Ongoing events

Mondays and Saturdays
Schooner GUILDIVE
Saturdays and Mondays, Searsport Town Wharf, Steamboat Avenue.
Sailing tours of Searsport Harbor. Check here for schedule, reservations, and additional information.

Tuesdays 3:00 to 6:00
Searsport Farmers’ Market
May 26 through October 13, on the Crescent, Route One.
Locally grown fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, and plants, and locally made baked goods and crafts.

Make a Cyanotype
Monday and Wednesday through Saturday
Make your own photograph using only the sun, light-sensitive paper, and your own or found objects. Made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission. Free with museum admission.
Now through Saturday, August 15:
Monday and Wednesday through Saturday
12:15-1:15
2:45-3:45
Sunday
12:45-1:45
2:24-3:45
Contact kjohnson@pmm-maine.org to schedule a cyanotype workshop after August 15

Museum opens for the 2015 Season on Saturday, May 23.
2015 Events TBA

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July 2015
$40

Making a Tintype Portrait

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street
Searsport,04974United States
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Come have your tintype portrait taken, or learn how a tintype is made. Tintypes are a type of photograph, popular in the 1860’s and 1870’s, taken on a piece of metal. Portraits will be made on a first come first served basis or you may reserve a time for your portrait by calling the museum at 207-548-0334 or 207-548-2529.

Artist: AgNO3 Lab is a mobile lab specializing in formal tintype portraits and event tintype photo-booth installations.






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$8

Stereo Views of New England

July 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport,04974United States
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Bernard-Fishman

A look at the fascinating world of 19th -century 3-D photography. Historic stereoview images of Maine and New England in actual 3-D will be projected as the views were originally meant to be seen. People, landscapes, work at home and in industry, entertainments, communities, maritime and agricultural scenes will be among those featured, in this first such public show ever given in Maine. It will bring you to closer to history than you’ve ever been before.

Lecturer: Bernard Fishman, Director, Maine State Museum.






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August 2015
$10

Hand-painting Black & White Photographs

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street
Searsport,04974United States
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Harbor Horse, photograph by Liv Kristin Robinson

Create an extraordinary work of art by transforming your black and white photographs using the historic technique of hand-painting. This intensive workshop explores traditional methods for applying pigments to black & white images. Suitable photos will be provided by the museum or bring your own black & white, matte surfaced, images. Painting materials will be provided.

Artist: Trained as an artist and art historian in New York City, Liv Kristin Robinson is a Belfast area fine-art photographer who is well known for her hand-painted images and has shown widely. Her originals are to be found in several private and public collections including The New York Public Library, The Portland Museum of Art, Colby College and the Farnsworth Museum of Art.






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$10

Make a Pinhole Camera

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street
Searsport,04974United States
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Take beautiful photographs with cameras you’ve made from boxes off the kitchen shelf. It’s pure magic! The beautiful, soft-focus images will amaze you. A pinhole camera is a camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box where a piece of film or photographic paper is wedged or taped into the other end.

Photographer: Anne-Claude Cotty is an artist and teacher living in Stonington, and is a past education coordinator of the Maine Crafts Association and executive director of the Hancock County Cultural Network.






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$10

Hand-painting Black & White Photographs

August 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street
Searsport,04974United States
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Fine art photography by Liv Kristin Robinson

Create an extraordinary work of art by transforming your black and white photographs using the historic technique of hand-painting. This intensive workshop explores traditional and contemporary methods for hand-painting. Photographs with be provided by the museum or bring your own B&W images, painting materials will be provided.

Artist: Liv Kristin Robinson is a Belfast area fine art photographer, her images are digitally created from start to finish as dye-infused metal prints.






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$10

The Maine Frontier: Through the Lens of Isaac Walton Simpson

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Searsport Congregational Church,
Church St.
Searsport,ME04974United States
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Maine-frontier

A moving glimpse of the people and families who carved out a life a hundred years ago in isolated northern Maine. This multi-media presentation combining film, photography, oral history, and live music is based on a recently discovered collection of rare early photographs taken in northern Maine by Isaac Simpson. Made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission.

Filmmaker Sumner McKane is also a composer, musician, historian, and photographer.






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$5

Photoplay with M.J. Bronstein

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street
Searsport,04974United States
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Photoplay by M.J. Bronstein

Draw, color, paint and more! Using historic photographs from the Penobscot Marine Museum collection, create your own work of art. Let your imagination and historical images run wild together. Supplies provided.
Artist: M.J. Bronstein, known for her unique painted images and her work with the photographic negative, is author of Photoplay and is an educator at Center for Maine Contemporary Art.

Cost: $5, Free for members. For all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.






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Mike Stein Memorial Painting Raffle Drawing

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum,
40 East Main Street
Searsport,04974United States
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In memory of Penobscot Marine Museum’s beloved Board Member Dr. Mike Stein, and to celebrate his love of the water and boating, Jerri Finch has donated her beautiful painting West Fork to raise funds in his memory. The painting is oil on board, 9 1/2″ x 14 1/2″, and has a lovely wooden frame. Purchase your raffle tickets or make a donation in Mike’s memory online here.






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September 2015
$8

Mid-Coast Fisherman’s Co-op, Port Clyde

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport,04974United States
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“The Port Clyde harbor shelters the last small-boat groundfishing fleet between Port Clyde and the Canadian border. In 2009, a group of area fishermen developed the Port Clyde Fresh CatchTM brand to preserve their heritage, their community and the resources they depend on. Using environmentally conscious methods to harvest fish, lobster shrimp and crab, they pioneered the country’s first Community Supported Fishery program in 2007.”






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$8

Close to the Land & Close to the Sea: The Photography of Kosti Ruohomaa

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Penobscot Marine Museum’s Douglas and Margaret Carver Memorial Art Gallery,
11 Church St.
Searsport,04974United States
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Twenty-Best-Poster-Link

Many legends surround the Finnish-American photographer Kosti Ruohomaa, the award-winning photo journalist who shot iconic portraits of working Americans which appeared in LIFE, National Geographic, and other publications from 1940 to 1960.

Lecturer: Deanna S. Bonner-Ganter, Curator of Photography, Art, and Archives, Maine State Museum, her biography of Ruohomaa will soon be published by Down East Books.






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