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Beacon arts news, Oct. 6

Courtesy photo | BDN
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Irish singer Andy Irvine will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland.

Call for bands

THOMASTON — Trekkers is recruiting bands for its seventh annual Trekkapalooza concert scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Strand Theatre in Rockland. The event will feature several Maine-based acts competing in an energizing and fun Battle of the Bands. Each band selected to perform will be eligible to win a cash prize and crowned best Bus Band of 2012.

The Trekkapalooza committee is seeking musical acts of all ages and style. If you have musical talent and are interested in performing, contact the Trekkers office by calling 594-5095, or email elisabeth@trekkersonline.com.

Trekkapalooza tickets will be available after Thanksgiving at the Trekkers office on Buttermilk Drive in Thomaston or by calling 594-5095. Trekkapalooza is an all-ages show and a chemical-free event.

Poster design contest

CAMDEN — Artists of all ages are invited to enter a contest for a chance to design the winning U.S. National Toboggan Championships poster for 2012 and receive a $100 Camden Snow Bowl gift card good for merchandise and-or lift tickets and rentals.

The image will be printed on T-shirts to be sold in the Snow Bowl souvenir shop.

To be considered a finalist, the poster design must incorporate a traditional toboggan. Artwork must be original and may be submitted in any two-dimensional medium or in digital format with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

The event committee will judge posters on originality, clarity of message and quality of artwork.

Deadline for submission to the Camden Snow Bowl office, 20 Barnestown Road, Camden, is Nov. 17. For more information and access to a poster contest entry form, visit http://camdensnowbowl.com/ or call the office at 236-3438.

Call for artists

Artists will create new works of art and see them sold in a single day in Art du jour, a “wet-paint” auction event Saturday, Oct. 8, at Penobscot Marine Museum. All visual artists, professional, student and amateur, are invited to participate. The public may watch the artists at work and attend the silent auction for free.

Artists in any visual medium will register 8-9 a.m. in the museum’s Old Vestry building on the day of the event. Artists must bring their own tools and materials, and may work anywhere in Searsport or vicinity, although the museum encourages them to work on its 2.5-acre campus. Some indoor spaces within the museum will be available first come, first served.

Artists will begin working as soon as they register and will bring their finished work back to the Old Vestry by 3:30 p.m. There, the works will be matted and prepared for exhibit in the silent auction. Bidding will take place 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The public will be able to watch the artists as they work, and most will answer questions about their techniques.

Museum admission will be free all day as part of Searsport’s Fling Into Fall celebration.

Artists will donate their works to the museum, in appreciation for which the museum will give a discount of 50 percent on any one framing job at The Museum Framer. For more information, call Lin Calista at 548-0334 or visit http://museumframer@pmm-maine.org.

Irish singer

ROCKLAND — The Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., will present a concert by Irish singer Andy Irvine at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the museum. Irvine has been hailed as “a tradition in himself.” Musician, singer and songwriter, Irvine’s career has spanned 45 years.

Irvine has played concerts in Moscow, Mexico City, Newfoundland, Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua as well as undertaking extensive tours of Japan, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Argentina and Chile.

Tickets are $15. For more information, call 596-0200, email ssmuseum@midcoast.com or visit http://www.sailpowerandsteammuseum.org/.

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