Inside the American Bedroom

Thursday, January 25
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Barbara Peacock won the Getty Editorial Grant in 2017 for American Bedroom. This January, Barbara joins us at TML to take us Inside the American Bedroom.

Here’s what Hugh Pinney, VP of Getty Images has to say about Barbara’s work:

“Barbara is a lifestyle and editorial photographer living in Portland, Maine. She’s had a life-long passion for documentary and street photography, as well as drawing, having studied at the Boston University School of Fine Arts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. In 1982, while in school, she began to photograph the people of her hometown in Westford, Massachusetts, and it ultimately became a 33-year project and book called, appropriately, “Hometown.” In addition to her photography, Barbara runs a small non-profit called The Nightingale Project, in which adults and high-school teens join together to teach art and photography to kids in the US and beyond.

Barbara’s project, “American Bedroom,” offers a composite portrait of the United States through unguarded portraits of Americans in their bedrooms. The images she has made so far – paired with pithy, poetic quotes from each subject – are full of subtle details that invite us to contemplate the idiosyncrasies of each enigmatic life. She reminds us that, in an era rife with hot-take, reductionist analyses of the American body politic, her fellow citizens really do contain multitudes.”

Click HERE and scroll down to learn more about Barbara Peacock!

Songwriting Workshop

Tuesday, January 30
6:15 pm – 8:15 pm

New 3-Month Series!
1/30, 2/27, 3/29

Our new songwriting workshop starts up in January with local songwriter and performer Jud Caswell. If you have a song in your heart, Jud can help you finish it!

Open to songwriters of all levels and abilities.

Participants should bring a song that is “in process” for feedback and support. Please bring 10 copies of your lyrics to share. We’ll have a sign-up sheet when you get here and will have time to share 6 or 7 songs each night. Please bring an instrument or recording if you want to accompany yourself!
We will begin each session with a short discussion of some of the elements of songwriting craft and move on to sharing our songs. Feedback will be focused on questions or concerns raised by the songwriter, with discussion focused on issues of craft and technique.
It is the goal of the workshop to provide a safe place to grow your songwriting ability!
Click HERE and scroll down to learn more about Jud Caswell.

Maine’s Spiders, with Donne Sinderson

Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Female Jumping Spider

Donne Sinderson, a Maine Master Naturalist, will discuss the fascinating world of one of the most misunderstood family of creatures: the spiders. Did you know that spider silk has different strengths depending on the purpose it serves, or that some spiders can change their color from yellow to white with purple spots and back again?  Come learn about Maine’s many species of benign, beneficial, and often beautiful, spiders.

This presentation is part of our Maine Wildlife Series.

Families Discover Great Artists: For Families with Kids Ages 4+

Saturday, February 3, 2018
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Families with children ages 4 and up (older children and teens welcome!) are invited to join Kiah on the first Saturday of each month for a hands-on family program exploring the ways great artists create their work. Learn about a famous artist, and work on art projects based on that artist’s distinctive style. No registration necessary!
This month: Discover the Work of Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo self-portrait

Uncommon Grace: The Life of First Lady Frances Folsom Cleveland

Tuesday, February 6
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Grover Cleveland, born in 1837, was the first Democrat elected President after the Civil War, and is the only president to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later. He entered the White House as a bachelor, but in 1886, married Frances Folsom, age 21. Frances is the country’s youngest ever first lady.

In little time, Frances’s influence was widely felt, and continued long after she left the White House. Hers is a story of romance and intellect, humor and grace, tragedy and triumph.

Join us for an evening of highlights of Frances’s rich life, drawn from letters, diaries, and family stories, shared by her granddaughter, Margaret Cleveland.

CLICK HERE and scroll down to learn more about our presenter, Margaret Cleveland.