Choral Art Society giving Epiphany concert Saturday

The Choral Art Society’s annual Epiphany Celebration will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Baptist Church, 156 High St., Portland.

The performance is one of the Choral Art Society’s most spiritual annual concerts.

The 2011 Epiphany will feature the Camerata Chorus, a select group of singers, the Meliora String Quartet, oboists Neil Boyer and Stefani Burk, and organist Dan Moore.

Tickets cost $15 in advance, and are available at www.choralart.org or by calling 828-0043. Outlets include Longfellow Books and Starbird Music in Portland, Books Etc. in Falmouth and Nonesuch Books in South Portland.

Tickets cost $20 at the door. 

Mayo Street will kick off its arts and culture series

Mayo Street Arts recently received a $5,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation and a $1,000 grant from the Edward H. Davies fund of the Maine Community Foundation for a performing arts series.

The series kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday with “True at First Light,” an evening of dance and music featuring several local dance troupes and musicians.

On the bill are the Blue Moon Tribe, a West African-inspired dance and drum ensemble; local musicians Aleric Vince Nez and Phil James; a Bollywood dance troupe; and drumming by Taiko Maine Dojo.

The Performing Arts and Culture Series at Mayo Street Arts will feature different performing artists or groups each month over the coming year.

Performances will range from African dance and poetry to Arabic classical music and a community dance with live traditional music.

Most performances have ticket prices of $10 or under.

Free tickets to the series’ performances will be distributed to residents of the surrounding Kennedy Park/East Bayside neighborhood.

The neighborhood is home to a diverse community of recent immigrants and refugees from Africa, India and beyond.

Mayo Street Arts was founded in February. Its mission is to serve artists and patrons of the arts, and to engage neighborhood youths in the arts. MSA holds weekly music and dance events, and monthly art exhibits and literary gatherings.

For more information, visit www.mayostreetarts.org


Local tennis club honors cartoonist for his work

Cartoonist Steve Hrehovcik of Kennebunk won an award from the Kennebunk River Tennis Club for his cartoon “The Tennis Clinic.”

Hrehovcik teaches cartooning at the River Tree Arts School in Kennebunk.

He is also known for his pen-and-ink drawings of homes and buildings, as well as portraits and equestrian and pet art.

“The Tennis Clinic” is available as a reproduction. To learn more, visit www.kennebunkartstudio.com.


Five Rivers Arts Alliance offering marketing forum

“Marketing Frameworks for Artisans, Solo Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners” is the topic of a Five Rivers Arts Alliance meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery, 14 Maine St. in Brunswick.

Led by Joan Carney of Fresh View Inc., the meeting will focus on fitting together traditional and online marketing and how to generate more sales.

Creative Communities meetings are free to members of Five Rivers Arts Alliance and $5 for the general public.

Preregister by e-mailing [email protected] fiveriversartsalliance.org or call 798-6964. Information can be found at www.fiveriversartsalliance.org.



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