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9 February, 2018 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 27 Series plans harpsichord and hetto talks The Sunday Afternoons at the EAC se- eries of Rome, Milan and Naples - are ties, a winter offering of informal and in- creating and expanding substandard teractive programs every Sunday at 3 p.m. "camps" for the nation's most reviled and at Eastport Arts Center, will feature the historically mistreated minority. Calame popular annual Harpsichord Hour with will explore this development in the his- Gregory Biss on February 18. This year's toric context of urban partition along eth- program will include Bach's "Partita in B nic lines. flat," a contemporary piece by Muczynski As a reminder, the February 11 pro- and some shorter works from the 16th and gram will be a series of readings from 3 17th centuries. In addition, Biss will speak Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & about the EAC's harpsichord, an 18th cen- New England Writers. Readers will in- tury style, single-manual instrument built elude Michael Brown, Stephanie Gough, by Eric Herz in Cambridge, Mass in Sharon Mack and Sarah Murphy. 1964. Sunday Afternoons at the EAC pro- The Sunday series continues on Febru- grams are held downstairs at the EAC. ary 25 with a talk, "Heirs to the Ethnic Hot drinks and refreshments are offered; Ghetto System: Italy's Roma Minority," donations are gratefully accepted. The se- by Jon Calame. Today Italian provincial ries will run through April, skipping Eas- governments - particularly on the periph- ter Sunday. Museum exhibit reflects changing times The 2018 Portland Museum of Art Bi- Artists Washington County residents ennial features more than 60 works by 25 may recognize are Fred Tomah, a mem- participating artists, highlighting the di- ber of the Maliseet Tribe known for his verse perspectives and interests of artists basketmaking; Tim Christensen, a former connected to Maine and making a power- resident of the county known for his sgraf- Ian Bannon, education director of Fig- ful statement about art's impact in this fito porcelain; and Steve Cayard arid Dav- ures of Speech Theater, led a shadow pup- historical moment. The show was curated id Moses Bridges, who worked to bring petry master class on January 25 at by Nat May, former executive director of back traditional Wabanaki birchbark ca- Eastport Arts Center, along with coUabo- the Space Gallery. Theresa Secord,noe-building skills, rators Dave Noyes and Devon Kelley-Yur- founder of the Maine Indian Basketmak- The biennial show is open until June 3 din. Bannon's class gave attendees many ers Alliance, was one of a number of col- during museum hours. There is a special opportunities for creative improvisation leagues who worked with May to ensure admission charge for the show separate with the materials of the shadow puppetry the exhibition raised awareness of the cul- from general admission; however, on Fri- trade. Attendees learned about various tural moment in Maine and the United day evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. admission shadow puppet styles and techniques, in- States and focused on artists participating is free. For more information please visit genious ways to use lighting for dramatic in those conversations. . effects and also about puppeteering itself. A lively group in attendance included Quoddy Voices to prepare for spring show area teachers, community members and students from Washington County Com- Quoddy Voices, an international choir Lubec, Machias, Machiasport, Pembroke, formed in 2014, will resume weekly re- Perry and Calais and are enthusiastic about hearsals at the Eastport Arts Center (EAC) their Monday evening pastime. Ann Fran- on Monday, February 19, at 7 p.m. Direc- klin of Perry says, "Singing with Quoddy tor John Newell welcomes singers of all Voices has helped me to corm out of my experience levels to join the group; no au- shell, make new friends and overcome my dition is required. Rehearsals will be in fears of performing - all while doing preparation for concerts at the EAC on something that I love." May 18 and 20, with a program based on Quoddy Voices is a constituent group the theme "Something About Love." The of the EAC. For more information, please program will include madrigals, folk visitoremail songs, Cole Porter and Beatles tunes, as Newell at . well as classic a cappella works by Gustav Hoist and John Clements. Current choir members hail from Cam- pobello, Charlotte, Cutler, Eastport, IAN BANNON, education director of Figures of Speech Theater, gave a lively free master class in the art of shadow puppetry on January 25 at Eastport Arts Center. Ann Cannizzaro (from left), a local educator, Devon Kelley-Yurdin, one of Bannon's collabo- rators, and Anne Hopkins are shown. (Robin Farrin photo) Shadow puppetry explored at .arts center munity College. The master class was part of a week-long residency for Figures of Speech Theater to work with Eastport Ele- mentary School students, funded by a ,THE | l EAC open mic to be held on February 24 Eastport Arts Center's winter open mic | Steuben'"- ---==orary nights continue on Saturday, February 24, W winter concert from 6 to 8 p.m. with an evening spun- J L ve Ev nt -; sets sored by Jenie Smith and Peter Frewen's The H.D. Moore Library and Commu- two businesses, Dastardly Dick's Wicked,We Will Rock You Fundraising Concert nity Center in Steuben will present the Good Coffee and Dastardly Pick's Dog,~ u~'~ ~ ~:~m~,c~ new configuration of the Minor Charac- Boarding and Care. Spectatos and per- | ters Band at the second winter concert and formers of all ages are invite, to join in Saturday, March 3. 7 p.m. art from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 11. for the family-friendly even1 which is,Donati0nsacceptedatt.~edoor The artist will be Elizabeth Dyak, show- held downstairs at EAC. Entetainers of,Johnny Peers & the ing her unique and varied paper creations, all types are welcome: musicans, poets/ The Minor Characters Band includes reader~, dancers, magicians, jugglers, bat-,Muttville Comix Sheila Unvala on fiddle, Sepp Huber on loon-artists. The maximum tine slot is 15,Thursday, April 5, 7 p.m. Admission $5; free with UMM accordion and guitar, Robert Sanchez on minutes. | guitar, Jenny Penny on drums and Chuck Admission is free, with donations grate- The Gothard Sisters Anthony on upright bass. fully accepted, and hot beverages ,and,Friday, Aprit ~3, 8 p.m, The concert will feature snacks and a snacks will be available. Please call or,Admission $5: free with UMM Valentine basket raffle. Admission is by email ahead if you have questions about,Ml: ,eon,ss.z 4s donation to benefit the H.D. Moore Li- your act. The next open mic will be of- brary and Community Center. fered Saturday, March 24. "Tunes at Noon'" Concert Series Concert & Dance featuring the Lunamuse Ensemble and Robert Carney and the Hawks Eastport Arts Center Friday, February 16, 7 to 11 pm BYOB, Snacks provided, 50/50 Draw Suggested Donation $10 Benefit for Friends of the Boat School Maine Expansion Arts grant from the Maine Community Foundation and an Arts Learning grant from the Maine Arts Commission, a state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Valentine's Day chantey sing slated The Pembroke Library' s monthly chan- tey sing will be at 6:30 p.m. on Wednes- day, February 14. The evening will include traditional songs of love between sailors and their sweethearts led by From Away Downcast and featuring banjo, fid- dle, concertina and guitar. Admission is free. For information, call 726-4747 or e- mail . 8 ~ B m ~ m m ~ ~ t UNIVERSITY OF AINE AT | ,Movies Admission $2; free with UMM ID | Thor: Ragnarok ,Friday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m. ,Sunday, Feb. lt, 2 p.m. | Pitch Perfect 3 | Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. | Sunday, April 1, 2 p.m, | ID ID 11:15 a,m,-12:30 p.m. KIIburn Commons Fremont Street String Band Thursday, Feb. 22 Timber Creek Tuesday, March 20 !t ! Love and Resistance | Open Mic Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m, | Kilburn Commons | Movie: Hidden Figures | Wednesday, Feb, 21, 7 p.m. | Performing Arts Center | | i I Winter Carnival | Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. Featuring family-friendly events | A full list of activities is onllr~e: rnachias.edu/newe | Premiere of Who Made | YOU in America | Stud~n~c~e,a~ed | documertt,~fy firm Sunday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. | Performing Arts Center | GLO Volleyball | Tournament | A ber~f~ for N~,*xt Step Domestic Prej~ct | Saturday, March 24, 5 p.m. | Reynolds Center For team regf~;tratlon: semantha.penn@malne, edu | | |