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November 2019

Introduction to Watercolors with Erica Qualey

November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 15, 2019

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Thursdays, October 24–November 14 Learn the basics of how watercolors work on paper. Build thumbnail sketches and color and value studies into paintings while discovering techniques such as masking, building dynamic washes, stamping, and pouring and splattering paint. Erica Qualey is an artist living in midcoast Maine. She received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and works as an artist, illustrator, and studio instructor. Her work has been exhibited in Maine and New Hampshire and is in private collections…

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PechaKucha Night Midcoast Maine

November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street
Camden, Maine 04843 United States
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Presenters Hodding Carter, Emily Davis, Kathleen Florance, Linden Frederick, Janine Gates, Jennifer O’Connell, Daphne Pulsifer, Lesia Sochor, and Tom Weis share their processes and inspirations in a fast-paced, fun format. The Farnsworth is a proud partner organization.Cost: $5 at the door

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Music @ Noon—The Thoreau Piano Trio

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Three internationally acclaimed artists, with concert appearances on four continents and numerous accolades including a Grammy nomination, Thoreau Piano Trio are an ensemble of "depth, brilliance and conviction" (Boston Voyager Magazine). Violinist Susan Jensen, cellist Darry Dolezal and pianist Paul Jacobs created the trio with a mission to transform conventional viewpoints, and explore links between music, art, literature and philosophy. Buxtehude Trio Sonata Op. 2 No..2 in D MajorLeonard Bernstein Piano TrioMendelssohn Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66 Presented in partnership with Bay Chamber Concerts, our lunchtime concerts offer a…

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Introduction to Watercolors with Erica Qualey

November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 15, 2019

Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Thursdays, October 24–November 14 Learn the basics of how watercolors work on paper. Build thumbnail sketches and color and value studies into paintings while discovering techniques such as masking, building dynamic washes, stamping, and pouring and splattering paint. Erica Qualey is an artist living in midcoast Maine. She received her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and works as an artist, illustrator, and studio instructor. Her work has been exhibited in Maine and New Hampshire and is in private collections…

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Share the Wonder Celebration: Visions of Sugar Plums

November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Art Museum, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Celebrate the spirit of the season with the whole family! Holiday crafts, model train wonderlands, carriage rides, live music, and more await young and old at Share the Wonder, the family festival that has become a cherished midcoast tradition. Admission is free throughout the day. Share the Wonder: Visions of Sugar Plums is sponsored by the Wyeth Foundation. See an album of photos from last year's event here!

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December 2019

Diagonal Knitting with Katharine Cobey

December 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Lincoln Home, 22 River road
Newcastle, Maine United States
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Knitting is a sculptural skill, according to internationally acclaimed artist Katharine Cobey. This 90-minute demonstration and workshop concentrates on the expressive potentials of diagonal shaping with an emphasis on making either seamless sculptural shapes or clothing. Participants should already know how to knit and purl. No registration needed. Basic materials will be provided, but it's recommended to also bring a notebook and pencil; knitting needles in a size you like working with (two double-pointed, two straight, or one circular); and…

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Holiday Cards with Margaret Rizzio

December 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Create one-of-a-kind holiday cards with artist Margaret Rizzio and learn about the surprising world of ephemera and mail art. She will show examples of her own mailings and give examples for your own holiday creations. Spend an evening learning collage techniques to make the most unique holiday cards and spread art/joy in the form of mail. Artist Margaret Rizzio graduated from Bennington College in Vermont with a BA in visual arts followed by an MFA from Purchase College in New…

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Gingerbread House Decorating

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Gamble Education Center, 12 Grace St
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Art can be edible! Children will be provided with a small, preassembled gingerbread house ready to be decorated with an assortment of candies and fresh frosting.  Cost: Free ($10 suggested donation)

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Gingerbread House Decorating

December 7, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Art can be edible! Children will be provided with a small, preassembled gingerbread house ready to be decorated with an assortment of candies and fresh frosting.  Cost: Free ($10 suggested donation)

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Knitting Outside the Box with Bristol Ivy

December 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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One of the most interesting and best parts about knitting is the huge variety of patterns available. But where does the inspiration for those patterns come from? In this class, we’ll talk about different forms of inspiration and different ways of thinking about knitting, and then explore methods and theory to bring those ideas to reality. This is a great class if you’re interested in designing, or just want to experiment with all the possibilities knitting has to offer! Must…

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DIY Gifts with Annie Bailey, Kim Bernard, Karen Francomano, Sherry Frazer, Cynthia Motian McGuirl, and others

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Steel House South, 639 Main Street
Rockland, 04841 United States
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Red gift box with white ribbon and bow. Vector 3d illustration. A collective of local artists will facilitate simple holiday projects for the gift-giving season. Come for an hour or stay for all three. This program is a collaboration with The Steel House. 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 of one’s creative potential, from control to chaos, through the…

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Book Signing with Jamie Wyeth and Bruce Mowday

December 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Enter Through Museum Store United States

Join us on Tuesday, December 17, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., for a very special book signing by artist Jamie Wyeth and author Bruce Mowday. The signing, in conjunction with the recent publication of Mowday’s book Stealing Wyeth, will be preceded by a short talk by the author. Those wishing to attend are invited to enter the museum through the Museum Store, on the corner of Main Street and Elm Street in Rockland. This event is free to the public. In 1982,…

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Anonymous Art Making/Giving with Annie Bailey

December 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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What’s better than making art? Surprising someone with it! We can’t spill the beans; you’ll have to come play to find out! 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 of one’s creative potential, from control to chaos, through the lens of maritime culture. She earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010.  Cost: Free ($10 suggested…

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Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers

December 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on December 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers Listen to seasonal music, including arrangements set to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Christmas Bells” (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day). The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers play five octaves (61 bells) of English handbells and five octaves of choir chimes. The group, led by bell choir director Doris Krueger, consists of young musicians in grades 9 through 12. They have performed throughout New England, Europe, and South America. Cost: Free…

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Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers

December 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers Listen to seasonal music, including arrangements set to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Christmas Bells” (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day). The Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers play five octaves (61 bells) of English handbells and five octaves of choir chimes. The group, led by bell choir director Doris Krueger, consists of young musicians in grades 9 through 12. They have performed throughout New England, Europe, and South America. Cost: Free…

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Make Your Own Wrapping Paper with Annie Bailey and Sherry Frazer

December 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Ditch store-bought wrapping paper and make your own instead! A wide variety of simple printing and paper design techniques will be used. 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 of one’s creative potential, from control to chaos, through the lens of maritime culture. She earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010.  Sherry Frazer is a…

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Candlemaking with Annie Bailey

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Celebrate light on the darkest day of the year! All are welcome to craft hand-dipped candles in this meditative workshop. 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 of one’s creative potential, from control to chaos, through the lens of maritime culture. She earned her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. Cost: Free ($10 suggested donation)  

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January 2020

Knitting Great Shapes with Katharine Cobey

January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Lincoln Home, 22 River road
Newcastle, Maine United States
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$252

Knitting is a sculptural skill, according to internationally acclaimed artist Katharine Cobey. This free, 90-minute demonstration and workshop concentrates on the expressive potentials of shaping. Participants should already know how to knit and purl. No registration is needed. Please bring knitting needles and yarn. Cost: Free

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Art Lifts All

January 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CMCA, 21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Maine. Photo by Jonathan Lawrence Art has the power to lift individuals, institutions and communities. Join three women leaders in the Maine arts community, Susan Danly, former Senior Curator at the Portland Museum of Art, CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy, and Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Director Donna McNeil, for an inspiring discussion on how their careers in the arts has led to mentorship and community building. Moderator is Farnsworth Director of Education Vas Prabhu. Participants…

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Music @ Noon—Meneses and Galbraith

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farnsworth Library, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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A rare collaboration between two Grammy nominated soloists, Antônio Meneses, cellist of the legendary Beaux Arts Trio and Paul Galbraith, one of the foremost classical guitarists of our time. Described by San Francisco Classical Voice as "Musically compelling . . . a highly virtuosic and engaging performance that drew audience raves," the duo’s program includes a new arrangement of Schubert‘s "Arpeggione" Sonata, Brazilian composer Radamés Gnattali’s (1906-1988) Sonata for Guitar and Cello and Five Places from an Imaginary Brazil written for the duo by the celebrated young Brazilian composer André Mehmari.…

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Capturing the Light with Erica Qualey

January 16 @ 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 16 @ 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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Capturing the Light with Erica Qualey

January 23 @ 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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Rockland, Maine: Rise and Renewal

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium United States + Google Map

A Talk by John Bird Focusing on the people and other key factors that shaped the story, Rockland, Maine: Rise and Renewal by John Bird chronicles Rockland’s beginnings as part of Thomaston, its rapid rise and separation from the parent community, and its cultural and material maturation followed by signs of stagnation and decline, concluding with a description of its cultural and economic reinvigoration. John Bird grew up in Rockland, Maine. Following graduation from Bowdoin College, he began a 30-year…

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Creating from the Inside Out with Erika Manning

January 23 @ 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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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
Wyeth Center United States
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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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

Pictures at an Exhibition

March 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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A Staged Reading by the Everyman Repertory Theatre Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8 Pictures at an Exhibition by Don Nigro is a collection of nine interrelated plays tracing the triangular relationship between two married artists and a model who starts out as the husband’s model, then becomes both their models, and then … neither. The plays are: Mirrors, Painter, Brown Study, Eros, Napoleons, Copenhagen, Dolls, Loup-Garou, and Doppelganger. Don Nigro is among the most frequently published and widely…

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Pictures at an Exhibition

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on March 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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A Staged Reading by the Everyman Repertory Theatre Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8 Pictures at an Exhibition by Don Nigro is a collection of nine interrelated plays tracing the triangular relationship between two married artists and a model who starts out as the husband’s model, then becomes both their models, and then … neither. The plays are: Mirrors, Painter, Brown Study, Eros, Napoleons, Copenhagen, Dolls, Loup-Garou, and Doppelganger. Don Nigro is among the most frequently published and widely…

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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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Andrew Wyeth: Maine Legacy Member Preview Tour

March 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet in Main Lobby, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Andrew Wyeth, Adrift, 1982 watercolor on paper. The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection

Andrew Wyeth, Walt and Henry, 1942 watercolor on paper. The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection © 2020 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS) Farnsworth members are invited to a special preview tour of Andrew Wyeth: Maine Legacy on Thursday, March 12, two days prior to the exhibition opening to the public. Leith MacDonald, on staff at the Wyeth Study Center, will lead an informative, engrossing look at the paintings Andrew Wyeth completed during his many years in Maine. Andrew Wyeth embraced…

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Andrew Wyeth: Maine Legacy Member Preview Tour

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Meet in Main Lobby, 16 Museum Street
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Andrew Wyeth, Adrift, 1982 watercolor on paper. The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection

Andrew Wyeth, Walt and Henry, 1942 watercolor on paper. The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection © 2020 Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS) Farnsworth members are invited to a special preview tour of Andrew Wyeth: Maine Legacy on Thursday, March 12, two days prior to the exhibition opening to the public. Leith MacDonald, on staff at the Wyeth Study Center, will lead an informative, engrossing look at the paintings Andrew Wyeth completed during his many years in Maine. Andrew Wyeth embraced…

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BADASS Women Making Maine HERstory

March 12 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Farnsworth Auditorium, 16 Museum St
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Presented by Midcoast WomenModerated by Pam Maus We celebrate the legacies of badass Maine women - community nursing founder Eliza Steele, United States Senator Margaret Chase Smith, and artist Edna St. Vincent Millay - through stories told by three women they inspired. Organization leader Peta vanVuuren, scholar Harley Rogers, and artist Lois Anne each tell how these courageous and visionary women infuse them with the courage to make a difference and ensure future generations of Maine herstory. This event is…

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CANCELED 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 This event has been canceled due to the temporary museum closure. 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…

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