Persepolis & the Graphic Memoir

Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington

Vermont-based cartoonist Rachel Lindsay examines why comics are a powerful narrative tool, and where Satrapi’s work fits into the medium. Rachel Lindsay's book, RX: A Graphic Memoir (2018), was the featured book for US National Network of Libraries of Medicine's mental health month 2019, and was included on the American Association of Medical Colleges' top ten summer reads list 2019. February 23, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Emery Community Arts Center

Free

Film Screening of Persepolis & Discussion

Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington

Join us in a screening of the highly acclaimed film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. Discussion to follow.

Free

An Evening of Poetry by outgoing and incoming Maine Poets Laureate

Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington

An Evening of Poetry Reading by outgoing and incoming Maine poets laureate Stuart Kestenbaum and Julia Bouwsma.  This event is presented by ArtsFarmington in collaboration with the UMF English Department. Fee is $10, free under 18 and for UMF students. Masks and vaccination are required. Tickets on our website, artsfarmington.org ,with limited availability of tickets at the door.

$10

Free Lecture on David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” by Prof Shelton Waldrep

Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington

Join Dr. Shelton Waldrep (Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine) for an original exploration of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?”, including its meaning and common misconceptions about it. Among many other works, Dr. Waldrep is the author of Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie (2015) and The Aesthetics of Self-Invention: Oscar Wilde to David Bowie (2004).

Free

The New Commons Film Series: THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington

The New Commons Film Series presents THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, the classic 1976 science fiction film starring David Bowie as alien Thomas Jerome Newton. Bowie was an artist of many talents, so be sure to attend this event to grapple with his amazing dramatic performance.

Free

“Mission: Imagination” Electric Violin Concert and Discussion

Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington

Electro-acoustic violist and David Bowie collaborator Martha Mooke explores and interprets David Bowie’s “search for unconscious intelligence.” This event's discussion and concert are inspired by Bowie's creative process of combining disassociated ideas to spark creativity.

Free

“Bowie 101: A Video Introduction to David Bowie”

Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington

Are you new to the music and visual artistry of David Bowie? Then this event is for you! Dr. Stephen Grandchamp (Assistant Professor of Literature and Digital Humanities at UMF) will screen and discuss four critical music videos from the career of David Bowie (including “Life on Mars?”) in order to initiate the New Commons Project’s exploration of his life and art.

Free

Free Film Screening: The Big Parade

Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington

The New Commons Film Series resumes with a screening of King Vidor’s 1925 silent classic THE BIG PARADE.

Free

Free Photography Workshop

Emery Community Arts Center at the University of Maine at Farmington

Join Dawn Nye (Associate Professor of Art and New Media at UMF) for a free photography workshop that will feature: basics of composition, strategies to involve narrative in visual media, and hands-on practice. This workshop is for all levels and will allow participants to turn even the most casual, at-home photos into intriguing narratives while considering how you can tell stories through photography. If possible, please bring a camera or camera phone to this event. Please email the New Commons Project if you would like to come but will need to borrow a camera.

Free