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2nd Friday ArtWalk- Here is what is new for July’s ArtWalk in Brunswick!

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

5RAA 2014 July blog post




Not a RAINDROP in Sight!!!!!!!!!!!!


Looks like a perfect evening for an ArtWalk…

Catherine Worthington will be at Wyler’s this month, Tom Bruzinski returning to Cool As A Moose, Bearable Designs at The Mix and Georgette Morrell’s work will be at Enoteca just to name a few.

Cynthia Marsden‘s Painting with Glass , Ken Wise‘s fine woodwork, Jill Ross‘s handcrafted jewelry, Diane Duda‘s organic artisan  jewelry and Marilyn Lucey‘s sculpture work can all be seen at The Brunswick Inn. Meet the artists, share their story and take home a unique piece of art.

Jennifer Beaven

Jennifer Beaven

Stop by the group show at St Paul’s Church to see Lee Reiff’s fine oils depicting the land and coasts of Maine, Debra Csenge‘s passion for nature through her paintings , printmaking and photography, Alan Sockloff‘s photography of land and seascapes, Polly Smith‘s watercolors, Maria Castellano-Usery‘s colorful and fun acrylics, Debbie Casterlin‘s drawings, calligraphy, and photographs,  Gwendolyn Cardente‘s unique assortment of oils, acrylics, and printmaking, Jane Knox‘s work depicting the beauty and mystery of the deep forests and ocean expanses, Tom Conway‘s handcrafted baskets, Don Bruce‘s dreamcatchers and bracelets, Jennifer Beaven‘s Collage Panels, and Celina del Castillo‘s digital artthat combines photography & graphic design with images of nature.

Brunswick Gallery’s  participating include:

  • Bayview Gallery
  • Points of View Artists at the Brunswick Business Center
  • Gallery Framing
  • Gallery at 11 Pleasant Street
  • Summer Island Studio- Gallery of Fine Artisans
  • Spindleworks

Monika Kirtland and Friends is at the Morrell Room at the Library.

Many of the Fort Andross art studios will also be open including: Mildred Johnson, Ed McCartan, and Michael Patterson.


inSite Contemplative Design

Rebekah Younger from  inSite Contemplative Design will be joining us this month at St Paul’s Church to share her thoughts on “Living with Your Art  Collection”.


Susan Perrine

Susan Perrine’s twig installation art, at the corner of Maine and Mason streets, will be one of the special July events not to be missed.  As Susan says, “I grew up on a farm and have always spent a lot of time outdoors, walking the fields and woods near home. I try to use methods and materials to reflect the connection I feel towards the natural environment.”

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Musicians will be out in force this month at locations and strolling. Come around to hear The Gather Rounders (at Bank of America), Andrew Thomas (Brunswick Inn), Alison Lee Freeman (Curtis Library), Hurry Down Sunshine (Cool as a Moose), Golden Oak (St Paul’s Church), Carolyn Currie (Tontine Mall), and Lauren  Crosby Lindsey ( Gelato Fiasco).  In addition, David Daniels will be strolling and singing.

Remember, free bus service is provided for art walk participants and makes round trips every 15 minutes.  Look for the balloons and art walk flags designating the bus stops.


Whatever art you enjoy, you are sure to find something to delight your senses!  Come, support you local artists, and enjoy a fun filled evening!

Down load the brochure here or pick one up and any of the venues along the way.



Wolfe’s Neck Farm – Family Barn Dance!

| August 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wolfe's Neck Farm Barn Dance

Shanna Underwood featured at the March 8th Round Top Coffee House

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Come out to the Round Top Coffee House on March 8th for intelligent, worldly songs from Shanna Underwood, songs with powerful melodies and thoughtful lyrics. She will sing you stories and songs from eight countries, several loves, and the life of a true gypsy. The songs are her maps. For Shanna, each new place brings a new perspective and a little more depth to the singing.
Shanna wrote her first song in her teaching office in Kanchanburi, Thailand. She started singing for expats on the beaches of Thailand, and from then on made a commitment to combining her love of traveling the world with singing for people. She partners powerful Bonnie Raitt style vocals with a little twang thrown in. She’s inspired by the crafted songs and storytelling of Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch.
After Thailand, Shanna moved back to her home state of Maine, but she still has a wandering heart and a meandering mind. She now divides her time between Maine, the Nashville music scene, and Mexico. She can’t stop traveling, but she can’t stop singing either. Come out to hear her rich, intelligent folksy songs written with three minor chords, the truth, and an ever-growing and changing perspective.
The DRA Round Top Coffee House open mic is held on the second Friday of each month. The DRA invites musicians, singers, poets and other performers to sign up and demonstrate their talents during the open mic portion of the Coffee House. The stage is open to everyone. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The open mic runs from 6:45 to 8:15, with a 15-minute break before the feature act from 8:30 to 9:30. The open mic is a series of eight-minute, two-song slots, and is designed for individual or small group performances. Performers should be able to walk up on stage and set up quickly. To be assured of a slot, performers should show up to sign up promptly at 6:30.
Coffee and snacks are available. A plate or two of home-baked goods or a volunteer shift at the open mic earns free admission.
Rising Tide Community Market sponsors the DRA Round Top Coffee House by providing refreshments for each show. Rising Tide is proud to sponsor this opportunity for the Damariscotta community to hear some great music from local talent and from around the region.
The DRA Round Top Coffee House is held at DRA’s Round Top Farm, on US Route 1B (Main Street) in Damariscotta, with onsite parking. The venue is across the street from Hammond Lumber and next to Round Top Ice Cream.

Admission is $7 ($4 for Seniors, free for kids 12 and under). For more information call Heather Hardy or Jason Anthony at 677-2354 or the DRA at 563-1393.

Music in March

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Music in March, Saturday, March 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2pm: Sponsored by the Friends of TPL,  each week will feature a live music performance by local musicians in the Highlands Community Room.

The Dumais Brothers, Zemya, Jud Caswell, and ImproVox will appear. Refreshments will be served. For more information call the library or visit our website. Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME 04086, (207)

Bill Berlinghoff performing music by Woody Guthrie November 4 at the Harlow Gallery

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments



Concert date: Sunday, November 4, 2102 from 2-3:30pm

Location: The Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347

Cost: FREE and open to the public, donations welcome



On Sunday Nov. 4th, 2012 from 2-3:30pm Bill Berlinghoff, a Farmington Maine based folksinger in the Pete Seeger tradition, brings more than 45 years of performing experience to the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell.
 Berlinghoff will be performing the music of Woody Guthrie surrounded by black and white photographs inspired by Guthrie’s music. The exhibition, “This Land is Your Land: Photographic Interpretations of a Legend, Woody Guthrie” is on view at the Harlow Gallery through November.  This Sunday afternoon music event is one of many special events in celebration of Woody Guthrie’s Centennial Year for more info please visit

Folk Music Saturday Night at Circling the Square!

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Saltwater Celtic Music Festival @MMM &Thomas Point Beach

| July 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
Kickoff the Area Festival at the Maine Maritime Museum with:

Aoife Clancy Concert, Friday, July 13, 6pm

The 2nd Annual Saltwater Music Festival at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick is Saturday and Sunday, July 14 & 15,

but MMM will host an opening concert at 6 p.m. the evening before featuring legendary Celtic music diva Aoife Clancy.

An Irish lass from the small town of Carrick-on-Suir, in County Tipperary, Ireland, her musical career began when her father, Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers, placed a guitar in her hands and, soon after, brought her to perform with him in pubs. She was a member of the acclaimed Irish American group, Cherish the Ladies, and she has been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops and Cincinnati Pops orchestras. Don’t miss her incredible performance. If you plan to attend the Saltwater Music Festival and purchase your tickets here through MMM, a portion of the price goes to support the Museum.

5RAA Members – Do You have your Artists’ Gallery Page in the Directory?

| February 18, 2012 | 0 Comments


5RAA Members-

If you have not done so yet- please submit your Contact Information along with up to 10 images to get listed in the Directory here.

The new website is getting a lot of traffic and it would be a shame for you to miss out on the exposure. This is one of the highest return benefits we can offer you. The quality of the information in the Directory will help all of you get more exposure.

There are still some listings that were pulled over from the old website.  These will come down shortly if we do not receive updated information.

So again:

1. Organize your thoughts on the image as an artist that you want to project to your audience.

2. Write a paragraph or two about what you do and why you do it.

3. Include your Name, Gallery Name , address and contact information including website.

4. Select 10 of your best images to represent what you offer. (Pls sze 600x 400- no larger)

Put it all in an email and send it to


This benefit is great for those with a website- we give you a live link to your site

and for those who do not have a site- you receive organized exposure to  the public.

Good for all. Join the group of artists that are already here.

Are You Listed in the Directory Yet?

| February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

So we just launched the New Website— and the number of visitors is climbing fast.

Would you like to get your name and your art in front of the audience that is checking out the new site??

This is a great opportunity to get out in front of more people- to have your own artist page in addition to the other benefits that membership brings you is awesome.

So-here is  the:


  1. Make sure your membership is up to date.
    1. If it isn’t, you can get more membership information here or
    2. send an email to
  2. If you are a current member
    1. send a email to containing the following information:
      1. Your Name
      2. Contact Information
        1. Email Address
        2. Phone Number
        3. Website
      3. A short statement about your art, or service
      4. 10 images that represent what you do-
        1. Image pixel size should be  600x 400 (no larger please)

and that’s it. We will work through the emails as we receive them on a first  received basis.

Take advantage of this great opportunity with our relaunch.