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<< September 14, 2016 to September 13, 2017 >>

  • An Evening with Two Poets Laureate

    Thursday, September 22, 2016
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    On September 22nd at the University of Maine at Farmington, Stuart Kestenbaum and Wesley McNair will offer a shared reading of poems. Their reading, sponsored by the Arts Institute of Western Maine, will take place in the Emery Center at 7:30 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public. It will…
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  • On the Road with Mainebiz - Farmington

    Thursday, September 29, 2016
    5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    Join Mainebiz as we make our fifth stop in the 2016 On the Road event series! Network with members of the Farmington region and surrounding business community while enjoying hors d'oeuvres at a beautiful location. Remember to bring business cards to hand out to new connections you make. Attendance…
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  • Maine Mountain Chamber Music

    Saturday, October 1, 2016
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    MMCM co-directors violist Laurie Kennedy, and pianist Yuri Funahashi with guest artists violinist Jasmine Lin and cellist Elizabeth Anderson in a concert of the Piano Quartet by Gustav Mahler, the Piano Quartet by Joaquin Turina, the Claude Debussy Cello Sonata, and as highlight "Songs of My…
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  • "Composers on the Edge": Solo Piano Performance by Laura Kargul

    Saturday, October 15, 2016
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    Saturday, Oct. 15, 7:30, Nordica Auditorium at University of Maine Farmington, admission at the door $12, free for ages under 18 and for students. Sponsored by the Arts Institute of Western Maine (AIWM) , the University of Maine Farmington. See www.artsinstitute.org or “artsinstitute” on…
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  • Early Bird Sales

    Saturday, November 5, 2016
    6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    A wonderful start to holiday shopping, Early Bird Sales originally began on the first day of hunting season -the men went hunting, the women went shopping! Downtown stores open extra-early and run special sales, some all day, but this one day only!
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  • Sly Voxes Concert

    Friday, November 11, 2016
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    The Arts Institute of Western Maine presents a concert by The Sly Voxes on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 PM at Nordica Auditorium. Admission is $12; students with ID are free. Celebrating their tenth anniversary, The Sly Voxes is Boston’s premier male a cappella ensemble. Noted for their…
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  • Collecting Meiji-Era Prints - Modernism and Transformation

    Sunday, November 13, 2016
    5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    Sarah Maline, scholar, teacher, curator, collector, and Shiretown Booker, will speak on "Collecting Meiji-Era Prints: Modernism and Transformation", an overview of the effects of the modern world on the traditional values of Japanese society, on Sunday, November 13th at 5:30 in the North Dining Hall…
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  • Novel Jazz Concert

    Saturday, November 19, 2016
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    The Arts Institute of Western Maine presents a concert by the southern Maine jazz septet Novel Jazz on Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 PM at Merrill Hall on the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington. Admission is $12; students with ID are free. The band regularly plays throughout Maine…
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  • Great Books about Great Food

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their Winter exhibition “Great Books about Great Food”, running from December 7th through Feb 11th, in the Bookers’ gallery area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington.“After a good dinner,” said Oscar Wilde…
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  • Booking at Brideshead: the Design of the English Country House Library

    Sunday, January 29, 2017
    2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Reid Byers, president of the Shiretown Bookers, will speak on "Booking at Brideshead: the Design of the English Country House Library", on Sunday, January 29th, at 2:30 PM in the North Dining Hall at UMF Farmington. The talk is free and open to the public. The English country house library has been…
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  • AIWM Listen Local Youth Concert

    Sunday, March 26, 2017
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    A concert, featuring outstanding young musicians from the Farmington area, will be held on Sunday, March 26 at 3pm in Nordica Auditorium in Merrill Hall on UMF campus. This event is sponsored by The Arts Institute of Western Maine, an affiliate of the University of Maine at Farmington. Performing…
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  • Making Books: Stories from a Career in Book Design

    Sunday, April 9, 2017
    2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Angela Werner and Michael Höhne, book designers, collectors, and members of the Shiretown Bookers, will speak on "Making Books: Stories from a Career in Book Design", on Sunday, April 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the lounge of the Theodora J. Kalikow Education Center at the University of Maine at…
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  • Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Dr. William “Barney” Balch is a Senior Research Scientist at the Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay Maine. The Lab’s mission is to investigate the microbial drivers of global ocean processes, essential to the conservation and responsible use of the ocean. A major part of the…
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  • David Kim and Lauren Basney in Concert

    Saturday, April 22, 2017
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    The Arts Institute of Western Maine is happy to announce the return engagement of David Kim, forte pianist, at 7:30PM, Saturday, April 22 at the Emery Center located on the campus of the University of Maine Farmington. For this recital Kim will be joined by violinist, Lauren Basney. He will be…
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  • Wind Over Wings

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Western Maine Audubon is pleased to present Wind Over Wings on May 10th, at 7:00, in The Robert’s Learning Center, Room C23 at the University of Maine in Farmington. Hope Douglas, the founder, will present four live birds: A Red-shouldered Hawk, a Great Horned Owl, a Common Raven, and an…
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  • Tom Snow in Concert

    Saturday, May 20, 2017
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    On May 20th, Tom Snow, jazz pianist, will be performing hits from Great American Songbook with familiar songs by the likes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin. He will be performing in the Emery Center, converted into a “pub” for the evening. A ticket for $15 will be for a…
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  • Maine Mountain Chamber Music Concert

    Friday, June 2, 2017
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    On Friday, June 2, the Arts Institute of Western Maine is sponsoring a Maine Mountain Chamber Music concert featuring John Boden, recently retired Principal Horn of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, and the current PSO Concertmaster, violinist Charles Dimmick. They are joined by Maine Mountain…
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  • Cockamamie! Odd and Unusual Books from Members' Collections

    Friday, June 9, 2017
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their summer exhibition, “Cockamamie! Odd and Unusual Books from Members’ Collections”, running from June 9 through September 28, in the Bookers’ display area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington.Some remarkable books will be on…
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  • Concerto Incognito: A Taste of the Italian Baroque

    Saturday, July 29, 2017
    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
    On July 29, the Arts Institute of Western Maine will present Boston-based early music ensemble Concerto Incognito in “A Taste of the Italian Baroque” a special concert of Baroque music for violin, cello, voice, and harpsichord. Performers include Christien Beeuwkes, soprano and cello…
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  • Color Me United 5K run/walk

    Saturday, August 26, 2017
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    United Way of the Tri-Valley Area is excited to offer the 1st annual Color Me United 5K run/walk and make this part of OUR colorful culture going forward – allowing people to help locally while participating in the run/walk and raising money for the community. Register online.
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  • Matthew Chatfield—Amphibians and Reptiles of Maine

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Western Maine Audubon's first talk of the Fall season will be by Matthew Chatfield, speaking on amphibians and reptiles native to Maine. The talk will be on Wednesday, September 13 at 7:00 in the North Dining Hall at the University of Farmington. It is free and open to the public.Dr. Chatfield…
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