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SCREENING: RANCHER, FARMER, FISHERMAN

Justin Knopf walks with his son in a wheat field.

Documentary: Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman

7pm Thursday, September 28 • Free • No door

A Montana rancher, two Kansas farmers, and a Louisiana fisherman offer inspiring solutions to the challenges confronting America’s land and sea in Discovery’s Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman.

Check out this review

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#RFFDiscovery

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT BIDDEFORD VOL. 20

Join us for a night of stories and community.
Doors open at 6:30 for refreshments and socializing.
Talks start at 7:20!
$5 at the door. Engine members free.

Our evening’s presenters:

Kate Beever

Katherine Ferrier

Ayumi Horie

Curtis Ludwig

Aline R. Potvin

Anna O’Sullivan

Michael & Emily Whitmore


Thank you to Bangor Savings Bank for being our 2017 PK Sponsor!

PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.

HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS NOV. 9

HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS AT ENGINE NOVEMBER 9

DOORS AT 7PM / SHOW AT 8PM
TICKETS $20 online or at the door

Holly Golightly formed a duo in the mid-2000s, recording and touring extensively with her longtime band mate Lawyer Dave. As Holly Golightly and The Brokeoffs, they released five albums and one EP between 2007 and 2012. Their first album, You Can’t Buy A Gun When You’re Crying, is a reference to comedian Lord Carrett’s joke “I learned a lot from my second marriage… I learned they won’t sell you a handgun if you’re crying…” Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs were winners of the ninth annual Independent Music Awards for the best Americana album, Dirt Don’t Hurt. In 2003, she sang with The White Stripes on the track “It’s True That We Love One Another” on their fourth album, Elephant. Time Out New York described her as an “English garage rock doyenne.” In 2012, they released Sunday Run Me Over, their first album recorded entirely at their home in rural Georgia.

ALLEN WEST : OPENING SEPTEMBER 29

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT

Show runs from September 29 – November 4, 2017
Opening Reception September 29 from 5-8pm

Biddeford–Join Engine for a reception for Philadelphia artist Allen West from 5-8pm on September 29 during the Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk. West’s body of work It Is Possible That includes two-dimensional works made with felt, knitting, stitching, and weaving. The exhibition will be on display until November 4.

Project Statement

Counter to the natural process of the human brain to simplify and categorize, interverity as a mode of knowledge making aims to expand and complicate ideas of truth. The common, linear process of understanding ideas as boolean and eventually one dimensional (spectrum) can be rapidly advanced through a myriad of techniques. In practice this can take the form of abstracting, expanding, exploding, and merging paradigms as well as adding dimensions (up to 3) or additional axes (up to infinity) to existing models. In this way the knowledge building functions of our brain are brought to the surface and examined. Because the brain continues to learn and condense information, the process becomes a never-ending recursion in which all conclusions feed back into the function to be expanded and complicated further.

The textiles allow for an embedding of content within the structure. Felt, one of the oldest types of fabric, is made of hair and creates structure through repeated piercing force, making form from individual elements. Each page diagrams a branching research path that sacrifices legibility for accuracy. Weaving, carrying an ancient history itself, has perceivable order in its grid structure. The tapestries are designed using satin structures and Morris like motifs, but the weaving patterns are overwritten by bird song. In both the image and page are blended structurally, mirroring the way the image plays in the sign/signifier paradigm.

Artist Bio

Allen West grew up in New York State. In 2006 moved to Maine to study New Media at the Maine College of Art where he received his BFA. Afterwords he worked as a studio assistant to several artists in Maine and Illinois including Katarina Weslien, Joan Livingstone, and Eduardo Kac. In 2017 he received his MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Now he works as an artist in Philadelphia, PA. Primarily creating in textile mediums such as felt, knitting, and weaving.

 

SUMMER OF SUNPRINTS OPENS AUGUST 25

SUMMER OF SUNPRINTS OPENS AUGUST 25

Opening reception August 25 from 5-8pm during ArtWalk.
Work will remain on display until September 23.

To celebrate the One Year Anniversary of Noc Darkroom at Engine, darkroom managers and artists Tina Johnson and Savanna Pettingill collected sun print images on paper by the local community, including local youth, made over the summer months. Prints are for sale and proceeds go to support Noc.

OktoberFest Fundraiser

OKTOBERFEST
An End-of-Summer Celebration & Fundraiser

WHERE Pepperell Mill Campus Event Hall 40 Main Street 2nd Floor

WHEN Saturday, September 30, 6:30pm-10pm

TICKETS Eventbrite (no service fee) | (207) 370-9130 | In-person at Engine Wed-Fri 1-6pm and Saturdays 11-4 | At the door

Every day of the year, Engine does something special to nurture local artists of all ages. So let’s raise a glass and shout Prost! to celebrate and support this vital organization.

The party will include festive German food paired with brews from Banded Horn Brewing Co. and cocktails from Round Turn Distilling. DJs Dragonsbeard and Poodleslayer will offer up German dance tunes. Cocktail party attire and prizes for the best Oktoberfest dressed partygoers. There will also be games and prizes.

German is a fun language, filled with words we can’t translate directly to English. One of those words is Fahrvergnügen. It literally means “driving enjoyment.” But it’s better than that. Think of being out on an open road, no particular destination. You step on the gas. Freedom. That’s Fahrvergnügen. And that’s what Engine creates in Biddeford. Freedom. An opportunity to take a road less travelled. This multidisciplinary arts space is the fuel that propels our creative community.​

A special thanks to the Pepperell Mill Campus for donating space in their historic mill, which is home to so many local artisans!

HOST COMMITTEE
Stephen Abbott + Lauren Hamlin
Christy Bergland
Jim + Julia Brady
Joe + Pam Cardin
Victoria Foley
Gabrielle Gallucci + Nathaniel Koonce
Paul + Deb Gelardi
Amy + Martin Grohman
Steven + Joceyln Kelly
Celia Johnson McConnell + Ian McConnell
Peter + Eve McPheeters
Margaret O’Neil
Don + Linsey Pilon
Doug & Lauren Sanford
Renate & Bill Riggs
Rob Tillotson + Lynn Lamontagne
Carol Wilson

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS Banded Horn | Round Turn Distilling | Pepperell Mill Campus