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…
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.
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.
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.