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October 27, 2014
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UMF holds annual Arts and Crafts Show at Student Center, Nov.

FARMINGTON University of Maine at Farmington holds its annual Arts and Crafts Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street in Farmington.

Artists and crafters from across Maine, including many new artisans, will exhibit their original and creative works at this open-to-the-public sale. All items are handcrafted by the artists and include jewelry, baby items, quilted clothing and handbags, hand painted items, fabric landscapes, baskets, hand-knitted items, doll clothes, wooden bowls, maple syrup, greeting cards, hand sewn crafts, country crafts and wind chimes, baked goods, jams and jellies, plus much more!

This event is sponsored by the UMF Conference and Events Office. For more information, please call the UMF office at (207) 778-7344 or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Handmade Books Workshop at CMCA

ROCKPORT -- The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport will present a day-long artist's book workshop on Saturday, Nov. 15, titled Fast and Simple Book Making for Adults. Participants will explore papers and other assorted materials used in making books, learn about the tools of the trade and leave with at least one finished book. There will be instruction in accordion fold and pamphlet-stitched books and how to make both hard and soft covers. Time permitting, participants will also experiment with Instant Books, made from a single sheet of paper.

Instructor for the workshop is Sandy Weisman, a book, fiber and mixed media artist and poet. She is the former director of gallery education at Massachusetts College of Art and is owner of 26 Split Rock Cove, an artists' retreat in South Thomaston.

No previous experience is needed, and all materials will be provided. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the fee is $100; $90 for CMCA members. To register or for more information, visit or call CMCA at 236-2875.

ArtLab workshops are made possible in part thanks to generous support from Camden National Bank, Harbor Square Gallery, the Milton and Sally Avery Art Foundation, and individual donors. The Center for Maine Contemporary Art is a nonprofit organization advancing contemporary art in Maine through exhibitions and educational programs. Exhibition galleries are open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.and Sun. 1 to 5 p.m. Admission: $5; CMCA members free. For more information, visit

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