The arts at Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
Rockland — In addition to watercraft, nautical skill, home design and, yes, the popular Boatyard Dog Trials, visual, literary and performing arts will be featured during the 10th annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show Friday through Sunday, Aug. 10 through 12 in Harbor Park.
Representatives of the visual arts will exhibit photographs, paintings, hand-crafted goods and rare treasures. Thomas Crotty will display his own work, as well as that of some of Maine’s finest artists. Crotty has been featured in a one-man show at the Portland Museum of Art and is involved with the business side at Frost Gully Gallery, which opened a located in Thomaston last year. Also exhibiting are photographers Peter Ralston and Alison Langley; and basket artisan Stephen Zeh.
A number of Maine authors will sign their books during the day Saturday and Sunday including Darcy Scott, Christina Montano, Jo Ann Simon, John W. Bradford, Kevin C. Mills, Betsy Bowen, Eleanor Motley Richardson, Kendall Merriam, John R. Cobb, Jack O'Mara and Kathleen Fox.
The musical lineup features, on Friday, Irish music duo Emma Walsh and Chuck Donnelly from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the UMaine at Machias Ukulele Band from 2 to 5:30 p.m.; on Saturday, jazz and dancemeisters Swing Shift from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Blue Hill Brass from 2 to 6 p.m.; and on Sunday, Steelin’ Thunder from noon to 4 p.m.
Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission will be $12 at the gate, free for children younger than 12. Advance tickets are available for purchase online through Aug. 1. No pets are allowed on show grounds, save those pre-qualified for the Trials. For a complete schedule of the show, visit maineboats.com.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.