Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Arts and Culture Festival

Today my son and I took part in the 1st Annual Fall Arts and Culture Festival at Captive Elements Art House in Lewiston. For any of you in the area: keep your eyes and ears open for Captive Elements events. They are doing wonderful things for our community.

And please be patient with me now. I took a couple hundred pictures today. Here are approximately 95% of them. Ok, my math isn't great but you know. LOTS OF PICTURES AHEAD.

There was a karate demo from students and instructors at Pelletier's Karate Academy. Unfortunately I forgot I even had my camera with me until it was almost over.
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There was a giant Candyland game set up for the kiddies. This was magical and charming to me on so many levels since it was my favorite game as a kid. I hope they do it again next year when my son will be old enough to participate. Or I might just do it myself.
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There was a pumpkin painting contest.
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And a scarecrow making contest.
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Resident metalsmith Hunter Matthews was set up to show us how he works. Hunter is also affiliated with the New England School of Metalwork.
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(This anvil he works with is over one hundred years old.)
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Sadie Landry was at her potter's wheel for a demo as well.
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(With some help from her son.)

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My cousin's daughters and I had some fun with the sidewalk chalk. The oldest, Krysta, snapped these pictures of me with my new chalky owl friend.
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And... this is just really cute. Guess which one I think is the best, cutest pumpkin pictured here. (Hint: he's wearing a peacoat and I gave birth to him.)
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Please visit Captive Elements here on MySpace. Their upcoming events are:

Halloween Gala (adults only)
October 25, 2008
at Captive Elements Art House*
8 pm - 1 am
$10 cover/ $12 at the door
featured artist: Lena Toth


Art Auction to benefit art programs in Lewiston/Auburn schools

mid-November, 2008 (date TBA)
at Fishbones American Grill (Bates Mill on Lincoln Street, Lewiston)
6 pm - 9:30 pm
no cover charge

Celebration of Youth and the Arts in L/A
December 14, 2008
at Captive Elements Art House
1 pm- 4 pm

* Captive Elements is located at 25 Landry Road in Lewiston. To contact the gallery for hours of operation and more information, email captiveelementsah@verizon.net or call 207-786-3606 and ask to speak with Kerry Landry.

2 comments:

nicole said...

Of course he is the cutest pumpkin of all!

Mom said...

What a beautiful baby! His mother is awesome too. I should know! I'm so proud of you Courtney. I'm honored to be your mom and Eli's grandmere.