May oh My!

May oh My! Where to begin. There is so much going on in May we want to make sure you know all the details. Here is the line up for just May 11th! We hope you will gather friends and family and come see what a great town Brunswick is. The arts are ALIVE!

What: The All Species Parade
Where: Brunswick Town Mall
When: May 11th, 4:30pm

Join us with your puppet or costume to celebrate the living species of our planet. We will gather on the Brunswick Town Mall at 4:00 and begin our procession down Maine Street at 4:30. For more information on the parade, inspiration and photos, please check out www.allspeciesparade.org

What: Return to Sender
Where: Whatnot Gallery
Spindleworks, 7 Lincoln Street, Brunswick
When: April 20-May 31
Reception: May 11th, 5:30-7:30pm

We will open our gallery at 7 Lincoln Street for limited hours during this Second Friday ArtWalk, so come on by after the parade to see this colorful exhibit. 39 artists from three art programs, and two states worked on 16 pieces over the course of two years. No, not a mean math problem, just a stunning exhibit. The work is with us for only a month before heading back to Rhode Island for another showing, so come on by!

What: Habitat
Where: Suite 102B, lower level Fort Andross (Cabot Mill entrance). 14 Maine Street, Brunswick
When: May 11th, 5-8pm
(additional hours during May. Contact us for more information)

For the past three months, artists from the Spindleworks Art Center have been transforming an empty space in Fort Andross into “Habitat”, an art installation created with local artist Matt Anderson. Anderson, a performance and multimedia artist, has previously led workshops at Spindleworks and Habitat represents their first long-term collaborative piece.

During the residency, Anderson and the artists gathered a wide variety of materials – those traditionally used in making art as well as found and recycled items – to shape the space into an immersive environment that moves viewers through several natural features, including a volcano. Using sculpture, painting, a mixed media techniques, Anderson and the artists found a variety of ways to make art that communicated the idea and experience of ‘habitat.’ The artists also made audio and video recordings to enhance the experience of the work.

Spindleworks artists, who often work on solo projects, took up the challenge to work together towards a shared creative vision. Sessions in the space gave artists the opportunity to give and receive feedback while incorporating their ideas into a common theme.

What: A Natural Order
WhereFrontier Café
Fort Andross Mill, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick
When: May 11th-June 30th (or longer!)
Reception: May 11th, 5-8pm

What better place to end your evening than Frontier where you can take in the exhibit and also have some fine food and drink. After the frolicking of the parade is over, A Natural Order will remain to remind us to continue celebrating the natural world. This open call exhibit has drawn local and not so local artists to bring attention to all living species from insect and tree to bird and mammal. This year, 20% of sales from the exhibit will be donated to the Coastal Humane Society. Frontier is kindly taking no commission from this show, so please show your support of this amazing community hub by having a meal or drink at Frontier in May.