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.
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.
There was a pumpkin painting contest.
And a scarecrow making contest.
Resident metalsmith Hunter Matthews was set up to show us how he works. Hunter is also affiliated with the New England School of Metalwork.
(This anvil he works with is over one hundred years old.)
Sadie Landry was at her potter's wheel for a demo as well.
(With some help from her son.)
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.
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.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-786-3606 and ask to speak with Kerry Landry.