PIG + POET Presents... POETRY NIGHT!
Oct
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

PIG + POET Presents... POETRY NIGHT!

Wednesday, Oct. 18th 7:30 pm (Doors @ 7:00) 

Join us at Whitehall for the second installment of Poetry Night, featuring Portland Poet Laureate, GIBSON FAY-LEBLANC, with host JOE RICCHIO of Down East Magazine. PLUS, Maine poets from around the state. A portion of tickets sales will be donated to the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance Ilgenfritz Scholarship, which supports young female writers in the Waldo & Knox counties. 

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At The Strand Theatre - SETH GLIER with guest MATT NAKOA
Oct
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

At The Strand Theatre - SETH GLIER with guest MATT NAKOA

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and activist Seth Glier has become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar. His music has also caught the ears of fans, industry and critics alike, with USA Today stating that his “exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” Building on the acclaim of his Grammy®-nominated sophomore album “The Next Right Thing”, Glier’s subsequent record “Things I Should Let You Know” landed him his first Daytrotter session and was praised by M Music & Musicians Magazine for its “shimmering, seductive melodies”.

 

Matt Nakoa is "a hot-handed phenom who can go from Chopin to beer-drenched honky- tonk in one set ...On guitar, a Jack Johnson-esque singer-songwriter... Nakoa does not disappoint. Actually, between his piano chops, charismatic stage presence, and heartfelt originals on guitar ... he drops jaws." - The Boston Globe

Friday. Doors open at 7:30.

For more info & tix:

rocklandstrand.com

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Bayoga presents a Free 'Intro to Yoga' Class
Sep
24
9:00am 9:00am

Bayoga presents a Free 'Intro to Yoga' Class

Bayoga was founded in 2017 here in Rockland as a yoga studio and multidisciplinary wellness facility serving all segments of society with a focus on community building and mind-body wellness for all. Our facility is unique in the midcoast with a state of the art radiant heated studio, and massage & bodywork treatment rooms. (And plenty of parking!)

If you've never tried yoga, this will be an ideal opportunity!

8 Lindsey St. Rockland   (551) 200-3564

bayoga.me

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At The Strand Theatre - Screenings of the Camden International Film Festival
Sep
15
to Sep 17

At The Strand Theatre - Screenings of the Camden International Film Festival

The 13th annual Camden International Film Festival will take place at venues in Camden, Rockport and Rockland. Founded in 2005, and recognized as one of the top 12 documentary film festivals in the world, CIFF brings the finest non-fiction cinema to the rugged coast of Maine. CIFF showcases over 80 documentary feature and short films from around the globe, from both emerging and established filmmakers, most of whom attend the festival for post-screening discussions.

For more information and ticketing, visit the CIFF/Points North Institute Website

 

http://www.rocklandstrand.com

 

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Millay Arts and Poetry Festival 2017
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Millay Arts and Poetry Festival 2017

The Millay Arts and Poetry Festival is a three day series of 35 events and performances, featuring more than 80 performers, authors, presenters, poets, actors, musicians, and visual artists. It is a celebration of the art and legacy of Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Full schedule of events available here: http://millayhouserockland.org/overview

 

At the Strand:

Thursday - Saturday

9:00AM- 5:00PM
Festival Check-In Desk Open
Pick up your Festival Pass and Program. You will need a printed verification of your Pass purchase and, for Student Passes, a form of identification.

Thursday, Sept. 7

8:00- 9:30PM
The Edna Project
The Edna Project, the trio of Liz Queler, Seth Farber, and Joey Farber, will return to Rockland with their marvelous compositions setting Millay’s poems to music. The second half of the concert will be a performance of Millay’s seminal work, “Renascence,” in Liz’s truly remarkable voice and with a new (to Rockland) arrangement incorporating violin.

9:30PM immediately following The Edna Project performance
Appearing as Words
Nate Davis of the Steel House will host a on-site created digital poetry event following the Edna Project concert.

 

Friday, Sept. 8

10:00AM- 10:00PM
Millay House Rockland Bookstore Open
Millay books on sale, along with the works of our biographers and distinguished speakers.

8:00- 9:30PM
Vincent, Premier Performance
“Vincent,” by Rockland playwright Alva Hascall, will have its premier during the festival. New York actress Sarah MacDonnell will play Vincent, and the DaPonte String Quartet is collaborating on music and will perform as both musicians and actors. The piece is an imagining of what the last hour of Vincent’s life might have been. What were her thoughts, her reminiscences, her dreams? Who did she see, who did she hear? What was her journey? Her destination?

 

Saturday, Sept. 9

10:00AM- 10:00PM
Millay House Rockland Bookstore Open
Millay books on sale, along with the works of our biographers and distinguished speakers.

10:00- 11:00AM
Featured Speaker
Richard Blanco, 2013 presidential inaugural poet, and a remarkably talented speaker as well as a fabulous poet, will discuss Millay's place in the pantheon of American and world poets, and read from his works. A book signing will follow.

12:30- 1:30PM
Keynote Address: Nancy Milford
Nancy Milford, author of a seminal biography of Millay, “Savage Beauty,” will be the first of our distinguished speakers, delivering the festival’s keynote address, followed by a book signing.

1:30- 3:00PM
Biographers Roundtable
For those of us fascinated by Millay’s life, there will be a prestigious gathering of Millay scholars and biographers in a roundtable forum to discuss the life of the poetic enchantress known as Vincent. Carl Little will moderate and propel the discussion.

8:00- 9:30PM
Tracy K. Smith
We are honored to have Tracy K. Smith, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and our newly appointed national poet laureate, to speak of the remarkable and often unimagined power of poetry to express our essence, explain our world, and heal our wounds. She will read from her works and host a book signing.

http://www.rocklandstrand.com/event/millay-arts-and-poetry-festival-2017

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Dowling Walsh Hosting Shawn Fields & Elizabeth Fox
Sep
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Dowling Walsh Hosting Shawn Fields & Elizabeth Fox

Opening Friday September 1st from 5-8pm in conjunction with

Rockland First Friday Art Walk.

SHAWN FIELDS

Shawn Fields’s current group of paintings are visual descriptions of experiences that symbolize what humanity has in common. In order to recreate these experiences in paint, Fields finds the objects unique to him, that will serve as a building blocks for a narrative. A specific TV, an Afghan blanket, a 1981 Grand Marquis, are collected, arranged; figures are introduced to the composition who can interact with these visual cues, magnify them, and bring them to life. Fields’s goal in every painting is to preserve the original inspiration, the idea that sparked the painting. The editing, and honing, of this idea results in the drawing (and redrawing) which supports each finished painting– a result that Fields hopes most clearly communicates the idea. The studio props, sketches, loose and final paintings here, show in detail the source and the process of Shawn’s work.

 

ELIZABETH FOX

My paintings are deceptively simple, using a fresh color palette and hyper-defined subject matter to draw you in, there’s also a sense of isolation with ample negative space and rhythmic placement of objects and figures.

Tensions are introduced to question sexual, gender, and age relation. These questions are left unanswered as to who or what is the dominant power. This is to show pivotal moments with humor and all of our human strengths and vulnerabilities.

(Artist's Statement)

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40th Annual New England Auto Auction
Aug
14
to Aug 19

40th Annual New England Auto Auction

MONDAY, AUGUST 14 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

9:00-5:00pm: Preview Week for NEAA & Automobilia
Spectators and bidders will have the opportunity to look more closely at their favorite pieces and enjoy test rides in auction vehicles, offered by OHTM representatives. Formal vehicle inspections will be available by appointment only, and can be scheduled by phone at (207) 594-4418 or by email at auction@ohtm.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

12:00pm - Bidder Registration Opens

FRIDAY AUGUST 18

2:00pm - AUTOMOBILIA AUCTION Maine’s destination marketplace for rare and historic collectibles!

4:30pm - Consignor’s Reception
All consignors are invited to join OHTM’s Board of Trustees with one guest for a complimentary cocktail and hors d’oeuvres onsite in the Museum’s Faster Exhibition. To RSVP, contact Niki Janczura by phone at (207) 594-4418 or email at nj@ohtm.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

9:00am - New England Auto Auction™
In 2016, the auction set a high sales record for the second consecutive year, grossing over $3.1 million from more than 220 lots. As the Museum’s trademark fundraiser, this event provides vital support for all aspects of operation. 
- Doors open to the public at 7:00am
- The Museum Cafe will be open to spectators and bidders, offering both breakfast and lunch options, and a cash bar will be available throughout the event.
Consignments are still being accepted for 2017. Email Toby Stinson at ts@ohtm.org for more information.
For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Kathryn Pardo at kp@ohtm.org.

http://owlshead.org/events/detail/new-england-auto-auction

 

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Wings & Wheels Spectacular at Owl's Head Transportation Museum!
Aug
5
to Aug 6

Wings & Wheels Spectacular at Owl's Head Transportation Museum!

Affectionately nicknamed ‘The Rally,’ this airshow has been a family favourite every summer since 1975, drawing thousands of spectators with unparalleled aerobatic performances.

This year’s event promises to exceed all expectations as OHTM welcomes airplanes from stunning partner collections, including the B-17G Flying Fortress, ‘Sentimental Journey’ with the Arizona Commemorative Air Force (CAF) and the B-25 Mitchell, ‘Axis Nightmare’ with the Tri-State Warbird Museum in Ohio. These rare WWII bombers have legendary reputations to match their impressive size and power.

Rain or shine, gates will open at 8am for exhibitors and at 9am for the public. The aerobatic airshow will begin at approximately 1pm both days of the show.

All pre-1997 vehicles are invited to join the exhibitor’s show both days to receive two free admissions per vehicle. With a full service café, kids activities and free Model T rides, Owls Head Transportation Museum will be the place to be Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6 from 9-3pm. Event admission is $25 for adults and free for service members, children under 18 and career veterans with more than 20 years service and military ID. For more information, visit www.owlshead.org or call (207) 594-4418.

Only service animals will be permitted on Museum and exhibition grounds. No camping.

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Dowling Walsh Hosting Bo Bartlett and John Goodyear, Opening 4 August
Aug
4
5:00pm 5:00pm

Dowling Walsh Hosting Bo Bartlett and John Goodyear, Opening 4 August

Opening Friday August 4th from 5-8pm in conjunction with

Rockland First Friday Art Walk.

 

Bo Bartlett

Bo Bartlett is an American realist with a modernist vision. His paintings are well within the tradition of American realism as defined by artists such as Thomas Eakins and Andrew Wyeth. Like these artists, Bartlett looks at America’s heart—its land and its people—and describes the beauty he finds in everyday life. His paintings celebrate the underlying epic nature of the commonplace and the personal significance of the extraordinary.

– Tom Butler, excerpt from the book Bo Bartlett, Heartland

(Image: Bo Bartlett, Halloween, 2016, Oil on linen, 82″ x 100")

                                                  John Goodyear

In a career that spans more than six decades, John Goodyear has utilized painting, drawing, light, optics, installation, and heat to engage his audience and recontextualize the viewer’s present observation. These shifting views created throughout his career reveal a body of work that lends itself to both reflection on the inner self and discovery of the outside world. Goodyear said it simply and best: “Art makes one see, what one sees makes art.”

 

 

Dowling Walsh Gallery is located at 365 Main Street in Rockland Maine, directly across from the Farnsworth Art Museum. Gallery Hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm, and by appointment on Sunday and Monday.

 

For more information, visit us online at www.dowlingwalsh.com  or call 207-596-0084

 

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"The Modern Coliseum": Free Talk at Barn Swallow Books
Jul
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

"The Modern Coliseum": Free Talk at Barn Swallow Books

Talk by Author of Modern Coliseum: Stadiums and American Culture,” 5:30-7:30 p.m., Colby College Prof. Ben Lisle tracks the evolution since World War II of these “engineered marvels.”

In Modern Coliseum, Benjamin D. Lisle chronicles changes in stadium design and culture since World War II. These engineered marvels channeled postwar national ambitions while replacing aging ballparks typically embedded in dense urban settings. They were stadiums designed for the "affluent society"—brightly colored, technologically expressive, and geared to the car-driving, consumerist suburbanite. The modern stadium thus redefined one of the city's more rambunctious and diverse public spaces.

The Barn Swallow Book Shop, 166 Russell Ave. (across from former library), Rockport.

https://www.facebook.com/barnswallowbooks/

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William Wegman and His Weimaraners
Jul
25
5:30pm 5:30pm

William Wegman and His Weimaraners

Artist William Wegman, accompanied by his famous Weimaraners, will present a slide talk on his work at The Strand Theatre as part of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art's Tuesday Talk series.

Immediately following the talk, a reception for the artist will take place at CMCA, adjacent to The Strand Theatre, at 21 Winter Street. The exhibition, William Wegman: Reel to Real, featuring the artist's early videos and related drawings, is on view at CMCA through October 22, 2017.

Admission: $10/CMCA and Strand Members, $15/Advance, $20/Day of Show. Handling fee applies to online and phone sales

The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St, Rockland ME    207.594.0070 

http://www.rocklandstrand.com/event/william-wegman-and-his-weimaraners

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RipTide 5K Run!
Jul
22
8:00am 8:00am

RipTide 5K Run!

 

The Ripple Initiative™ presents the 1st Annual RipTide 5k Walk & Run, Saturday July 22, 2017.

Race starts at 8AM SHARP! Rain or shine. Register online below or show up earlyish (like 6:30) on race day & register at the site.  Race route will begin and end at The Ripple Shop on the corner of Temple & Willow in beautiful Rockland, Maine. $23.95 entry fee is due with registration.

http://www.therippleinitiative.org/5k-riptide-run.html

 

The Ripple Initiative is a nonprofit organization in Rockland, Maine that serves the economically disenfranchised by providing a network clearinghouse for the donation of goods, services and financial resources. We aim to have a "ripple effect" benefiting those whose lives have been impacted by poverty or other tragic circumstances.

FMI: 1.207.691.3827, 1.207.380.7441

therippleinitiative.org

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North Atlantic Blues Festival
Jul
15
to Jul 16

North Atlantic Blues Festival

The North Atlantic Blues Festival is an annual two-day blues music festival featuring national blues performers and considered one of the most prestigious on the East Coast. The festival is held at the Public Landing in Rockland, Maine, overlooking the picturesque Rockland Harbor. Some of the top names in blues music have been featured at this prestigious East Coast festival. In addition to all day live entertainment, the festival has vendors selling a wide array of food, drinks and crafts.  Saturday evening Main Street is closed to traffic for the NABF Club Crawl. Attendees of legal age, wearing their wristband from the festival are allowed free admission to the many bars and restaurants featuring many of the top regional blues performers. There are also bands performing on Main Street for all ages at no charge.

http://www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com/

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