2016 Copper Beech Tree Lighting
Portland's Poet Laureate Gibson Fay-LeBlanc will share season-inspired poems, the Waynflete School Chorus will sing carols, and The Marshmallow Cart will serve up streetside S'mores—it all leads up to the spectacular lighting of the 100-year-old copper beech tree, a Portland winter tradition that is not to be missed.
Meet in the Joan B. Burns Garden on High Street at the Portland Museum of Art.
Following the lighting, warm up in the galleries with gallery talks and hands-on art projects, all part of PMA360 at the PMA.
6 to 6:30 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Drop-in art activity
Join visiting artists from Maine College of Art's Masters of Art in Teaching program for art projects inspired by the exhibition The Art Books of Henri Matisse. Make seasonal or holiday greeting cards inspired by the shapes and colors of Matisse's artworks. Create garlands and bunting to take home or contribute to our community strand.
Gallery Talk: "All that Glitters" with Diana Greenwold, Assistant Curator of American Art