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Our region includes twelve communities in Midcoast Maine: Brunswick, Harpswell, Topsham, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Richmond, Bath, West Bath, Phippsburg, Woolwich, Arrowsic, and Georgetown.


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Member News:

Mark Kleinhaut (guitarist) & Tracey MacLean (vocalist), September 8 & 22

Fridays September, 8th & 22nd Downstairs at: SOLO BISTRO, 128 Front St., Downtown Bath, Maine, 6 to 10 p.m., dinner reservations highly recommended.  Call 207 / 443-3378 for dinner reservations, or just come on in for drinks, appetizers, and/or dessert.  FYI: www.solobistro.com

Muriel Havenstein (pianist) & Jim Howe (bassist) In Concert , September 9

Saturday, September 9th Maine Sound Stage, Behind Ft. Andross, Brunswick, Maine.  Concert starts at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include dessert/coffee, and a complementary CD of the performance. Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling 892-0321, or email highlandia@jhu.edu.  Performance presented by Steve Poulos.

Gelatin Plate Workshop October 31-November 2, 2006

Katherine Harman Harding will offer a Gelatin Plate Workshop October 31-November 2, 2006, from 9:30 – 3:30 at Osprey Cove Studio, in Freeport. The fee is $225 per person forthis 3 day workshop inher studio which includes supplies, ink, use of tools, and gelatin.   More details:  207-865-6557, khharding@suscom-maine.net

Maine Jazz Alliance hosts Fundraising Auction & Live Recording Session featuring "Cool Shade of Blue," October 13

On Friday, October 13, 2006, 7 - 10 p.m. at Maine sound Stage (behind Ft. Andross), Maine St., Brunswick. This event will raise money for Maine Jazz Alliance education programs. Tickets are $13and go on sale September 1st at the following locations: Music & Moore, Topsham Fair Mall, Topsham; Gulf of Maine Books, Maine St., Brunswick; Wild Rufus Records, Main St., Camden; Books, Etc., Exchange St., Portland.

Enjoy the Brunswick Art Walk that starts at 5:30 p.m., then come to Maine Sound Stage for an evening of great music, food/drinks, and a way cool auction!

Maine Street Art: "Anime"

Maine Street Art is doing a special teen related show, called "Anime". Jonathan Simpson (Kat Logan’s son) is curating the show and it will feature work of various anime artists. There will be special workshops scheduled throughout the month and we are hoping to find a local rock band to assist with the opening festivities. The show will open on September 8th, 5:30-8:00.

Mark Petroff / Stephen Petroff Show at Frank Brockman Gallery, Oct 6 – Nov 4, 2006

Painters Mark Petroff and Stephen Petroff will be exhibiting at the Frank Brockman Gallery, 68 Maine St., Brunswick, Maine, October 6 – November 4, 2006.  The exhibition, entitled “Larceny by Sorcery,” will feature new paintings:  oil on canvas by Mark Petroff, and acrylic on paper by Stephen Petroff. Special events are planned for each Friday evening in October.

West Island Gallery opens new work October 7

"Layer, Texture, Flow - New Work by Susie Westly Wren, Debi Gill, and Rafael Adams" will open  October 7th and run through December 24, 2006 at West Island Gallery.  A reception will be held Saturday, October 7th from 4 to 6 PM for the public to meet the artists and see their work.  Established in 1997, West Island Gallery represents over thirty Maine artists and many extraordinary crafts-people from Maine and beyond.  Fall hours (after Labor Day) are Saturday and Sunday from 11AM - 4PM.  The gallery is open daily on the web at www.westislandgallery.com.

Special Events at The Theater Project this fall

Join us for our 35th Anniversary Season Fundraiser Dance
An Evening of Celebration at Fort Andross, Brunswick
Saturday, September 23rd
7:30 - 10:30 pm
Tickets $30 each/$50 couple; $10 children under 18
live music by Funky Stella
hors d'oeuvres by Frontier Cafe

Theater Class Registration - Save a Spot for your Actor!

CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - Production Class, October 10 - November 18, for Grades 6 - 8
HECKEDY PEG, October 11 - November 15, for Grades 3 - 5
HOLIDAY STORIES with Al, November 27 - December 12, for Grades 3 – 5
BROWN BAG THEATER - A Vacation Class! December 27, 28, 29, for Grades 3 – 5

For more information: 729-8584 www.theaterproject.com
The Theater Project, 14 School Street, Brunswick

Two Openings for Bath Artist Michael Branca

Elan Fine Arts of Rockport, ME will display Michael Branca's work as part of their Carina House Celebration show, which features artists who have received the Carina House residency on Monhegan Island. There will be an opening reception August 4 from 5 - 7 PM; the exhibit will continue through August 27. Call 207-236-4401 for more information. His work will also be exhibited at Curtis Memorial Library from August 3 - 31 as part of the group exhibition "WAR FLOWERS - From Swords to Plowshares: Powerful images that demonstrate transformative visions for converting from a war economy to a peace economy." The show features 38 artists from around Maine. Contact Bruce Gagnon at 729-0517 for more information. You can also see Branca's work during the Third Friday Art Walks at his studio on High Street in Bath, ME.

Harpswell Artist Georgeann Kuhl Exhibits in Senate President’s Office

The work of Harpswell artist Georgeann Kuhl is on exhibit in Senate President Beth Edmonds’ office from now through November 2006. The collection represents the breadth of Kuhl’s experience, with handmade paper pulp paintings, oil monotypes and watercolors.

Kuhl’s watercolors show familiar Maine settings, but also reflect the extent of her travels. Works include Middle Bay Cove, Reid State Park in winter, ledges on Orr’s Island, and a wharf on Bailey Island. Works “from away” illustrate hills in Tuscany and the coastline of Nova Scotia.

The President’s Office is adjacent to the Senate Chamber.  For information about open hours please call 287-1500.  More information about Georgeann Kuhl is available at www.widgeoncove.com or by calling 833-6081.



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