Quote book – “great resource and inspiration,” said inaugural poet Blanco

From Maine Insights News   Polar Bear and Company is proud to announce the publication of A Writers’ Compendium: Quotations on the Trade, edited and compiled by author Peter Bollen. Illustrations are crafted by Ramona du Houx. Writers often spend hours, days working away on manuscripts. Sometimes in their self imposed isolation they wonder if their experiencesContinue reading “Quote book – “great resource and inspiration,” said inaugural poet Blanco”

Maine’s Celebration Barn awakens students and audiences to life through theater

In Maine Insights – Article and photos by Ramona du Houx The first stage of the Celebration Barn experience is getting there. After negotiating countless side roads, one takes a turn down a semi-paved road and another down a rocky lane. There, in 11 acres of woods, far from the maddening crowd, lies a red restored horse barnContinue reading “Maine’s Celebration Barn awakens students and audiences to life through theater”

8th Annual Rural Open Studio Tour in Central Maine – Today

Saturday, August 12th, 2017 -Studios and Galleries open 10am to 6pm There’s much more than mosquitos in Maine north of Route 2. In the rolling hills and farmlands surrounding Skowhegan, Maine is one of the most unique opportunities to visit the amazing home studios of fabulous artists at over 20 Central Maine locations. It’s the 8th annual tour, hostedContinue reading “8th Annual Rural Open Studio Tour in Central Maine – Today”

A made in Maine riverboat is underway down the Mississippi

 In Maine Insights, By Ramona du Houx Emily du Houx and Morgan Rogers with the boat they built, the Michi Zeebee, at the “road trip” launching in Portland, Maine just before they left for St. Paul for their 2,000 journey down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. It began long ago, before they knew it would,Continue reading “A made in Maine riverboat is underway down the Mississippi”

Multi-talented dancers explores waking up in Bowdoin’s spring concert

Article and photos By Ramona du Houx – first published in Maine Insights The 2017 Bowdoin College spring dance concert took place on the evenings of May 4, 5, 6 and delighted audiences with inspired contemporary dance showcasing the student’s talents. An over all theme of the dance performance explored what it means to wake up-fromContinue reading “Multi-talented dancers explores waking up in Bowdoin’s spring concert”

The Poems of Maria Caridad Lara Sciaky, dive deep into every woman’s soul

The work of a spirit unafraid of powerful and enduring literary fashions and taboos, these poems exhibit a refreshing sensitivity to the superficial as well as the profound trends in the history of the craft. They arise. “The schematic structure of Maria’s poetry is very similar and best described by comparing it to a musicalContinue reading “The Poems of Maria Caridad Lara Sciaky, dive deep into every woman’s soul”

Global Warming Conflicts and Solutions -Documentary to Make Change

A short clip to help raise funds for the initiative from its director, Alexander Cornell du Houx: The Solon Center for Research and Publishing has agreed to publish books based upon this documentary project which highlights conflicts around the globe that are a direct result of climate change and how community solutions, already available, couldContinue reading “Global Warming Conflicts and Solutions -Documentary to Make Change”

Hélène Farrar’s eclitic work on exhibit at UMF Community Arts Center

A vibrant solo exhibit by visual artist Hélène Farrar launches the UMF Emery Community Arts Center’s spring schedule. The show, “What We Carry,” runs from Jan. 17 to March 19, and features an opening reception from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20. The exhibit is free and open to the public. “Balance” by Hélène Farrar Farrar’sContinue reading “Hélène Farrar’s eclitic work on exhibit at UMF Community Arts Center”