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    January 22, 2010

    Banff film tour tickets on sale

    Hot on the heels of the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain film festivals, the 2009/2010 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has hit the road with stops planned in more than 285 communities and 30 countries across the globe, including Midcoast Maine. The local screening of selections is set for Friday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. at Strom Auditorium of Camden Hills Regional High School, Route 90. The ...

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    January 22, 2010

    Keeping it real at Tidemark

    "Exploration in Realism: Conceptual to Traditional," a group show juried by Sam Cady of Friendship, runs through Saturday, Jan. 30 at Tidemark Gallery, 902 Main St./Route 220. Cady, an artist and career instructor in the Master of Fine Arts Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, said the show is a small sample of "the variety of moods, observations, humors, imaginations and gifts of artists in this ...

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    January 22, 2010

    Double shot of the blues

    The Monday Night Blues series continues Feb. 1 with Matthew Stubbs and Sax Gordon at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10 for the CD release party, which also will mark Stubbs' birthday. Stubbs currently is performing with the legendary Charlie Musselwhite Band as well as his own band, The Matthew Stubbs Band. He was named the 2009 Outstanding Guitarist from Blues Audience Magazine and ...

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    January 22, 2010

    ‘Playing for Change’ to screen at Camden Opera House

    The Global Cinema Visions Sunday afternoon film and discussion series continues with the Midcoast premiere of the award-winning film, "Playing for Change: Peace Through Music" Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, with a discussion afterward. The 83-minute documentary, released in the United States in 2008, was directed by Jonathen Walls and Mark Johnson "When you play on the street, you play to the ...

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    January 22, 2010

    Art Lecture Redux on Wyeth’s ‘Sins’

    On Sunday afternoons throughout the winter, the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will be offering a series of Art Lecture Redux videos in its auditorium. This special series re-screens a select few of the museum's summer and fall lectures and panel discussions, originally presented live to sold-out audiences. Art Lecture Redux offers an opportunity for many to see them for the first time, while giving others a ...

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    January 22, 2010

    Calligraphy class at the Farnsworth

    Beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 3, the downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will present a class on calligraphy and book arts. Words Made New with Jan Owen will take place on four consecutive Wednesdays from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Farnsworth's Gamble Education Center at the corner of Union and Grace streets. Participants will join Belfast artist Owen in exploring ways to write words by learning some informal calligraphy ...

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    January 22, 2010

    MVHS holds Poetry Out Loud

    This year's Poetry Out Loud competition was held Jan. 19 at Medomak Valley High School's Dolloff Auditorium. Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure that begins at the classroom level; winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to a regional and/or state competition and, ultimately, to the National Finals. MVHS winners are Kaitlyn Theberge and Erica Dailey. The National Endowment for the Arts and the ...

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    January 22, 2010

    Live music at Winterfest

    The annual Winterfest Saturday, Jan. 30 will feature live music and refreshments all afternoon, in addition to the popular ice carving contest, outdoor winter activities and indoor crafts for children in and around the downtown Camden Public Library. The event will run from noon to 4 p.m. Ellsworth-based Stiff Whisker and the Driftwood Kids, who had a CD release concert in late 2008 at the Camden Opera House, ...

  • Published
    January 21, 2010

    Design Team to reward creativity

    On behalf of the Maine Design Team, the Maine Arts Commission is seeking submissions of digital video that highlights innovation, imagination and creativity in Maine's schools. This might include innovations in student learning or in the school process, schedule, structure, curricula and teaching methods. The winning school will be chosen by members of the MDT and will receive $500. The MDT is a group of ...

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    January 21, 2010

    Current & Coming

    BELFAST "Cast and Found: the Art of Wooden Foundry Patterns, circa 1900" exhibit of industrial design, in Clifford Gallery (through Feb. 26); "Empty Walls and Windows," work for purchase organized by Abbie Shahn, in Corridor Gallery (ongoing), 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and by appointment, Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St. FMI: 338-2222. "Cast & Found" proceeds ...


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