Jefferson. The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm is hosting its second Open Studio Day this summer on Sunday August 28, from 11am-3pm, at 152 Punk Point Road, Jefferson (just off Rt. 213).
The first Open Studio Day in July was a great success – visitors from near and far enjoyed touring the grounds of the new Art Center and talking with the two Artists-In-Residence. “We had ice cream, music – it was like a big environmental family picnic,” said David Dewey, Co-Director of the Fiore Art Center.
This month, artists Susan Smith from Dover-Foxcroft, and Thérèse Provenzano from Wallagrass, ME will open the doors of their studios to the public and be available for dialogue about their work. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic and bathing suit and enjoy free coffee, tea, and ice cream from Stone Fox Creamery. This family-friendly event will also feature live music on the lawn from 12-2pm, by Jamie Wood of Rockland.
Maine Farmland Trust, a statewide organization that protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances farming, recently partnered with the Falcon Foundation in Damariscotta to create this artist residency program. Rolling Acres Farm sits on 130 acres on scenic Damariscotta Lake. Maine Farmland Trust purchased the Rolling Acres property to make sure this beautiful and productive land will be permanently protected and always available for farming. MFT hopes that Rolling Acres will once again become a vibrant farm, so that art and agriculture can truly interweave and cross-pollinate.
For more information on the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center and artist residencies, please visit https://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/public-outreach-new/jaf-art-center/ .