This Week @ COA – UPDATE!

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Here's what's happening at COA June 28-July 16, a reminder of what you'd be signing up for…
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It's a busy summer at COA and it all begins tomorrow, Friday, with a celebration of the life of Father Jim Gower. On Tuesday, we begin our Coffee & Conversation series with a talk betwen John Gillis and Tim Garrity on our connections to the shore; this coming week and next, the Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts is offering concerts on campus – note the pricing info, and where to buy tickets (you can't get them from COA!), and there's the Native American Festival on Saturday, July 7. With more coming! Enjoy!

Father Jim Gower Memorial Celebration
Friday, June 28 at 11 a.m.
A celebration of Father Jim’s life at Holy Redeemer Church on 21 Ledgelawn Ave., followed by a  12:30 reception at COA’s Gates Community Center.

The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History
Tuesday, July 2 at 9 a.m.
John Gillis, Rutgers emeritus professor of history and Gotts Island summer resident, and Tim Garrity, executive director of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society, discuss the human connection to the ocean for the first Coffee & Conversation of the season. Deering Common Campus Center. South Entrance.

Kevin Burke, Irish fiddler, with piper Cillian Vallely
Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Legendary performers from Ireland’s premier band, Lúnasa, with Maine’s Velocipede opening. Gates. $20.

Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts student concert
Thursday, July 4 at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Short sets from their new repertoire. Gates. $5.
. (Show ends in time for July 4 fireworks.)  

Bruce Molsky, Irish duo Pat O’Connor & Eoghan O’Sullivan
Friday, July 5 at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Legendary old-time music master joins counties Clare and Cork duo. Vermont Katie Trautz opens. $20. Gates

Native American Festival
Saturday, July 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The annual event with basketmakers, musicians, herbalists and more. Produced by the Abbe Museum and Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, hosted by COA, sponsored by the Maine Arts Commission. Campus.

Blakeney Sanford ’02 and Bonnie Tai on art
Tuesday, July 9 at 9 a.m.
Sanford ’02 and Tai talk about the natural world as a source of inspiration to the artist’s creative process for the Coffee and Conversation Series. Deering.

Rebekah Raye’s Children’s Art Workshop
Wednesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to noon
Through hands-on activities and readings, local author and illustrator talks about book creation. Ages 8+. George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History,

Art Opening
Thursday July 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Reception for summer art exhibit of paintings by David Vickery ’91and sculpture by Blakeney Sanford ’02. Ethel H. Blum Gallery.

 An Evening with DeWitt Sage, filmmaker
Monday, July 15 at 5 p.m.

Award-winning documentarian shows  excerpts from his signature films on noted artists: Pavarotti, the Fitzgeralds, Havel, and Hemingway. Gates.

Suzanne Loebl on The Collecting Rockefellers
Tuesday, July 16 from 9 to 10 a.m.

Author of America's Medicis: The Rockefellers and Their Astonishing Cultural Legacy, talks to COA’s Jamie McKown. Coffee and Conversation. Deering.

David Vickery ’89 and Blakeney Sanford ’02

Friday, July 12 through Friday, Aug. 23
Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two alumni artists celebrate the features of two coasts:

Vickery, of Cushing, Maine, paints local interiors and exteriors with an eye for the imperfect, quirky, and sometimes elegant adaptations humans make. Sanford, of Santa Barbara, exhibits a sculptural installation using steel and signature epoxy resins to celebrate color and light, connecting nature and industry. Blum and COA grounds.

Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Through Summer selected works of 2013 graduates:
A Natural History Field Guide to Common Birds of MDI
Illustrated guide by Anna Stunkel (copies for sale).
Plankton Ecology Field Guide
by Kate Mathews
Exotic Snakes: Trade & Introduction
by Hunter McAdam
Paper, Plants, & Prehistoric Life Forms
by Nathaniel Maddix
Touch tank filled with critters of the sea, active dioramas of local animals in natural habitats, and sounds of the wild. All exhibits made by students trained in taxidermy and diorama creation. Donations accepted. or 207-288-5395.

Beech Hill Farm Stand
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Feast on delicious, local, organic produce and more at COA’s farm. Currently carrots, fennel, fresh herbs, garlic scapes, kale, lettuce, peas, radishes, rhubarb, and local, low-spray strawberries Route 102. Mount Desert. 244-5204 or

Donna Lauren Gold
College of the Atlantic
Director of Public Relations
Editor, COA Magazine

105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
207.801.5623 work // 207.266.4470 cell

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