An exhibition of over 100 photographs by many of Maine’s best photographers will be open for public viewing April 16 through May 7. From nearly 600 images entered this year, Jay Stock, the show’s esteemed jurist, carefully selected his top 100 choices to exhibit and also selected the the top photographs in each of the four categories for the over $1000 in prize awards. This is the 6th Annual State-wide Juried Maine Photography Show and is a must-see for anyone who loves fine-art photography. All photography will be for sale; many are sold each year so view the works early for best selection.
New this year is the chance to win a framed and signed photograph by the show judge, Jay Stock. There will be a BRAF benefit raffle for the Jay Stock photograph titled ” Massai Tribe, Kenya, Africa.” which will also be on view with three other photographs by Stock throughout the exhibition. Chances will be available until the ticket drawing on the last day of the show Saturday, May 7. To learn more about the show’s jurist go to his website: <www.jaystock.com>
The Maine photography Show is produced and presented by the Boothbay Region Art Foundation and is held at their gallery: One Townsend Ave. Boothbay Harbor, Maine in the center of town. The show’s hours are10am to 5pm, Thursdays through Saturdays, 11am to 5pm on Sundays.
The show is produced and presented by the MPS Committee of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, a charitable, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. Free admission. School groups and buses welcome. Call 207-633-2703 for Maine Photography Show bus parking directions.
”Massai Tribe, Kenya, Africa,” a signed and framed photograph by the Maine Photography Show judge, Jay Stock. This photograph will be raffled off at the end of the show on May 7. Tickets available during the exhibition, April 16-May 7. at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation Gallery, One Townsend Ave. Boothbay Harbor, ME.
In what has become a rite of spring at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor, Caribbean Night returns on Saturday, April 9. The event is part concert, part party, part community get together and features the joyful, beating sound of the 25 members of the Pan Fried Steel Drum Band. “In past years people have streamed through the Opera House doors in Hawaiian shirts and slipped on their flip flops once they’ve stepped inside, before ordering their first pineapple and coconut flavored drink. Groups have joined the limbo contest while others have just sat back and dreamt that they are in the Caribbean,” noted Opera House director Cathy Sherrill. “We turn the heat up in the House and for a moment or two, if you use your imagination, you are transported to some southern port.”
Band members include Boothbay Harbor residents Pat & Bob McKee who call it, “the most fun night of the year for everyone in the band!” Many of the band members come from the Yarmouth area, the band is an outgrowth of the steel drumming tradition at North Yarmouth Academy.
The volunteer Friends of the Opera House always prepare a big pot luck dinner for the band members before the show and the party begins early. Friends interested in helping with dinner may contact Susan Brackett.
Doors open at 7 pm, the music is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm but in past years the band members’ enthusiasm has meant the music has started early. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the show. This is a performance ideal for all ages. The Opera House box office is open for ticket sales Tuesday-Friday from 10-4 at 86 Townsend Avenue, or by calling 633-5159.
For information on additional upcoming Opera House events visit the website at boothbayoperahouse.com.
Spring has definitely sprung, and there are many wonderful things to see in do in MidCoast Maine. Check out the latest edition of the MainesMidCoast See Life Newsletter for details! MainesMidcoast (www.MainesMidcoast.com) is a cooperative effort of the Chambers of Commerce in the MidCoast Region, including the Southern Midcoast Chamber, Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber, Damariscotta Region Chamber, Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber, Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber, Union Chamber, Belfast Area Chamber and Searsport.
The website is loaded with information, including links for each chamber, complete membership listings for the individual chambers of commerce, the MidCoast Maine Journal blog, the See Life brochure, touring suggestions and much more!