2018-10-19 / Community

Community News

Art in fashion contemporary show opens at museum

Beginning Oct. 26, the Brick Store Museum’s contemporary Bauman Family Gallery will feature a dual show discussing the role of art in fashion.

Two women artists, clothing designer and fabric artist Elaine Pew and encaustic and acrylic artist DiTa Ondek, will display their works in the month-long Art in Fashion exhibit, through Nov. 29.

An artists’ opening celebration will take place during the Oct. 27 All Souls’ Walk event at the Museum, from noon to 3 p.m. A visit to the galleries is complimentary.

During the month, visitors to the museum receive admission to all of the museum’s current exhibits, including From the Kennebunks to the Argonne Forest: The Great War That Changed America, and 1968, as well as the Bauman Family Gallery and the outdoor installation called the Museum Poppy Project.

Pew creates wearable art by collecting exotic textiles from around the world and interweaving them into her pieces. Her work has shown around the country, including the Maine Center for Contemporary Art.

Ondek creates works that include encaustic paintings into which vintage gowns are incorporated. Additionally, her acrylic works focus on the simple drying of clothes on a clothesline. Each piece in the exhibition will be for sale.

The Brick Store Museum will present a new contemporary art show each month, May through December in the Bauman Family Gallery.

St. David’s Harvest Fair scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3

St. David’s Episcopal Church will host its annual Harvest Fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the church.

The church is located at 138 York St. (Route 1 south just before the Wells town line) in Kennebunk.

Food abounds with baked goods and sweets for sale along with homemade frozen pot pies, jams and jellies. Lunch will feature sandwiches provided by Kitchen Chicks as well as award-winning soups by local providers.

Free coffee and doughnuts, along with musical entertainment will be provided during the day.

The silent auction will include more than 60 items and gift certificates from local restaurants, stores and salons, including a golf bag from President George H.W. Bush with inscribed clubs, Red Sox tickets and a handmade dollhouse.

The basket raffle will feature more than 30 collections of themed items. This year, there will be a separate raffle for a handmade queen-size quilt made by one a parishioner. Sales are limited to 50 tickets.

There is plenty of parking and weather is not an issue as the Great Hall has plenty of warm, dry space. For more information, call 985-3073 visit Facebook or www.stdavidskennebunk.org.

Land trust plans naturalist walk at Secret Garden Preserve

Kennebunk Land Trust will host a naturalist walk 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Secret Garden Preserve.

The 1.5-mile easy/moderate trail loop meanders through forest, fern beds and bog areas. Rain or shine. Free. Access to the property is from Evergreen Cemetery in Kennebunk.

From the intersection of Route 1 (Main Street) and Summer Street (Route 35) in Kennebunk, drive east on Summer Street for 2 miles.

Evergreen Cemetery is on the right. Enter the cemetery via the central main gate, drive to the rear of the cemetery and park on the grass near an old woods road.

The Secret Garden trail begins about 100 yards from the back edge of the center of the cemetery.

From Kennebunkport, follow ME Routes 35/9A north 1.5 miles to Evergreen Cemetery on the left. Enter the cemetery via the central main gate, drive to the rear of the cemetery and park on the grass.

For more information, call 985-8734.

Christ Church to host concert of spooky music for Halloween

On Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m., Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk, presents a concert of spooky music. The concert features Maestro Warren King, playing the pipe organ and the antique Mason-Hamlin grand piano, and virtuoso Diana McNulty playing flutes. The music ranges from classical to modern.

Tickets will be available at the door with a suggested donation. Children younger than 12 years old are welcome at no charge. Donations support the missions of Christ Church helping the homeless, the hungry, needy children, battered women, refugees, addiction recovery, and disaster relief. Credit cards cannot be processed.

The building is handicap-accessible from the parking lot behind town hall, and also has a parking lot across Dane Street.

For more information, visit www.christchurchkennebunk.org, visit the office at 6 Dane St. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or call 985- 4494.

Kennebunk Free Library announces upcoming activities

Crafternoon

Come to Kennebunk Free Library on Wednesday, Oct.18 at 4 p.m. for crafting. The library will have several crafts available to choose from. Make one, or make them all. All ages are welcome to attend; however, please be aware that paint and small craft pieces may be present. No registration required.

Board Game Night

Come celebrate international Board Game Week at Kennebunk Free Library. Come join us on Monday Nov. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. and play a fantastic board game. This program is open to players of all ages and adults are encouraged to play as well.

Teen Anime

Talk about anime, learn to draw favorite characters, watch favorite anime films and TV shows on the projection screen and everything anime in-between on Wednesday, Nov. 14. This event will be held at at 4 p.m. It is open to students and teens ages 10 and older.

Homeschooling Group

Parents of homeschooled children and those seeking information are invited to Kennebunk Free Library’s Homeschooling Group.

The has started a group for parents of homeschoolers to discuss and share resources. A librarian will be available to answer questions and offer guidance. The next meeting will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25.

Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk. For more information and to register, please call 985-2173 or visit the www.kennebunklibrary.org.

All Souls’ Walk is scheduled for Oct. 27

The Brick Store Museum will once again make spirits come alive for one afternoon for its All Souls’ Walk on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The popular Halloween event is now in its 15th year. Continuous tours through Hope Cemetery will begin at noon, with the last tour departing at 3 p.m.

The narrated historical walks begin at the Brick Store Museum at 117 Main St., Kennebunk, and cover a half-mile loop through Kennebunk’s Hope Cemetery, lasting approximately one hour.

Costumed interpreters portray the historical figures, and share their stories of love, loss, and fate. Not too spooky, it’s a perfect activity for the whole family. Participants visit more than a dozen gravesites and learn local history through the fascinating and often tragic tales of residents from bygone eras.

Tours conclude back at the museum, where guests are invited to enjoy cider and treats while viewing the museum’s fall exhibitions, including the opening of Art in Fashion.

The event is supported by Port & Shore Realty and the Morton Kelly Charitable Trust. The museum especially thanks Hope Cemetery for once again hosting the All Souls’ Walk this year.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Brick Store Museum, or online at www.brickstoremuseum.org. Tickets can also be purchased on the day of the event. No advance reservations are required, except for large groups. The event occurs rain or shine, since a modified indoor version of the program (through collections storage areas) will be presented in the event of inclement weather.

Featured artist for November announced

Kennebunk Free Library announced its November exhibition, Folk Prints, cyanotype prints enhanced with encaustic wax created by Keiren Valentine.

The public is invited to view the exhibit at 112 Main St., Kennebunk, during regular library hours when the gallery is not in use for library programs.

As a child, Valentine’s visual language developed under the influence of the paintings and drawings of her parents and relatives. She is driven by the necessity to work with her hands, what the Japanese refer to as te-ateh or, applying hands.

Using the methods and process of one of the oldest forms of photography, the blue of the Cyanotype, Folk Prints tells a story of a picnic; of simple joys and the sunshine of lovers’ youth. The inherent qualities of hand-made cyanotype prints, combined with the window-like shapes within the white negative-space, set the stage for the dream theme of this tale. The dream theme is enhanced with a final coating in transparent encaustic wax, furthering the timeless appearance of the prints. Folk Prints nods at the Shakespearean “all the world’s a stage” philosophy; blinking into the darkness and mystery of the subconscious, meekly reaching out to uncover the truths apart from the fallacies, or to realize there were no distinctions between the two realities at all, only two sides of one coin.

Valentine has been working with the medium since 2012. She is most inspired by the dream world and the subconscious, memories and alternate realities. Her secondary inspirations are nature, movement/dance, meditation, painting and analogue photography. She hopes to breathe new life into antiquarian processes, to make outmoded technologies relevant again and to create imagery that is beautifully unique. Valentine seeks commissioned work to re-imagine photographs and create one of a kind Cyanotypes.

Mystery author to visit Kennebunk Free Library

Bestselling mystery author Bruce Robert Coffin will visit Kennebunk Free Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 to read from his new novel, “Beyond the Truth.” A book signing will follow. The event is cosponsored by the library and Mainely Murders Bookstore in Kennebunk. Coffin is the bestselling author of the “Detective Byron” mystery series and a former detective sergeant with more than 27 years in law enforcement. At the time of his retirement, from the Portland police department, he supervised all homicide and violent crime investigations for Maine’s largest city.

Following the terror attacks of Sept.11, Coffin spent four years working counter-terrorism with the FBI, earning the Director’s Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive. “Among the Shadows,” “Beneath the Depths,”and “Beyond the Truth,” the first three novels in the Detective John Byron mystery series, have been well-received by fans and critics alike. His short fiction appears in several anthologies, including The Best American Mystery Stories 2016. Coffin is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He is a regular blog contributor to the Maine Crime Writers and Murder Books blogs. He lives and writes in Maine. The program is free but books will be available for purchase (and signing) the evening of the event. The program is wheelchair accessible. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St.

For more information, call 985-2173.

Halloween candy collection for Summer Street begins

The Kennebunk Kennbunkport and Arundel Chamber of Commerce is collecting Halloween candy for Summer Street residents. Donations should be dropped off at any location by Friday, Oct. 26 and Chamber volunteers will distribute the candy to Summer Street homeowners in time for Halloween.

Homeowners on historic Summer Street in recent years have served up more than 2,000 trick-or-treaters of all ages from around the region. Locals can ensure the tradition continues by supporting the candy drive.

Summer Street will be closed, at Summer and Depot streets and at Summer and Park streets, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Trick-or-Treating among area businesses in downtown Kennebunk and Lower Village, plus Dock Square in Kennebunkport, runs from 4 to 6 p.m. on Halloween night.

Annual Veterans Day 5K run/walk is Saturday, Nov. 10

The Wells Chamber of Commerce will host is fifth annual Veterans Day 5K on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. The 5K run/walk will start and end at the Wells Elks Lodge, 356 Bald Hill Road in Wells. Proceeds for the event will benefit Honor Flight Maine.

Avita of Wells is the primary event sponsor.

The first 100 registrants will receive a free long-sleeve T-shirt. The Wells Elks will have food and beverage for sale after the race (bring identification). Prizes will be awarded to male and female in the following categories: Overall, under 20 (male/female), 20-29 (male/female), 30-39 (male/female), 40-49 (male/female), 50-59 (male/female), 60-69 (male/female) and 70-plus (male/female).

For registration information, visit www.wellschamber.org call 646-2451 or visit www.runsignup.com/race/me/wells/vd5k.

Heartwood to host art sale on Saturday, Nov. 10

Heartwood College of Art is going to sell its art collection of 25 years at the Brick Store Museum Program Center on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Art from the Archives, work by many faculty members, including DeWitt Hardy, Stuart Nudelman and Norman West, students and community artists will be available.

The towns of Kennebunk, Arundel and Ogunquit (and beyond) have been part of Heartwood’s history and watched the story of a small art college go from offering community classes to an associate degree, a BFA and finally an MFA program.

Ben & Jerry’s hosting food/supply drive for AWS

Ben & Jerry’s is hosting a food/supply drive for Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk. Anyone who drops off food or other supplies for Animal Welfare Society at the Kennebunkport Ben & Jerry’s will receive a 50 percent discount on any purchase.

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