Marsha Donahue returns for a three-day Watercolor workshop beginning:
Saturday, March 8 through Monday, March 10.
Three days tuition is $350; two days tuition is $250.
‘Voices of the Sea’ 3rd edition casts wider net
Members $15; nonmembers $17; children $10
Hosted by John McDonald, Maine’s Storyteller, with appearances by Bath’s own Kevin Gilmore, poet Sally Woolf-Wade, musician Bob Bowman and others.
Get out to a class! Enjoy the community and the sharing…
Centre Street Arts Gallery LLC at 11 Centre Street in Bath, Maine is offering:
a Watercolor Workshop entitled ‘Increase the Risk, Decrease the Failure
with Marsha Donahue on March 8, 9 and 10.
Marsha owns Northlight Gallery in Millinocket, Maine. Her watercolors captures the beauty of Katahin and the Maine woods.
Students may sign up for two days for $200. or 3 days for $300.
Also beginning on
March 5 is a series of 9 watercolor classes with Linda Murray .
This class is a continuation of Linda’s well-received fall watercolor class.
Classes will meet on 9 Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5:00. The cost is $195.
Visit centrestartsgallery.blogspot.com for more information. Reservations can be made by calling 207-442-0300 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Oil Painting with Eric Glass starts:
Saturday, February 15,
from 2-5 pm,
for 6 weeks for $170.
Figure Drawing on six Sundays, February 9-23, and March 16-30.
The series is $80.
Students should bring all equipment and supplies.
Maine 10 artists exhibit at Mae’s Cafe, 160 Centre Street
Artists representing the group Maine 10 will exhibit their work at Mae’s Cafe and Bakery January 12 through the end of March, 2014.
The art will range from large scenics and playful graphics to smaller pieces in oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel, including photographic prints. A number have been specially painted for this show.
Those participating are: Shirley Lewis, Sylvia Dyer, Claire Vigneau, Mary Truesdell, Susan R. Wood (formerly Susan Rayfield), Leslie Emerson, Bonnie Alpander and Vivian Wixom.
Mae’s Cafe is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., seven days a week.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
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.
Opening Reception for Claire Vigneau on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 from 5 to 7 pm at 11 Centre Street, Bath.
Zumwalt biographer to speak at Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Admiral Zumwalt biographer here for lecture/book talk on christening weekend – October 20, 11 a.m.
Bath Iron Works will christen Zumwalt (DDG 1000) on Saturday morning, October 19. The following morning at 11 a.m., Larry Berman, author of “Zumwalt:The Life and Times of Admiral Russell Elmo ‘Bud’ Zumwalt, Jr.,” will discuss the man for whom the Navy’s newest class of destroyer, the most advanced and highly technological warship in the world, was named. A book signing will follow this informative and highly interesting lecture. MMM will have a table at the christening where Mr. Berman, who has written four other books about the Vietnam war, will also be available to sign his book about Admiral Zumwalt.