UMaine Farmington Arts Center to Host 3 Fall Events

Aaron Wyanski Photo submitted

The Emery Community Arts Center on the University of Maine campus in Farmington plans to hold three fall events at the Emery Performance Space on Academy Street and are free and open to the public. The events are scheduled for October 27, November 2 and November 10, according to a press release from Ann Bartges, director of the UMF Emery Community Arts Center.

• The film “I Know a Man… Ashley Bryan” will be screened at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 27.

Directed by Maine filmmaker Richard Kane and artist Robert Shetterly, the documentary film tells the story of a 90-plus-year-old artist who jumped and jumped in his heart as a child, but was still a creative genius. spiritually deep.

Ashley Bryan was a poet and illustrator of 50 children’s books, and a creator of magic puppets and sea glass windows from found objects inspired by his African heritage. He lived on the isolated Cranberry Islands in Maine until his death at age 98 in February. He had used art all his life to celebrate joy, mediate the darkness of war and racism, explore the mysteries of faith, and create a loving community.

• A recital by Aaron Wyanski, assistant professor of musical composition at UMF, music for solo piano featuring original works as well as music by Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell and Fiona Apple will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 2 november.

Wyanski is a composer, pianist and educator whose work explores memory, perspective and vulnerability. His music has been commissioned by the Amaranth String Quartet, Roger Zahab and percussionist Michael Jones, and he has been artist-in-residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

An active educator, Wyanski has previously taught at the Hartt School (University of Hartford) and Sweet Briar College. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Composition from The Hartt School, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Purchase College at the University of Washington. New York State.

• The 22nd Annual Entertainment Show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, November 10.

This edition includes an international collection of animated shorts that address both the anxieties and the hopes of a world facing a seemingly endless series of existential crises. All are inventive, their tone ranging from whimsical to profound; their techniques, from stop-motion to hand drawing and computer science.

Nine of the films are new and come from Europe, Asia and North America. The program culminates in a remarkable 4K digital remaster restored by the Academy Film Archive of Frederic Back’s 1987 Oscar winner, “The Man Who Planted Trees.”

The entertainment show of the shows is unrated and some topics are mature in nature and not intended for young children. For more details, visit Animation Show of Shows at

For more information, contact Ann Bartges, director of the UMF Emery Community Arts Center, at [email protected] or 207-778-7461.

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