Do you work from home or just need to escape your office? Preserve your sanity at Jelly, a day of casual coworking that happens in homes, studios, and community spaces throughout the world, and now at SPACE Gallery.
SPACE presents Expanded Marks, a show featuring work by 15 members of Vox Populi, a Philadelphia-based artist collective. Curated by Vox Populi’s Executive Director, Andrew Suggs, this exhibition takes “drawing” as a starting point to investigate a range of_contemporary works across media.
Zs makes music that is variously categorized as no-wave, post-jazz, brutal-chamber, brutal-prog, and post minimalist. Zs' music is angular, repetitive, and either very loud or very soft. The group is often recognized for it's dual function as chamber ensemble and rock band, working with Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance, and Big A little a (Aa), as well as Joe Maneri, Christian Wolff, Louis Andriessen, and Petr Kotik.
Arborea is Buck and Shanti Curran melding lilting lyrics, dulcimer, guitar, banjo and otherworldly sounds into a psych-folk evocation of the land and seascapes in their home state of Maine. They'll be celebrating the release of a compilation CD they curated called Leaves of Life, featuring tracks by Larkin Grimm, Micah Blue Smaldone, Big Blood and Devendra Banhart among many others. California's Mariee Sioux continues the folk tradition of songwriting greats such as Joni Mitchell, Kate Wolf and Nick Drake, Sondra Sun-Odeon is the lead singer of Silver Summit. Both artists also appear on the compilation.
Join Maine artist and musician Shana Barry as she performs a CD Release of her family album "A Pink Whale and a Very Tall Tree." Her multi-media concert includes story-songs on guitar and ukulele, animated music videos and visits from the Fofers, kid-sized creatures with furry bodies and human faces. Visit Fofers.com to watch Shana’s music videos and learn more about the multi-colored Fofers who live on the special secret island of Fof. Read the Bollard review here.
Local bad boys Sun Gods in Exile write songs in the spirit of Southern Fried Rock to set fire to the hearts of cold-weather Mainers. Picture Ted Nugent storming the stage at an Allman Brothers show and then ripping solos over everything; verses, choruses, intros, outros, everything. Join them in celebrating their new album of Skynyrd worship, titled “Black Light, White Lines” on Small Stone Records. Ogre makes a long-overdue appearance on the SPACE stage with their raging underground metal set. Murciélago is the brand-spankin' new project of King Memphis gunslinger Matt Robbins.
In 2007, when 100,000 Burmese people took to the streets to protest their repressive regime, foreign news crews were banned and the Internet was shut down. The Democratic Voice of Burma, a collective of underground video journalists (VJs) recorded these dramatic events and smuggled the footage out of the country, for worldwide broadcast. Risking torture and life imprisonment, the VJs vividly document the brutal clashes with the military and undercover police – even after they themselves become targets of the authorities. Followed by Q&A with a group of Burmese monks, leaders of the uprising, now living in the US.
Inside a small airport in central Maine, a group of senior citizens are making history by using handshakes and hugs to play a critical role in the Iraq war. The Way We Get By is an inspirational story about how these handshakes can change a person's life. Since March 2003, nearly one million soldiers and marines from across the country have been greeted at the Bangor International Airport. With each flight, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, these volunteers have been there to send them off and welcome them home.