Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Urban Sketchers Maine, Freeport, Every Wednesday 8am, Coffee by Design

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Friday, June 22, 2012

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Freeport Creative Arts Feeding Creativity Conversation

WhenMonday, January 30, 2012, 7pm -9pm
WhereFreeport Community Center 53 Depot St Freeport, ME 04032 (map)
Description Online Artist Portfolios:  Steve Milligan, Technology Associate from the Maine Arts Commission will be conducting a workshop centered around Online Artist Portfolios. Steve has over 10 years of experience in web design, usability, web standards and trends. The workshop will familiarize attendees with common web terms and theories. Although the workshop will not delve into the technical nuts and bolts of web development, it will provide a firm understanding of successful web design strategies through visual examples. Attendees will leave the workshop, feeling confident and prepared to speak intelligibly with a designer to produce an effective, visually appealing portfolio website. The question and answer segment at the end will be extremely valuable and attendees are encouraged to participate openly. Those who wish, may bring with them, examples of their existing, or proposed websites for critiques. $5 at the door, FCA members free

Monday, November 28, 2011

Feeding Creativity, FCA Conversation Series
Monday, December 5, 2011, 7pm

Freeport Community Center
53 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032

The Art & Craft of Publishing Online...
Panel: Mark Diehl, Josh Christie and Emma Bouthillette

Join us for this dynamic conversation about the the paths these artists have taken and how they are using the web to attain goals, entertain readers and make money. Join us for this lively discussion!
$5 at the door,
FCA members free

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Feeding Creativity, FCA Conversation Series

Freeport Creative Arts

Feeding Creativity, FCA Conversation Series

Monday, October 3, 2011, 7pm

Freeport Community Center
53 Depot Street
Freeport, ME 04032

Crits, Critiques and Journalism - How we talk about art...

Darrell Bulmer of the Maine Arts Commission will moderate as Bob Keyes, arts journalist, Daniel Kany, art critic, and Daniel Fuller, Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art present a dynamic conversation about the differences readers find when trying to get information about art, artists and exhibits. Join us for this lively discussion!

$5 at the door,
FCA members free

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

PORT Teen Center

Thanks to the generosity of LL Bean, Inc. and in honor of their 100th anniversary, Bean's has donated 100 beautiful canoe paddles to the PORT Teen Center to be featured in the 4th Annual charity fund raiser. As many of you know, for the last three years local teens and adults have painted chairs, porch rockers, stools and a few other fabulous items which were then auctioned off on the last Sunday in March at a gala held at Freeport Community Center. More than $24,000 has been raised through teen industry and adult efforts! This year we will depart slightly from chairs to beautiful, functional and artistic wooden canoe paddles that LL Bean has already donated for this community event.

You may ask yourself...."Haven't I always wanted to try and paint something for the teens?" or "it looks like so much fun!"...well this is your chance! Or...I have participated before and can't wait to create again this year!!!!!

We are creating a list of interested teens (grade 7 and up) and adults (no age limit). Paint by yourself or as a team, talent is welcome but emerging artists are encouraged to join in too. If you would like to be on the list to receive more information about this wonderful opportunity, please reply directly to me. We will be sending out more details mid-September and will be looking for commitments by October 1.

Just so you know, painters and sculptors welcome! Yes, this year we will allow 25 paddles to be be treated as strictly art, sculpture, bedazzled, fiber arts, wrought iron, beaded, crafted)...we will provide paint and poly too. Final products are not due until March 1, 2012.

So sign up for more info, and support local teens. Yours truly, Randall Wade Thomas, parent volunteer and member of the PORT Teen Adult advisory committee

PS To see what has been painted in the past paste this link in to your browse and view the three different Sitting Pretty photo collections:
PPS If you know someone who might want to participate, please share this info.
PPPS You don't have to live in Freeport, live in Maine, or even have a teen to participate. You just have to want to have fun and help.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

To: Members, Prospective Members, Supporters and Friends of Freeport Creative Arts

At the time, over four years ago, when the Freeport Town Council recognized our 5.0l(c)3 organization as the official representative of the local arts community. we may have overlooked the significance of this designation. As a membership nonprofit, though, it is a Big Deal because it promises empowerment and compels participation.

In this fourth year of Freeport Creative Arts, let us celebrate a few of our major accomplishments:

• Attainment of IRS nonprofit status
• Three significant juried art shows (Bruce Brown and June Fitzpatrick)
• In partnership with the Town of Freeport, receipt of an Artists In Maine Communities Grant from the Maine Arts Commission which paid 15 artists for their work
• Three annual Sidewalk Shows
• The Chain Stitch Event three years in a row through which we donated warmth and good will to Freeport Community Services (fourth scheduled for October 15)
• Numerous other shows and events
• Development of a new logo and dedicated website for Freeport Creative Arts members
• Cooperative work with the Freeport Economic Development Corporation, the Town of Freeport and FreeportUSA, including a link to their websites

Freeport Creative Arts offers an almost unlimited forum for all arts and artists in our community – all media and all makers and performers of art. Your involvement in the group gives you a voice in the creation and expression of the art spirit of our unique place. You are eligible for Individual Regular membership if you live in Freeport, Pownal and Durham and for Individual Associate membership if you live outside the three towns. We welcome Supporters and Friends because you appreciate and collect art as you connect with artists. Your engagement affirms the value of our role in the broader community, for you recognize that artists create art not only for themselves but also for its enduring spiritual and nourishing contributions to our society. Membership levels for performing arts groups will be announced shortly.

Additional benefits of membership in Freeport Creative Arts:
• Eligibility for entry in the upcoming juried drawing exhibit (planned for October 2011, details forthcoming)
• Participation in other events
• Participation in the upcoming Creative Conversations lecture series
• Placement of up to three photographs of your work on our new web site:
• Placement of your individual events on our calendar to let people know where you are exhibiting, performing, etc.
• Participation in local critique nights
• Our website is accessible as a link on frequently visited websites: FreeportUSA, Freeport Economic Development, Town of Freeport, etc. Virtually every visitor to Maine checks out these sites. Presenting the arts and culture of Freeport in a cohesive way strengthens the message that there is more behind Main Street than one gets at a brief glance.
• Access to our Calendar, PR, Blogspot, Facebook and Twitter capabilities

We recognize the continuing economic issues and will not raise the annual membership rate, which remains at $35, effective August 1, 2011-July 31, 2012. We also offer a special early registration rate for the upcoming juried show and are working on negotiating other special rates for members. Forms for both Membership and Early Registration for the upcoming juried show, along with a pre-addressed envelope, are enclosed.

Because Freeport Creative Arts is an entirely voluntary organization, membership begins but does not end your involvement in our group. It is that important first step. Thank you for giving this appeal your thoughtful consideration.

Kathleen Meade, President Colleen Sanders, Membership