Events

Fantastic Fridays

Spindleworks

There are TWO Fantastic Fridays coming up!

What: Water Bodies, opening reception
When:  May 8th, 5-8pm
Where: Frontier Cafe
14 Maine Street, Brunswick

“Water Bodies” is meant to draw attention to our living planet both to celebrate, and to raise awareness of the diversity of species, all of which are affected by our actions and inactions. This year artists have been invited submit work in any medium, inspired by and focusing on bodies of water, or the bodies that dwell in our waters. As 71% of the earth is covered with water, there is no shortage of inspiration! In it’s 5th year, this exhibit has grown in popularity and has drawn art and artists from near and far.

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Projects

Being heard, feeling grateful.

Spindleworks

Nan Ross founded Spindleworks with the hopes of helping those with disabilities find a voice through art. She wanted their fears, dreams, ideas, and opinions to be heard. Almost 40 years later, we are still striving towards that goal; while we support their creative expression we also encourage the artists to speak up and get involved, and we work to engage the community in listening and learning. We have spent the last few months in particular trying to get the word out about the proposed changes to funding that will be implemented next year and pose a major threat to our parent agency, Independence Association. This week, as we have started to hear cardinals, their clear voices cutting through the sleepy mornings, we are also feeling heard by the community in a new surge of support. Last week we received a check from a group of students from Brunswick Junior High School who won a “penny slam” and decided to donate the winnings to Spindleworks. Our friends at Toad & Co are having a warehouse sale, part of the proceeds of which will be donated to Spindleworks (find out more here).

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