Grab & Go Kits for May 2021

The Waterville Public Library offers Grab & Go kits for adults and teens! The kits will be available on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month and distributed while supplies last. Each kit will contain the supplies and instructions for the current craft or activity! Instruction videos for the kits will also be uploaded to…

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Grab & Go Kits for May 2021

The Waterville Public Library offers Grab & Go kits for adults and teens! The kits will be available on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month and distributed while supplies last. Each kit will contain the supplies and instructions for the current craft or activity! Instruction videos for the kits will also be uploaded to…

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Practice a series of gentle yoga poses inspired by artworks in the galleries. Our Artful Movements sessions begin with a deeper look at an artwork, followed by yoga and meditation led by Kathleen Leisure Haberstock of School Street Yoga. In this Artful Movements session, we will be inspired by Large Plate with Chrysanthemum Pattern from Yuan dynasty China,…

“Art proliferates in prisons”, writes curator Nicole Fleetwood. People on the inside make art in all kinds of ways – to express their creative imaginations, to express freedom, as a form of self-validation, as gifts, commodities, memorials, and, simply, as objects of beauty. Most people on the outside do not have the opportunity to view…

In all its various forms and configurations, Juliet Karelsen’s work cross-references painting, stitching, tapestry, rug making, embroidery, abstract art, fantasy, landscape, textile, miniature worlds, and even science – from botany to mycology to planetary and solar – touching on the micro and macro scales. Though there’s nothing political about actual nature, tragically, nature as a…

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The installation at 93 Main Street highlights the work of Hinge Collaborative, a community arts initiative and printmaking studio. Hinge Collaborative describes their work as providing workspace and development for artists including workshops, exhibitions, artists mentorship and pop-up markets.  Hinge Collaborative designs and facilitates socially engaged art projects, educational partnerships, and cultural events in local…

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Join Common Street Arts as we celebrate the work of our Common Street Arts clay members together with Maine potters in the exhibition, CSA Clay! on view in the CSA gallery from January 13 through February 15, 2020.  All work in the exhibition is for sale. This is a great opportunity to support Maine artists…

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Common Street Arts is currently seeking vendor applications for its 7th Annual Holiday Bazaar. This year, the Holiday Bazaar will take place from November 21 through December 23, 2019, at our location at the Hathaway Creative Center, at 10 Water Street, Waterville, Maine. During the holiday season, the Common Street Arts gallery is transformed into…

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During the holiday season, the Common Street Arts gallery is transformed into a marketplace filled with unique and distinctive gifts created by talented artists + makers. This year’s bazaar will feature exclusively handmade crafts from over 60 artisans selected by Common Street Arts for a one-of-a-kind retail experience. The Holiday Bazaar provides an opportunity for…

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returnings is the result of artist and woodcarver, Doug Frati’s, 20 years of gathering and repurposing dilapidated beds. As a woodcarver, Doug Frati has amassed a wide range of antique headboards and found them to be a rich source of carving material. These wood turnings or bedposts have been accumulating in his barn for years.…

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Susan Metzger is an artist who has a keen interest in historic preservation, open space, rural tradition, architecture, and the humble and mundane.  Although traditionally a painter, her photographic work often explores the coastal landscape and industries that comprise an important part of the mid-coast cultural heritage. In the exhibition Lost + Found, Metzger turns…

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Waterville Creates!, Common Street Arts, and Waterville Area Art Society (WAAS) are pleased to present the 2019 Maine Open Juried Art Show (MOJAS) at Common Street Arts Gallery August 12 through September 7. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 15th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Now entering its 28th year, MOJAS…

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