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The closing reception for the conference will take place Saturday afternoon at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Bangor’s downtown cultural district. This will be a time for networking, individual exploration and a chance to see great artwork. After the reception you can explore the area while visiting some of the fine restaurants and shops before taking in a show.

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University of Maine Museum of Art

40 Harlow Street, Bangor
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday

Conference Reception

The University of Maine Art Collection was established in 1946 under the leadership of Vincent Hartgen. In the early 1980s the University Art Collection became the University of Maine Museum of Art. Through the cooperative effort and vision of the City of Bangor and the University of Maine, the museum relocated in December 2002 to downtown Bangor where it has taken on a new role as a regional fine arts center. The work on exhibit during the reception will be photographs of Lynn Saville and Susan Burnstine, sculptures by Sachiko Akiyama, and selections from the permanent collection. The reception begins at 4:30 p.m.

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Penobscot Theatre

131 Main Street, Bangor
8:00 to 10:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday

The Woman in Black
The Penobscot theatre is offering discounted tickets for the Friday and Saturday performances of The Woman in Black to conference attendees. Use the discount code "Bangor Arts" when ordering tickets and a $36 seat will be reduced to $25.

The Penobscot Theatre Company is America's mostly northeasterly professional theatre company. In 2013, the Theatre is celebrating its fortieth anniversary of producing top quality live performance. The Woman in Black combines the power and intensity of live theatre, with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir.

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Hudson Museum

5746 Collins Center for the Arts, Orono
2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Friday

Museum Tour
The Hudson Museum maintains a collection of over 8,000 ethnographic and archaeological objects including a world class assemblage of 2,828 Precolumbian ceramics, lithics and gold work dating from 2000 B.C., to the time of the Spanish Conquest. The Maine Native American collection boasts 400 objects, including the largest institutional collection of Penobscot basket-making tools in the region. The behind the scenes tour will offer a look into the Museum’s new exhibits, especially the Maine Indian Gallery. The tour will explore how the Museum accommodates both traditional and emerging art forms, incorporates technology into the visitor experience, and how the facility cares for its extensive collection.

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Hudson Museum

5746 Collins Center for the Arts, Orono
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday

Basket Making Demonstration
Jeremy Frey was born and raised in Indian Township Maine. His work as a basket maker received national attention in 2011 when he won the Best of Show Award at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, and at the Santa Fe Indian Market. He was also named as the recipient of a $50,000 United States Artists grant. Jeremy learned to make baskets from his mother Gal Frey, who was taught by renowned artist Sylvia Gabriel. Jeremy’s work fuses traditional shapes with the innovative use of both traditional and non-traditional materials, as well as unique signature designs. Jeremy will demonstrate his process and answer questions from those in attendance.

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Bangor Museum and History Center

159 Union Street, Bangor
8:00 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday

Special Ghostly Bangor Tour

Tickets: $10 for non-BMHC members, $5 for under 12 years, free for under 5 years. Founded in 1864, the Bangor Historical Society has been collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Penobscot Valley for 149 years. The group engages the community through their own memories, histories and objects to tell the stories of families, neighborhoods and the broader community. The Ghostly Bangor Tour is a walking tour that follows a winding path through Bangor and stops at sites to hear tales of ghostly activities. Tour will meet at the Thomas A. Hill House at 159 Union Street. Dress accordingly and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Robinson Ballet Company

126 Union Street (The Brick Church), Bangor
8:00 to 9:00 p.m., Saturday

Dance Performance
Robinson Ballet is a highly respected dance company that has been enhancing the Bangor community for the past 34 years. RBC provides performances, training and opportunities that educate, inspire and involve people of all ages. Since 1985 they have worked with thousands of children through their education and outreach programs. The company will be performing a retrospective of its choreography at the Brick Church on Saturday, but you are invited to experience a portion of the final dress rehearsal on Friday evening. The event is free and will take place in their fourth floor studio.

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