Arts & Crafts

ARTS & CRAFTS

Saturday-Sunday, August 16-17
As part of Hiram’s Bicentennial Celebration, there’ll be a Hiram in Art show and silent auction at the Hiram Historical Society’s Great Ossipee Museum, 30 Historical Ridge, Hiram. The show will feature artwork of many mediums evoking the scenes or people of Hiram. The times are noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 16, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17. FMI: 625-4762.
Saturday, August 16
The 39th annual Lovell Arts and Artisans Craft Fair will bring together artisans skilled in all types of artwork at the New Suncook School in Lovell. This benefit for the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library is a very high-quality show, and will also feature high-quality books, homemade refreshments and a raffle of artwork donated by 10 participating artists. Time is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and admission is free. FMI: www.hobbslibrary.org
The Rufus Porter Museum’s first annual Antique and Vintage Fair will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton. Local dealers will showcase their best items all in one place. Admission is $3 at the door. At 1 p.m., Appraiser Martin Willis of James Julia, Inc., will conduct an antique appraisal for $10 each item. FMI: 647-2828.  
Saturday, August 23
Access your own unconscious by The Art of Looking At What Isn’t Really There, an art workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark. Portland artist Toni Jo Coppa will use pareidolia, a creative device involving random stimulus being perceived as something visually significant — think Rorchach tests. A $10 donation is suggested. FMI: 452-2412.
Friday, August 29
For the second year in a row, the Denmark Arts Center is pleased to host an artist for a special residency in the Denmark Town Dump. The Center has chosen Portland artist Toni Jo Coppa, who will be in residence at the dump for much of August. Join her at 5 p.m. for the unveiling of her artwork, which will reside in Denmark for the year, alongside “The Jungle.” FMI: 452-2412.