Thursday, July 20, 2017

Art

Performance: Astro Trilogy and other works by Kerry Laitala  July 20, 2017, 9:00 pm, Common Street Arts

San Francisco-based film and video artist Kerry Laitala returns to MIFF with a multi-projector, live performance of some of her work. Kerry will be joined by her musical collaborator Wobbly performing live some of the sound for her films. With these works, cinema becomes a unique, live performance event. Part of MIFFONEDGE Volume 5. Free admission.

MIFFONEDGE July 20, 2017, 2:00 pm, Common Street Arts

Featuring exciting and innovative work spanning decades of moving image history, MIFFONEDGE explores the intersection of film and art and pushes the boundaries of commonly accepted notions of cinema. This year’s MIFFONEDGE presentation will include a live projector performance by returning guest Kerry Laitala and a multi-media exhibition at Common Street Arts featuring the work of Harry Smith, Laitala, and others.

Art Installation: Rebecca FitzPatrick July 20, 2017,

Come see the art installation now on display in the Common Street Arts window. "Water" is a site-specific sculptural work created using strips cut from photographs of the ocean surrounding the artist’s home on Monhegan Island. FitzPatrick fabricates objects like elaborate paper ropes and chainmail for many of the same reasons that some people love to knit. The meditative quality of repetition allows the artist to relax and open her mind to new and unexplored concepts. During the many hours this winter FitzPatrick worked on this 4’ x 10’ piece she began learning more about shamanism and the permeability of the boundaries that exist between the seen and unseen forces at work in the natural world. "Water" seeks to explore the concept of chainmail, originally designed to protect and shield the body from violence, and reinterpret it as a meditation on the healing and transformative powers of the ocean.

Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I July 20, 2017, 10:00 am, Colby College Museum of Art

Of the more than 170 lithographs that American artist George Bellows (1882–1925) produced between 1916 and 1924, twenty belong to his “War Series.” Graphic Matters reflects on the centennial of American entry into World War I by reexamining Bellows’s prints for the timely questions they raise about representation, aestheticized and institutionalized violence, nationalism, and masculinity.
Image featured: George Wesley Bellows, Massacre at Dinant (Village Massacre), 1918. Lithograph on onion skin paper, 18 5/8 x 30 3/8 in. (47.3 x 77.3 cm). Colby College Museum of Art. The Lunder Collection, 117.2013

Community

Art in the Park: Wearable Art  July 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Turn plastic material into colorful pins you’ll want to wear all year round. Choose a drawing from summer-themed images, then shrink it down to create a whimsical pin. Art Instructor: Doreen Morgan. Join us for our summer series, Art in the Park every Thursday from 4-6pm. We invite you to experience the joy of art making in a variety of media on Castonquay Square. Take time to browse the Farmers' Market before these free workshops. Free and open to the public. Registration not required.

Film

Teen Movie Night!  July 20, 2017, 4:00 pm

Join us in the Teen Room at 4pm every Thursday

for a screening of a popular NEW movie!

 

The movie changes every week!

To discover which movie is playing this week, go to the Library's calendar event: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/events/view-event.php?id=5905, stop by the Library, call (207 ) 872-5433, or email staylor@watervillelibrary.org

 

These events are free and open to attendees ages 18 and under!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Music

Opera Scenes  July 20, 2017, 7:00 pm, Strider Theater

AMF Opera Workshop's Vocal Institute was established with the express purpose of identifying and nurturing gifted singers for careers in the professional world of opera. Join us for an evening featuring highlights from some of the most important opera scenes.

Other

Take Apart Days! July 20, 2017, 2:00 pm

Kids and Teens 7 to 18:

  • Do you like to take things apart and see how they work?  
  • Do you want to find out about the hardware that runs your favorite game or robotic toy? 
  • Would you like create and design games or devices when you finish school?

 Join us for 4 Take Apart sessions on July 13, 20, 27, and August 3!  We'll take the guts out of some electronic devices and see what makes them go. In the last session, we'll use the parts to make an art installation for the Teen Room.

Attend all 4 sessions and win your own circuit tester or precision screwdriver set!    

The program is free and open to anyone aged 7 to 18.   But, space is limited so registration is required.   

Sign up using this link https://form.jotform.us/watervillepubliclibrary/take-apart-days or by calling the Library at 680-2604.   

 This program is supported by a grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, named in honor of the groundbreaking children's book author, who believed that public education is one of the greatest legacies of our country, one that benefits children from every walk of life.

For Keats, it was at public school that he received encouragement to pursue his vocation as an artist. And the public library was a haven that introduced him to the wonders of art history.

To offer a similar experience to new generations, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation created Mini-Grants: awards of up to $500 given to public schools and public libraries for projects that foster creative expression, working together and interaction with a diverse community.

Outdoor Activity

Downtown Waterville Farmers Market July 20, 2017, 2:00 pm

Fresh, locally produced meats, veggies, fruits, dairy products & more. Open every Thursday, May through mid-November, 2-6pm on Common Street in downtown Waterville, adjacent to Castonguay Square.

Experience the Arts in Waterville

Waterville Creates! is a non-profit on a mission to promote, support, and grow greater Waterville’s arts and cultural scene. Collaborating with regional arts and culture institutions and their supporters, together we are strengthening our community as a vibrant creative center, increasing access to creative opportunities for all, and advancing community and economic development by shining a spotlight on greater Waterville’s deep cultural heritage and diverse art scene. Waterville Creates! operates from The Center, a 68,000 square foot, mixed-use building on Main Street in historic downtown Waterville. We believe in Waterville, and we’re not alone. Experience the Arts in Waterville through Waterville Creates!