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The Transformative Vision + The Role of The Artist

Thursday, October 23 at Engine at 6:30m. Doors at 6pm.

Addison Woolley members Jim Kelly, Dave Wade, and Susan Porter will be featured artists for a panel discussion, “The Transformative Vision + The Role of The Artist” on Thursday, October 23 at Engine, 265 Main Street in Biddeford.

Accompanying the Addison Woolley artists will be Ron Spinella , director and owner of 3fish Gallery and community leader in the Bayside Neighborhood Association and Ed Pollack, owner and director of A Fine Thing: Edward T. Pollack Fine Art, who will bring their collective knowledge of extensive years of experience as advocates for the arts and artists during Portland’s cultural renaissance.

The presentation will focus on both the creative process involved in producing the work and the interplay of the artist and art as a vanguard of social change. The artists will address the issues and challenges inherent in generating a unified show that reflects the complex nature of a contemporary city, Biddeford, in transition and how the artist and art act as leading players in the new “creative economy” that is so essential for revitalizing urban centers such as Biddeford.



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BIDDEFORD—The Biddeford arts organization Engine, 265 Main Street, presents PechaKucha Night Biddeford Vol. 8 this month on Wednesday, October 15 with a special theme, “The Spirit of Start Ups.” Doors open at 6:30pm with a reception and the event starts at 7:20pm. The evening will include six presentations by entrepreneurs from the area including the Claudia and Ken Raessler from the Saco River Dyehouse, Tina Guay and Jim Cotsis from Four Corners Frame Shop & Gallery, Dana Johnson from A Healthy Life, Murray Long from Wicked Good Ice, Tyler Gaudet of Fluid Farms, and John Turner of Traps Sunglasses. Each presenter will talk about launching their own business. The evening is sponsored by Blackstone Accelerates Growth and Banded Horn Brewery.

PechaKucha Nights happen all over the world. PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where the presenter shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and presenters talk along to the images. The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture of Tokyo as a fun but focused way to present creative work. For more information and examples of presentations, visit

For more information, contact: Engine program director Edwige Charlot at either or 207-370-9130.



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Please join us for an information session about The Kindling Fund conducted by SPACE Gallery Executive Nat May. The info session will take place on Tuesday, September 30th at 6:30 PM, and will run for about an hour. Nat will present a brief overview of the program and will leave time for questions about the guidelines and application process.

SPACE Gallery created The Kindling Fund to support the energy of Maine’s visual arts community by funding innovative, artist-organized projects that engage the public in ways that are both inventive and meaningful. The Kindling Fund values risk and experimentation, unconventional engagement, and critical dialogue, and encourages collaborative efforts to reach new audiences, increase public interaction, and create new models for presenting artists’ work.

The Fund seeks to support a variety of publicly accessible projects, with a strong interest in alternative space/practices and site-specific presentations that don’t fit in established institutions or venues. Projects supported by The Kindling Fund may include (but are not limited to): public art projects, intervention or site specific installations, one time events or performances, the publication of writing directly related to the visual arts including printed matter and online publications, online projects, artist residencies, series of screenings, curatorial projects that focus on unconventional artistic practice, lecture or workshop series, multimedia, video and photo projects, or unconventional exhibitions.

For further information about The Kindling Fund, visit

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