For the second year in a row, celebrated pianist and composer Tom Luther will perform an original work composed specifically for Wet Paint on the Weskeag! using multimedia sources and the Weskeag River as inspiration. The annual benefit event is set for late Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14, at the Kelpie Gallery, 81 Elm St./Route 73.

Luther describes "Currents" as “a generative audio-visual work.” The visual elements generate musical elements, and a live improviser is able to alter the visual elements in certain ways that then feed back into the generated musical elements.

“It is a closed system that feeds back and re-invents itself perpetually,” he said. “Each tableau in the work features a different kind of video alteration, and generates a different musical texture.”

Luther, as the leading force behind the Tom Luther Quintet, has released several acclaimed albums in recent years. “Necessity,” TLQ’s 2015 release, received an enthusiastic review in Down East Magazine.

Tickets are still available for the third annual Wet Paint on the Weskeag! Auction and gala’ they are $40 for Georges River Land Trust members, $50 for others and day-of-the-event. The cocktail preview includes light fare provided by Green Bean Catering, beer by Rock Harbor Brewery and wine by Savage Oakes Winery.

Thirty artists will be painting along the Weskeag and St. George Rivers. Their newly created works will be available to preview at 4 p.m. with the auction to commence with dueling auctioneers Bruce Gamage and Kaja Veilleux at 5 p.m. The benefit event is hosted by The Kelpie Gallery with lead sponsorship by On The Water Real Estate and Bangor Savings Bank.

For more information and tickets, visit or; or call 594-5166.

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