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Events - Oct 5 19

Bowdoin College Museum of Art 05/02/19 - 01/12/20 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: The Nineteenth Century: American and European Art

This exhibition features outstanding nineteenth-century paintings and sculptures from the Museum’s permanent collection and highlights collectors such as James Bowdoin III, George William Boyd, and Mary and Harriet Walker who were instrumental in building a fine arts collection at Bowdoin College.

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. (June 29–November 10, 2019)

Closed on Mondays and national holidays.The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is open to the public free of charge, although donations are welcome. The Museum is wheelchair accessible through the Pavilion entrance. Bowdoin College Museum of Art is a member of The Maine Art Museum Trail

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

06/29/19 - 11/10/19 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: Art Purposes: Object Lessons for the Liberal Arts

Sharing personal discoveries, challenging assumptions, probing identities, and shaping communities, artists engage their audiences with the contemporary world. Presenting exceptional works of art since 1970 from the collection, many on view for the first time, this exhibition highlights art’s purposes as tool for observation, inquiry, and learning in a liberal arts context. Selections include works by Jenny Holzer, Alfredo Jaar, Glen Ligon, Chris Ofili, Nancy Spero, Andy Warhol, William Wegman, Cui Xiuwen, and many others.

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. (June 29–November 10, 2019)

 

Illustration: Shapes in the Sky During Rainy Season, 1974, mixed media on denim by Twins Seven-Seven, Nigerian, 1944–2011.

06/29/19 - 01/05/20 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

EXHIBITION: Emerging Modernisms, American and European Art, 1900–1950

Drawn from Bowdoin’s collection, this exhibition addresses the birth of revolutionary artistic strategies, including abstraction, conceptually-driven work, and the use of photography and commercial printing techniques. Such new materials and methods reflected a world transformed by technology, world war, and the growing demand for equality for women and individuals of color.

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. (June 29–November 10, 2019)

08/08/19 - 01/05/20 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: Chinese Ceramics, Jades, and Paintings

Rarely seen masterpieces from Bowdoin’s collection offer insights into the materials, technologies, and changing tastes that shaped Chinese art over the past five centuries. Selections range from a Ming-dynasty porcelain box and an eighteenth-century jade bowl from the Qianlong Emperor’s personal collection to a recently acquired work by one of modern China’s most revered painters, Chen Yifei.

Museum Hours
Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. (June 29–November 10, 2019)

Closed on Mondays and national holidays.The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is open to the public free of charge, although donations are welcome. The Museum is wheelchair accessible through the Pavilion entrance. Bowdoin College Museum of Art is a member of The Maine Art Museum Trail

08/27/19 - 12/31/19 at 12:00 am

Matthew Alexander Henson: First African-American at the North Pole

Matthew Henson spent years exploring the Arctic with Robert E. Peary and in 1909 he was the only other American to stand with Peary at the North Pole. Henson was excluded from receiving the many honors showered on white members of the expedition. Only near the end of his life did Henson received recognition for his remarkable career as an Arctic explorer. This exhibit is in conjunction with the AF/AM/50 celebrations, celebrating fifty years of Africana Studies, the African American Society, and the John Brown Russwurm African American Center.

Photograph by: Donald Baxter MacMillan, Matthew Henson on Deck by Sledges, aboard the S.S. Roosevelt at Battle Harbour, Labrador, September 1909. Gift of Donald and Miriam MacMillan.

09/11/19 - 10/13/19 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: In the Round: Ancient Art from All Sides

This exhibition examines the geometry and design of ancient art and the efforts by artists to represent depth and movement by influencing the vantage point of the viewer. By simply flipping a coin, rotating a vase, or walking around a sculpture, the composition changes and new perspectives emerge. Using artifacts from the ancient Mediterranean, In the Round explores early innovations in representational art.

Museum Hours

Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Special Sunday hours: 12:00 noon–5:00 p.m. (June 29–November 10, 2019)

Closed on Mondays and national holidays.The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is open to the public free of charge, although donations are welcome. The Museum is wheelchair accessible through the Pavilion entrance. Bowdoin College Museum of Art is a member of The Maine Art Museum Trail

09/16/19 - 11/17/19 at 12:00 am

Ft Kent to Ft Myers Fitness Challenge!

Gather a team and get ready for an epic virtual walk — from Ft. Kent, Maine to Ft. Myers, Florida! You and your teammates will count every step you take and with luck, log enough to “travel” the 1,842 miles.

Prizes and incentives all along the route … The best prize is fun and fitness! Register now!

10/01/19 - 10/31/19 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Shine A Light - Art and Written Works from Inside the Prison Industrial Complex

Founded in 2001, College Guild provides free non-traditional correspondence courses that connect incarcerated people with a community beyond prison walls, fostering mutual respect through a shared passion for learning.

The very special Gallery Show of Art and Written Word represents some of the 8000 prisoners from all 50 states  that have been offered the opportunity to participate in course work with College Guild and our many volunteers.

Why does College Guild exist? Because the United States has a prison problem and education reduces recidivism.

We are 5% of the world’s population, but hold 25% of the world’s prisoners.

The total incarcerated population in the U.S. is a staggering 2.4 million— a 500% increase over the past 30 years.

One in every 108 adults was in prison or jail in 2012.

One in 28 American children has a parent behind bars.

At the end of 2007, 1 in 31 adults was behind bars, on probation or on parole.

Currently, 65 million Americans have a criminal record.

There are more people behind bars today for a drug offense than there were in 1980 for all offenses combined.

The U.S. spent $80 billion on incarceration in 2010 alone.

10/02/19 - 11/30/19 at 4:00 am - 5:00 am

Art Show Opening: Self Portrait with Secret Everything

Thornton Oaks invites the public to the opening reception of Self Portrait with Secret Everything, an exhibit by DiTa Ondek from Tenants Harbor. The reception begins at 4:00 at which time DiTa will discuss her work and respond to questions. There is no admission fee.

DiTa’s zest for life are evident in her still life room vignettes of empty kitchens and old parlors. Her work is the connection of evocative colors, unexpected patterns of light and the sublime quality of ordinary objects.

The exhibit will run through October and November.

        

10/04/19 - 10/05/19 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Art a la Carte at Points of View Art Gallery

Points of View Art Gallery hosts Art a la Carte, a show celebrating the unique approaches used by each Points of View Artist. 

On the 3rd floor, Craig Snapp presents Project 52, a collection of photos taken each week in 2018.  Both exhibits run from September 9 through October 4. 

Reception: Friday, September 13, 5-7 pm.   
Gallery location and hours: 18 Pleasant Street;  9 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday.
FMI: povartistsmaine.com; 373-9300.

10/05/19 at 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free Flu Shot Clinic

Join us for a free flu shot clinic provided by CHANS Home Health & Hospice.

For more information, please visit midcoasthealth.com/flu.

10/05/19 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

MSMT Costume Sale

Get a head start on Halloween this year – costumes galore at the MSMT Costume Sale!

Maine Pines Beginner Tennis clinic photo of tennis racket 10/05/19 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Adult Tennis Beginner 123

1-2-3 Tennis is geared toward the beginning player or player returning to tennis. It includes 3 weeks of lessons designed to instruct the player in all aspects of the game. For the time of the program, it includes a court fee membership with free Sat & Sun court time. 123 also includes a complimentary cardio tennis class, social tennis mixer, a fitness & yoga pass for the length of 1-2-3, and the option to purchase a ball machine card for $30 during the month of the membership.

It meets beginning the first week of the month. Session choices are as follows: Tues 9 am, OR Wed 6 pm, OR Sat 10 am
COST: $55.00 per session (3 classes) (Go to Groupon for a 1/2 price coupon!).

Register by calling 729-8433 or email tennis@mainepines.com.

Maine Pines Beginner Tennis clinic photo of tennis racket

10/05/19 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fall Festival & Campus-Wide Open House

• Celebrate Fall with us by enjoying horse-drawn hayrides, scarecrow tours and more fun fall festivities!
• Indulge in a delicious array of fall-themed refreshments.
• Visit our independent living, assisted living and memory care communities to learn more about The Highlands Lifestyle.

Click here to RSVP: highlandsrc.com/rsvp

10/05/19 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

UUCB Concerts for a Cause: SLAID CLEAVES

UUCB Concerts for a Cause:  SLAID CLEAVES

Maine-raised, Texas-based singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves will perform at the Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Church on October 5th at 7:30 pm as part of the Concerts for a Cause series. Two-thirds of the net proceeds of the 2018-2019 Concerts for a Cause series will be donated to two local charities: Tedford Housing and Oasis Free Clinics.

Slaid Cleaves

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick – Saturday, October 5th at 7:30 pm

Cleaves, who grew up in South Berwick, started playing music in local garage bands as a teenager, then went off to Tufts University to major in English and philosophy.  During his junior year abroad in Ireland, he honed his guitar and vocal skills and, in his free time became a busker—a street singer, playing the songs of his favorite musicians such as Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, and Bruce Springsteen, He also began to write some of his own songs.

After college, Cleaves became part of the Portland music scene where he quickly built a local fanbase, both as a solo act and with his band The Moxie Men.  His acoustic career took off after he moved to Austin, Texas in 1991, and he rose to national prominence in 1997 upon the release of his national debut, No Angel Knows. He has achieved national success with all his subsequent albums, 14 in all. In 1992, he was a winner of the prestigious Kerryville Folk competition.

Now twenty-seven years into his storied career, Cleaves’ songwriting has never been more potent than on his newest album Ghost on the Car Radio. The characters in Slaid Cleaves’ songs live in unglamorous reality. They work dead-end jobs, they run out of money, they grow old, they hold on to each other (or not), and they die. With an eye for the beauty in everyday life, he tells their stories, bringing a bit of empathy to their uncaring world.

Cleaves’s voice is a clear tenor with a hint of grit. He has combined his passion for folk, blues, and traditional country music into an amalgamation of styles known as Americana.

Rolling Stone called Cleaves “a master storyteller, one influenced not by the shine of pop culture but by the dirt of real life.”

Tickets:

$25 in advance, $28at the door, $10 students/children. Available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or online at https://cleaves.brownpapertickets.com/.

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