Our Festival is packed with amazing performances, with programs in film, music, theater and dance.
2018 Performances will include:
“J. Fred Woell: An American Vision” is a new documentary film by Richard Kane with Robert Shetterly about the history and significance of this metalsmith, jeweler and political artist.
After our US Premiere at the prestigious Camden International Film Festival last September, we have now embarked on an outreach campaign that will bring the film to communities across the country with the goal of raising awareness about Fred´slife, work and legacy. The campaign includes the development of a website and social media presence, a screening tour at locations nationwide such as museums, libraries, universities, art guilds, community groups, conferences and theatres, and wide distribution of the film through DVD and VODplatforms.
As an artist, Fred revolutionized the world of metal arts; as a teacher he touched hundreds of lives and influenced generations of metal smiths. Through the power of film we hope to spark exciting conversations and encourage discussions around his art and activism, as well as his sense of social and political responsibility.
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The Biea Duette (Soprano Celeste Mittelhauser and harpist Phoebe Durand McDonnell) create programs that include traditional folk airs and ballads and classical operatic, sacred, and art song selections.
The Biea Duette bring their versatile musical skills together to create program
s that include everything from traditional folk airs and ballads to classical operatic, sacred, and art song selections.
The Biea Duette (Soprano Celeste Mittelhauser and harpist Phoebe Durand McD
onnell) have performed regularly together for the past five years in venues around Downeast Maine, including the Surry Arts Barn and Otter Creek Hall on Mount Desert Island. Celeste and Phoebe bring their versatile musical skills together to create programs that include everything from traditional folk airs and ballads to classical operatic, sacred, and art song selections.
Originally from Gouldsboro, Maine, Celeste is currently studying for her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance at the University of Southern Maine’s School of Music where she is pursuing her interests in Baroque vocal techniques and early opera.
Phoebe Durand McDonnell grew up in Bar Harbor, and is studying for her Bachelor of Music degree in harp performance under Yolanda Kondonassis, as well as a music history minor.
Gus La Casse & Peter Lindquist
Acadian Fiddle and Americana Guitar
Although Gus and Peter come from different traditions, their collaboration packs high intensity, performing with dynamic interplay between the fiddle and guitar. interpreting old and original tunes with a verve that makes for a highly entertaining show.