Nov
10
4:00 PM16:00

Gross Domestic Product

An evening of domestic intervention in a private space via installation, performance & sound.

 

Featuring work by:

Aylah Ireland • Eleanor Kipping • Lisa Leaverton • Steve Norton • Susan Smith • Virginia Valdes

 

Aylah Ireland is a Maine-based artist whose works deal with women's issues, labor/class division, and history. She enjoys drinking wine and watching reruns of The Office.

www.ourForeverisNow.com

 

Eleanor Kipping explores the intersection of race, gender, identity and hair politics in communities of color and relies on performance, installation, digital video, and photography.

www.eleanorkipping.com

 

Steve Norton is has been composing and improvising for over 35 years. He recently moved to Maine to focus on art-making and education.

www.rednotebook.org/music

Susan Smith: Reclaim an abandoned retail wasteland • Dig in the earth on a farm and sit a long while at a grave • Wheatpaste propaganda on the streets of a poisoned American city • Labor as the artist on the way to occupy the future • Yesterday

 

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Lather, Rinse, Repeat Opening Reception
Sep
16
1:30 PM13:30

Lather, Rinse, Repeat Opening Reception

Lather, Rinse, Repeat • September 16 - November 2

Opening Reception September 16, 2pm-5pm

For this juried exhibition entitled, “Lather, Rinse, Repeat”, Hamilton Street Gallery has chosen the work of 33 artists that focus on our crowning glory, better known as hair. Be it curly, flat, thick, thinning, frizzy, fly-away, or pin straight, hair leaves a lasting impression. It is definitive to one’s character, as well as to one’s face. The selected artists were adventurous in providing a wide scope of subject matter illustrating the many customs and rituals involved in hair culture. The exhibit also offers a rich variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, photography, pen, and ink, colored pencil, watercolor, found object and much more. In addition, a performance artist will be cutting her own hair, which has a special karmic significance, in that the space that Hamilton Street Gallery now occupies, was once a hair salon.

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"Coming of Race" Artist Talk
Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

"Coming of Race" Artist Talk

  • University of Maine Museum of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In her talk Coming of Race, Eleanor will share her experiences as a mixed-race female growing up in the predominantly Caucasian state of Maine. While sharing how she has come to terms with her own identity as a black and white woman, she will discuss how her creative practice and use of photography, video, performance and installation is used as a way to continue her own explorations as well as educate and facilitate discussion surrounding topics of identity.

Also to give a talk will be artist Alicia Champlin.

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2016 Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival: "Tribute to Pauline Oliveros" Performance
Apr
8
2:00 PM14:00

2016 Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival: "Tribute to Pauline Oliveros" Performance

A collaborative performance between the Intermedia MFA Performance Group (N.B.Aldrich, Alicia Champlin, Eleanor Kipping, Steve Norton, Ryan Wilks) and the University of Maine at Farmington.  

The ninth annual Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival, sponsored by the Portland Conservatory of Music, presents three concerts of exciting new chamber music April 7-9. Featuring performances by some of Maine’s top musicians, including the Portland String Quartet, the Portland Piano Trio, Mark Tipton’s Les Sorciers Perdus, pianist Bridget Convey, and more, the festival offers new music by nearly twenty composers from northern New England, many of whom will be in attendance to meet the audience and talk about their pieces. The first two concerts, both at Woodfords Church, are Friday, April 7, at 7:30, and Saturday afternoon, April 8, at 2:00. The third concert moves to downtown Portland’s SPACE Gallery, Sunday afternoon, April 9, at 2:00.

Tickets are $15 per concert in advance, $20 at the door; free for children and students with ID. Tickets are available for purchase at Brown Paper Tickets.

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Concert for Contemplation: In Solidarity with Anoush Moazenni
Feb
24
4:00 PM16:00

Concert for Contemplation: In Solidarity with Anoush Moazenni

This concert is a gesture of solidarity with Anoush and the tens of thousands of people who are peacefully, elegantly and intensely trying to live lives that positively contribute to the human condition in the face of aggression. Performers will include Duane Ingalls, id m theftable, Eleanor Kipping, Owen F. Smith, Paul Sullivan and Ryan Wilks, among many others. The concert will include music of many types and spoken word presentations.

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Performance: "Confronting White Oppression"
Feb
14
1:30 PM13:30

Performance: "Confronting White Oppression"

On February 14th 1965, Malcolm X delivered Confronting White Oppressiona speech that divulged his controversial beliefs towards violence as a necessary means of protection within the black community towards their brutally violent oppressors.

On Valentine's Day at 3:00pm I will perform an adaptation of this speech on Facebook Live Video

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Artist Talk: Brown Paper Bag Test
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Talk: Brown Paper Bag Test

Brown Paper Bag Test will be open for viewing from February 7th to February 11th between 12:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the IMRC Center located in Stewart Commons at the University of Maine. Viewings are free and open to the public. Eleanor will give an artist talk at the IMRC Center on Friday, February 10th at 1pm.

Throughout the month of February, the UMaine Multicultural Center will host a series of events that celebrate and highlight African American history and culture. Eleanor's talk will take place at the IMRC Center, located in Stewart Commons at the University of Maine.

Brown Paper Bag Test is a socially engaged installation that addresses issues of discrimination within the black community based upon skin complexion and comparison of shade, formally known as colorism. This piece explores the impact that colorism has on black women and the role that they play in this narrative while asking the audience to explore where they stand in this social phenomenon that dates back to the practice of slavery in America.

To schedule a viewing and/or studio visit with Eleanor, please contact her directly at eleanorkipping@gmail.com.

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Installation: "Brown Paper Bag Test"
Feb
7
to Feb 12

Installation: "Brown Paper Bag Test"

  • IMRC Center University of Maine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Brown Paper Bag Test will be open for viewing from February 7th to February 11th between 12:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. at the IMRC Center located in Stewart Commons at the University of Maine. Viewings are free and open to the public. Eleanor will give an artist talk at the IMRC Center on Friday, February 10th at 1pm.

Throughout the month of February, the UMaine Multicultural Center will host a series of events that celebrate and highlight African American history and culture. Eleanor's talk will take place at the IMRC Center, located in Stewart Commons at the University of Maine.

Brown Paper Bag Test is a socially engaged installation that addresses issues of discrimination within the black community based upon skin complexion and comparison of shade, formally known as colorism. This piece explores the impact that colorism has on black women and the role that they play in this narrative while asking the audience to explore where they stand in this social phenomenon that dates back to the practice of slavery in America.

To schedule a viewing and/or studio visit with Eleanor, please contact her directly at eleanorkipping@gmail.com.

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