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Upcoming Events

Event Information:

  • Thu

    Listening Room Concert with Kotwicka & Photography by Katherine Emery

    7:00 pm25 Pine Street Ellsworth, ME 04605

    Listening Room Concert with Kotwicka and Photography by Katherine Emery 

    The Kotwica (Koht-veets-ah) band plays folk music from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond. Directed by David Rapkievian of Bar Harbor, it features David on oud, violin, and balalaika, Kevin Stone on button accordion,  Carolyn Rapkievian on guitar and leading dances, David Quinby on double-bass, and vocalists Anne Tatgenhorst, Eloise Schultz, and Frances Stockman.  The concert with dancing to follow will include Ukrainian, Polish, Greek, Armenian, Jewish, Macedonian, Slovakian, and Breton songs and dances.

    $20 suggested donation. 

    This will be an acoustic performance. Please email artsworthstudios@gmail.com or call 207.664.0222 to RSVP. 

    "Wintering is my term for a period in life when we're frozen, cast out in the cold, those times when the ground seems to drop beneath us for whatever reason," May says. "It's this incredibly painful time when we feel very isolated and cut off and when we lose hope. I wanted to join the dots, really, between those events across the course of our lives and across different lives, to say that this is actually a deeply human experience."  --Katherine May
    My family moved to Mount Desert Island in June 2020. This is my husband's childhood home, and we live in the farmhouse he grew up in. I spent my first winter grieving loss and change--and somewhere in the muddle, I fell in love with the dark and cold. I had not lived through a full winter since my childhood in Indiana, and I had deep pangs of homesickness for memories of delighting in snow. I made these images as a way to express something I could not in words--they are a visual journal and journey--they gave me the opportunity to notice, to pause, and to stay.

    I grew up in Indiana and my father sometimes read his poetry aloud. If I closed my eyes, the words created images that floated in my mind and I shivered.

    I remember the very first time I shivered when making a photo. My grandma Bertha was telling me about her chickens, and her toes were interlocked like a clasped hand. I could see where she’d lost her toenail from an axe mishap as a child. I took photos of her feet, and I shivered. Making photographs is deeply personal process for me; it causes me to slow down and reflect as the world unfurls around me.

    I am interested in the fibers connecting self to family and other forms of belonging—but also those that may reveal a tension between how we see ourselves and how we feel defined. As humans, we make sense of our world through storytelling. I am curious about the narratives that confine us, the narratives that connect us, and those we create to set us free.

    Katherine Emery is available via her website https://www.katherineemery.com/