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OCT 10 // PECHAKUCHA

Join Engine for one of its most popular events. Coming right up, the fall edition of PechaKucha Night Biddeford!
 
PRESENTERS:
Meg Frazer Blakemore
Joshua Bodwell
Patricia M. Brace
Jeff Cabral
Tim Greenway
Jon Phillips
 
Sponsored by Shepard and Read Attorneys at Law in Kennebunk.

Catering by Part & Parcel.

OCT 26 // DRAWING II OPENS

Please join Engine for the opening of Drawing II: The Other Day, part one of a two-part exhibition curated by Deborah Whitney, curator/gallerist formerly of Whitney Art Works in Portland, Maine, on Friday, October 26, from 5-7pm. The exhibition will run through November 24, 2018. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm.

Drawing II: The Other Day, with its predecessor Drawing I: The Everyday, together will investigate the range that drawing can be…the materials, the presentation, the complexity and the simplicity.  In The Everyday, Judith Allen-Efstathiou has made a banner of lace drawn out of the binary holes of computer paper, in The Other Day Ling-Wen Tsai has made a series of panels which communicate words hand drawn from binary code in sumi ink. It is these juxtapositions which help to illustrate the kinds of ideas that drawing may incorporate.

Drawing I: The Every Day will feature works by Terrance Brett, Sabrina Small, Brian Lynch, Paul Ridyard, Alex Sax, Nicola Saunderson, Tanja Kunz, Melinda Barnes, Judith Allen-Efstathiou, and Deborah Whitney. Curator Deborah Whitney explains, “The Everyday is a collection of works, some made with traditional materials and some not, with subject matter and concepts that are familiar to us, perhaps even surround us, yet are presented in a more compelling way.  Thinking about this notion of the everyday, I am incorporating that familiarity with the elements which drawing may convey–beauty, functionality, irony–with an emphasis on economy and simplicity.”

Drawing II: The Other Day will feature works by Terrence Brett, Clint Fulkerson, Deborah Randall, Ling-Wen Tsai, Bridget Spaeth, Noriko Sakanishi, Avy Claire, Kate Beck, and Grace DeGennaro. “The Other Day, will be a collection of works that are more about abstract concepts–less recognizable imagery with an emphasis on pattern and color. I am thinking about it as music–with big and small notes…a sort of different view of life.  Terrance Brett is working on a conceptual piece in which he is responding to a piece of music that he heard years ago and which stayed with him. Please excuse the pun, but, I am riffing on that idea of the connection of our visual and aural senses. I have always envisioned the installation of artwork in a space as music, and this is the first time that I have endeavored to intentionally construct a show around this notion of vision and sound,” says Whitney.

Artist Terrence Brett says, “It now raises a new set of dialogues where we are asked to question our own understanding and our relationships with familiar everyday objects. There is an accepted ignorance around the everyday object, we never question their existence, their uses and the part they play in our everyday lives. To fully appreciate and perhaps to understand their relevance we need to step back and view the object while suspending all our preconceived concepts of what they mean to us.”

For more information: Tammy Ackerman, director@feedtheengine.org, 207-229-3560

 

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SEPT 28 // DRAWING I OPENS

Please join Engine for the opening of Drawing I: The Everyday, part one of a two-part exhibition curated by Deborah Whitney, curator/gallerist formerly of Whitney Art Works in Portland, Maine, on Friday, September 28, from 5-8pm during the season-finale Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk. The exhibition will run through October 20, 2018 and will be followed by Drawing II: The Other Day, which will open on October 26, from 5-7pm and show through November 24. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm.

The two shows together will investigate the range that drawing can be…the materials, the presentation, the complexity and the simplicity.  In The Everyday, Judith Allen-Efstathiou has made a banner of lace drawn out of the binary holes of computer paper, in The Other Day Ling-Wen Tsai has made a series of panels which communicate words hand drawn from binary code in sumi ink. It is these juxtapositions which help to illustrate the kinds of ideas that drawing may incorporate.

Drawing I: The Every Day will feature works by Terrance Brett, Sabrina Small, Brian Lynch, Paul Ridyard, Alex Sax, Nicola Saunderson, Tanja Kunz, Melinda Barnes, Judith Allen-Efstathiou, and Deborah Whitney. Curator Deborah Whitney explains, “The Everyday is a collection of works, some made with traditional materials and some not, with subject matter and concepts that are familiar to us, perhaps even surround us, yet are presented in a more compelling way.  Thinking about this notion of the everyday, I am incorporating that familiarity with the elements which drawing may convey–beauty, functionality, irony–with an emphasis on economy and simplicity.”

Drawing II: The Other Day will feature works by Terrence Brett, Clint Fulkerson, Deborah Randall, Ling-Wen Tsai, Bridget Spaeth, Noriko Sakanishi, Avy Claire, Kate Beck, and Grace DeGennaro. “The Other Day, will be a collection of works that are more about abstract concepts – less recognizable imagery with an emphasis on pattern and color. I am thinking about it as music – with big and small notes…a sort of different view of life.  Terrance Brett is working on a conceptual piece in which he is responding to a piece of music that he heard years ago and which stayed with him. Please excuse the pun, but, I am riffing on that idea of the connection of our visual and aural senses. I have always envisioned the installation of artwork in a space as music, and this is the first time that I have endeavored to intentionally construct a show around this notion of vision and sound,” says Whitney.

Artist Terrence Brett says, “It now raises a new set of dialogues where we are asked to question our own understanding and our relationships with familiar everyday objects. There is an accepted ignorance around the everyday object, we never question their existence, their uses and the part they play in our everyday lives. To fully appreciate and perhaps to understand their relevance we need to step back and view the object while suspending all our preconceived concepts of what they mean to us.”

For more information: Tammy Ackerman, director@feedtheengine.org, 207-229-3560

 

HASHTAG: #feedtheengine #drawingsfromeveryday #drawingsfromtheotherday

www: http://feedtheengine.org

Twitter: @EngineBiddeford

Instagram: EngineBiddeford

Facebook: EngineBiddeford

OCT 13 // YORK COUNTY MINI MAKER FAIRE

Biddeford to host inaugural York County Mini Maker Faire

Engine will launch the inaugural York County Mini Maker Faire, joining a prestigious group of over 220 mini and featured festivals around the world on October 13, 2018 from 10am-5pm at the Pepperell Mill Campus, in downtown Biddeford, Maine.

York County Mini Maker Faire is an all-ages festival that inspires, educates and entertains, propelling ideas into reality and passing curiosities into amazing creations. Makers will from all over Maine to share their cutting-edge inventions and artistry, as well as teach their craft to attendees—from woodworking to robotics.

York County Mini Maker Faire joins a prestigious group of over 190 smaller, independently-produced “Mini Maker Faires” and over 30 larger-scale Featured Maker Faires that take place around the world in cities including Tokyo, Rome, Shenzhen, Taipei, Seoul, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Detroit, San Diego, Milwaukee, and Kansas City.

Engine, a non-profit organization, is committed to celebrating the Maker Movement by connecting and educating York County makers of all ages. Engine will be the producer of the inaugural York County Mini Maker Faire.

If your company would like to be a participating sponsor  for York County Maker Faire, please contact makerfaire@feedtheengine.org or call 207-370-9130 or visit https://yorkcounty.makerfaire.com/become-a-sponsor/

ENGINE, located in the heart of Biddeford, Maine, is a non-profit arts organization. Engine’s mission is to foster and integrate the arts and design, education, and sustainable creative entrepreneurialism as an explicit community value and civic priority in Biddeford. ENGINE is the home to the Compass Project boatbuilding program for at-risk youth, the Maine Fablab makerspace, NOC Darkroom, a ceramic and screen printing facility, a design store, and artist studios in addition to running a contemporary gallery space at 128 Main street. www.feedtheengine.org

 

OCT 5 // EVAN DANDO OF THE LEMONHEADS

SOLD OUT! 

Join EVAN DANDO for a rare, solo acoustic performance. He’ll regale you with many of your favorite Lemonheads songs, solo material, covers, and more than a few surprises.

***THIS INTIMATE SHOW LIMITED TO 100 TICKETS***

Doors at 7, Evan will start at 8.

GET TICKETS VIA EVENTBRITE.

SEPT 14 // IN THE MINES

Engine welcomes writer/performer/crank Douglas W. Milliken and Rockland musician and documentarian Scott Sell on their Maine tour for their combined book and record, In the Mines, recently released with Pilot Editions on September 14 during Fringe Fest in downtown Biddeford. Show is at 8pm at 128 Main Street. A $5 donation is suggested but there is no cover.

As the project summary goes:

It’s funny how a friendship can contain two distinct and unique relationships. In the loud and sweaty physical, Sell and Milliken destroy language with intentionally cumbersome tongues and chase seagulls into the brick sides of parking garages, then are contrite. In the quiet and ongoing phenomenological discussion between kindred souls, however, these two apparent buffoons have together explored—in story and in song—the perdurable aches and pitfalls of loving right and loving wrong and, worse yet, not loving at all no matter the effort, will, and cost. And over the course of more than a decade, each helping the other with his internal and external work, it’s inevitable that the discrete worlds each has created overlap to become one. In their first-ever unified narrative effort, Sell and Milliken combine their stock of down-and-out and sometimes lucky characters into a coalescent shape. Eleven songs. Eleven stories. One singular world of yearning and fear. Where eagles mate in mid-air. Where the cows have annexed the living room. Where the farthest ferry runs and all roads at long last mercifully end.

Read one of the stories

Listen to one of the songs