2015-06-19 / Community

Community News


Kennebunk High graduating seniors Sarah Spaulding, Joseph Beaudoin and Caroline Smith await the start of Sunday’s commencement exercises. (Kevin A. Byron photo) Kennebunk High graduating seniors Sarah Spaulding, Joseph Beaudoin and Caroline Smith await the start of Sunday’s commencement exercises. (Kevin A. Byron photo) Arundel Farm Gallery to open July 3

Julie Feingold will fulfill a lifelong dream with the grand opening of her new Arundel Farm Gallery, Friday, July 3 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Her paintings and mixed media pieces are inspired by early-American women artists who, despite constraints placed upon them by society, expressed themselves in joyful and vibrant ways. She enjoys combining those ideas or techniques with her 21st century sensibilities.

The gallery will also feature contemporary artwork celebrating nature, farms and country living.

Feingold is known for the quilt she created in 2007, which honors service men and women killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The Lost Heroes Art Quilt, now owned by Arlington National Cemetery, traveled for two years to museums across the United States.

The new gallery can be found within Julie and husband Paul’s carriage house at 76 Arundel Road, Arundel.

Their property is the site of the historic Cape Cod Farms Jelly House that was located in Kennebunkport in the 1930s.

Summer gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in July and August and Sundays by appointment.

The Feingolds will host wine and cheese parties every Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. during those two months.

For more information, email heart2hand@comcast.net.

County Democrats schedule meeting

The York County Democratic Committee will meet Thursday, June 18 at the York County Government Building (old county jail) at 149 Jordan Springs Road (Route 4) in Alfred. Enter at left rear corner of building. The doors open at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, email Anne Langlois, chairman, at AnnofNorth@aol.com or call 934-4434.

Nine interfaith chaplains ordained

The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine announced the ordination of nine Interfaith Chaplains (class of 2015) at its 12 annual ordination on Sunday, June 7 at First Parish Church in Saco.

Kennebunk resident Helen Rousseau, active in community service for many years, was among the ordinands.

According to the community liaison, the Rev. Colleen Myers, “The recent Pew survey has confirmed that Maine is among the least-churched states in the nation. That does not mean, however, that spirituality is unimportant in New England. Interfaith Chaplains serve people of all faith traditions and people who are spiritual but not religious. Our graduates walk with people through the rough spots in their lives, and also celebrate life passages that may include family and friends from many faith practices and traditions.”

Those ordained have completed two to three years of study and over 300 hours each of service in organizations throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Library announces summer programs

Kennebunk Free Library is ready for summer with programs that will engage children with the theme “Every Hero Has a Story.”

Registration for all programs will begin Friday, June 19.

Musician and storyteller Jennifer Armstrong kicks off summer with an interactive program celebrating the qualities of heroism on Tuesday, June 23 at 6 p.m. Stories of courage, honesty, compassion, generosity and curiosity will be embellished with fiddle, banjo and bagpipes. Students from preschool to middle school will be entranced as stories come alive and emotions are triggered in ways unattainable by print or video alone.

At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, children age 4 and up are invited to learn about puffins through stories and a craft. With their colorful beaks, Atlantic Puffins can catch and carry 10 fish back to their nests. Their wings are adept at swimming underwater. Common in northern countries such as Canada and Iceland, they were hunted to near extinction in the United States. As late as 1969, breeding pairs were found only on Matinicus Rock, off the coast of Maine.

Through the efforts of wildlife scientists, the breeding range for puffins has expanded to five islands in Maine. Children will be introduced to the Project Puffin webcam to see live puffins, and will create a craft that can be adapted to various skill levels.

On Friday, June 26 at 10 a.m., the Kennebunk Fire Department will present a special program to children at the library. Children will learn fire safety tips and get a tour of one of the fire engines. Of course, all of this hinges on there being no emergency to call them away from the library. No preregistration is required for this program.

Summer story times for young children will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. from June 23 to Aug. 13.

All ages are welcome to drop in for stories, songs and finger plays geared to children from birth to kindergarten.

Kennebunk Free Library staff may take photographs or videos of participants, individually or in groups, attending or taking part in library programs and activities.

These photographs or videos may appear in future library publications or other library publicity.

If a library patron does not want their child to be photographed or filmed, the patron must notify the library staff. No compensation is available for photos or videos that are used in library publicity.

All events in the Kennebunk Free Library Children’s Room are free and wheelchair accessible. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk.

For more information or to preregister, call 985-2173, ext. 5 or visit www.KennebunkLibrary.org.

Library selects featured artist

An exhibition titled “The World I Know,” works of watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil by Phyllis A. Russell, will be on display at the Kennebunk Free Library in the Speers Gallery from July 1 to 31.

The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours when the gallery is not in use for library programs.

Russell began painting with acrylics in the 1960s and then watercolor in the 1990s. Her formal art training was at Keystone College, LaPlume, Pennsylvania, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has participated in various workshops with Patricia Patrone, Cory Patterson, and Carol Santora, all in Kennebunk. She is motivated by the works of Winslow Homer.

“Much of my work is reminiscent of my New England upbringing. I am constantly inspired by the world around me, especially as it relates to nature. Maine is a wonderful place to find the motivation I seek. I am awed by the stillness of mountains, the movement of the ocean, and stirred by rain, snow and sunny days. My hope is to stir up memories for viewers of my art, reminding them of sights, sounds, smells of pleasant experiences. I believe art should uplift and remind us of who we really are and what is truly important to our lives.”

“The World I Know” will be featured in the second ArtWalk Kennebunk of the season to be held on Friday, July 17 from 5 to 8 p.m.

McClelland Foundation to host organist

The Keith McClelland Music Foundation will host organist Katelyn Emerson in the Church on the Cape sanctuary Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m. Emerson performs throughout the United States and Europe.

Her venues include France, Russia, as well as St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts, Merrill Auditorium in Portland and now The Church on the Cape. In May of this year, Emerson graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with double bachelor’s degrees in organ performance and French, as well as minors in music history and historical performance.

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