Spark: Arts in Action!

Spark: Arts in Action!

with the Bates College Museum of Art and Monhegan Museum of Art and History

Everyone at the museums on the Maine Art Museum Trail worked incredibly hard to bring together the major exhibition Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail. “Spark: Arts in Action!” is a chance for them to kick back, get a little bit silly, and have some fun with art. And the best part of it? You’re invited.

The series kicks off alongside July's #ThirdThursPMA, with the following events by the Bates College Museum of Art, the Monhegan Museum of Art and History, and the PMA.

FROM MUSE TO MAILBOX: THE PMA POSTCARD EXPERIENCE
5-7:30 p.m.
part of the "Spark! Arts in Action" series

How does Maine inspire you? Directors' Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail is an exhibition intended, in part, to highlight the benefits arts tourism in Maine. This event takes the artistic inspiration you draw from Directors' Cut and apply it to that hallmark of the tourism industry: the postcard. 

In "From Muse to Mailbox," you will design and create your own unique postcard (materials will be provided), and we will mail it to another event participant. In the days to come, look for something special in your mailbox at home.

GALLERY DISCUSSION: FITZGERALD'S GULLS DESCENDING
5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
part of the "Spark! Arts in Action" series

Robert Stahl, Associate Director of the Monhegan Museum of Art & History, invites visitors to view Gulls Descending, the iconic painting by Monhegan artist James E. Fitzgerald (1899-1971). In a brief talk, Stahl will describe Fitzgerald’s 1920’s seafaring days, his membership in Steinbeck’s Cannery Row circle of friends, and his enduring legacy on Monhegan Island. Special exhibition $5 surcharge.

THE THOUSAND WORD PROJECT
6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
part of the "Spark! Arts in Action" series

Gain a clear understanding of the creative process, and articulate your thoughts and observations about art through this innovative writing experience led by Anthony Shostack, Curator of Education at Bates College Museum of Art. Special exhibition $5 surcharge.

Watch Shostack's introduction to the Thousand Word Project just above, and check out more of his videos here.

 

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