Arts news

Posted June 17, 2014, at 2:09 p.m.

Race to the Stage

BANGOR — Penobscot Theatre Company announced that its second annual Race to the Stage, a 5K road race, will have a dramatic twist — runners in costume. The more outrageous the costume the better and participants’ creativity will be rewarded. Prizes will be awarded for best times and best costumes.

The race will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 21, in downtown Bangor.

Walkers and leashed pets are invited to participate.

To register online, download a paper form or get the most recent information about the route, visit penobscottheatre.org.

 

Art exhibit, reception

BANGOR — The Sohns Gallery, located in The Rock and Art Shop on Central Street, has on display “New Works” by artist Michael Lewis. The show will run through July 20.

An artist’s reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday June 27, and discussion with the artist at 7 p.m.

 

Celtic Music

BREWER — The second annual Celtic Music Event will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the Brewer Performing Arts Center.

Co-sponsored by Geaghan Bros. Brewing and Geaghan’s Pub, the event will feature Jennifer Torrance, Chris Gray and Friends and the Galley Rats featuring Colin Graebert.

Tickets are $10, $8 children 17 and under.

A special VIP ticket for $15 includes an after-show reception and more music at Geaghan’s. VIP tickets are limited and only available by calling the box office at 200-5447. Tickets may be ordered at brewerperformingarts.com or by calling the arts center.

 

Holly Near concert

ORONO — Folk singer and composer Holly Near will perform a Concert for Community at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Hauck Auditorium, University of Maine. She will be joined by special guests Pat Humphries and Sandy O of Emma’s Revolution, an award winning song-writing.

The concert is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center, the University of Maine’s Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies and the University of Maine’s student group, the Maine Peace Action Committee, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary at the concert. Some of the proceeds of the ticket sales will benefit the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine.

Tickets for the concert are $20 and available at the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow St., Suite 100, Bangor. Tickets also may be purchased at the peacectr.org or reserve by calling 942-9343.

 

Art exhibit

ORONO — The University of Maine Department of Art will present the work of artist, educator and color theorist Josef Albers and two of his students, globally recognized artists Neil Welliver and Jane Davis Doggett, in an exhibit that will run through July 18 in the Lord Hall Gallery at UMaine.

Lord Hall Gallery is open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Michael Grillo at 581-3246 or michael.grillo@umit.maine.edu.

 

Artsapalooza

ORONO — Stillwater Artsapalooza, a festival of performing and visual arts that involves more than 50 local artists will take place 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 21, in downtown Orono.

Artists will be perform and display their work at 16 downtown Orono venues including the Church of Universal Fellowship, The Store, The Family Dog, Black Bear Brewery, Thai Orchid, Harvest Moon, The Roost, Bear Brew Pub, Verve, Orono Public Library, University Inn, DeGrasse Jewelry, Orono United Methodist Church, the Keith Anderson Community Center, Orono Fire Station and Ameriprise. Admission is free.

Organizers said Stillwater Artsapalooza is a fun-filled way to kick off the summer.

Artists featured at the event will include the Six Basin All Women Dixieland Band, Sarah Newcomb and Karl Hance, Teen Reader’s Theatre, tango dancing with Shiwa Noh, Jim Chasse, Jessie Walker, Kate Kirby, Tremolino, Good-Time Sound, John and Marisue Pickering, Brooke Nason, Paige Bacon, Daniel Perkins, Katie Woodilla, Connor Magliozzi, Lydia Bolin, Hannah Barry, Allison Pickering, the University of Maine Voice Faculty, Divisi, the OHS Jazz Combo, swing dancing with Chris and Dan Crocker, Annie Jewel, Chana Wingard, the Orono High School Jazz Combo, Kathleen Ellis and Friends, Divisi, the Artesani Family and Friends, Cameron Guay, Bob Klose, Old Time Machine, Sandy Phippen, the Sunset Strip Band, Hanna Renedo, Nicholas Southwick, Teddi Jan Covell, and the winners of the Stillwater Community Arts Young Artist 2014 Performing Arts Scholarships, and many more,

For information, visit stillwatercommunityarts.org or email Cami Carter at stillwatercommunityarts@gmail.comor. Pick up a schedule of events at any participating venue.

The Orono Health Association, University Credit Union, and Harlan, McGillyray, Kallem and Hackmann, financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc., are the sponsors of the arts event.

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