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Original paintings illustrate the various legends of Kluskap and his adventures

BAR HARBOR The Abbe Museum is pleased to announce the opening of Kluskap of the Wabanaki, an exhibit by Maliseet artist Dozay. Consisting of original paintings, the exhibit illustrates the various legends of Kluskap and his adventures across the Wabanaki homeland, using landmarks that tell his story. It will be on display at the Museum from Nov. 5 through Dec. 19, 2015.

BREWER - The Penobscot County SWCD will be holding their 2015 Annual Banquet on Nov. 12, 2015. The banquet will be at the Penobscot County Conservation Association club house in Brewer from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

This year's entertaining guest speakers are retired Maine Warden John Ford and retired Maine State trooper Mark Nickerson. Ford and Nickerson delight audiences with their hilarious tales of law enforcement in Maine. Check them out at

Monday, 12 October 2015 16:25

Wabanaki artists take top spots at Santa Fe Indian Market

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BAR HARBOR Three Wabanaki artists from Maine won a total of five ribbons at the 2015 Santa Fe Indian Market in New Mexico. Abbe Museum Fellow Emma Soctomah, Passamaquoddy, won first and second place in Youth Division B, which is her third consecutive year winning the top two spots. Sarah Sockbeson, Penobscot, won first place in Miniature Baskets and second place in Traditional Basketry, and Abbe Museum Educator George Neptune, Passamaquoddy, received an Honorable Mention in Traditional Basketry.

For the past 90 years, Santa Fe Indian Market has been bringing together the most talented Native American artists from around the US. As the largest Native arts fair in the world, the market spans an entire plaza and surrounding streets, and consists of a myriad of events galas, art openings, music and experiences, fashion shows and the much-anticipated juried art show. Of the more than 1,000 artists who participated this year, seven were Wabanaki artists from the state of Maine.

SEARSPORT A clip from the oldest film shot in Maine will be shown during Wish You Were Here: Communicating Maine's Unique Sense of Place, Penobscot Marine Museum's 2015 History Conference. The Conference this year brings together Northeast Historic Film, Maine Folklife Center and historians and writers Jay Davis, David Andrews, William Bunting and Kevin Johnson to discuss Maine's unusual sense of place and how it has been communicated, preserved or changed over the last one hundred years.

The oldest known film taken in Maine was shot in 1901, and a clip of this historic film will be shown by Northeast Historic Film's new Executive Director Brook Minner in her talk on preserving Maine's moving image history. Maine Folklife Center's Katrina Wynn will present audio clips of stories told by Mainers on topics ranging from logging to Wabanaki culture and discuss how preserving Maine's oral histories adds to its sense of place.

FARMINGTON The University of Maine at Farmington presents Jay Craven, award-winning film maker, director, writer and producer, as the next reader in the UMF Visiting Writers Series. Craven will read from his work at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The reading is free and open to the public.

An independent New England filmmaker, Craven leads the film studies program at Marlboro College, in Vermont. He also directs the Movies from Marlboro program where 22 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from multiple colleges to make a full-tilt, professional feature film for national release every two years.

ORONO The University of Maine's yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary continues with Open University Day Oct. 17, held in conjunction with Homecoming, and Family and Friends Weekend.

A list of all public events throughout the weekend, Oct. 1618, including athletics events, art exhibits, planetarium shows, performances and receptions is available online.

Monday, 05 October 2015 20:32

UMF annual Arts and Crafts Show seeking vendors

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FARMINGTON The University of Maine at Farmington's annual Arts and Crafts Show is seeking artists and crafters from across Maine interested in exhibiting their original and creative work at this open-to-the-public show. This year's event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 7, in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street in Farmington.

The UMF Arts and Crafts Show serves as a rich opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted, one-of-a-kind art and gift items, clothing, hand-sewn crafts, holiday items and much more. For more information, or to book your space for the upcoming event, please call the UMF Conference & Events Office at (207) 778-7344 or email Ernestine Hutchinson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tuesday, 29 September 2015 21:34

Eleventh annual Kitchen Tour presented by EMMC Auxiliary

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BANGOR Saturday, Oct. 3, promises to be an afternoon of food, fun and fabulous kitchens as the EMMC Auxiliary presents its 11th annual Kitchen Tour. This year's tour includes a mix of six interesting and unique kitchens---three in Bangor; two in Holden and a commercial kitchen in Veazie. The tour runs 12 noon to 4 p.m.

BANGOR On Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Oct. 6 through Nov. 19, UMMA presents a fall after-school arts program from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Participation costs $55 for Museum of Art members; $65 for non-members ($10 sibling discount).

In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to play interactive gallery games while exploring the current exhibits and learning about art history. Elements and principles of design as well as learning to use visual art as a means of personal expression will be addressed. Students will have the opportunity to try various approaches to art making in a variety of media.

Monday, 28 September 2015 18:50

Author celebrates nature's, breath's effective healing powers

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SOUTHWEST HARBOR John W. Cardano, author of 'Natural Relations' and 'The Fabric of Health,' shares a poetic compilation of the healing experience he embarked upon when he traveled to Little Wild Horse Canyon (published by Xlibris). This uplifting testimony in waves of rhythm and rhyme delivers the powerful message of the healing properties of nature and breath.

This poetry collection celebrates relationships shared by wind and breath in shaping this world and man's health. It also highlights the vast beauty of the high desert scenes that open the readers' hearts, while the poem's story orients readers into nature and gently guides them through a life-enhancing breath.

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