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The Photography of Antonia Small at Penobscot Marine Museum

Antonia Small grew up fishing with her uncle on Mobile Bay, so she is happy to now live in Port Clyde, Maine within earshot of the sea and walking distance to a wharf or a beach. She discovered photography as a young adult, then combined her love of both photography and the sea by working with French maritime photographer Philip Plisson. Her photographic work is devoted to the study of relationships between people, place and time, particularly sea-infused places and the people who love those places. Her photographs have been shown in group and solo shows in New England, New York and France. The Photography of Antonia Small opens Tuesday, September 9 at Penobscot Marine Museum, and honors remarkable people in coastal villages doing whatever they can to keep the centuries-old link to fishing and to the sea alive. The exhibit’s opening reception is Saturday, September 13, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in PMM’s Main Street gallery, 40 East Main St, Searsport, Maine.

Antonia Small, Fishinghouse detail

Antonia Small, Fishinghouse detail

Penobscot Marine Museum recreates an historic seacoast village on three acres with hands-on activities and demonstrations in ten exhibit buildings on three acres Route One in Searsport, Maine. The museum is open May 24 through October 19, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday noon to 5:00 pm. Admission is free for Searsport residents and museum members. Admissions, Museum Store and Museum Framer are at 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine.

Jason Constantine at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Maine Boatbuilders Forum

Jason Constantine, President of North End Composites and Back Cove Yachts in Rockland, Maine, is the featured boat builder on Penobscot Marine Museum’s Maine Boatbuilder’s Forum, Thursday, September 11, at 7:00 pm. Back Cove Yachts and its sister company of Sabre Yachts together form the largest recreational boatbuilding company in the State of Maine. The Forum topic, Boat Builders of West Penobscot Bay, Stockton to Port Clyde encompasses the homeport of the Maine Windjammer fleet and the lobster and fishing industries, and is as well as the jumping off point for the large islands running down the spine of the Bay. The boatbuilders of the West Bay build and maintain the vessels needed in these industries and recreational pursuits. This program is in Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members. For more information go click here or call 207-548-2529 or 0334.

 Back Cove Yachts, Rockland, Maine

Back Cove Yachts, Rockland, Maine

Penobscot Marine Museum recreates an historic seacoast village on three acres with hands-on activities and demonstrations in ten exhibit buildings on three acres Route One in Searsport, Maine. The museum is open May 24 through October 19, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday noon to 5:00 pm. Admission is free for Searsport residents and museum members. Admissions, Museum Store and Museum Framer are at 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine.

Benefit in Memory of Mike Stein

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. The drawing will be on December 15th at the museum.

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West Fork by Jerri Finch

Gee’s Bend Events

Photo Feb 01, 11 44 54 AMEXHIBIT: “Do It Your Way”: Gee’s Bend Quilts & Quilters in Maine
Exhibit Penobscot Marine Museum, Main Street Gallery, 40 East Main Street, Searsport, Maine, from August 2nd through September 7th, 2014. Sponsored by Fiber College of Maine and the Emily and William Muir Community Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. For more information call Penobscot Marine Museum at 207-548-2529 or 0334 or click here.

EXHIBIT: “Do It Your Way”: Gee’s Bend Quilts at Maine Fiberarts in Topsham, Maine
July 4–August 30, at Maine Fiberarts, 13 Main St., Topsham, Maine. For more information call 207-721-0678.

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall

TALK: Knowing their place: two stories (and the truth) about an African-American settlement in Troy – illustrated talk
Unity College Professor Chris Marshall will give a talk on Thursday, August 14, 7:00 pm at Penobscot Marine Museum. Chris Marshall and his Unity College students interviewed Troy, Maine residents, sought out old records, and excavated the site of the original settlement to discover the stories, and the truth, about what happened to the African-Americans settlement of the 1800’s in rural Waldo County. Tickets are $10 for non-members and $8 for members. For more information call Penobscot Marine Museum at 207-548-2529 or 0334 or click here.

Scallions, acrylic by Susan Tobey White

Scallions, acrylic by Susan Tobey White

PAINTING WORKSHOP: Gee’s Bend Quilt-Inspired Painting Workshop Offered at Penobscot Marine Museum
Patchwork of Color, a one-day acrylic painting workshop with artist Susan Tobey White at Penobscot Marine Museum will be held on Friday, August 15 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. For a list of materials, please call Susan White at 207-338-8990 or email stwhite@gwi.net. The workshop fee is $75 which includes museum admission. To register for Patchwork of Color please call Penobscot Marine Museum at 207-548-2529 or 548-0334. Read More

CLASSES: Gee’s Bend quilters will be at Fiber College of Maine teaching quilting classes September 3rd through September 8th. For more information go to website fibercollege.org or by calling (207) 548-6059.

Gee’s Bend quilter, courtesy Fiber College of Maine

Gee’s Bend quilter, courtesy Fiber College of Maine

DINNER & SING & TALK: On the evening of September 3rd the First Congregational Church of Searsport will host a New England boiled dinner, and a discussion forum and gospel singing Gee’s bend quilters. The forum, during which two quilts will be raffled, will be moderated by Maine Center for Contemporary Art Director Suzette McAvoy. This event was organized by Fiber College of Maine and tickets are available through their website fibercollege.org or by calling (207) 548-6059. Read More