This First Friday Greene Block + Studios will be filled to the brim with multidisciplinary arts experiences, free and open to all!
Starting at 5 pm, enjoy Songs From Here, a concert of classical songs composed and performed by Maine-based musicians and writers
6:30 pm – 8 pm: Make risograph prints in the Center for Book & Print
6 pm – 8 pm: Participate in Open Studios with Lunder Institute Residential Fellows
Songs From Here: 5 pm – 6:30 pm, Ground Floor
Songs From Here is a new initiative intended to connect poets, composers, and performers in the beautiful state of Maine, to promote local talent and foster a greater sense of community across creative disciplines.
Waterville is but one stop for an inaugural series of performances given by pianist Bridget Convey and classical vocalist Sarah Tuttle throughout the summer and fall of 2022. Songs featuring texts by some of New England’s best-loved writers, including Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow comprise some of the program material.
Maine composers are at the heart of this program, featuring a brand-new set of songs commissioned in 2021 and written specifically for this project by Portland-based composer Erica Ball. Dan Sonenberg has put together a new song arrangement for the initiative, and the program will include solo piano works by John Newell and John Knowles Paine. This concert will also showcase original poems and songs by Waterville High School students. See the initiative’s website for artist bios.
Lunder Institute Residential Fellows Open Studios: 6 pm – 8 pm, 3rd Floor
From 6 pm – 8 pm, tour the studios of this fall’s Lunder Institute Residential Fellows Shasha Dothan, Tessa Greene O’Brien, Dylan Hausthor, and Gamaliel Rodríguez. For more information about these artists and the Lunder Institute, visit the Lunder Institute’s website. If you have any questions about Lunder Institute program or studios please contact Karen Platt at [email protected].
Waterville First Friday Participating Businesses
First Friday extends all the way up Main St! On your way to Greene Block + Studios stop by downtown businesses to shop or for a bite to eat.
The Framemakers is open for extended hours, until 7 pm, with three exhibitions on display.
Incense and Peppermints is staying open later than normal and will be offering 10% off purchases between 6 pm – 8 pm.
Front & Main will have a First Friday Featured Cocktail – something new and off menu!
The Robin’s Nest is offering 25% off loose cut flowers every first Friday during regular business hours, in store only.
Portland Pie Waterville will have a special pizza and cocktail, both in house and for this First Friday and weekend only.
Contact Colby Arts Office Program Manager Tyler French at [email protected] if you have any questions.