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Upcoming Events

  • Tue
    08
    Feb
    2022
    6:00 pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Please join us for a midwinter creative gathering. Bring a mobile arts or crafts project that you are working on, want to start, or want to finish to this “study hall” style creation station. Here you can work among others at Artsworth. We expect a lot of sharing, chatting, inspiration and laughter and doing! All mediums are welcome - woodcarving, fiber arts, painting, sketching, writing, knitting, embroidery, etc. - pack it up and come on over, we'll be here from 6pm-9pm. 

    Free/donations accepted.     Masks and proof of full vaccination required
  • Thu
    24
    Feb
    2022
    6:30 pm25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Mali Obomsawin is a songwriter, bassist, composer, journalist and #landback organizer from Odanak Abenaki First Nation. Known for her many years with the group Lula Wiles, Mali is stepping forward as a bandleader in 2022 to present her highly anticipated jazz debut, Sweet Tooth, and is working to complete her first solo album as a singer-songwriter. She'll be playing several of her brand new and yet-to-be-recorded songs at Artsworth – don't miss this intimate show! 

    Our featured visual artist for this month's Listening Room Concert is local printmaker, Amber Carter. Preview Amber's recent work on Instagram: @ambercarver 

    There is limited capacity for this show. Due to the nature of the event we are requiring masks and proof of vaccination. 
    To reserve your seat, please email artsworthstudios@gmail.com
    Suggested Donation: $20
    Doors at 6:30, Music from 7-8:30. 
     

  • Sat
    26
    Feb
    2022
    10:00 am25 Pine Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Explore techniques for kiln fired enameling with Emily Shaffer. This ancient art produces vibrant colors by fusing powdered glass to sheets of copper in a 1500+ degree kiln. After learning the basic foundations of enameling through interactive instructor demonstrations, students will experiment with several techniques, such as stenciling, graphite mark-making and sgraffito. Leave the class with a new skill, a list of resources to start your own home studio, and some wearable pieces of jewelry.

    $95 includes all materials 
    Saturday, Feb 26th from 10-4  
    Masks and proof of full vaccination required. 

    To reserve your spot, please email artsworthstudios@gmail.com 
     

  • Thu
    03
    Mar
    2022
    6:30 pm25 Pine Street Ellsworth, ME 04605
    Come join us for our first Artist's Talk of the year. We will be welcoming two sculptors who are new to the area to discuss their work and their process.
     
    Nikki Moser is a sculptor, fascinated by systems. Her work has manifested
    itself in cast iron, printmaking, photography, mixed media, video and sound.
    Driven by a desire to assemble objects and ideas in ways that recast light,
    propose an alternate dialog and subtly implicate the viewer, her media
    corresponds intimately to the concepts. In 2010 she co-founded Keystone
    Iron Works, an Iron Casting program for at risk high school students, which
    has been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts awards. She regularly
    exhibits her work and has sculptures in many private collections. She sews,
    likes playing with fire and makes excellent chocolate chip cookies.
    http://www.nikkimoser.com
     
    Kristy Summers, born and raised in the mid-west found her way to Alaska in 2014. She graduated with her BFA from the University of Kansas in 2002, and her MFA from Alfred University in 2006. Following her studies at Alfred University, Kristy was award a Fine Art Fellowship position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she continued to work as a visiting assistant professor of sculpture and 3D foundations. Exhibiting her work, Kristy has been included in a number of shows around the country. She has exhibited work in a number of sculpture parks, city outdoor sculpture programs, as well as in universities, and gallery settings. Kristy has completed multiple large-scale commissions for the Botanic Garden of Chicago and the Peggy Notebart Nature museum, participated in and co-led residency programs at Franconia Sculpture Park, was part of the steering committee for the International Conference of Cast Iron Art, in Latvia 2014 and Scranton, PA in 2018. Kristy now lives in Maine on Mount Desert Island with her husband and their four year old son.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Masks and proof of vaccination required.
    Free/donations accepted
  • Sun
    13
    Mar
    2022
    2:00 pm25 Pine Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Please join us for a midwinter/almost spring creative gathering. Bring a mobile arts or crafts project that you are working on, want to start, or want to finish to this “study hall” style creation station. Here you can work among others at Artsworth. We expect a lot of sharing, chatting, inspiration and laughter and doing! All mediums are welcome - woodcarving, fiber arts, painting, sketching, writing, knitting, embroidery, etc. - pack it up and come on over, we'll be here from 2pm-5pm. 

    Free/donations accepted.     Masks and proof of full vaccination required
  • Thu
    24
    Mar
    2022
    6:30 pmArtsworth, 25 Pine St, Ellsworth, ME 04605

     

    Maine-based singer-songwriter Sara Trunzo isn’t a born-and-bred Mainer, but her adopted home, its timeless coastal setting and the vibrant characters that inhabit it feature heavily in her new EP, Cabin Fever Dream (Sept. 24). The EP’s five songs were written with timelessness in mind, but not placelessness, and follow 2019’s full length LP, Dirigo Attitude. Both collections fit squarely in the Americana realm, bringing stories of the genuine, unromanticized parts of rural living to the forefront, eyeing New England viewpoints.
     
    Louisa Stancioff plays indie folk music. She writes about everyday life and the heartache and thrill that accompanies the human experience. Her Bulgarian heritage shows through in her intricate melodies, having grown up singing the ethereal, often dissonant traditional folk music with her family. She has toured across the country multiple times and has recorded a few records with her previous band, Dyado. She recently finished recording her first full length solo album, but it will be some time before it is released into the wild. You can find her EP on bandcamp, which was recently featured in The Downeast Magazine. She is originally from Chesterville, ME and currently lives in Camden.
     
    Tom Peabody is a singer/songwriter whose lyrically driven songs explore the themes of time and distance, nostalgia, and home. Tom has previously played with the bands Snughouse and The Soulbenders. He lives in Portland, but spends as much time as he can in Blue Hill.
     
    Kaitlyn Miller has lived and worked year-round on Little Cranberry Island since 2008. She received her BFA in Ceramics from Maine College of Art in 2007 and has been a studio potter since, working summers at Islesford Pottery. With an enduring love for color and the island, she is most recently enjoying translating the beauty of her surroundings with acrylic paint on canvas.
    www.kaitlynmiller.com
     
    Suggested donation $20
    Beer and wine available by donation thanks to Fogtown and John Edwards
    Doors at 6:30, Music at 7
     
    Please reserve your seat by emailing Artsworthstudios@gmail.com
     
    Masks/proof of vaccination required
  • Sun
    03
    Apr
    2022
    2:00 pmArtsworth, 25 Pine St, Ellsworth, ME 04605

     
    Come learn the basics of Ukrainian egg decorating, otherwise known as Psanky. Working with traditional designs or those of your own creation, this method involves working in front of a candle, drawing on a raw egg with hot beeswax and using a series of dye baths much like batik. The results are vibrant, colorful, and detailed decorations. Ukrainian legend says that as long as Psanky are being made, good will prevail over evil in the world. 
     
    All materials provided. Ages 12 and up.
     
    2pm - 5pm 
     
    Email ArtsworthStudios@gmail.com to reserve your spot!! 
     
    $35 cash or check made payable to Artsworth 
     
    Proceeds to benefit relief efforts in Ukraine.
     
     
    Kaitlyn Miller has lived and worked year-round on Little Cranberry Island since 2008. She received her BFA in Ceramics from Maine College of Art in 2007 and has been a studio potter since, working summers at Islesford Pottery. With an enduring love for color and the island, she is most recently enjoying translating the beauty of her surroundings with acrylic paint on canvas.
     
  • Sun
    10
    Apr
    2022
    10:00 amArtsworth, 25 Pine St, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    This short workshop will cover the basic colored pencil techniques of layering and coloration. Along with these, I will discuss various aspects of the creative process. Attendees should bring along papers or sketchbooks, colored pencils and other drawing materials that you feel are necessary. If you wish to bring along subject matter to draw from that is encouraged. Be prepared to have a fun time while learning more about the use of the colored pencil. An open mind and humor are prerequisites! No clown costumes please!! 🙂 

    Email ArtsworthStudios@gmail.com to reserve your spot!! 

    $40 cash or checks made payable to Artsworth 

    10am - 2pm, please bring a bag lunch 

    Richard Huck Graduated from Millersville University, Millersville, PA with a BS degree in Art Education. He taught for many years on the high school level at Ephrata High School, Ephrata, PA and is now retired and lives in Northeast Harbor, Maine. 
    He has exhibited both nationally as well as internationally over the years with solo exhibitions in New York City, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA,  Paris and Amsterdam. Group exhibitions include those cities along with Australia, Washington, DC and Japan.

    Over the years he has won numerous awards regionally and nationally including the Best in Show with the Colored Pencil Society of America. His works have been published in both books and magazines including the Society of Illustrators, Art in America, Outstanding American Illustrators (published in Japan) and the Best of Colored Pencil book series.
    Beyond working in colored pencil he, also, enjoys working in graphite, mixed media along with
    photography, painting and various forms of sculpture.

    Richard W. Huck
    Artist/Illustrator/Instructor

    “Surrealism, then, neither aims to subvert realism, as does the fantastic, nor does it try to transcend it. It looks for different means by which to explore reality itself.” - Michael Richardson

    I am a realist at heart, yet over time I found that it needed further exploration. I let the real
    world act as a catalyst for deeper and more playful thought. My work portrays this thinking.
    The environment is a work of art that opens infinite worlds of discovery.
    “My head is round so my thinking can change direction.” - Francis Picabia

    I enjoy pursuing various avenues of creative thought and although drawing mediums are by
    far my passion, I am not locked into that alone. I enjoy photography, sculpture and painting
    as well. The subjects that I explore are familiar with an emphasis on the mechanical, nature
    in all of its forms and the underwater realm. I will alter and extend them as to bring the
    viewer closer to the unexpected.

    Richard Huck

  • Wed
    20
    Apr
    2022
    6:00 pm25 Pine Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Clean out your closet and come to Artsworth to find some new treasures!
     
    Please bring 7-10 seasonally appropriate, lightly used items that you just don't wear anymore.
     
    And a $10 suggested donation.
     
    All leftover items will be donated to Emmaus House.
     
    Feel free to bring snacks and/or drinks to share.
  • Sat
    23
    Apr
    2022
    10:00 am25 Pine Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Garden Design Workshop with Molly Friedland
     
    Saturday, April 23rd 10am-1pm
    $30 cash or checks made payable to Artsworth
     
    Space is limited. Email ArtsworthStudios@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
     
    Spring is here, have you planned your garden?! Come hang out with fellow growers and designers to dream up your ideal spring garden. We will cover garden design topics from square-foot gardening, to water colored dreamscapes and everything in between. Any and all ideas and experience levels are welcome to this open-forum garden design workshop.
     
    Participants can bring specific questions and be advised by a seasoned grower and everyone will leave with a flat of seedlings of their choice (annual/perennial flowers and vegetables). This is a choose your own adventure workshop where the sky and soil are the limit!
    Workshop lead by Molly Friedland of Little Red Flower Truck

     

  • Sun
    24
    Apr
    2022
    2:00 pm25 Pine Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Please join us for a spring creative gathering. Bring a mobile arts or crafts project that you are working on, want to start, or want to finish to this “study hall” style creation station. Here you can work among others at Artsworth. We expect a lot of sharing, chatting, inspiration and laughter and doing! All mediums are welcome - woodcarving, fiber arts, painting, sketching, writing, knitting, embroidery, etc. - pack it up and come on over, we'll be here from 2pm-5pm. 

    Free/donations accepted.     Masks and proof of full vaccination required
  • Fri
    29
    Apr
    2022
    6:30 pm25 Pine Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Artsworth is proud to present an evening with singer songwriter Stu Dias, featuring the paintings of local artist, Melissa Rioux. 

    Stu Dias is a singer/songwriter from the New Hampshire seacoast with a wide range of influences from Fats Waller to Tom Waits.  He plays most often with the New Orleans flavored septet The Soggy Po Boys but is active with several other projects. His songwriting can be characterized as "not James Taylor" and "decent at daybreak on a farm". 

    Melissa Rioux was born and raised in Blue Hill Maine, the oldest of five. She earned her BFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and worked the next decade for not for profit, Publicolor, and taught jewelry making at the 92nd ST Y. In 2015 she returned home with her husband, Luke Hutchins, and started building their family. Melissa is an artist, educator and mother of Maggie Pearl, 5, and Robin Burliegh, 3, who keep her busy when she isn't teaching art at George Stevens Academy!

    Artist Statement

    As of late I’m investigating the role art plays in all of our lives. I am in awe of my children, I am in awe of the rare opportunity I had to return to my birthplace and buy a house built by my ancestors. In this phase of my creation, I’m discovering the economical hand of a new(ish) mother. In this show I am sharing playful watercolor landscapes, but I'm a jeweler, bookbinder, painter-maker that finds it hard to sit still and do just one thing, so who knows what will show up on the table on April 29th. My work references a sense of place, my connection to the ocean and my family. A couple of years ago I found new love in the exploration and challenge of Egg Tempera. I expect it will last a lifetime, and look forward to the adventure. It has been the perfect medium to explore sentimental portraits of my children. Whatever the medium, my work serves as a communication of love, intention or nostalgia.

    There is limited capacity for this show.

    Due to the nature of the event we are requiring masks and proof of vaccination. 

    To reserve your seat, please email artsworthstudios@gmail.com

    Suggested Donation: $20

    Doors at 6:30, Music from 7-8:30. 

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2022
    Sat
    17
    Sep
    2022
    9:00 am25 Pine Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

    A mainly made in Maine Makers Market! Join us for this outdoor artisan maker's market every Saturday during the summer. Exhibitors will vary each week and will be bringing finished work as well as used art supplies and equipment -- so visit again and again for the latest in the surging artisan movement in Ellsworth!

  • Fri
    08
    Jul
    2022
    7:00 pm124 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Join us in downtown Ellsworth on July 8th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm for a live music event in the Franklin Street Parklet. This FREE outdoor concert will feature music by Maine-grown folk group, GoldenOak, with an opening set by local singer-songwriter, Caroline Cotter.
    This event is brought to you by WERU in partnership with Artsworth, Heart of Ellsworth, Loaves & Fishes and will take place in the Franklin Street Parklet, 124 Main Street, between Elizabeth’s and Sugar Mags Central in downtown Ellsworth.
    Follow this link for more info about the WERU Summer Concert Series: https://weru.org/weru-summer-concert-series/
    GoldenOak’s music is rooted in the natural landscape- their songs move like a stream, meandering and weaving in an original yet grounding direction. Fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall, GoldenOak’s music calmly excites its listeners while nestled in rich folk-influenced sibling harmony. The Maine-based band has built a steady and growing fan base with this kind of energetic intimacy. This is perfectly represented in the group's latest album “Room to Grow”- a 10-song reflection of the emotional and physical impacts of the climate crisis. The band is rounded out by upright bassist Mike Knowles and drummer Jackson Cromwell.
    http://www.goldenoakband.com/home
    With a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter's songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, "Dreaming as I Do", reached #5 on the Folk DJ Charts in 2015, Caroline has performed over 800 shows in 45 states and 13 countries. In 2018 she released, "Home on The River”. No Depression magazine calls it "sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing.”
    http://www.carolinecotter.com
  • Thu
    04
    Aug
    2022
    7:00 pm25 Pine Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

     
    Join us for Artsworth's August Listening Room Concert presenting Kafari w/ art by Sara McDougall
     
    ‘Kafari’ is the alias of Portland, ME based pianist, electronic musician, and rhythm bonesman Ahmad Hassan Muhammad.
     

    Kafari is a passionate composer, performer, bones teacher, and street musician. Kafari’s music synthesizes his love of ambient piano music, spiritual jazz, and experimental hip-hop, with influences including Dorothy Ashby, J Dilla, Chopin, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who in a 2014 performance sparked his obsession with the rhythm bones — an Irish percussion instrument popularized in America through blackface minstrelsy which he often distributes and teaches to his audiences.

    https://kafarimusic.tumblr.com

    Our featured visual artist for this month's Listening Room Concert is local artist, Sara McDougall. Learn more about Sara's work at www.sgmcdougall.com

    There is limited capacity for this show. Due to the nature of the event we are requiring masks. 
    To reserve your seat, please email artsworthstudios@gmail.com
    Suggested Donation: $20
    Doors at 7pm, Music from 7:30-8:30.