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    February 10, 2010

    Local plays chosen, read

    Acorn Productions of Westbrook, a nonprofit arts presenter located in the Dana Warp Mill, has announced its selections for the 2010 Maine Playwrights Festival, the ninth annual spotlight on brand new plays by Maine writers, which will run April 15 through May 1 at the St. Lawrence Arts Center on Munjoy Hill in Portland. This year's edition of the festival will be directed by Harlan Baker, Julie Goell and ...

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    February 10, 2010

    Sage for Someone performs final Midcoast shows

    Sage for Someone's Scout MacKay and Dylan Chapman will perform their last shows with Jason Dean and Mike Whitehead Thursday, Feb. 18 at Rockland Public Library at 6:30 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 19 at Rock City Books & Coffee from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Ever since she was a sophomore in high school, singer/songwriter Scout MacKay has been performing throughout the Midcoast, impressing audiences with her lyrically evocative ...

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    February 10, 2010

    Big band and barbershop at Winterfest

    Live music will be part of the mix during Winterfest 2010 Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cellardoor Winery, 367 Youngtown Road. The family-friendly day will feature fun outdoor activities including sledding, snowshoeing, snow-person making, ice skating and horse-drawn wagon rides. Participants also may enjoy food and wine pairings, hot cocoa and savory treats plus a gourmet brunch by Natalie's chef ...

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    February 10, 2010

    From Mel Gibson to Willy Wonka

    What do Mel Gibson, Willy Wonka and the Waldo Theatre have in common? Stars. When Mel Gibson wrapped up his production of "Man Without a Face," he gave Mainely-Kids at the Waldo Theatre pieces from his movie set — stars, gold stars, big ones. A young actor, John Guptil, from the Waldo Theatre was the stunt double for Gibson's young star and several theater regulars appeared as extras. Since 1992, the donated ...

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    February 9, 2010

    Midcoast artist/activist speaks at Waterfall Arts

    Artist and activist Kenny Cole on Monroe will speak Monday, Feb. 22 at Waterfall Arts Belfast, 256 High St. The 7 p.m. talk is part of Waterfall Arts' monthly series of Artist Lectures. Cole will talk about his personal evolution as a political artist, showing images he has made over the past decade. He said his politics involve a struggle to account for the scale and breadth of military investiture worldwide. ...

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    February 9, 2010

    Angier signs children’s book

    On Saturday, Feb. 20 from noon to 2 p.m., nationally-recognized local artist Hope R. Angier will sign copies of her children's book "HARMONY: Land of the Four Seasons" at Farmers Fare, corner of Route 90 and Cross Street. In "HARMONY," a little girl experiences wonder, magic and adventure while on a journey through the mystical Land of the Four Seasons. The illustrations have been called compelling, cheerful ...

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    February 9, 2010

    Corey, Bush share show at Tidemark Gallery

    A strong collection of works is featured in Tidemark Gallery's current show, "Ralph Bush and Daniel Corey Paint Monhegan." The two-man show runs through the end of the month at Tidemark, 902 Main St./Route 220. Corey is a relatively young painter whose style is rooted in the Ashcan School, a realistic art movement of the early 20th century, and honors the impressionists of the Cape Cod School of Art. His ...

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    February 9, 2010

    Artist Trading Card Club meets

    Rockport Public Library's Artist Trading Card Club will meet Saturday, Feb. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library, 1 Limerock St. ATCs are small works of art the size of a playing card, made and traded among artists of all ages and skill levels. Paper arts techniques learned at club meetings are readily used in journaling, scrapbooking and gift card making. In February, local artist Robinsunne will teach ...

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    February 9, 2010

    Call for 30-mile radius show

    Åarhus Gallery once again toasts the Midcoast creative community by opening its walls to Maine residents of any age or training who live within a 30-mile radius of Belfast to show their stuff — artwork, that is — in the second annual "44N 69W: Radius Belfast" group show. From potters, painters and welders to musicians, knitters and mobile makers, all work falling within the gallery's fairly liberal view of ...

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    February 9, 2010

    ‘Real and Abstract’ at Farnsworth

    On Saturday, Feb. 20, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open a new exhibition of contemporary works titled "Real and Abstract: Contemporary Art from the Farnsworth." The exhibition, which had been scheduled to open Feb. 13, will be on display in the downtown museum's Morehouse Wing through May 16. Organized to coincide with the museum's Achieving American Art lecture series at the Strand Theatre, "Real and ...


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