Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lubec Arts Alive 2012

 Lubec ARTS Alive!
Roster of Events
Kinetic Herring Sculpture
made during Lubec Arts Alive 2011
under the direction of resident artist John McMurray
located on Water Street, downtown Lubec.
Photo by Goodman/Van Riper Photography

Hold these dates!
Saturday and Sunday, August 4-5, 2012
Scroll down for info on a special FREE Leslie Bowman Photography Workshop, 
in partnership with the Tides Institute and Lubec Arts Alive!

Create-in-Lubec Weekend
Saturday, August 4th
Participants are invited to enjoy making art throughout the town. Artists create locally-themed, plein air, or studio work of all mediums during the weekend or in advance of the event. Artowrk will be auctioned on Sunday, August 5th as a major fundraiser for Lubec Arts Alive!

Registration tent will be set-up at Flat-Iron Corner
Saturday, August 4
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Advance notice of participation appreciated - as it will help us to gauge space and time requirements for the auction. 

Registration forms are available now!
To pre-register email:
or phone 733-2068
Downloadable PDF forms available.

Live Art Auction
at Crow Town Gallery
Sunday, August 5
4:00 p.m.
Artists register to participate in our downeast live art auction! 
Auction is open to the public. 
Terms: Artist 70% / Lubec Arts Alive 30%
All proceeds go toward Lubec Arts Alive projects. You must be registered to enter work in the auction. Email today for a downloadable registration form!

Artwork may be dropped-off at Crow Town Gallery between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday of event weekend. If unable to deliver work at these times, please call 733-2068 to make alternate arrangements.

Children's Gyotaku Printmaking
Saturday, August 4
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 Tent will be set-up at Flatiron Corner for children of all ages to participate. 
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Art on the Beach
Sunday August 5
Mowry Beach, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Bring your own art supplies to create on the beach or simply use 
natural found objects for your creation! 
Thank you to the Downeast Coastal Conservancy for maintenance and use of the Mowry Beach trail!

Photography Workshop with Leslie Bowman
Friday August 3 - Monday August 6

Get Great Documentary Shots!
Here's your chance to learn how to get great documentary photos! Join professional photographer and artist, Leslie Bowman in photographing Lubec Arts Alive festivities.

Friday, August 3
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Workshop at Lubec Memorial Library. Learn some basic tricks of the trade, then go out and photograph the weekend event.

Monday, August 6
10:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Meet back at Lubec memorial Library to edit, crop, and choose the top 5 images
to be enlarged for exhibit!

To register for the photo workshop:

This project has been made possible through the Artists in Maine Communities grant program administered by the Maine Arts Commission and matched with funds from the Tides Institute and Museum of Art.

Official Press Release for Lubec Arts Alive 2012

FOR RELEASE:                    Immediate, June 17 2012 

CONTACT:        Karen Burke 207.733.2211
Lubec Arts Alive! 2012 is presenting the fourth year of community arts events in August.
Each year unique projects and events bring community members and artists together in the spirit of creativity, often expressing themes related to Lubec – whether it be a cultural, historic or natural history.

On August 4th and 5th a Create-In-Lubec weekend will be held. Participants are invited to enjoy making art throughout the town. Artists are invited to create locally-themed, plein-air or studio work of all mediums during the weekend or in advance of the event. Art work will be auctioned on Sunday August 5th as a major fundraiser for Lubec Arts Alive!. Artists will receive 70% of the proceeds.  A registration/drop-off tent will be set up at Flat Iron Corner. To pre-register please email or if you prefer by phone please leave a message at 733-2068 (email is preferable).  Advance notice of participation is appreciated, as it will help to plan for space and time requirements for the auction. The live downeast style auction will be held at Crow Town Gallery on South Lubec Road.

Other events during the weekend include art-making for children on Saturday August 4th at Flat Iron Corner, which will include print making this year and Art on the Beach, the annual found object art event at Mowry Beach on Sunday August 5th.

Also this year, Lubec Arts Alive! is proud to be working with the Tides Institute and photographer Leslie Bowman who will present a photography workshop August 3 and August 6 titled “Get Great Documentary Shots”. Participants will learn techniques such as timing, contrast framing point of view and other techniques. Application of these skills will occur during the events of the weekend. To register for the free photography workshop email or phone the Tides Institute at 853-4047. The project is made possible with funds from the Artist in Maine Communities grant program through the Maine Arts Commission with matching funds provided by the Tides Institute and Museum of Art.

Formed in 2009, Lubec Arts Alive! hopes to inspire art making in the community and provides opportunities for all to come together for creative purposes. The historical mural created in 2009 is being re-located to the town park on Water Street and the Herring Kinetic Sculpture done in 2011 resides outside near the Landmarks center also on Water Street. Lubec Arts Alive! anticipates future projects for public enjoyment.

More details coming soon!
Full schedule and auction registration details updated soon. To be added to our mailing list or inquire about auction registration, please send your email and postal mailing address to:

Liability Disclaimer: The Lubec Arts Alive Committee, associated volunteers and artists are not responsible or liable for any accident , injury, or death that may occur as a result of any of the Lubec Arts Alive projects and activities. Organizers, artists and volunteers will not be legally responsible for the children participating in projects and activities. Children under the age of twelve must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

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