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Family Arts & Science Festival- Postponed Until Spring 2014

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Due to planning and participation concerns, we have decided to postpone the Family Arts and Science Festival.

It will not be held on September 7, 2013, but instead we are hoping to hold the event in May.

We felt it was important to run a quality event and feel this postponement will allow that to occur.

We will keep you informed as we solidify a date.

Family Arts & Science Festival- Call for Volunteers & Workshop Leaders

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Family Arts & Science Festival- September 9,2012, 10am – 4pm on the Brunswick Mall, Maine Street

| August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO WANT TO MISS THE FUN:

Local Arts and Sciences come together in celebration of  50 years since Rachel Carson authored “‘Silent Spring” and invite you to share in the “SENSE OF WONDER” for the natural world.

Join us in this CELEBRATION & FESTIVAL.

Festivities held on the BRUNSWICK MALL,

Maine Street, Brunswick

Bring your curiosity, joy, and energy to participate in:

  • ART:

    • Recycle, Reuse, Revision with a mixed media collage
    • Dye the Midnight Sky Workshop
    • Drawing from Nature’s Treasures
    • Journal Entries
    • Community Mural
    • Weaving
    • Sun Prints on Fabric
    • Build a Rocket

  • SCIENCE:
    • Celestial Maps and Codes
    • Astro Photography Exhibits
    • Magic Stones
    • Sidewalk Astronomy
    • Touch Tank
    • Hands on Nature Activities
  • MUSIC:
    • Peter Alexander
    • Nancy Sferra
    • Shanna Underwood
    • Kat Logan & Jim Loney
    • Heather Harden & Gifford Jamison

DO NOT MISS THE SILENT AUCTION!

Bid on Art from LOCAL ARTISTS including pieces from:

  • Maria Castellano-Usery
  • J. Kigel Barnes
  • Prentiss Weiss
  • P. Boissevain
  • kdb
  • Tom Conway
  • Penobscot Bay Porch Swings
  • S. Thompson
  • Karl Saila
  • Many Russel
  • Monika Kirtland

Bid on Local Business Gift Certificates including:

  • The Gelato Fiasco
  • Gulf of Maine Books
  • The Great Impasta
  • LA Arts
  • Little Dog
  • Thai Villa
  • Monarch Massage

………..and more coming in every day!

 

See you there!

 

 

 

Family Arts & Science Festival- September 9th …..mark your calendars

| August 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

On September 9, 2012, from 10-4 Five River Arts Alliance (“Five Rivers”) will present its 16 th annual Family Arts Festival on the Brunswick Mall.

For the first time, the Five Rivers will join forces with Cornerstones of Science to revitalize the Festival as the Family Arts & Science Festival, celebrating the confluence of art and science.

The Festival will feature Five Rivers Arts Alliance artists offering workshops and demonstrations related to the appreciation and concern for nature. Cornerstones of Science will have astronomers with telescopes, rockets to launch, an exhibit by Astra-photographers and more. The festival will have “discovery zones” along the following themes: Earth, Sky, Our Sense of Wonder: Community Mural.

 

The festival is pleased to present local musicians, selected for their affiliation with the arts and science, that will be performing on the gazebo:

 

All events are free of charge.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

Family Arts Festival is a celebration of community and the arts

| September 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Sat, Sept 17, 10am – 4pm

15th Annual Family Arts Festival
In 1996, we held our first Family Arts Festival on a beautiful September day on the Brunswick Town Mall. The tradition continues!

Each year we bring you new faces, workshops, and performers for a day of art, music and dance making.

We are grateful to artists and performers for making this festival possible. And thank you for coming; have a great day!

 

Silent Auction

Please take a look at great silent auction items at the bottom of this page. Silent Auction will be held during the Family Arts Festival.  All proceeds support the festival.  You do not need to be present to win.

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Family Arts Festival Sat, Sept 17, 10am – 4pm

| September 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Family Arts Festival is a celebration of community and the arts

15th Annual Family Arts Festival
In 1996, we held our first Family Arts Festival on a beautiful September day on the Brunswick Town Mall. The tradition continues! Each year we bring you new faces, workshops, and performers for a day of art, music and dance making. We are grateful to artists and performers for making this festival possible. And thank you for coming; have a great day!

Silent Auction

Please take a look at great silent auction items at the bottom of this page. Silent Auction will be held during the Family Arts Festival.  All proceeds support the festival.  You do not need to be present to win.

Gazebo Stage

Music begins at 10. Check back soon for additional information.
10:00     Shanna Underwood Trio. Bringing out the folk and blues aspects of Americana music with homegrown instrumentals and deep, rich vocals.
11:00     Bath Municipal Concert Band. Best entertains the festival with a performance celebrating American music, Broadway favorites and a touch of Salsa!
12:00     Daisy Lee. Daisy performed last year during open mike. This year she has her own repertoire. Click here for video of performance. 
1:00       Jim Loney, Kat Logan & Will Brown. Folk, traditional and blues.  Festival favorites!

2:00       Red Beans & Rice. Dave Hunt and Carter Ruff play blues, originals and recycled classics.

3:00       Jud Caswell. “Jud Caswell captures the American experience through carefully crafted songs while instantly setting a tone of “we’re all friends here” with his audiences. He is truly a new songwriter to be treasured.” – Scott Hayward, Tupelo Music Hall.

On the Lawn

10-12   Mysterious Mime Kay Mann makes an appearance!

10-4   Festival Mural.  Add your impressions to this group effort.

10-4    Face Painting with out enthusiastic and artistic volunteers.

Workshops Children’s Tent
10:00-12:00   Puppy Parade with Elaine Reed. Using Model Magic (a self hardening clay like material) we will use the pinch pot method to create little sculpted critters ( puppies, kittens, etc.). These little critters take about 20 minutes to make and can than be carefully transported home. The actual drying time is about 1 hour.
10:00-2:00   Collage with Maria Castellano-Usery and Patricia Boissevain. Choose a theme, and choose from many materials at hand, and you are on your way!
10:00-1:00    Wearable Art with ArtVan crew. Join Jamie Silvestri and volunteers to create something new to wear created from recycled materials. Make your own headband, vest, bracelet, you name it.

 

10:00-12:00 Recycled Stuff = Art with Shift Owners Corie Washow and Rob Schulz. Using unique connectors we’ll turn your trash and recycleables into cool creations.  Bring your own materials to build with – along the lines of cereal boxes, paper plates, the cardboard tubes from paper towel/toilet paper, yogurt containers, egg cartons, milk jugs,etc.! 

10:00-12:00  BookMarks with Topsham Library volunteers. Decorate a bookmark for your favorite book.

Image: Festival Mural

10:00-4:00  5×5 Masterpiece with Arts Are Elementary.   Come join Arts Are Elementary and create a “5×5″ masterpiece – a mini version of the locally familiar “10×10″.  A variety of mediums available at this station to inspire young art minds – come use paints, markers, or pencils on foamboard to make your own masterpiece and then border it with a handmade “frame”.  Will be ready to hang in your very own home exhibit!  We estimate 5-20 minutes for this project.

10:00-12:00  Bubble & Print. Learn this print technique from Robin Brooks, Donna Parkinson and Sarah Vosmus.  All ages welcome!

12:00-2:00  Giant Inflatable Creature with Susan Perrine and Big Brothers-Big Sisters. A giant inflatable creature will be built onsite during the festival. Show up at noon and join an impromptu group of artists who will design and build a giant inflatable art object. Using simple materials, recycled plastic and duct tape, we will construct an object that will hold air and with the help of a large fan will inflate to enormous proportions.  Image, right: Inside the Giant Inflatable

12:00-2:00    Light Catchers with Bridget Spaeth. Create luminescent art of light and color with paper and inl.  For ages 7 and up or younger artists with a parent.

12:00-4:00    Extreme Hats with Linda Blanton and volunteers. Create your personal festival statement with this workshop of remarkable toppers!
2:00-4:00     Jewel Jam Wearable Art. with Aura Ever. Bracelets, medallions, crowns and masks are created out of cardboard colored duck tape, sharpies yarn, string and ribbon and jewels….all we need are scissors, tape and imagination!
2:00-4:00     Family Hoop Jam with Amanda Walden from Spin Art.  Amanda will have hula hoops in various sizes available for the whole family to try. Come and give them a spin!
2:00-4:00    Masks Make a face-a cat a monster a flower power mask-Your imagination is the only limit.

Adult tent – Art making workshops and demos
10:00-4:00   Weaving Demonstration with Michael Patterson. Patterson, whose studio is in Brunswick, offers demonstration weaving technique and patterns.

10:00-4:00   Learn more about local cultural nonprofits at info table, including The Theater Project, Maine Maritime Museum, The Chocolate Church, Bowdoin College Craft Center, Maine Fiberarts, and more.
10:00-12:00   Wrapped Rocks. Wrap your favorite rock in linen thread. Maine Fiberarts Director Christine Macchi shows how to crochet these one-of-a-kind keepsakes.
12:00-2:00   Henna Tattooing Demonstration with members of Lewiston Somali community and LA Arts
12:00-2:00  Celestial Star Maps with Rebecca McNulty from Dragon’s Eye Ventures will share an old fashioned method of making nearly invisible star maps of the celestial seas.  Recommended for young adults and adults. 
2:00-4:00     Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain with Hati Modr
.  Using these techniques helps everyone learn to draw!

2:00-4:00   Oil Pastels with Lee Cheever. Create your own Maine coastal scene and learn pastel techniques.

Images: Mask-maker at work, Light catcher at 2010 festival.

 

Sponsors

The Family Art Festival celebrates its 15th year this fall.  It is sponsored by Five Rivers Arts Alliance, with support from Town of Brunswick, Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, Midcoast Health Services and the generous donations of many local individuals and businesses.  Workshop Sponsors include: Atlantic Regional Federal Credit UnionHannaford Supermarkets, Hammond LumberT. Kevin Sullivan, D.M.D., El Camino, Gulf of Maine BooksMaine Home Realty, Riley Insurance, and Scarlet Begonia’s.

Five Rivers Arts Alliance Membership!
Membership and individual contributions are more than one third of Five Rivers Arts Alliance’s budget. If you are not a member already, join today! We are offering a discount, or a free t-shirt today! Your membership supports this festival and many more events, including ArtWalks in Bath, Brunswick and Topsham, member Meetings and Pecha Kucha Nights. We think that the arts play an essential role in our communities, in life-long learning and in our economy and your membership support our work to strengthen our communities through the arts.

 

 

 

Silent Auction
Local artists and businesses have supported the festival with donations. Many have donated gift certificates and merchandise for our first Silent  Take a look. Make a bid. There are great items for you, or someone you know.  We are grateful for donations from: