PechaKucha, demonstrations, entertainment and Harvest Fest planned

WATERVILLE — As part of a statewide recognition of Maine craft, Waterville Creates! plans a weekend of craft related activity for Oct 2-4. Plans call for activity at the Waterville Opera House, Colby College Museum of Art, Railroad Square Cinema, Common Street Arts, Castonguay Square and Head of Falls.

The weekend begins with a Maine Crafts Association Invitational: Glass Exhibition opening reception set for 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Common Street Arts Gallery. The showcase of handmade fine glasswork includes Tandem Glass, Atlantic Art Glass, David Jacobsen, Gola Glass and Hope Murphy. The show will run Sept. 29 through Nov. 15. The Lynne Connor Trio will perform at this opening event, according to a Waterville Creates! news release.

PechaKucha Night Waterville V.18 will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Waterville Opera House. The theme for this volume of 20×20 storytelling will be craft and craft beer. Following the presentations there will be a performance by Mes Amis a Gypsy Jazz trio led by guitarist, vocalist and composer Steve Lynnworth.

On Saturday, Oct. 3, there will be an array of craft artists demonstrating the making of their craft from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Castonguay Square, located on Main and Common streets. Details of the artisans will be released closer to the event.

Colby College Museum of Art will host tours and a Making Faces Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 3. This mask-making event will be held in the Mirken Education Classroom, is free and open to all ages, but preregistration is required.

Country artist Kevin Libby will perform tunes from “Free Man Yet,” the culmination of more than 18 years of reflecting and writing new works, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Libby’s album cover describes his work as “classic honky tonk style with the seasoning and genuineness that can only come from life’s experiences.”

The Maine Film Center will feature Art in the Lobby: A Labor of Crafting, Work by Ashely M. Lessner from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Railroad Square Cinema.

Also on view at the Waterville Public Library will be the works of ceramic artist Tim Christensen, print artist Scott Minzy and metal artist Derek Glazer.

Waterville Main Street will host the 13th Annual Harvest Fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. This day-long event will feature hayrides, scarecrow making and pumpkin carving and will include entertainment from civic and social clubs and include local vendors.

For more information, visit www.watervillecreates.org or call 616-0292.

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