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April 2021

“Travels with Vincent: A Museum Conservator and Exhibition Adventures” with Sarah Fisher

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Online via Zoom How do the great master paintings you see in the wonderful temporary exhibitions here and around the world get to where they are going?  How are they safely packed? How are they protected from damage during travel?  And how does the lending museum know what conditions their prized paintings will meet in a far-off, temporary, exhibition space?  A pivotal figure in this process is the courier, often a conservator from the museum that owns the painting, who…

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Ecopoetry: Voices from the Earth in Crisis

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
John Paul Caponigro, Global Warming VI

A Farnsworth Art Museum Program for Earth Day Panel Participants: Carol Bachofner, John Paul Caponigro, Kathleen Ellis, Ellen Goldsmith, and Kristen Lindquist On line via Zoom Through the years, poetry has praised nature, the way painters have tried to capture the beauty of the landscape. With concerns about our environmental crisis, many poets are writing poems that warn and admonish. Poetry invades the mind and heart. The hope is that along with information from scientists the words of poets will…

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Exploring Drawing Value with Whitney River

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

Mondays, April 12, 26, May 3, and May 10, from 3 to 5 pm Eastern TimeOnline via Zoom Bring your drawings to life as you refine your shading skills. In this class, students will gain confidence in drawing through a combination of fun exercises, quick sketches, and extended still lives. Shading with graphite requires us to slow down, focus, and allow ourselves to be completely present and aware of what we are perceiving. In this way, rendering and shading through…

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Step by Step Watercolor Level 2 with Erica Qualey

April 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, happening 7 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Tuesdays, March 16, and 30; April 13, and 27 3:30 to 5:30 pm Eastern timeOnline via Zoom. Have you learned the basic watercolor skills but feel like you need a bit of guidance to bring your paintings to the next step? This class may be just what you are looking for!  Grab your paintbrushes and join our watercolor painting group! We will be painting our way through the winter blues. Erica will lead you through live, interactive watercolor paint-alongs, via…

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May 2021

Exploring Drawing Value with Whitney River

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

Mondays, April 12, 26, May 3, and May 10, from 3 to 5 pm Eastern TimeOnline via Zoom Bring your drawings to life as you refine your shading skills. In this class, students will gain confidence in drawing through a combination of fun exercises, quick sketches, and extended still lives. Shading with graphite requires us to slow down, focus, and allow ourselves to be completely present and aware of what we are perceiving. In this way, rendering and shading through…

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Exploring Drawing Value with Whitney River

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 10, 2021

Mondays, April 12, 26, May 3, and May 10, from 3 to 5 pm Eastern TimeOnline via Zoom Bring your drawings to life as you refine your shading skills. In this class, students will gain confidence in drawing through a combination of fun exercises, quick sketches, and extended still lives. Shading with graphite requires us to slow down, focus, and allow ourselves to be completely present and aware of what we are perceiving. In this way, rendering and shading through…

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Plein Air Painting with Watercolor Series with Erica Qualey: Workshop 1

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Workshop 1: Creating Dynamic and Successful CompositionsWednesday, May 12 via Zoom, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pmThursday, May 13 on location, 8 am to 12 pmFriday, May 14 on location, 8 am to 1 pm This series consists of six intensive watercolor workshops where participants will be immersed in painting plein-air in watercolor. Each workshop can be taken individually, or as a series as each workshop has a different focus and subject matter.    This is a…

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Members-Only Exhibition Preview

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
Robert Indiana, The Hartley Elegy Series: The Berlin Series, KvF VI, 1991

Join Farnsworth Director Christopher J. Brownawell and Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky for a special members-only online event! Komanecky will lead Farnsworth members through all of our 2021 exhibitions including Women of Vision; Betsy Wyeth: Partner and Muse; Betsy's Gift: The Works of N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth; and Robert Indiana: The Hartley Elegies. Not a member yet? Now's a perfect time to join! Click on the button below and begin enjoying all of the benefits of membership—including this wonderful…

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Women of Vision Exhibition and Programming Kickoff

May 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Get ready for summer in Maine with a preview of what’s on this season at the Farnsworth. Hear more about special Patron’s programs to honor the Women of Vision. Enjoy a preview of the Women of Vision exhibition and book. There’s so much to look forward to this summer at the Farnsworth! This year the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Maine in America Award honors Women of Vision: thirteen visionary women who have made significant contributions to art and culture in Maine…

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Visual Art and the American Experience with Tuliza Fleming

May 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Join us to learn of the unique process of creating an art gallery and building an art collection for the National Museum of History and Culture with the Interim Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture   Tuliza Fleming is the Interim Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).  During her tenure, she played a critical role in building the Museum’s art collection, served…

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June 2021

Graphite Drawing with Whitney River

June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3 to 5 pmon Zoom Back by popular demand! Suitable for beginning and intermediate drawers. Explore the fine art of rendering in value with an expert. In this class, students will gain confidence in drawing through a combination of fun exercises, quick sketches, and extended still lives. Shading with graphite requires us to slow down, focus, and allow ourselves to be completely present and aware of what we are perceiving. In this…

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Plein Air Painting Watercolor Series with Erica Qualey: Workshop 2

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Workshop 2: Capture Light and MoodWednesday, June 9 via Zoom, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pmThursday, June 10 on location, 8 am to 12 pmFriday, June 11 on location,  8 am to 1 pm This series consists of six intensive watercolor workshops where participants will be immersed in painting plein-air in watercolor. Each workshop can be taken individually, or as a series as each workshop has a different focus and subject matter.    This is a hybrid…

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Graphite Drawing with Whitney River

June 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3 to 5 pmon Zoom Back by popular demand! Suitable for beginning and intermediate drawers. Explore the fine art of rendering in value with an expert. In this class, students will gain confidence in drawing through a combination of fun exercises, quick sketches, and extended still lives. Shading with graphite requires us to slow down, focus, and allow ourselves to be completely present and aware of what we are perceiving. In this…

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Farnsworth and CMCA Third Sunday Tours at 10

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Farnsworth and CMCA logos

Sunday, June 20 Join education coordinators Jude Valentine of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Mia Bogyo of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art to tour current exhibitions comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Participants will travel to both art institutions to view works in person, learn about varied art-making approaches and create a visual response of their own.  Cost: Free to FAM / CMCA members; children under 16 and Rockland residents.

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Graphite Drawing with Whitney River

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3 to 5 pmon Zoom Back by popular demand! Suitable for beginning and intermediate drawers. Explore the fine art of rendering in value with an expert. In this class, students will gain confidence in drawing through a combination of fun exercises, quick sketches, and extended still lives. Shading with graphite requires us to slow down, focus, and allow ourselves to be completely present and aware of what we are perceiving. In this…

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Graphite Drawing with Whitney River

June 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

Mondays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3 to 5 pmon Zoom Back by popular demand! Suitable for beginning and intermediate drawers. Explore the fine art of rendering in value with an expert. In this class, students will gain confidence in drawing through a combination of fun exercises, quick sketches, and extended still lives. Shading with graphite requires us to slow down, focus, and allow ourselves to be completely present and aware of what we are perceiving. In this…

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Keeping a Nature Journal with Sherrie York

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 3 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Sherrie York Field Sketching

Three sessions: Wednesdays, June 30, July 7, and July 14 From 1 to 3 pm, Online via Zoom For many of us in the past year, time spent in nature helped to ease both our sense of isolation and our cabin fever. Keeping an illustrated journal or nature sketchbook can help us continue and deepen that experience, and maybe even regain some of the focus that has seemed so elusive. We will meet together online to build basic drawing and…

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July 2021

First Friday at the Farnsworth: July 2021

July 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Farnsworth Art Museum is thrilled to announce the return of First Fridays at the Farnsworth, sponsored by First National Bank and First National Wealth Management, on Friday, July 2, 2021, from 5 to 8 p.m. Independence Day weekend is the perfect time to come back to Rockland's Main Street, and celebrate our city as the Art Capital of Maine. Main Street will be closed to car traffic beginning at 5 p.m. Admission to the Farnsworth will be free! All…

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Plein Air Painting with Watercolor Series with Erica Qualey: Workshop 3

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Workshop 3 - Topic: Creating Shimmering Water In Your LandscapesWednesday, July 7 via Zoom, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pmThursday, July 8 on location, 8 am to 12 pmFriday, July 9 on location, 8 am to 1 pm This series consists of six intensive watercolor workshops where participants will be immersed in painting plein-air in watercolor. Each workshop can be taken individually, or as a series as each workshop has a different focus and subject matter.   …

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Keeping a Nature Journal with Sherrie York

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 3 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Sherrie York Field Sketching

Three sessions: Wednesdays, June 30, July 7, and July 14 From 1 to 3 pm, Online via Zoom For many of us in the past year, time spent in nature helped to ease both our sense of isolation and our cabin fever. Keeping an illustrated journal or nature sketchbook can help us continue and deepen that experience, and maybe even regain some of the focus that has seemed so elusive. We will meet together online to build basic drawing and…

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Wyeth Day—Betsy’s Gift: A Conversation with Jamie Wyeth

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
James Wyeth, Islander, 1975, Oil on canvas, 34 x 44 3/8 inches, Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum

Upon Betsy Wyeth's passing in 2020, the Farnsworth Art Museum received from her bequest twenty-seven works by three generations of Wyeth family artists: six by N.C., two by Andrew, and nineteen by Jamie. Together, they greatly enriched the museum's already strong holdings of their works, and at the same time demonstrate Betsy Wyeth's passion for collecting. Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky will talk with Jamie Wyeth about his mother's collecting, and his impressions of the works she left to…

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Keeping a Nature Journal with Sherrie York

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 3 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States
Sherrie York Field Sketching

Three sessions: Wednesdays, June 30, July 7, and July 14 From 1 to 3 pm, Online via Zoom For many of us in the past year, time spent in nature helped to ease both our sense of isolation and our cabin fever. Keeping an illustrated journal or nature sketchbook can help us continue and deepen that experience, and maybe even regain some of the focus that has seemed so elusive. We will meet together online to build basic drawing and…

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Farnsworth and CMCA Third Sunday Tours at 10

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Farnsworth and CMCA logos

Sunday, July 18 Join education coordinators Jude Valentine of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Mia Bogyo of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art to tour current exhibitions comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Participants will travel to both art institutions to view works in person, learn about varied art-making approaches and create a visual response of their own.  Advanced registration is required. In addition, we request that all visitors agree to the following guidelines before their visit: Cost:…

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13 Ways of Looking at a Poem – Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Monday & Wednesday, July 19 & 21, andMonday & Wednesday, July 26 & 28, from 10 to 11:30 amOnline via Zoom. A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring a wide range of possibilities for creating new poems. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and borders? What holds us back? What moves us forward? In this two-week workshop, we will explore thirteen ways to widen our ability to open new spaces and pursue new forms as they offer consolation…

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13 Ways of Looking at a Poem – Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Monday & Wednesday, July 19 & 21, andMonday & Wednesday, July 26 & 28, from 10 to 11:30 amOnline via Zoom. A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring a wide range of possibilities for creating new poems. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and borders? What holds us back? What moves us forward? In this two-week workshop, we will explore thirteen ways to widen our ability to open new spaces and pursue new forms as they offer consolation…

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13 Ways of Looking at a Poem – Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Monday & Wednesday, July 19 & 21, andMonday & Wednesday, July 26 & 28, from 10 to 11:30 amOnline via Zoom. A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring a wide range of possibilities for creating new poems. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and borders? What holds us back? What moves us forward? In this two-week workshop, we will explore thirteen ways to widen our ability to open new spaces and pursue new forms as they offer consolation…

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13 Ways of Looking at a Poem – Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday and Wednesday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Monday & Wednesday, July 19 & 21, andMonday & Wednesday, July 26 & 28, from 10 to 11:30 amOnline via Zoom. A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring a wide range of possibilities for creating new poems. How does poetry allow us to break through thresholds and borders? What holds us back? What moves us forward? In this two-week workshop, we will explore thirteen ways to widen our ability to open new spaces and pursue new forms as they offer consolation…

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August 2021

Summer Blooms: Explorations in the Ancient Medium of Encaustic with Hélène Farrar

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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Hélène Farrar, Three Tulips

This in-person class will meet at the Gamble Center on the Farnsworth campus. Whatever your relationship to flowers – an avid gardener, a giver or receiver of a bouquet, or someone with a creative eye, we are excited to bring you a playful workshop looking to summer blooms and the ancient medium of encaustic. Join Artist Hélène Farrar in exploring this hot molten wax painting medium where we will drip, pour, drag, layer, heat, and scrape! In developing a rich…

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First Friday at the Farnsworth—August 2021

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on Friday, August 6, from 5-8 p.m. for another First Friday at the Farnsworth! The event, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk, offers free admission to the public to the Farnsworth's galleries. Main Street will be closed to car traffic, and our Main Street doors, leading right into our galleries, will be open to all. This is the 12th consecutive year that First National Bank has sponsored the event for the Farnsworth, allowing for…

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Now Or Never: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Tuesday & Thursday, August  10,12, 17, and 19 from 10 am to 12 noon, On Zoom A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring poems that stop you in your tracks. What have you always wanted to write? A poem beginning with an absurd or outrageous assumption? A poem that starts and ends with the same two lines? A prose poem or a poem that shocks you? In this two-week workshop, we will explore new ways to think about what a poem can…

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Plein Air Painting with Watercolor Series with Erica Qualey: Workshop 4

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Workshop 4 - Topic: Painting the Working ShorelineWednesday, August 11 via Zoom, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pmThursday, August 12 on location, 8 am to 12 pmFriday, August 13 on location, 8 am to 1 pm This series consists of six intensive watercolor workshops where participants will be immersed in painting plein-air in watercolor. Each workshop can be taken individually, or as a series as each workshop has a different focus and subject matter.    This is…

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Now Or Never: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

August 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Tuesday & Thursday, August  10,12, 17, and 19 from 10 am to 12 noon, On Zoom A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring poems that stop you in your tracks. What have you always wanted to write? A poem beginning with an absurd or outrageous assumption? A poem that starts and ends with the same two lines? A prose poem or a poem that shocks you? In this two-week workshop, we will explore new ways to think about what a poem can…

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Farnsworth / CMCA Third Sunday Tours at 10

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join education coordinators Jude Valentine of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Mia Bogyo of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art to tour current exhibitions comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Participants will travel to both art institutions to view works in person, learn about varied art-making approaches and create a visual response of their own.  Meet outside at the Museum Street entrance to the Farnsworth at 9:45 am. In case of rain, wait under cover until 10 am…

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Now Or Never: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Tuesday & Thursday, August  10,12, 17, and 19 from 10 am to 12 noon, On Zoom A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring poems that stop you in your tracks. What have you always wanted to write? A poem beginning with an absurd or outrageous assumption? A poem that starts and ends with the same two lines? A prose poem or a poem that shocks you? In this two-week workshop, we will explore new ways to think about what a poem can…

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Step by Step Watercolor—Level 1 with Erica Qualey: Back by popular demand!

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Tuesdays, August 17, 24, 31 and September 7 from 6 - 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom This class is suitable for beginning watercolor painters who have perhaps picked up a brush, but don’t know where to go next. During each session, Erica provides step-by-step instructions on how to paint each beautiful scene in an easy and approachable way. Prior to the workshop, you will receive a .pdf of the underdrawing which you can trace or use as a guide to…

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Vera Bock, Book Designer and Illustrator: Her Beguiling Artistry, Her Adventurous Spirit—with Jane Bianco

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Online via Zoom Vera Bock studied wood engraving, heraldry design, and manuscript —illumination, and mastered a range of graphic processes used in making art for reproduction in designing and illustrating more than fifty books in her New York studio, employing techniques from relief printing to pen-and-ink drawing to wet-and-dry mixed media painting. She also illustrated magazines, and between 1936 and 1943 designed bold posters for the New Deal era Federal Art Project, on subjects ranging from civic services and labor,…

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Now Or Never: Poetry Writing Workshop with Kathleen Ellis

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday and Thursday, happening 4 times

Kathleen Ellis

Tuesday & Thursday, August  10,12, 17, and 19 from 10 am to 12 noon, On Zoom A two-week, live ZOOM workshop exploring poems that stop you in your tracks. What have you always wanted to write? A poem beginning with an absurd or outrageous assumption? A poem that starts and ends with the same two lines? A prose poem or a poem that shocks you? In this two-week workshop, we will explore new ways to think about what a poem can…

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Once in a Blue Moon: Live Zoom Poetry Reading Hosted by Kathleen Ellis

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Online via Zoom Join members of the long-standing poetry workshops offered each summer by Kathleen Ellis as they share their work. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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Women of Vision Program: Poetry & Pops—A Student Reading of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Renascence”

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Camden Hills State Park, 280 Belfast Rd
Camden, Maine 04843 United States
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Berenice Abbot, Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1930, Gelatin Silver print (DRY MOUNT) , Gift of Mr. Ronald A. Kurtz, 1986.27.1

This event is free, and no registration is required, however there is a charge to enter the park. Join us for a popsicle atop Mt. Battie during this special program honoring 2021 Woman of Vision Edna St. Vincent Millay. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the top of Mt. Battie, in Camden, at 12 noon, and will feature popsicles and a recital by Camden Hills High School students of Millay’s poem “Renascence”. …

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Step by Step Watercolor—Level 1 with Erica Qualey: Back by popular demand!

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Tuesdays, August 17, 24, 31 and September 7 from 6 - 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom This class is suitable for beginning watercolor painters who have perhaps picked up a brush, but don’t know where to go next. During each session, Erica provides step-by-step instructions on how to paint each beautiful scene in an easy and approachable way. Prior to the workshop, you will receive a .pdf of the underdrawing which you can trace or use as a guide to…

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Women Artists at Work: A Conversation with Cig Harvey and Katherine Bradford

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States

Join us on Thursday, August 26, on Zoom for a lively conversation with two of our 2021 Women of Vision: artists Cig Harvey and Katherine Bradford. The program will be moderated by independent curator and former CMCA Director Suzette McAvoy. An artist whose practice seeks to find the magic in everyday life, Harvey’s work has been reviewed and featured in the New York Times, BBC, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, the Independent, and New York Magazine. She is the author of…

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Painting with Andrew Wyeth: A watercolor workshop with Barbara Thomas

August 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gamble Education Center, 9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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In-person at the Gamble Education Center on the Farnsworth Campus Under the guidance of Barbara Thomas, students will look at the ways Andrew Wyeth constructed a painting, including: compositional choices, palette and color choices, paint mediums and their uses, and how he created atmosphere through technical and stylistic aspects of rendering. Students will gain an understanding of the sense of ‘place’ in an artist’s work, particularly Wyeth’s.   Close observational drawing in the gallery followed by a painting session will deepen…

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Step by Step Watercolor—Level 1 with Erica Qualey: Back by popular demand!

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Tuesdays, August 17, 24, 31 and September 7 from 6 - 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom This class is suitable for beginning watercolor painters who have perhaps picked up a brush, but don’t know where to go next. During each session, Erica provides step-by-step instructions on how to paint each beautiful scene in an easy and approachable way. Prior to the workshop, you will receive a .pdf of the underdrawing which you can trace or use as a guide to…

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September 2021

Robert Indiana: The Hartley Elegies with Michael K. Komanecky

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This program will take place on Zoom United States
Robert Indiana, The Hartley Elegy Series: The Berlin Series, KvF IV, 1990

Elegy: a song or a poem expressing sorrow, or lamentation for someone who is dead. Farnsworth Chief Curator Michael K. Komanecky will discuss a group of ten silkscreen prints by Robert Indiana, The Hartley Elegies. Created between 1989 and 1994 along with eighteen related paintings, they were inspired by a 1915 painting by the prominent American modernist Marsden Hartley did in Berlin in memory of his fallen friend and presumed lover, Karl von Freyburg, a German soldier who was killed in…

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First Friday at the Farnsworth—September 2021

September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us on Friday, September 3, from 5-8 p.m. for another First Friday at the Farnsworth! The event, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday Art Walk, offers free admission to the public to the Farnsworth's galleries. Main Street will be closed to car traffic, and our Main Street doors, leading right into our galleries, will be open to all. This is the 12th consecutive year that First National Bank has sponsored the event for the Farnsworth, allowing for…

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Step by Step Watercolor—Level 1 with Erica Qualey: Back by popular demand!

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Tuesdays, August 17, 24, 31 and September 7 from 6 - 8 pm (ET)Online via Zoom This class is suitable for beginning watercolor painters who have perhaps picked up a brush, but don’t know where to go next. During each session, Erica provides step-by-step instructions on how to paint each beautiful scene in an easy and approachable way. Prior to the workshop, you will receive a .pdf of the underdrawing which you can trace or use as a guide to…

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Plein Air Painting with Watercolor Series with Erica Qualey: Workshop 5

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watercolor by Erica Qualey

Workshop 5 - Topic: Painting Among Giants… ForestscapesWednesday, September 8 via Zoom, 10 am to 12 pm and 1 to 3 pmThursday, September 9 on location, 8 am to 12 pmFriday, September 10 on location, 8 am to 1 pm This series consists of six intensive watercolor workshops where participants will be immersed in painting plein-air in watercolor. Each workshop can be taken individually, or as a series as each workshop has a different focus and subject matter.    This is…

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Painters’ Forum with Rob Pollien

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, happening 4 times

This program will take place on Zoom United States

September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10, from 1 to 3 pm (ET), on Zoom Four oil or acrylic painting projects over four months with demonstrations, lectures, an online forum, discussion, and critiques! The projects will begin with palette management and color mixing exercises and progress through a series of color-related painting problems. The work of Albers, Itten, and Zorn will be referenced, examined, and incorporated in our study. This course is for experienced painters wishing to improve their…

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George Tice and Andrew Wyeth: Parallel Visions with Angela Waldron

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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George Tice Painted Lobster Buoys, Stonington,

Maine has a centuries-old history of attracting artists captivated by the state’s natural beauty and the quiet ethos of its hard-working inhabitants.  Over a period of many decades, nationally-renowned photographer George Tice and artist Andrew Wyeth were drawn to Maine, inspired by the state’s past, and a present that speaks to a sense of timelessness and the enduring qualities of honor and dignity in an honest days’ work. Through familiar scenes of the ordinary and everyday, Tice's and Wyeth's works are a testament to the essential connectedness of people to their…

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Third Sunday Tours at Ten: September 2021

September 19 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am

Join education coordinators Jude Valentine of the Farnsworth Art Museum and Mia Bogyo of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art to tour current exhibitions comparing and contrasting thematic artworks from both organizations. Participants will travel to both art institutions to view works in person, learn about varied art-making approaches and create a visual response of their own.  Meet outside at the Museum Street entrance to the Farnsworth at 9:45 am. In case of rain, wait under cover until 10 am…

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