Dana Gross Trio
May 18, 7-9pm.
$10 at the door, beer & wine available
Drawing on the wealth of music stored in the hills of Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, and based out of Portland, Maine, Dana Gross creates lyrical songs rich in earth imagery, heart, and struggle. Performing since the age of 12, Dana has refined his intention and ability, entertaining crowds across the country. Bringing the roots to life, and creating new shoots, D. Gross crafts modern music for the ages.
Performing with bassist Duane Edwards and drummer Jason Ingalls, Dana Gross and his trio will weave tales through the Americana tapestry, from the rusted rail lines to the boundless skylines.
Drawing on the wealth of music stored in the hills of Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, and based out of Portland, Maine, D. Gross creates lyrical songs rich in earth imagery, heart, and struggle. Performing since the age of 12, Dana has refined his intention and ability, entertaining crowds across the country.
The Portland Press Herald has this to say about D. Gross:
“There are two types of performers out there. There are the manufacturers, who calculate, create and present something that, according to their specifications, should work as an interesting piece of music. And while we’ve all fallen prey to this artifice at one point or another, the persona of one of these conjurers crumbles like an old cookie upon closer scrutiny. Not so with the other kind of performer who might be called a vessel, where raw emotion and creation spill out of some wellspring inside. These types can’t help themselves. Many Maine ears can tell just by feel that roots alt-country artist D. Gross lands squarely in the latter camp. Gross treasures his grandmother’s banjo, which he toted around the Carolina hills because he figured he might learn something there.”
River Tree Arts is located on 35 Western Avenue in scenic Lower Village, Kennebunk, Celebrating its 32nd year as a community arts center, RTA offers gallery exhibits, adult workshops, private music lessons and children’s programming. For more information, please visit www.rivertreearts.org or call 207-967-9120.
Friday June 7th
Art. Works. Opening Reception
5pm-7pm – River Tree Arts
A preview party showcasing the works of some of Maine’s most collectible artists from Art Collector Maine, a multifaceted marketing platform designed to raise the national profile of Maine art.
To purchase tickets go to kennebunkportfestival.com
Inside the World of Masterpiece with Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton.
A Very Special Fundraiser for River Tree Arts
June 15th, 6pm
The Nonantum Resort, Kennebunkport
“Inside Masterpiece” with PBS Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton COMING SOON!!!
Vanity Fair, Andrew Davies…..December 2011
“Rebecca Eaton has made an enormous contribution to the cultural life of America, and, more than that, she is one of the most fun people I know.”
Portland Press Herald feature writer, Ray Routhier… January 2013
“Downton Abbey” is just about the biggest thing to come out of England since the Beatles: a smart, melodramatic period piece that has captured the imagination of American TV viewers like few shows before it.”
PBS press release for Downton Abbey….March 2013
“The Season 3 finale on February 17, 2013, which earned an 8.1 national rating and an average audience of 12.3 million viewers, was the #1 rated show of the night, beating all broadcast and cable competition in prime time. In total, 24 million viewers tuned into “Downton Abbey, Season 3” over its seven-week run — a 7 million-viewer increase from Season 2 — making it the highest-rated PBS drama of all time.”
Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with Ms. Eaton before she shares an inside look at 30 years of producing Masterpiece, including such classics as Upstairs
Downstairs, The Forsythe Saga, and Bleak House, and the currently acclaimed Downton Abbey. A question and answer session will follow her talk.
Tickets go on sale to RTA members beginning May 1 and to the general public May 15.
To purchase tickets online beginning May 1 (RTA members only, all others 5/15), please click the REGISTER NOW link below.
Pecha Kucha Kennebunk
Pecha Kucha nights are informal and fun gatherings for creative people to share their ideas, work and thoughts, often with wildly diverse subjects from finding your muse, to clothespins, to the art of creating a wedding cake. Stories are told using a rapid-pace presentation format of 20 images, 20 seconds each.
Pecha Kucha Kennebunk is looking for new presenters for the next event.
Submissions must include: name, profession, telephone number, 2-5 images of your work (saved as a jpg, each image maximum size: 1280×768), biographical information about yourself and what you would like to present.
Please email all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Pecha Kucha Night will be held Thursday, August 22 at River Tree Arts, 35 Western Avenue, Kennebunk.
Admission: $5 per person.
Doors open at 6:30, presentations begin at 7:20pm. Beer and wine available.
For more information, please call RTA 207-967-9120, www.rivertreearts.org