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Triangle Caravan Necklace Workshop at Caravan Beads

Feb 23, 2019 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events

Join us on Saturday, February 23rd, for the Triangle Caravan Necklace workshop. Our friendly staff will teach you how to string a combination of different Miyuki beads to create this multi-stranded necklace with endless color combinations.

Our free instructional workshop takes place in the retail store from 10am – 12pm. We hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, February 23rd from 10am-12pm

Where: Caravan Beads (915 Forest Ave)


Print: A Book Club discusses Nella Larsen’s PASSING

Feb 25, 2019 @ 7:00pm   Events, Member Events

Monday, February 25, 7PM
Books in Print: A Book Club discusses Nella Larsen’s PASSING
Conversation led by Book Riot’s Liberty Hardy
Restless Classics presents the ninetieth anniversary edition of an undersung gem of the Harlem Renaissance: Nella Larsen’s Passing, a captivating and prescient exploration of identity, sexuality, self-invention, class, and race set amidst the pealing boisterousness of the Jazz Age. When childhood friends Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry cross paths at a whites-only restaurant, it’s been decades since they last met. Married to a bigoted white man who has no idea that she is African American, Clare has fully embraced her ability to “pass” as a white woman. Irene, also light-skinned and living in Harlem, is shocked by Clare’s rejection of her heritage, though she too passes when it suits her needs. This encounter sparks an intense relationship between the two women who, as acclaimed critic and novelist Darryl Pinckney writes in his insightful introduction, reflect Larsen’s own experience of being “between black and white, and culturally at home nowhere.” In a culture intent on setting boundaries, Clare and Irene refuse to adhere to expectations of gender, race, or class, culminating in a tragic clash of identities, as their relationship swings between emotional hostility and intense attraction.

When: Monday, February 25, 7PM

Where: Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress Street)

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Beginning Swing Dance Classes w/ Portland Swing Project

Feb 26, 2019 @ 6:00pm   Events, Member Events

Join Portland Swing Project for Beginning Swing Dance Classes! We provide clear step-by-step instruction, plenty of practice time to build confidence and you never need a partner – we rotate in class so you meet and dance with everyone. And it’s fun! We promise. Check out–b-level.html for current class schedules and registration. Next series runs 8 weeks 1/8/19-2/26/19.

When: Every Tuesday from January 8th – February 26th

Where: Mechanics Hall Ballroom (519 Congress Street) with Portland Swing Project

Charles Ellithorpe's Bronze Sculpture 'Mikey'

Wildlife and Animal Theme Art: A Benefit Exhibit for the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals

Feb 28, 2019 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events

Wild things return to Richard Boyd Art Gallery on Friday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. This wonderful benefit exhibition for the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA) features wildlife and animal theme art, depicting animals in a variety of settings from farmyard scenes to animals in their natural habitat. The exhibit is comprised of paintings in a variety of styles and mediums by gallery artists’ Carrin Culotta, Kevin Daley, Julianne Garvey, Scarlet Kinney, Felicity Sidwell, and limited edition bronze sculptures by Charles Ellithorpe, DVM. A portion of Richard Boyd Art Galley’s net income from the sale of art works featured in the exhibit will be donated to the MSSPA Buy-A-Bale campaign to help feed horses at River Road farm in Windham, Maine. The Society receives no local, state, or federal funding. MSSPA relies on funding received from individuals, businesses, bequests, grants, and fundraising activities to offer their services free of charge. This marvelous nonprofit organization “founded in 1872, uses its resources to provide direct care, rehabilitation, and placement of horses who have suffered abuse. MSSPA promotes the humane treatment, training, and use of animals through education and hands-on experience. The Society is open to the public daily from 1 PM – 4 PM.” To learn more about MSSPA and the loving care the horses receive while at their River Road Farm or to make a donation to this great organization please visit . The exhibit is on view free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from February 2 through February 28, 2019. Additional days and times by chance or scheduled by appointment. For more information about the exhibit contact Richard Boyd Art Gallery by phone at (207)-712-1097, via email at or visit the gallery’s website at . Like us on Facebook at . Richard Boyd Art Gallery ~ 15 Epps Street, Peaks Island Portland, ME 04108 ~ 207-712-1097 ~ Image: Charles Ellithorpe, DVM ~ ‘Mikey’ ~ Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture 12″ H x 12″ W Copyright© 2019 Richard Boyd Art Gallery All Rights Reserved.

When: every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, February 2 – 28, 10:00am-3:00pm

Where: Richard Boyd Art Gallery (15 Epps Street, Peaks Island)


Wanderlust Necklace Workshop at Caravan Beads

Mar 2, 2019 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events

Join us on Saturday, March 2nd, for the Wanderlust Necklace workshop. Learn how to combine Miyuki seed beads with natural and metal beads to create this bold statement necklace.

Our free instructional workshop takes place from 10am – 12pm in the retail store. We hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, March 2nd from 10am-12pm

Where: Caravan Beads (915 Forest Ave)

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