Visual & Performing Arts Center (AVPAC)
The Gallery eventually will be painted RED!
Signage along Rtes 189 & US 1 will guide visitors
to the Arts Center.
Former Lubec grange
Located across from McFadden’s GULF station at the intersection of Rtes. 189 and North Lubec Road, Lubec, ME 04652
OUR STORY! What began as an impulse to build a gallery in a lovely old building has turned into a much bigger project: the ARTWORKSOFMAINE Visual & Performing Arts Center (AVPAC ).
Now, not just one, but two historic buildings will be saved. They will foster the creative arts and will serve both the communities and visitors to this way Down East region of Maine!
Mr. Bruce Potterton, Director of SummerKeys (“A Music Adventure in Lubec, Maine”) heard we had bought the two-building complex that comprises the former Lubec library and the former Lubec grange hall. He called to encourage our endeavors and gave us (we are still in shock!) a GRAND PIANO to grace the mirrored upstairs ballroom of the grange building. Thus, we could begin to think about expanding our original concept to include more of the performing arts! This was such a magnificent gift. It has spawned even more ideas for the future, and it enables live piano accompaniment for this year’s dance classes and chorus. Things have begun to happen like a “field of dreams” scenario.
The former library and grange were idle for several years. Our dream to open a gallery is happening. AND, both ballet and modern dance classes are scheduled to begin June 3 in the mirrored ballroom of the historic grange. AND we expect a community chorus will be organized to practice in the ballroom. There’s a stage there, and we expect theater productions in the future will be organized.
The Gallery will open in time to greet the 10th Annual Spring Birding Festival May 24-27, Memorial Day weekend. A month later, THE MARATHON will occur June 23 with hundreds of participants running between West Quoddy Head Light and Head Harbor on Campobello, ending on the main street in Lubec at the site of the planned Fishermen’s Memorial. A busy busy weekend for Lubec!
To reach this easternmost town in the USA, follow US Rte 1, 85 miles north of Ellsworth, and you are there! The Atlantic Ocean provides the back drop for life in this region of forest, wild blueberry barrens, mountains, streams and lakes, and the sea. Visit the famous red and white striped West Quoddy Lighthouse beside Quoddy State Park, with its spectacular Cliff Walk. Visit Head Harbor Light on Campobello where whales can be seen from shore! Travel across the FDR Memorial Bridge leading to Campobello Island, NB, Canada, to see the beloved summer home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. There are wonderful guided tours! And magnificent grounds with enchanting flower beds, outbuildings, parkland, and hiking trails. This internationally maintained historic site is one of the jewels of the Northeast and Canadian Maritimes. Lubec itself will be a place you will never forget! Shop, eat, just gaze at the sea! Take a ferry to Eastport or head to St. Andrews via the ferry from Campobello. Go on a whale watch. Book a room or find a cottage to rent. This area of the world is so beautiful, a place to enjoy on a vacation, to savor forever. And, the sea roses scent the air!
The ARTWORKSOFMAINE gallery will remain open through mid-October, daily, noon — 6 pm. The gallery highlights the work of fine artists and craftsmen of the Fundy Isles of Canada and Washington County, Maine. From mittens to masterpieces!
Contact us for information. Call to sign up for dance, choral work, and please visit the gallery for surprises you will not find anywhere else in the world!
Have a wonderful summer!
Come join in the fun at the
Visual & Performing Arts Center
10 North Lubec Road, P. O. Box 495, Lubec, Maine 04652
207-733-2468 Gallery & Grange, MAY 24—OCTOBER
207-733-8941 year round
Karen Baldauski & Bob Foster
P. O. Box 495, Lubec, Maine 04652
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Watch for upcoming events to be posted. Scroll below for the dance classes schedule.
Opening May 24
Two historic buildings have reopened to serve the communities and visitors to the Down East region of Maine to promote the arts & regional fine artists and craftsmen.
LUBEC DANCE! classes
in the wonderful
ballroom of the former
LUBEC DANCE! SCHEDULE JUNE 3 — AUGUST 16, 2013
9:00-10:30 am Classical Ballet (adults & teens)
3:00-4:00 pm Children’s Ballet (8-12 years)
4:00-5:15 pm Youth Ballet (13-19 years)
9:00-10:30 am Modern Dance (adults & teens)
9:00-10:15 am Gentle Ballet (adults)
COST: $10 per class; $5 per class for year-round residents of Washington County or the Fundy Isles. Ballet barres are installed on the wall!
Dr. MELINDA COPEL, Instructor,
holds an Ed.D. in dance from Temple University. She has taught dance to children and adults for over twenty years, and she currently teaches and directs the Dance Program at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Copel has studied a broad range of dance styles including modern dance at the Martha Graham School and ballet at the Finis Jhung School of Ballet in New York City. She has performed with several dance companies and independent choreographers in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. She lives in Swarthmore, PA during the academic year and in Lubec, Maine in the summer with her husband, Andrew, and their three cats, Simon, Zoe, & Princess Leia.
For dance information contact:
Melinda Copel E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
207-733-2305 (after May 25, in Lubec)
Or, contact ARTWORKSOFMAINE:
207-733-2468 (gallery & grange hall)
207-733-8941 (year round)
Washington County & Campobello/Fundy Isles
Artists & Craftsmen.
Quilts, (the quilt seen above is by Tera Fey and is one of many to be seen at the gallery),
Lubec Chocolates, Paintings,
Stoneware, Lobster float-rope door mats, Photos, Hand knitted
children’s sweaters, Woven carpets,
Cards, Maine gemstone necklaces, Wraps, Books,
Felted wool scarves, & Contemporary wall hangings, Etc… from
“Mittens to Masterpieces!”
Classical Ballet (adults & teens)
Learn and practice classical ballet technique while emphasizing correct body placement and anatomically sound use of turnout. Classes will include exercises at the barre and in the center, turns, jumps, and travelling movements.
Modern Dance (adults & teens)
Learn modern dance and improve your technique as you develop your body as an instrument of expression. Class material will be drawn from various styles of modern and postmodern dance and will include floor work and center and travelling combinations.
Gentle Ballet (adults)
Improve your balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, and posture in this gentle, body-friendly class. More demanding movements such as grands pliés and jumps have been taken out to lessen stress on the joints. Recommended for older adults, anyone recovering from an injury or managing a chronic injury, anyone who has not exercised for a while, or anyone desiring a low-impact class experience. We will begin at the barre and then progress to exercises in the center and travelling. Classes will include gentle stretches.
Children’s Ballet (ages 8-12)
Students will learn the foundations of classical ballet technique in a positive atmosphere with an emphasis on correct body placement and correct use of turnout. Classes will include work at the barre, in the center, and travelling.
Youth Ballet (ages 13-19)
A more vigorous and challenging ballet class designed to meet the needs of teens. Students will continue to develop their ballet skills with an emphasis on correct body placement and anatomically sound use of turnout. Classes will include barre, center work, turns, jumps, and travelling movements.
Photo by Matt Carlin
Visual & Performing Arts Center (AVPAC)