Bridgman, famous for his figure-drawing books. Venti continued his studies at the American…

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Jonathan Fisher: An Early Maine Polymath

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Jonathan Fisher, A Morning View of Blue Hill, 1824Oil on canvas, 25 5/8 x 52 1/4 inches, Museum Purchase, 1965.1465.134 Talk by Farnsworth Curator Jane Bianco Religious belief directed Jonathan Fisher (1768–1847) as the first congregational minister in Blue Hill, Maine, but encyclopedic interests, sustained throughout his lifetime, likewise nourished his mind and soul. Raised and educated in Massachusetts, Fisher graduated from Harvard University in 1795 with a degree in divinity and accomplishments in art and mathematics. He lived for the…

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The Eye of the Illustrator with Anthony Bacon Venti

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday and Friday, happening 8 times

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Mondays and Fridays, March 2 to 27 Drawing on the Brandywine tradition, Venti will demonstrate the fundamentals of illustration as practiced by Howard Pyle and his student N.C. Wyeth, including how to simplify light and shadow through a limited value range. Prior drawing experience required. Anthony Bacon Venti studied at the Rocky Mountain School of Art in Denver where he was taught by a disciple of George Bridgman, famous for his figure-drawing books. Venti continued his studies at the American…

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Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 with Sam Cady

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 10, 2020

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Sam Cady, Seawall Study

Sam Cady, Seawall Study Saturdays, March 7 to May 9, 2020, 1 to 4 pm This ten-week class is about appreciating the world around us, and as an ongoing workshop, each session varies according to the dynamics of the group. The focus of the work is still-life set-ups in the Gamble Education Center and land/seascapes from area excursions depending on the season and weather. In-class discussions include the historical and contemporary treatment of these various subjects. Many approaches are taught…

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April 2020

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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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 levels are welcome. Kathleen Ellis is the author of five collections…

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Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 with Sam Cady

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 10, 2020

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Sam Cady, Seawall Study

Sam Cady, Seawall Study Saturdays, March 7 to May 9, 2020, 1 to 4 pm This ten-week class is about appreciating the world around us, and as an ongoing workshop, each session varies according to the dynamics of the group. The focus of the work is still-life set-ups in the Gamble Education Center and land/seascapes from area excursions depending on the season and weather. In-class discussions include the historical and contemporary treatment of these various subjects. Many approaches are taught…

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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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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 Concerts, our lunchtime concerts offer a midday break in the relaxed…

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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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Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 with Sam Cady

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 10, 2020

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Sam Cady, Seawall Study

Sam Cady, Seawall Study Saturdays, March 7 to May 9, 2020, 1 to 4 pm This ten-week class is about appreciating the world around us, and as an ongoing workshop, each session varies according to the dynamics of the group. The focus of the work is still-life set-ups in the Gamble Education Center and land/seascapes from area excursions depending on the season and weather. In-class discussions include the historical and contemporary treatment of these various subjects. Many approaches are taught…

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Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 with Sam Cady

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 10, 2020

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Sam Cady, Seawall Study

Sam Cady, Seawall Study Saturdays, March 7 to May 9, 2020, 1 to 4 pm This ten-week class is about appreciating the world around us, and as an ongoing workshop, each session varies according to the dynamics of the group. The focus of the work is still-life set-ups in the Gamble Education Center and land/seascapes from area excursions depending on the season and weather. In-class discussions include the historical and contemporary treatment of these various subjects. Many approaches are taught…

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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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Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 with Sam Cady

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 10, 2020

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Sam Cady, Seawall Study

Sam Cady, Seawall Study Saturdays, March 7 to May 9, 2020, 1 to 4 pm This ten-week class is about appreciating the world around us, and as an ongoing workshop, each session varies according to the dynamics of the group. The focus of the work is still-life set-ups in the Gamble Education Center and land/seascapes from area excursions depending on the season and weather. In-class discussions include the historical and contemporary treatment of these various subjects. Many approaches are taught…

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May 2020

Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 with Sam Cady

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 10, 2020

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Sam Cady, Seawall Study

Sam Cady, Seawall Study Saturdays, March 7 to May 9, 2020, 1 to 4 pm This ten-week class is about appreciating the world around us, and as an ongoing workshop, each session varies according to the dynamics of the group. The focus of the work is still-life set-ups in the Gamble Education Center and land/seascapes from area excursions depending on the season and weather. In-class discussions include the historical and contemporary treatment of these various subjects. Many approaches are taught…

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Drawing and Painting for Ages 6 to 86 with Sam Cady

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until May 10, 2020

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Sam Cady, Seawall Study

Sam Cady, Seawall Study Saturdays, March 7 to May 9, 2020, 1 to 4 pm This ten-week class is about appreciating the world around us, and as an ongoing workshop, each session varies according to the dynamics of the group. The focus of the work is still-life set-ups in the Gamble Education Center and land/seascapes from area excursions depending on the season and weather. In-class discussions include the historical and contemporary treatment of these various subjects. Many approaches are taught…

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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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Field Sketching with Sherrie York

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 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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