What: Put A Bird On It
When: June 8th- July 6th, 9-4:30pm
opening reception: June 12th 5-8pm
Where: Whatnot Gallery
7 Lincoln St, Brunswick, Maine
Everything looks better with a bird on it! This fowl themed show from Spindleworks artists explores birds of all shapes and sizes including chickens, owls, and flamingos. The diverse species of birds lends well to the creative interpretations of the artists exhibited. It seems that every generic item on store shelves currently comes with a bland silhouette of a bird. This is an unfair representation of near 10,000 species on the planet; Spindleworks hopes that you will gain a better understanding of the uniqueness of color and life in each bird represented. In the true spirit of the title, Spindleworks invites the public to come and “Put A Bird On It” at our opening on June 12th. Dig out your ugliest shirt from the depths of the closet and bring it along and we will help make you the most fashionable person in town because you “Put A Bird On It”!
What: The Color on the Leaves
When: June 12th & 13th, 7:00 pm
Where: The Theater Project
14 School Street , Brunswick, Maine
pay what you can (suggested donation: $10)
The latest production by the Spindleworks Ensemble (Diane and Earl Black, Kim Christensen, Anna McDougal, Nancy Scott and Lloyd Whitcomb from Spindleworks and Don Weatherbee and Al Miller from The Theater Project) combines new work and a new look at some previous pieces. As has become a signature to the group’s work, the show will consist of a series of vignettes, focusing on choreography, non verbal communication, and humor. The group has been working together for a number of years, something that Al and Don appreciate more and more each season: “One of the advantages of working with an ensemble over the years, with any ensemble, is that the members learn a common vocabulary, learn to trust each other to take chances together and discover a collective creativity,” Miller said. “That’s what’s happened with this ensemble,” Weatherbee added.
Tickets will be available at the door and at the theater’s website: www.theaterproject.com.
Continuing through the end of the month:
What: Water Bodies,
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. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Coastal Humane Society.