Come ponder how we see "Reflections" in our current gallery exhibit!
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September 2018

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KAA Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point ME  
Phone: (207) 451-9384  
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 "Reflections"
All-Member Show
Spotlight Artist:  Lucie Therrien 
    August 16 - September 9
Portland L Therrien
There is contemplation, pondering, looking back, looking down, mirroring, rippling, and all manner of Reflection happening at 8 Coleman Avenue in this all-member show.

Our Spotlight Wall Artist for this month is Lucie Therrien, and if you'd like to find out more about Lucie and her work, you can  
read all about her here...
 
ARTISTS:   Art Work Pick Up: Monday, September 10, 4-6 PM
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Looking Ahead-->"Moderns in Process"
by the artists of the SEACOAST MODERNS
 

Dates:   September 13 through October 7, 2018   
 

 
The artists of the Seacoast Moderns present their new and exciting art show, "Moderns in Process", opening on September 13th and on display until October 7th. Come see how each artist went about their creative process using the prompts: Referencing, Researching, Responding, and Recollecting. Also on display will be additional artwork that includes artist descriptions of their process providing interesting insight into the mind of each artist.
 
Moderns Art Work Drop Off:  Monday, September 10, 4-6 PM 
Members Art Work Pick Up:  Monday, October 8, 4-6 PM
KAA's 2018 En Plein Air Sessions
Next Session: Thursday, September 6, 2018, from 4 to 7 PM
Location:  Please refer to the full schedule, which you can download here: KAA en Plein Air Schedule 2018.  We will continue outdoors through most of September!

Plein Air painter
If you're a current KAA member , then be sure to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to paint/photograph/sketch/create at some of our Seacoast's most pristine locations!
 
If you'r e not yet a member and would like to sample an En Plein Air event before joining KAA, ple ase come for one visit.   
 
There is no instruction; all types of artists are welcome.

KAA Membership is required. You may also just come and paint at Demo locations. Bathroom facilities may not exist. Please be respectful of parking and residence's privacy.
 
To cap the season off, there will be an "En Plein Air" All-Member show at the KAA Gallery in October.

Questions?  Email us at information@kitteryartassociation.org for answers!
Monday Evening Drumming with John Felice at KAA
Ongoing through September

Come join us at the KAA on Mondays at 5pm for evenings of drum-circle style classes accessible to everyone from "never-ever played any instrument EVER" to the seasoned musician.
JFelice

Through the experience of playing multi-part rhythms from around the world, we will learn how to make a drum sound great, enjoy making music together as a community, and creatively express ourselves with percussion!

John will provide drums, bells, singing stones, boomwhackers and other exotic percussion. Feel free to bring any percussion of your own, even if you don't know what it is.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

John Felice has been leading drum-circles and teaching the hand-drumming traditions of Africa and other cultures for over 20 years throughout New England. Since 1995 he has lead the local drum group "Positive RePercussions." He is passionate about and committed to sharing the healing power and "mindfulness" aspects of drumming, as well as the purely joyful and musical aspects. Restoration of damaged and forlorn instruments, and crafting beautiful custom drums is another of John's passions. 

Cost:  Single drop in class is $12.    

To confirm the schedule/time, check on weather or if you have any questions about the class or any of his other work, feel free to call John Felice at 603-986-2345.
Looking Farther Ahead-->  Plein Air
All-member Show 
Exhibit Dates:   October 11 through November  4, 2018   

COMING SOON!!
Cosy Sheridan, Kent Allyn & Charlie Koch  
Musical Concert at KAA 

Date:  Friday, September 21, 2018

Time:  7:30 to 10:30 PM (doors open at 7 PM) 

Where:  Kittery Art Association, 8 Coleman Ave, Kittery Point, ME
Suggested donation of $15.00 at the door
 
National award-winning songwriter and guitarist Cosy Sheridan will perform in concert with her longtime musical partner Kent Allyn on Friday, September 21, at the Kittery Art Association. They will be joined by Charlie Koch on bass. 

Full of energy and emotion, Cosy's songs are carefully crafted for her percussive and bluesy guitar style.

 

And then next up in music....

International Guitarist to Perform at Kittery Art Association
Japanese-born musician Hiroya Tsukamoto will be performing at the Kittery Art Association on Friday, October 26, 2018 starting at 7:00 pm.  Described as "cinematic guitar poetry", Tsukamoto's show is a "mixture of guitar songs, vocal songs (Japanese folk music and originals) and poetry with audience participation. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
KAA Committees
We Need YOU!

Committees are forming to allow a broader inclusion of members in the nitty gritty workings of our community. 

Building stewardship, arts programming, garden enhancement, and music offerings are categories inviting your active participation!
Beach Pea Baking Co. Exhibit
Featuring KAA artist  Susan Scott with Lynn Krumholz

The walls of the Beach Pea Baking Co. will host the original art of KAA members Susan Scott and Lynn Krumholz for the next several weeks.  Check out the tantalizing samples here and don't forget to take a good look the next time you're in for your fougasse and eclairs! 

Exhibit runs through the end of September.   


   Beach Pea Baking Co.  is located at 53 State Road      in  Kittery, ME. 
by Lynn Krumholz


  If you're interested in
  having your art work  displayed 
  at this  totally cool & hip little        establishment  right here in            Kittery, contact Betsy Wish            at  bjwish@gmail.com !   


Monday Figure Drawing
Mondays, 10 am to 1 pm 

Bess Cutler figure
Join us on Mondays at the KAA for our Figure Drawing sessions!

Cost remains at an affordable $10, or if too few people, fee is split among artists. 

As always, please bring your choice of medium.  Bring an easel if you need one.  Chairs and drop cloths are provided.  


For more info, please email us at information@kitteryartassociation.org or give us a ring at (207) 451-9384. 
Join or Renew your Membership at KAA
Join or Renew for 2018

Check out some of the Perks of Becoming a Member of the KAA...

KAA in summer
* one full year of membership at the ridiculously low price of just $35 individual, $70 family, $5 youth (18 and under),
* access to an awesome little non-profit Art Gallery filled to the brim with spectacular art by top-notch local artists,
* generous framing discounts at not one but TWO local framers!

...not to mention the fact that you'll be hobnobbing with some of New England's finest artists around!

We also have other levels of membership if you're so inclined, such as $100 sponsor, $500 advocate, $1000 benefactor. 

Visit the Membership page on our website for more information about how you can join in on the fun here at our quaint little art gallery in beautiful Kittery Point, Maine.
"It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing
to make a portrait of who they are."  ~ Paul Caponigro 
KAA 2018 Exhibit Schedule
Our current exhibit, "Reflections," features Lucie Therrien as our Spotlight Artist, so saunter on into the KAA and see all the various inventive and beautiful takes on this theme...  
 
2018 Exhibit Schedule
      
August 16 - September 9
All Member Show
"Reflections"
Spotlight Wall - Lucie Therrien
 
September 13 - October 7
 Group Show
"Moderns in Process"
Seacoast Moderns Show
 
October 11 - November 4
 All Member Show
"Plein Air"
 
November 8 - December 2
 All Member Show
"Weather or Not"
Spotlight Wall -  Roddy Cole
 
December 6, 8/9 & 13, 15/16
  All Member Show
"Holiday Show and Sale"
 
Art Work Drop Off and Pick Up days are typically on Mondays, 4-6 pm, unless otherwise indicated.
KAA's 2018 Music Events Schedule
Join us for Magnificent Music!  
 
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 MUSIC 
  
September 21
Cosy Sheridan with Kent Allyn and Charlie Koch 
concert at Kittery Art Association, 7 PM  
 
October 26
at Kittery Art Association 
7 PM - 8:30 PM

November 23
Bill Staines concert 
at Kittery Art Association

December 14
Special Holiday Concert
with Susie Burke, David Surette, and Kent Allyn  
First Congregational Church of Kittery Pt.
23 Pepperrell Road, Kittery Point, ME  
Doors open at 7:00 PM 
Concert begins at 7:30 PM 
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Join KAA or Renew your Membership today!

For more information about all the benefits of becoming a member here at KAA, visit the Membership Page on our website.
 
KAA membership cards also include a 20% discount at two local framing shops, D. Pratt Framer, LLC in Kittery, ME, and C.C. Moore Fine Art Framing in Portsmouth, N.H.  What a deal!
 
Additional Local Art Events
See below for other art venues happening on the Seacoast and beyond
VINS Plein Air 2018

CALL TO ARTISTS!  KCC Art Show in Honor of Sarah Mildred Long Memorial Bridge
Exhibit Start Date:  Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, at 6 PM.

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photo by Bill Moore

Stop the grumbling!  The Sarah Mildred Long Bridge was late, but it's here...and every time it saves you a few minutes getting from here to there, you should celebrate its completion!
 
 
With that in mind--in cooperation with the Visual Arts Committee at the Kittery Community Center--KAA member Bill Moore is helping to organize a night to honor the demise of the old Sarah Mildred Long Bridge and the arrival of the new structure with a special presentation in the STAR Theatre and an art show in the Morgan Gallery starting at 6 PM on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.
 
This event is open to the public, and you're invited!  And if you happen to have a photo or a painting of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge you'd like to share, Bill would be happy to consider it.
 
We know this event is a long way off at this point, but much time is needed in order to carefully consider each photo and/or artwork submitted.   
 
In any case, if you're interested in having your photos or artwork included in this special presentation, please contact Bill Moore at hemmmingwa@gmail.com.  Do it now!
The Kittery Art Association, a charitable organization incorporated by the state of Maine, sponsors a variety of public events in support of local artists and writers of all ages.  
Membership is $35 and expires each January.
Membership applications are available on our website, or feel free to pick one up at the KAA Gallery located at 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME.  We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for supporting the Arts!  
Kittery Art Association
8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point, ME 
  Phone: (207) 451-9384
Email: information@kitteryartassociation.org
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