Blues and art mix First Friday

Jul 01, 2013
Photo by: Dagney C. Ernest Art car enthusiast Nancy Jacobs turned in some blues "Jewels."

Rockland — Artist-painted Fender guitars and drumheads will be on view downtown during the First Friday art walk July 5.

North Atlantic Blues Festival co-founder Paul Benjamin has worked with Asymmetrick Arts owner Jared Cowan to create the unusual musical/visual arts collaboration to commemorate the 20th North Atlantic Blues Festival, July 13 and 14 in Harbor Park, and to benefit the soon-to-be-built Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis. Proceeds from sale of the guitars and drumheads go to the Hall.

A selection of the instruments may be viewed during the art walk at Endeavour Home, 415 Main St., which is two doors down from Asymmetrick. For more information about the upcoming festival, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

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Dagney C. Ernest
A&E editor for Courier Publications, LLC
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Dagney has been providing Courier coverage of the local arts scene since 1985 and has helmed the multi-paper A&E section since it debuted in 2003. She has been a local performing artist, community and professional, for more than 30 years and spent a decade writing, producing and announcing on-air for several Midcoast radio stations. When not in the NewsNest, Dagney likes to be in motion.

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