SACAP is once again proud to host the Seeds of Creativity Student Art Show in the Blue Moon Gallery at Visions, 66 Main Street, Houlton, Maine. The artwork encompasses many media and styles as well as ages from Kindergarten to 12th grade. The show opens Friday, April 4 with a reception at Visions from 5 to 7 pm. Be sure to stop in and show your support of these very talented young people. The show is available for viewing during regular business hours – Tuesday – Friday 12-5, Saturday 10 am – 2 pm. BEGINNING APRIL 15 Business hours will be expanded for the summer months! Tuesday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.
Beautiful trees of all sizes and styles are being raffled off this Saturday, November 30 to benefit the Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project’s many events held for the community throughout the year. You can help us create programs for children and adults by buying chances on this and on our Holiday Basket to be drawn later in December.
On Saturday, November 2 we will be offering a one-time class with Esther Faulkner at Visions Gallery. One canvas per person, acrylic paint, and brushes are provided. The class will run from 2 to 5 pm and is open to anyone 12 or older. To register call or visit Visions (phone 532-9119) and we will sign you up! There is a limit of 20 participants, so don’t wait too long! This class/party is free, but donations are always appreciated so we can offer more experiences of art to the community.
Our next Blue Moon Gallery show, birds on the brain by Russell Mount, will be in the gallery from Friday August 9 to Friday September 20. Definitely a not-to-be-missed show, these works are absolutely gorgeous!
A great day was had by all on the Third Thursday in June (June 20). Lots of things to see and do for children and adults. The weather was perfect, the music was great and it was capped off with a band concert in the park. A picture perfect time was had by all!
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.
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!