Arts & Culture

Award-winning Mohawk beadwork artist Niio Perkins at Kennebunkport gallery May 28 - 30

Award-winning Mohawk beadwork artist Niio Perkins at Kennebunkport gallery May 28 - 30

Niio Perkins, award-winning Mohawk beadwork artist, will visit Home & Away Gallery from May 28 to 30, 11 AM to 5 PM. Perkins, who works in the traditional Iroquois raised bead style, incorporates contemporary materials and colors, creating vibrant, timeless pieces that will endure through the generations.

Born in 1980, Perkins began to create beadwork in 2005. With no mentor in her family or community, she taught herself the painstaking techniques that have established her reputation as one of the best Native American bead workers in the Northeast. Researching historic beadwork through museums and publications, she was able to adapt traditional techniques and designs to suit her personal creative style. Much of Perkins’ work is inspired by nature (primarily birds and flowers), as was that of her ancestors in the upstate New York area.

Movies: "Thor"

Movies: "Thor"

So you want to make a summer blockbuster?  Here’s all you have to do.  

 

First, option a Marvel Comics hero -- any one of them should do the trick.  Next, scrape together a jillion dollars for special effects and hire a small army of (mostly French) CG professionals.  Then find yourself an appealing leading man -- say, blond Australian hunk Chris Hemsworth (Thor).  Toss in a few big name supporting actors like Natalie Portman (Jane Foster), Anthony Hopkins (Odin) and Rene Russo (Frigga, and please don’t snicker).

Gypsy

Gypsy

Gypsy: Summer musical. GYPSY is the ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920's, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. Jule Styne's music and Stephen Sondheim's lyrics include Let Me Entertain You, Some People, You'll Never Get Away from Me, If Momma Was Married, All I Need Is the Girl, Everything's Coming Up Roses, You Gotta Get A Gimmick and Together Wherever We Go. This is a gripping story of one of the most frightening aspects of show business. GYPSY originally played for 702 performances on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre starring Ethel Merman as Rose. It played for 300 performances in London at the Piccadilly Theatre with Angela Lansbury as Rose.

Dance House Productions Celebrates 5 Years of Dance

Dance House Productions Celebrates 5 Years of Dance

Friday and Saturday May 20 & 21 at 6:30pm
Tickets are $14 general admission available through Dance House

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Always, Patsy Cline

Always, Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline: Spring Musical. Always...Patsy Cline is based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Over a pot of strong coffee, the two women chatted about their common concerns. When Cline finally left for Dallas, her next job, the two women had exchanged addresses and telephone numbers. Seger never expected to hear from Cline again, but soon after she left, Seger received the first of many letters and phone calls from Cline. The pen-pal relationship provides much of the plot of the show. The play focuses on the fateful evening at Houston's Esquire Ballroom when Seger hears of Cline's death in a 'plane crash. Seger supplies a narrative while Cline floats in and out of the set singing tunes that made her famous - "Anytime", "Walkin' After Midnight", "She's Got You", "Sweet Dreams", and "Crazy" to name a few. The show combines humor, sadness and reality.

Goat Island Light Goes Back In Time

Goat Island Light Goes Back In Time

Tom Bradbury, Executive Director of the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, announced today that contracts have been signed for the restoration of the Goat Island Light Station in Cape Porpoise with the construction to begin on May 2nd. 

This is the culmination of 5 years of planning, permitting, negotiating and fund raising by Mike Weston and Scott Dombrowski, the co-project managers.

The restoration work, awarded to Bartlett Builders of Kennebunkport via a competitive bidding process, will include the rebuilding of the bell tower that was torn down in 1962, the covered walkway from the keeper’s quarters to the light tower damaged by the blizzard of 1978 and the original fuel storage building.  The cost of this phase of the restoration will be in the neighborhood of $380,000.

The period chosen for the restoration is the decade of the 1950’s.  Significant photographic evidence exists for that period and that is the period when all of the structur

VOYAGES AND THE GREAT AGE OF SAIL

VOYAGES AND THE GREAT AGE OF SAIL

May 7 through September 4, 2011

The University of New England and the Saco Museum have teamed up this summer to create an exhibition on the great age of sail in Maine. Dr. Elizabeth A. De Wolfe, Professor of History at the University of New England, and Camille Smalley, Program and Education Manager for the Saco Museum, have team taught an exhibition class titled "Voyages and the Great Age of Sail." The resulting exhibition of the same name, curated by students in the class, will be on view at the Saco Museum May 7 through September 4, 2011. Voyages features a treasure trove of artifacts related to the Saco sea captain Tristram Jordan —paintings, decorative arts, navigational tools, and more—in order to explore nineteenth-century maritime history.