DOVER-FOXCROFT – While it might not be quite the same as have your cake and eat it too, ‘Mudseason’ has a definite similarity. Not the mudseason that is the Penquis region’s substitution for spring, but Mudseason, a community arts celebration, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at the Center Theatre.
Those who attend will first select a hand-crafted bowl and then fill it with soup. When the soup has been consumed, then the empty bowl is theirs to keep.
The event is a fund-raiser to raise scholarship money for the Center Theatre’s children’s drama camps, held during the summer. It is also an opportunity to bring artists across the region greater visibility.
The Mudseason project is funded in part by a grant from Artists in Maine's Communities and Jemma Gascoine was selected to be the lead artist.
Gascoine invited other artists to throwing and glazing workshops, in which 100 bowls for the celebration have already been made.
Maine Highland Guild’s Tracy Stutzman is taking on the challenge of learning how to throw a bowl as part of the event as well as furthering the guild’s effort to improve its educational, mentoring and networking efforts for its members.
Some of the bowls produced for Mudseason will be on display in a Gascoine exhibit at the Lake Hebron Gallery in Monson during Snow Roller Day, Feb. 24. In fact, Gascoine will be giving a free glazing workshop at the gallery that day from 10 a.m. to noon.
To buy a ticket for Mudseason or for more information about the event, call Patrick Myers, executive director of the Center Theatre, at 564-8943.