The Maine Frontier
Through the Lens of Isaac Simpson: A new film by Sumner McKaneJanuary 12, 7 PMAndroscoggin TheaterLepage Arts Center339 Paris RdHebron AcademyHebron, ME 04238 January 13, 7PMBingham AuditoriumGould Academy45 Church St., Bethel, ME 04271
On January 14, students of the Telstar Regional Schools will be presented two assemblies with this award winning composer, musician and filmmaker.TICKETS: purchase online by clicking here or mail a check with full contact information, includding your email to: Mahoosuc Arts Council, PO Box 534, Bethel, ME 04217
The Maine Frontier is a sensory rich performance featuring photography, film, oral histories, sound design, and live music by Sumner McKane. It is an illustration of life, family, and work on the Maine frontier at the turn-of-the-century. FMI: www.themainefrontier.com
In a custom made wagon that he towed behind his horse, Isaac Simpson kept his tools for blacksmithing, mechanics, carpentry & hair cutting; he also fit his handmade violin, woolens to sell which were knit by his wife Effie, and he always fit his large box camera and glass-plate negatives. Isaac traveled throughout northern Maine doing blacksmith and mechanics work in logging camps and farms. His skills brought him through the far reaches of the Maine frontier at the turn-of-the-century, and were the means to help support his family of 13 children. Everywhere Isaac traveled he would take photographs of the families and workers who worked in the camps and farms. By extensively photographing everything and everyone he came in contact with, he created a quintessential social history of northern Maine at a pivotal time.
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Cover art by Lauren Head
January 12 and 13.
Recipent of the 2011 Dirigo Award for Nonprofit Excellence, the Mahoosuc Arts Council is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting the advancement of the arts and humanities in the adult communities and schools systems of the Greater Bethel Area since 1986.Council Executive Director Aranka Matolcsy (far left) and Board Chair Tera Ingraham (second from right) present Outstanding Service Awards to board members Melanie Ellsworth (left of center), Kathy Hodsdon (center) and Linda Stowell (far right)
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