Burt Dow, Deep Water Man at Stoningtons Opera House’

Went to see this amazing, original show last night.  There’s one more performance tomorrow at 2PM.  Read more or order tickets on line here. This is truly a not-to-be-missed show!

Opera House Arts commissioned Maia Aprahamian to write the script. Directed by Joan Jubett, this is an original children’s opera version of the beloved book by Robert McCloskey. Equity performers from Portland, ME and NYC, including Daniel Noel as Burt Dow, lead a combined professional and community children’s chorus.

Local students helped to compose music and lyrics; and helped build fantastic props for the show with sculptor Michael Stasiuk. The set designer is David Barber, the costume designer is Deborah Otte and the lighting designer is Barbara Samuels.

Don’t miss it!  Let’s hope that OHA brings it back next summer…

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Art Gallery Mozelle opens

It’s been several years since I’ve run the gallery and I was feeling a wee bit rusty as I prepped the rooms, hung the art, and made wall tags over the past few days.  Now that it’s actually open, I feel a sense of relief, and I’m looking forward to old friends – and new – coming in to see the work.

Gallery view

Clean, fresh, and ready for the summer…

I’m showing my new paintings, jewelry, an assortment of mixed media pieces, as well as photography by my very talented daughter, Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld, and very hip recycled bags by Julia Ventresco of One Woman Studio.

And then there’s Max…

Max in the gallery

Do I look like an art lover??

I think he’s going to make a great “shop dog.”  Not to mention, he’s a real conversation starter…  “Is he a…?”  Nope, he’s a Standard Poodle puppy.

Stop in and visit – we’re open Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5 PM.

42 Bridge Street, Deer Isle, Maine.  207 348-6722

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From a Single Thread @ Pearson Legacy

The opening to “From a Single Thread” fiber arts show (combined with an exhibition of beautiful bowls) was very well attended. With more than 45 artists participating, the event was lively and the showcase of work very colorful indeed. Here are some highlights but don’t miss it in person: the show continues through July 25th.

Pearson Legacy is at 13 Dow Road in Deer Isle. Gallery open 10AM-5PM

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June 26: Island Granite Sculpture Project Unveiling

Please join the Deer Isle-Stonington Community for the dedication of the granite sculpture created for the island by sculptor Attila Rath Geber, as part of the 2009 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium. This beautiful imaginative piece, made from Crotch Island granite, honors the unsurpassed creative spirit of the people of this island–past, present, and future. 

Saturday June 26 at 5PM (raindate Sunday June 27 at 5PM) at Scott’s Landing on the Deer Isle Causeway (route 15 just after the Deer Isle Bridge if coming from away, just before the bridge if coming from island). Parking at Causeway Beach.

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John Marin Documentary @ Opera House Arts

 Let the Paint be the Paint       Stonington Opera House Arts: June 23  @   7 p.m.

                                         Marin lived and worked in Stonington   

John Marin is one of the most famous U.S. artists of the 20th century, a master of American Modernism. And for many years he lived and painted in Maine, including Stonington, setting several of his paintings right here: including one from 1923 which prominently features the Opera House! This new biopic by filmmaker Michael Maglaras is called “an essay in film” and an homage to this remarkable painter.    

Using more than 70 of Marin’s watercolors, oils, drawings and etchings, Maglaras takes us on a journey from Marin’s first representational work as an architectural student in the 1890s, to the point, late in his life, when he pushes representational painting to the very edge of Abstraction and beyond. Maglaras, known for his previous films on artists Marsden Hartley, will be present for a post-screening discussion.

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Arts Well Represented at Stonington Farmers Market

 

The Stonington Farmers Market

There are more than 22 fine artists and craftspeople exhibiting their work at the ever popular Stonington Farmers Market in Stonington on Fridays from 10 AM to noon. Joining the fresh produce, seafood, meats, bakery items, prepared food vendors, and community of non-profit orgs that make this one of the liveliest markets in Maine, the artisans are a big draw for the market which attracts upward of 1200+ visitors each market during the months of July and August. The market opened on May 28th and will continue to be open–rain or shine–through middle of October. Check the website for directions, vendor directory, and market news.

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Isalos Fine Art Summer Show Schedule

Isalos Fine Art Gallery has announced its scheduled art exhibitions and artist’s openings for the summer season.

June 29-July 18th

Vaino Kola: paintings & etchings

Artist’s reception Friday, July 2, 4 – 7 p.m.

July 20 – August 8: John Woolsey: pastels

Artist’s reception July 23, 4 – 7 p.m.

August 24 – September 12: Rebecca Daugherty: paintings

Artist’s reception Friday, September 3, 4 – 7 p.m.

Stonington Galleries First Friday Open Gallery Nights will take place on First Fridays from July until October, as well as an island-wide gallery walk on  Friday, June 18th for the Lupine Festival. Each reception goes from 4 to 7 p.m.

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