Calendar of Events : October | November 2015

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Here is the list of events going on at SACAP from now through November 30th, 2015

Click on the blue text to read more about each event!

SACAP Oct./Nov. Featured Artist Show : “Candy Goes Coastal” showcasing the paintings of Candace McKellar

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OUR OCTOBER FEATURED ARTIST SHOW ~ HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR ONE WEEK!
JOIN US…For a ‘Meet the Artist’ Reception on Friday, Oct. 30th, from 5-7pm!

The Featured Artist show “Candy Goes Coastal” showcasing the paintings of Candace McKellar, is happening now at the Blue Moon Gallery and has been extended an extra week, until Friday, October 2nd and runs through Nov. 6th.
Many of Candy’s paintings, in addition to the coastal works that are the focus of her show…are on display at our own ‘Visions’ Gallery, the Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project in Houlton; Northlight Gallery, owned and operated by Marsha Donahue in Millinocket; and at the Pemaquid Co-operative Gallery in Round Pond/Pemaquid Point area, Maine.

We hope that you will get the chance to come in and see this very special collection of Candace McKellar’s beautiful paintings… as well as the work of our other Visions artists, at 66 Main Street in beautiful Downtown Market Square in Houlton, during our NEW FALL/WINTER HOURS:

Wed. – Fri. 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sat. – 10:00am – 2:00pm
For more information, please call us at # 532-9119.

 

SACAP Painting Class | Houlton Higher Education Center UMPI : Fall 2015

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Our PAINTING CLASS is running from 10am-12pm, in Room 123 at the Houlton Higher Education (UMPI) through Dec. 11th! This is a FREE class, (donations happily accepted!)… all you need to bring is your art supplies, (watercolor, acrylic, or oils)…and YOU!!
 
Basic & advanced techniques including brush use, color, tone, perspective, etc. will be taught by some of our artists from SACAP. We hope to see some budding artists, as well as some familiar faces from Esther Faulkner’s class; which she taught for many years.
 
For more information, call us at Visions – # 532-9119, or stop in & see us at 66 Main Street, in Market Square, Houlton.

The Houlton Higher Education Center is located at 18 Military St, Houlton, ME 04730, next to DOC’s (Daigle Oil Company and across from State Farm Insurance.

 

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OUR 3rd ANNUAL’FESTIVAL OF TREES’ Fundraiser has begun!

SACAP in conjunction with the Health Services Foundation, will be holding this cooperative event that benefits both the Health Services Foundation as well as SACAP, will be held in both places. In Visions as well as on the main floor of Houlton Regional Hospital. We are pleased to be working with the Health Services Foundation in this very worthwhile event to kick-off the holiday season!

This is one of the beautiful trees donated by Dorothy Fitzpatrick, that that was raffled off during last year’s 2nd Annual ‘Festival of Trees’ fundraiser.

Click on the image to read more…if you are interested in donating a tree there is more information and a form you can download directly from here on our website.or
 

Hurry! Space is limited!

The show ran from April 3 to May 15, 2015, beginning with the opening reception on Friday, April 10th at the “Blue Moon Gallery”, 66 Main Street, Houlton, Maine.

As promised, this show was as wonderful, creative and enjoyable as all past student shows have been….the students, with help from their teachers created some excellent artwork for all to enjoy.

The ‘Blue Moon Galley’ hours as well as the hours for our ‘Visions’ store…are Mon. – Fri. 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Sat. 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

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SACAP Painting Class | Houlton Higher Education Center UMPI : Fall 2015

SACAP art painting class houlton higher education UMPIThis fall SACAP is offering a PAINTING CLASS at the Houlton Higher Education (UMPI) through Dec. 11th! The class will be run from 10am-12pm, in Room 123 and it is FREE!, (donations are of course, happily accepted!)… all you need to bring is your art supplies, (watercolor, acrylic, or oils)…and YOU!!

Basic & advanced techniques including brush use, color, tone, perspective, etc. will be taught by some of our artists from SACAP. We hope to see some budding artists, as well as some familiar faces from Esther Faulkner’s class; which she taught for many years.

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We have added two new instructors for the remaining weeks

Oct. 30th & Dec. 11th

C. Ann Kittredge who taught many different art courses at the University of Maine (UMPI) during her tenure at both the Presque Isle and Houlton campuses before retiring.

Nov.  6th, 13th & 20th

Candace Mckellar taught at  Katahdin Middle/High School, MSAD#25 and is now retired and will be teaching 3 classes in November. Candy is also the Featured Artist at the SACAP/Blue Moon Gallery this month. Her show, “Candy Goes Coastal” showcasing her paintings  of the Maine & Massachusetts coast…is happening now and has been extended an extra week, until Friday, Nov. 6th. We are also holding a ‘Meet the Artist’ reception on Friday, Oct. 30th, from 5-7 pm…we would love to see you there!

For more information, call us at Visions – # 532-9119, or stop in & see us at 66 Main Street, in Market Square, Houlton.

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SACAP October Featured Artist Show : Candy Goes Coastal | Paintings by Candace McKellar

OUR OCTOBER FEATURED ARTIST SHOW ~ HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR ONE WEEK!

JOIN US…For a ‘Meet the Artist’ Reception on Friday, Oct. 30th, from 5-7pm!SACAP Candace McKellar - featured artist show

The Featured Artist show “Candy Goes Coastal” showcasing the paintings of Candace McKellar, is happening now at the Blue Moon Gallery and has been extended an extra week, until Friday, October 2nd and runs through Nov. 6th.

 

Many of Candy’s paintings, in addition to the coastal works that are the focus of her show…are on display at our own ‘Visions’ Gallery, the Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project in Houlton; Northlight Gallery, owned and operated by Marsha Donahue in Millinocket; and at the Pemaquid Co-operative Gallery in Round Pond/Pemaquid Point area, Maine.

 

We hope that you will get the chance to come in and see this very special collection of Candace McKellar’s beautiful paintings… as well as the work of our other Visions artists, at 66 Main Street in beautiful Downtown Market Square in Houlton, during our NEW FALL/WINTER HOURS:

 

Wed. – Fri. 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sat. – 10:00am – 2:00pm

For more information, please call us at # 532-9119.

We hope you will join us!

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SACAP Featured Artist : August/Sept. 2015 | Sara D. Regent ~ Sara’s Serendipity

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Our August/September SACAP Featured Artist Show…“Sara’s Serendipity ” with featured artist, Sarah D. Regent; will begin this week, with an artist reception on Fri. August 21st at 5:00 – 7:00 PM…her show will run from Aug. 21st until Sept. 25th. There has been coverage by WHOU Radio throughout the week on their “Community Calendar”, and the Houlton Pioneer Times is running an article about the show in this week’s paper, written by reporter Joe Cyr.

Some of Sara’s beautiful watercolor and acrylic paintings are currently on display in our window at ‘Visions’  located at 66 Main Street in Market Square, in Houlton

Growing up in a family with an artistic background, Sara was the one that did nature photography. Living on Long Island NY, where potato fields were the scenery, like here in Aroostook county…she was happy to find a little camp in New Limerick. The scenery in both places have been an inspiration in her work as a photographer, as well as having had an influence on her as an artist as a whole.

Working, she spent as much time doing as much creatively, as her schedule permitted. Then retiring after 35 years with Suffolk County, left her free to concentrate solely on her creative side…learning about pastels, acrylics, pencil, pen and watercolor.

Esther Faulkner, a local teacher who she received instruction from after she moved to Maine; influenced her to finish watercolor projects once started. With other teachers and artists as well, Sara has learned that she loves watercolor…it is amazing, fun and meditative.

We hope you will join us!

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Book Signing by Lee-Rae Jordan-Oliver : “Chainsaw Mama…Life on a Northern Maine Dairy Farm” | June 26, 2015

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If you were unable to attend yesterday’s book signing, ‘Visions’ has more copies available of Lee-Rae Jordan-Oliver’s recently published book; “Chainsaw Mama…Living on a Northern Maine Dairy Farm”. This beautiful book is available in paperback for $19.95 +tax, and we will also be offering it for purchase on our website very soon.

Our ‘Visions’ store is located at SACAP (Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project) ~ 66 Main Street in Market Square in Houlton.
Our hours are Tues. – Fri. ~ 12pm – 5pm & Sat. 10am – 2pm. For more information call us at # 532-9119.

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At a time when dairy farms were shutting down at a rapid rate throughout Maine, former educators Lee-Rae and her husband Matthew, attempted the seemingly impossible and built their own dairy farm from scratch. Lee-Rae lives on that farm with her husband and three children, and when she’s not milking cows, tending to calves, or sawing wood…she’s running, hiking or snowshoeing. In this memoir, she craftily weaves humor throughout the harrowing and heartwarming true stories, showing the everyday challenges a dairy farmer must overcome to survive.

Thank you for coming out to show your support!

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SACAP Friends of the Arts – Acknowledging Our Donors

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Our ‘Friends of the Arts’ letters that went out last month, have been received and we would like to gratefully acknowledge all the very generous individuals who have donated. Your donation will help SACAP to continue to have the ability to offer the greater Houlton community a place for local artists to showcase and sell their work, as well as to offer events that bring the arts to the residents and visitors of our beautiful area.

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
~ James Russell Lowell

 

Here are the names of this year’s donors (in no particular order). Thank you very much!

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Donations can be mailed and also can be made at Visions or on our website…http://www.sacap.us/ (through Paypal).
Just look for the yellow ‘Donate” button located at the top-left of each page…below the white ‘Search’ Box.

 

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Book Signing by Lee-Rae Jordan-Oliver : “Chainsaw Mama…Life on a Northern Maine Dairy Farm” | June 26, 2015

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We are pleased to announce that SACAP is hosting a book-signing with Hodgdon, Maine author, Lee-Rae Jordan-Oliver; who wrote, “Chainsaw Mama…Life on a Northern Maine Dairy Farm”. The author will be signing her book at Visions…located at SACAP (Southern Aroostook Cultural Arts Project) ~ 66 Main Street in Market Square in Houlton, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.

At a time when dairy farms were shutting down at a rapid rate throughout Maine, former educators Lee-Rae and her husband Matthew, attempted the seemingly impossible and built their own dairy farm from scratch. Lee-Rae lives on that farm with her husband and three children, and when she’s not milking cows, tending to calves, or sawing wood…she’s running, hiking or snowshoeing. In this memoir, she craftily weaves humor throughout the harrowing and heartwarming true stories, showing the everyday challenges a dairy farmer must overcome to survive.

We hope to see you there!

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Book Signing by Artist and Author, David Estey : Woop & Drive ‘Er | July 17, 2015

 

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We are very excited to announce, that SACAP/Visions will be hosting an art talk and book signing; at 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 17th…by former Aroostook county resident & current Belfast, Maine artist David Estey. David will be doing the signing for his new humorous, illustrated memoir “Whoop and Drive ’er!”– Growing Up in Aroostook County, Maine.

 
 
David Estey portrait photo

Originally from Fort Fairfield, David has stepped out of his usual role as an award-winning painter and published a unique labor of love, a personal piece of Americana about colorful family members, friends, characters and situations he experienced while growing up during the 1940s and ‘50s in northern Maine, along the coast, and during 42 years away. He includes going to Rhode Island School of Design, studying art in Italy for a year, illustrating for the army during the Vietnam War, managing public affairs for IRS, dealing with the news media, living in the South, and enjoying a second career as an artist back in Maine. David is an engaging speaker who will punctuate his talk with original pieces of art from the book and examples of his current abstract work.

 

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“Red Dee” – Abstract painting by artist/author David Estey.

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“Abraham Lincoln” – portrait by artist/author David Estey.

The book is endorsed on the back cover by Carl Little, distinguished poet and author of several books on Maine painting, and Kathryn Olmstead, editor of Echoes magazine and a columnist for Bangor Daily News. Carl wrote, in part, “In this entertaining and often moving memoir … vintage photographs and Estey’s portraits and paintings are the perfect accompaniment to a storyline that will leave you laughing and inspire a tear or two.” Kathryn wrote, in part, “David’s memoir is laced with humor and filled with anecdotes that make it a tribute to small-town America.”

The 144-page memoir is an attractive art book, seven by ten inches, with 41 photos or drawings and paintings done over the years. It is available for $19.95. For more information on the author/artist, visit www.davidestey.com. For more information on the event, call us at SACAP/Visions at 532-9119.

 

 

 

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SACAP 2015 Student Art Show : Seeds of Creativity

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Today ends this year’s Seeds of Creativity Show for 2015…
 
which we are proud to say was another big success! Over 200 students, parents and teachers from the elementary & high schools of southern Aroostook county, attended the opening reception held in our ‘Blue Moon Gallery’ on Friday April 10th…and the artwork as always, was very creative and a truly wonderful treat to see! We want to thank all of the students for their hard work, as well as the teachers for inspiring these young minds to want to participate in the arts; and in this yearly event.

 
We also want to thank everyone who was involved in helping to bring this year’s show to the greater Houlton community!

 
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Seeds of Creativity ~ Student Artist Show

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Today is the 1st day of our annual “Seeds of Creativity” Student Artist Show!

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. with the opening reception happening on Friday, April 10th from 5-7 pm. Be sure to stop in and show your support of these very talented young people. This year’s show will run from April 3rd to May 15th.

The show features work by elementary & high school art students from Aroostook county area schools including Houlton – MSAD #29,  Hodgdon – MSAD #70 , Southern Aroostook – RSU #50, and other schools who have participated in the past. This year’s show promises to be as wonderful, creative and enjoyable as all past student shows have been!

 

Hope to See You There!

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SACAP Featured Artist Show | Leigh C. Griffith ~ “Media Journey : Fiber, Paint, Digital & ?” – Review

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To see more of Leigh’s work…click on the image to go to her portfolio page  

Our February / March SACAP Featured Artist Show…“Media Journey : Fiber, Paint, Digital & ‘?’ ” with featured artist, Leigh C. Griffith; began with an artist reception on Fri. March 6th…her show ran from Feb. 27 until March 20th. There was media coverage by WHOU Radio’s Kristen Wells, on their “Weekend Primer”…as well as mentions throughout the week on their “Community Calendar”. There was also an article about the show in the following week’s Houlton Pioneer Times, written by Joe Cyr

The show was well attended, and what was very striking aside from Leigh’s very creative and beautiful quilts, watercolors & acrylic paintings, cards, wearable textiles and digital ‘second-life’ designs…was that everywhere you looked, even above your head, there was another surprise piece just waiting to be discovered! These photos show a few examples of the many amazing pieces by Leigh, that are on exhibit now. Her self-portrait, is of her as a harpist for the Kindred Harps…another of Leigh’s many talents!

The next featured artist show at the Blue Moon Gallery will actually feature the artwork of many budding artists. Our annual student show, “Seeds of Creativity” will run the entire month of April, starting Friday April 3rd to May 15th. The opening reception will be held on Friday April 10th, from 5-7 pm. It is definitely worth the trip down to see the current work of Aroostook county’s future artists in the making…..we’re located at 66 Main Street in Market Square, Houlton.

We hope you will join us!

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