Suzanne Savage Brewer shares her Baxter State Park Artist Residency 2012 in our next Blue Moon Gallery show, Drawing Strength, from June 14 through July 25. The public is invited to attend a reception for the artist on Friday, June 14 from 5 to 7 pm at Visions Gallery in downtown Houlton. In addition to sketching and painting scenes in the park including Mount Katahdin Ms. Brewer held open studios for student artists of all ages.
This is a show you will not want to miss!
Hewnoaks Artist Colony on Kezar Lake in Lovell has launched a website and an application process for Maine artists who might like a chance to spend one to four weeks in a gorgeous setting. We’ll put people in little cabins with modest kitchens and bathrooms. There are no studio facilities – rather, it’s a “self-catering” residency.
“Last year, during our test run, we invited a writer, a filmmaker, a playwrite/performer, and various visual artists. They managed to use their time well and feel productive even without the studios.
If you know anyone who might like to apply, please help us by spreading the word. The application process closes in two weeks and we hope to get as many people up there as we can.”
For more information, and to apply, visit:
We have been getting new work in and rearranging after giving the walls a fresh coat of paint. New bulbs in all our light fixtures have really brightened us up and we think it looks great! Stop in and see for yourself what is new in the gallery this spring! Our Student Art Show will be up until May 22, so if you haven’t been in to see it make sure to come in before then. As always we have fine art and gifts for every budget and every need. A big thank you goes out to all our loyal customers and friends for your continued support of the arts in the Southern Aroostook area.
2012 entry from the students of Jami Cass at Shoestring Arts
The Seeds of Creativity Student Art Show will be on display from April 5 through May 22 in the Gallery. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on April 5 from 5 – 7 pm. Join us, meet some of the talented students, and show the students that you know how important the arts are to them. See you there!
Giving Shape to the Wind – Poetry in the Twenty-first Century is a free writing workshop with poet Marc Arnts.
Wednesday, March 27, 6 - 8 PM
Houlton Higher Education Center – Room 110
“Poetry is all around us. At home, work, school, and especially in our communities, we see people using words to evoke emotions and alter our thoughts and deeds. In this seminar, we are going to explore the resources we all have at hand within our lives, and develop ways to use those resources in our writing.”
Writing, whether it is poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction requires the writer to have some sort of experience, a way to express themselves and a desire to contribute to others.
As Marc Says: “YOUR poetry is amazing because, to me, it is a window on a world I rarely get to visit”.
To register for this free workshop stop in to Visions at 66 Main St. in Houlton or call us at 532-9119!
“The Gift of Adoption” is the the exhibit that will be in the Blue Moon Gallery from February 8 to March 20. The reception for the exhibit will be on February 8 from 5 – 7 pm at Visions Art Gallery, 66 Main Street in Houlton. The exhibit focuses on the importance of adoption through pictures.
For info call the gallery at 532-9119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now through January 26, “As Time Goes By” – featuring the art of Carolyn Anderson is in the Blue Moon Gallery at Visions. Carolyn has beautiful black and white photographs of an old house with words that reflect the reality of change with age for houses and people alike. Stop by and peruse these fascinating pictures with thoughtful prose.
Once again this year Robinson Ballet will be bringing us the spectacular ballet, The Nutcracker, for folks in our area to enjoy! If you missed it last year, here is your chance to catch it this time around. This magical seasonal favorite is sure to please all ages.
Bring the whole family to see The Nutcracker at the Houlton Community Arts Center auditorium located at Houlton High School on Sunday, November 25th at 2 pm. Tickets are $8.00 for children and seniors and $12.00 for adults over 18. The tickets may be purchased at Visions Art Gallery, York’s of Houlton, York’s Bookstore, and Houlton School of Dance.
See you there!
Members of the Shiretown Scribes will be reading some of their works for the public at the Unitarian Church on Military Street Sunday, October 21 at 2 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Donations will be gratefully accepted toward the publication of their next book. The Cup Cafe in the basement of the church will be open for business the entire day, so folks can have a late lunch before or a snack after the event if they wish.
We look forward to seeing YOU there on Sunday!
The next show in the Blue Moon Gallery will be Clothes Line Art created by Girl Scouts of America. The reception will be Friday, October 12 from 5 – 7 pm. More info coming soon!