First Fridays at the Farnsworth

May 24, 2014

Rockland — The Farnsworth Art Museum has announced that for the fifth consecutive year, The First, N.A., will sponsor First Fridays at the Farnsworth. During First Fridays, the museum will open its galleries free of charge to the public from 5 to 8 p.m.

The museum will once again be accessible on First Fridays through the Main Street doors, leading directly into the galleries. First Fridays also will feature guest musical groups beginning June 6 with the Midcoast a cappella vocal ensemble VoXX: Voice of Twenty. First Fridays at the Farnsworth, part of the Arts in Rockland First Friday art walks, will be June 6, July 4, Aug. 1, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3.

The First celebrates 150 years of Maine community banking on May 30. The bank has 16 offices in five Maine counties, including two offices in Rockland. For more information, visit thefirst.com.

Now in its second decade, VoXX has sung up and down the Maine coast and generally performs two scheduled concert sets per year, in January and mid-summer. VoXX likes the challenges of unusual vocal music, yet more familiar works by such renowned composers as Britten, Byrd, Dufay, Holst, Josquin, Lauridsen, Vaughan Williams, and Whitacre (not to mention Anonymous) also are central to its repertoire.

The Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists, with 20,000 square feet of gallery space and more than 10,000 works in the collection. The Farnsworth has one of the largest public collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson, while its Wyeth Center features works of N.C., Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. The National Register-listed Farnsworth Homestead, the Olson House, a National Landmark, and Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex. For more information, visit farnsworthmuseum.org.

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

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