Monday, June 20, 2011

Lubec Arts Alive 2011

Lubec Arts Alive 2011

Kinetic Sculpture Project in progress at artist John McMurray's studio, Addison, Maine
Photo by John McMurray

Lubec Arts Alive

An annual community art event
July 5-8, 2011
All ages welcome.

July 5th and 6th
Flatiron Corner, 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us in painting the interior fish for the kinetic sculpture!
Supplies provided.

July 7th
Installation of the sculpture at Lubec Landmarks, downtown Lubec.

July 8th
Art on the Beach at Mowry Beach
10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Create artwork with natural found objects or bring your camera, easel, and supplies for an afternoon of photographing, painting, or drawing.

Thank you to Bar Harbor Bank and Trust for sponsorship of this year's event, as well as local businesses and local residents for their contributions.

Thank you to the Regional Medical Center at Lubec (RMCL) for use of the tent.

Thank you to Downeast Coastal Conservancy for maintenance and use of Mowry Beach.

Thank you to Frank Van Riper and Judith Goodman who will once again photo-document the event.

Huge THANK YOU to John McMurray for his insight, knowledge, and talent with fabrication of the steel frame.... for teaching three women how to use power tools!

This year's LAA committee: Jean Bookman, Karen Burke, Marcia Chaffee, Sheryl Denbo, Shanna Wheelock

Press Release:


Between July 5 and 8th Lubec will once again be the setting for a community arts event, encouraging and enlivening the arts in the easternmost town of the lower 48 states.

This year’s community art work, inspired by local artist Jean Bookman, is a kinetic sculpture to be erected in Lubec. The 8 foot long likeness of a herring, will have 25 moveable small fish within it’s stainless steel frame. The public is invited to paint a fish- whimsical, colorful, realistic or otherwise - a tribute to Lubec’s heritage and the herring and sardine commercial industry. Stop by the tent at Flat Iron Corner from 10-3 pm on Tuesday July 5 or Wednesday July 6 to paint a fish. Artist and sculptor John McMurray of Addison is the supporting artist of the project, bringing years of teaching, art making and kinetic sculpture design to Lubec Arts Alive.

On July 8th everyone is invited to create Art on the Beach, building imaginative forms and sculpture with found objects. This event occurs at Mowry Beach, in back of the High School and also accessible via Pleasant Street, between 10 am and 1 pm. Bring your inspiration, sunscreen, and something to drink.

The 3rd annual Lubec Arts Alive event is sponsored by Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, local businesses and contributions from local residents. All venues are free and open to all ages. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Art materials supplied for the “painting of the fish”. Events continue the celebration of Lubec’s Bicentennial.

(written by Karen Burke)

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