Community News and Events
Greenhut Open studio This Sat. Dec 14 10-4
Greenhut figurative sculptures in bronze and clay, affordable pastel drawings, art/craft from Asia and personal collection of wonderful “things”, Ari Kohorn recent graduate of Brunswick High and Rhode Island School of Design jewelry,drawings, plus other artists.
SPECIAL EVENT Jane Knox Maine photos & jazz vocal concert from 3-4.
2nd floor of Ft. Andross above the flea market
Saturday Dec.21 10-4 Greenhut open studio
Virtuosi jazz pianist Sean Fleming will accompany Jane Knox jazz singer from 3-4
Greenhut figurative sculptures in bronze and clay,affordable pastel drawing plus private collection of world art/craft, Ari Kohorn recent graduate of Brunswick High and Rhode Island School of Design jewelry, Jane Knox photography,Christine De Troy pillows
725 8253 2nd floor of Ft. Andross above the flea market
Snow dates Sunday the 15th or Sunday the 22.
Call for Artists for “Winter Dreams” show at the CCAC gallery, 804 Washington Street
CALL FOR ARTISTS: “WINTER DREAMS” CHOCOLATE CHURCH MEMBER SHOW
The Chocolate Church Arts Center at 804 Washington Street will accept artwork from member artists on Monday, January 6, 2014, from 2-6 pm in the Gallery.
Artists who are members or become members may submit 2-3 original artworks for the exhibition “Winter Dreams” which opens January 17, 2014 and will run through late February.
All work submitted must be framed or otherwise ready to display, and must be for sale, benefiting the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
“Winter Dreams” opening reception will be held on Friday, January 17, from 5 to 7 pm, along with the arts center’s Third Friday Series. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
More information and a Consignment Agreement will be available on the website:
Sweetback Sisters at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street
Sweetback Sisters bring Honkytonk flair to Christmas at Chocolate Church!
The Sweetback Sisters will add a burst of energy to traditional Christmas songs with their concert Saturday, December 14 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center located at 804 Washington Street, Bath. The show begins at 7:30pm with a southern country music flair uniquely their own.
Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy.
Audiences go wild for their close harmonies, charismatic stage presence and the crackling musicianship of their cohorts. But while the Sweetback Sisters formed due to their deep love of classic country music, their individual foundations are quite varied. Even with well-known Christmas songs, the tension between their various backgrounds gives the music something original and exciting. Their music is an homage to what country music used to be: a melting pot of rock, jazz, and traditional music.
Sing! It’s Christmas!, Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street
Monday, Dec 23 is SING! It’s Christmas! The beloved community sing-along is a must attend event. Doors open at 6:45pm for 7pm show. Appearance by Santa. Donations accepted.
New Year’s Eve Party at the Chocolate Church, 804 Washington Street
The Chocolate Church Arts Center in Bath is hosting a REAL New Year’s Eve Dance Party on December 31 from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am, with live bands, dance performance, refreshments, champagne toast at midnight, and more (plus a cash bar). Tickets are $25 and are available by phone at 442-8455 or on line at www.chocolatechurcharts.org.
The event is a benefit for the Chocolate Church and will feature the rock band “Hollow Body Eclectic” (Peter Alexander, Sheldon Bird, Tom Masucci, & Johannah Harkness), performing a danceable and high energy mix of original songs and classic rock numbers. Mehuman Jonson and Her Trio will also perform an alternative mix of MoTown, Jazz, and R&B.
The Chocolate Church is also offering special a special group rate for local businesses and non-profits: for a block of 6 or more tickets the cost is just $20 per ticket. Further, participating organizations that purchase at least 10 tickets will be provided with their own gathering spot and table in the Gallery for additional refreshments or even for displaying organizational literature.
FMI and group sales 442-8455 or email@example.com.
“Book-signings at Bath Book Shop, 96 Front Street
We have two book signings in December…
December 14th - John MacDonald will be at the Bath Book Shop from 11am – 1pm signing Maine Trivia, A moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar, and Down the Road Apiece. His books make great Christmas gifts.
December 21st - Elizabeth Bodner will be at the Bath Book Shop signing her new book, Seven Women in Maine from 11am – 1 pm. This would make a great gift for the women on your list.
Topsham Public Library is pleased to announce that we accepting applications for our annual art exhibit:
The Joy of Art.
The Joy of Art is our annual juried art exhibit which features original artwork by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Prizes will be awarded in categories including mixed media, oil/acrylic, other media, pastels, and watercolor.
Applications may be obtained at the library or on our website beginning November 1st. The deadline for the submission of applications is December 20th.
Artwork will be accepted at the library from January 8th.
The exhibit will be held from January 11 – February 16, 2014. All entries must be available for the entire show.
The applications may be downloaded from our website or picked up at the front desk at the library.
Joy of Art is sponsored by the Friends of the Topsham Public Library.
The Topsham Public Library is located at 25 Foreside Road in Topsham. For more information, call Topsham Public Library at 725-1727 or visit the library website: www.topshamlibrary.org.
Two Christmas Concerts:
Tickets ($20, under 21 free) are available at the door, from www.daponte.org, or from the following book stores:
Show: Winter Wonderland
Where: Coastal Orthopedics
When: December 13, 2013- March 7, 2014
Coastal Ortho is located at Cooks Corner in Brunswick. Coastal Ortho specializes in orthopedics, rehabilitation and sports medicine. They serve mid coast Maine, central Maine, out of state clients, as well as clients coming in from Canada. As many as 2000 clients a month pass through their doors, including men, women and children ranging in age between 8-80. You can learn more about their organization at coastalortho.com.
Now that you know a bit about them and there clients, here is the info on the show:
Sets Up: December 13, 2013 set up: 3pm- 5pm
Dismantle of Show: March 7, 2014: 3pm.
Theme of show: Winter Wonderland
Art for this particular show must be ready to hang and delivered to the site on the set up day at 3pm. Pieces can include all visual art: oil, watercolor, encaustic, acrylics, mixed media, textiles, photography, etc.
The art for this particular show will be seen by many folks going through a trying period, surgery and rehab…. art in this case will enhance the healing experience.
What you need to do to participate:
- be a individual artist member of 5RAA
- fill out an application which you will find at the 5RAA website:Coastal Ortho: Winter Wonderland
- Fill out the word document and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org OR download the pdf, fill it out and email it as an attachment along with 3-5 jpegs (around 600x400pixels please) of the work that you would be submitting for the show, to: email@example.com. The form will ask for information on the size of the piece, the medium and the value of the piece, for insurance purposes.
- Artwork must be dropped off at the venue on the day of the setup and picked up on the day of the dismantle. We would also like artists to stay to hang their work.
Deadline for receipt of this information is November 27, 2013.
You will receive confirmation by December 3, 2013. If you are able to submit your work earlier, we will be able to advise you earlier on your inclusion in show.
- All items in the show can be offered for sale as well. There are over 2000 people who pass through the doors of this venue every month. Many are people from out of the area. This is a super opportunity to have you art seen by more people.
- There is no fee to participate, however you must be a member of Fiver Rivers Arts Alliance.
- If a prospective buyer is interested in a piece of work, they will contact the artist directly and make the arrangements with the artist for the sale. The individual artists are responsible for tracking their sales and any taxes on the work.
- Contact information, along with the title, medium and price will be attached to the wall next to the work. This will be standardized and those that are participating will receive a template of this small form. It will be the size of a 3×5 index card.
- In lei of commission Five Rivers Arts Alliance asks for a 15% donation on all sales that are made during the show. This should be paid at the close of the show.
Thank you for your interest in participating in this great opportunity. Look forward to receiving your application.
Jane Page Conway will demonstrate the Encaustic Painting medium on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 2 to 5 pm at the Centre St Arts Gallery.
This is a hands-on demonstration for a limited number of students, at $45 per person, for materials. For those wishing to observe only, a $15 fee will apply.
Students will work from their own photograph to create a painting. No experience is necessary and Jane will supply all materials. Specific information on the materials and photography can be found on the blog, or picked up at the Gallery at 11 Centre Street, Bath.
Jane Page Conway is known for hand-colored and mixed media photography work. A few of her encaustic works can be seen at the Centre St. Arts Gallery, LLC, for a limited time. There is no charge to view Conway’s paintings or visit the gallery.
For more information on the demonstration and technique, and to see a few of Conway’s encaustic paintings, go to the blog: Centrestartsgallery.blogspot.
3rd Friday in November celebrates performance and visual arts at Chocolate Church.
The perfect combination of creative energy will meet on Friday, November 15 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, located at 804 Washington Street in Bath, with the opening reception for the Holiday Small Wonders art exhibit and the next in the series of the 3rd Friday Concerts featuring Robby Simpson and The Thunderbirds.
For years during March-September, Bath has come alive on the third Fridays when art galleries uniformly open to the public. Now that the weather has turned cooler, the tradition has continued but focuses on local musicians and the performing arts at the Chocolate Church. Luckily the November calendar aligns perfectly to combine visual and performing arts in one artful evening.
The reception for the final art exhibition of the year, “Holiday Small Wonders,” will begin at 5pm with works by Howard Search, Lois Strickland, kdb, Maya Kuvaja, David Costello, Jane Page Conway and Andrea Black. This show is especially curated with the intent of showcasing art priced at or below $200 for gift giving ideas.
That same evening the next 3rd Friday Concert series to benefit for the Chocolate Church and celebrate local musicians will be held. Robby Simpson and the Thunderbirds are the headliners with opening performances by Lisa Redfern, who is an award winning singer-songwriter who blends her roots in folk, bluegrass, country, gospel, blues, and swing to create something unmistakably her own, and by Aaron Nadeau who combines masterful guitar with his own blend of poetic lyrics, a surprise coming from such a young talent. Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 7:30pm.
People who are interested or curious about the visual arts or who enjoy music are encouraged to attend this wonderful evening of everything creative and local. Tickets for the benefit concert are only $10 and available online www.
Designing Women Group Show is this Saturday, November 16th at the Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport. Show is from 9am to 4pm.
Freeport’s 7th Annual Creative Economy Studio Show & Sale showcases work by more than 40 Maine artists offering everything from prints to garden art, jewelry to home furnishing. Daily raffles to benefit the Brunswick Area Respite Care serving the Mid Coast area since 1989.
To support your local creative economy, shop for unique Maine made gifts, gather with friends & enjoy delicious refreshments, travel 1.5 miles from L.L. Bean to Studio on the Hill at 21 Pleasant Hill Rd. Freeport, ME 04032, November 29th & 30th & December 1st ~10:00 am – 6:30 (Thanksgiving Weekend).
The show, which promises to delight and entertain all, starts at 1 pm in the Bowdoinham Town Hall. Donations will be taken at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children over 10. Veterans are free.
Five Rivers Arts Alliance is pleased to present its 16th Annual holiday art exhibit and sale with artists, studios and local performances.
Arts Downtown and All Around will take place this year on:
Friday, December 6, from 5-8pm,
Saturday, December 7 from 10-5,
Sunday, December 8, 11-4pm.
Events will take place in downtown Brunswick and a group show in Brunswick and Bowdoinham.
Open studios, group shows and performances will provide holiday treats for all the senses. Use this opportunity to find those one of a kind gifts for your one of a kind holiday need.
Shop local and support the Arts.
Brunswick features open studios in Fort Andross , in and around Brunswick and a Group Show at 98 Maine street where artists gather to display and sell crafts, fine arts, three dimensional work and photographs.