Calendar of Events : May / June 2015

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

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

 
Join us for a book-signing with Hodgdon, Maine author, Lee-Rae Jordan-Oliver; who wrote, “Chainsaw Mama…Life on a Northern Maine Dairy Farm”

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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, on Friday June 26th, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

 
Whoop and Drive ‘er – Growing Up in Aroostook County, Maine.

 
David Estey portrait photoSACAP is pleased to announce that next month we will be hosting an art talk and book signing at ‘Visions’ of “Woop & Drive ‘er”, by former Aroostook county and current Belfast, Maine resident; artist & author, David Estey, for his new humorous, illustrated memoir…at 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 17th.

 
Artist Harriet Huntley – Wire-Wrapping Classes ~

  • Wed. June 10th – (3pm – 5pm)
  • Wed. June 17th  – (3pm – 5pm)
  • Wed. June 24th   – (3pm – 5pm)
  • Wed. July 1st – (3pm – 5pm)
  • Wed. July 8th – (3pm – 5pm)
  • Wed. July 15th – (3pm – 5pm)

Other days/dates during each week are available! The next session begins Wed. June 10th, 2015…reserve your spot now!

 

Cabin Fever Raffle ~ Fundraiser

~ OUR ‘CABIN FEVER’ RAFFLE WINNERS HAVE BEEN DRAWN!

Here are the lucky recipients of this year’s prizes…

  • Foneso Tablet:: Kaia Smith
  • Silver/Diamond Earrings :: Krystal Caron
  • Gift Cards: $20 Andy’s Gift Certificate :: John Huntley
  • $10 Walmart Cards:: Bea Bishop, Mark Huntley, Fred Griffith
  • Computer Analysis (Computer Tutor):: Doris Scott, Belinda
    Largla
  • Temple Theater Movie tickets:: Laurie Pederson,
    Stacey Ramsey, Stacey Mullen, Anne Hemphill
  • 50 lbs potatoes:: Rick Silver, Jeri Smith
  • Video:: Martha Stewart

 
THE 2015 SEEDS OF CREATIVITY SHOW WAS A BIG SUCCESS!…

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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Planting seeds of creativity for all ages!

 

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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

SACAP Friends of the Arts Thank You

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

SACAP Book Signing Lee Rae Jordan Oliver author

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.

David Estey art painting Abraham Lincoln

“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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SACAP Featured Artist Leigh Cadwell Griffith ~ Media Journey  – Fiber, Paint, Digital, ?

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March 2015’s  SACAP Featured Artist is Leigh Cadwell Griffith. Her show “Media Journey  – Fiber, Paint, Digital, ?” will begin on Fri.  Feb. 27th with an opening reception from 5-7 pm.

The show will run for four weeks; until March 20th at the Blue Moon Gallery.

Click on this link to view Leigh’s portfolio page here on our website.

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Cabin Fever Raffle ~ Drawing April 30th, 2015

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UPDATE! THE ‘CABIN FEVER RAFFLE’ HAS BEEN E  X  T  E  N  D  E  D   UNTIL THE END OF APRIL!

Our 1st fundraiser of 2015 is starting now! We have lots of exciting things planned for this year…new featured artist shows, the “Seeds of Creativity” Student Art Show…and more!

All proceeds from the raffle are going to help to keep all aspects of this program alive and well in Houlton. It helps us keep Visions open so we can continue to support local artists, the Blue Moon Gallery thriving by allowing us to feature different artists, and SACAP a viable presence in the community so we can continue to foster the arts.

RAFFLE TICKETS ARE: $1.00 ea. OR: 6 / $5.00… and are available now at: ‘Visions’ ~ 66 Main Street in Houlton, Maine. The Houlton Rec. Center ~ 128 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730, The Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce ~ 109 Main Street, Houlton, ME 04730…as well as here on our website, using PayPal. (See Below)

 

ITEMS IN THE RAFFLE INCLUDE:

  • A FONESO Ultrathin 9″ Capacitive 5 Point Multi-Touch Screen Tablet ~ Valued at $150.00.
  • (Click on thumbnail image below to view details).
  • A pair of Diamond and Sterling Silver Earrings – 1/10 carat (CTTW) diamonds, .925 Sterling ~ Valued at $75.00.
  • (4) Tickets to the Temple Theater ~ valued at $8.00 (per ticket).
  • (3) Walmart Gift Cards ~ Totaling $30.00.
  • Computer Diagnostic from the ‘Computer Tutor’ ~ A $25.00 value.
  • A $20.00 Andy’s IGA Gift Card.

Click on the image below to view FONESO TABLET details.

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GOOD LUCK!!!

 

Books of Raffle Tickets are available 6/$5.00 ~ You can purchase more than 1 book, by clicking on the arrow below.



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