May 15, “Seedling Sunday,” is the official start of the 2016 Damariscotta Pumpkinfest and Regatta™. While many area residents have been busy getting flower and vegetable gardens prepped for the first weeks in May, Great Salt Bay School Third Graders will be taking a field trip to Pinkham’s Plantation in Damariscotta, where they will learn about growing pumpkins—from sanding and soaking the seeds to amending the soil to ensure maximum growth. These young Squashbucklers will help get the seeds and pots ready for Seedling Sunday, when approximately 600 FREE seedlings will be given to volunteer growers.
(Rockland, ME) On Saturday, May 21, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open an exhibition of paintings by N.C. Wyeth entitled N.C. Wyeth: Painter. This exhibition will be on display at the museum’s Wyeth Center, on the corner of Union and Grace Streets in Rockland through December 31, 2016.
(Rockland, ME) On Saturday, June 18, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open a major exhibition of collaborative works from some of the great names in contemporary American art. The show, entitled Pushing Boundaries: Dine, Graves, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg and Rosenquist—Collaborations with Donald Saff, will be on display in the museum’s Morehouse wing through January 8, 2017.
(Rockland, ME) On Saturday, April 16, the Farnsworth Art Museum will open an exhibition of photographs by Japanese photographer Koichiro Kurita. Entitled From the Smallest Leaf, this exhibition of the artist’s Maine photographs will be on display in the museum’s Crosman Gallery through September 11, 2016.
Japanese photographer Koichiro Kurita graduated from Kanseigakuin University in Kobe, where he studied perceptual psychology. He worked as a young man for a Tokyo advertising agency before becoming a successful commercial photographer. At forty years old, moved by his reading of Thoreau’s Walden, Koichiro Kurita directed his photography away from commercial work toward meditative expressions of his connection to nature.
(Rockland, ME) On Friday, April 1, the Farnsworth Art Museum’s [Collective] membership group will host their 5th annual BASH. This year’s BASH will feature the Nairobi, Kenya group Just a Band: “Africa’s nerdiest hip-hop art collective.” Just a Band is known for Gorillaz-like immersive performances, creative sampling, video and wit. The 2016 [Collective] BASH, which is open to members and nonmembers alike, will take place at the Farnsworth’s Wyeth Center, on the corner of Union Street and Grace Street in Rockland, beginning at 8 p.m.
ROCKLAND — The Farnsworth Art Museum has appointed Jean Joransen Ellis as its new Director of Development. Ellis will become a member of the museum’s senior staff beginning the end of November and will lead all of the Farnsworth’s philanthropic efforts, including the annual fund and individual and institutional giving.
(Rockland, ME) On Friday, August 7, during the First Friday art walk, there will be a special mural unveiling for the Farnsworth-led mural arts project on Oak Street, in downtown Rockland. The gathering will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Oak Street, between Main and Union Streets. This is the sixth consecutive year, that the Farnsworth participates in First Fridays, thanks to a sponsorship from The First, N.A. During First Fridays, the museum is open free of charge to the public from 5 to 8 p.m.
(Rockland, ME) The Farnsworth Art Museum, in downtown Rockland, Maine, is pleased to announce the receipt of a $3 Million gift from the Wyeth Foundation in honor of Julie and Charlie Cawley. The gift was announced at an event honoring the Cawleys, on Tuesday, June 30, at the museum’s Wyeth Center.
(Rockland, Maine) – The Farnsworth Art Museum has received a $5,000 grant from the Emily and William Muir Fund and the Knox Fund for Youth Arts of the Maine Community Foundation to engage Knox County youth in the conception and execution of a mural on a prominent outdoor wall in downtown Rockland this summer.