Get cozy with a Maine Coastal or Constellation Quilt by Haptic Lab. Choose from 3 coastal options; Casco Bay, Penobscot Bay, & the Southern Coast of Maine. Each is available in either gold or navy.
(The Southern Coast of Maine is on Backorder until September. Order yours now!)
Sail on the wind with the Sailing Ship Kite or hang it in your home. Display the Crane kite in your garden or watch it fly among the clouds.
Haptic Lab is an interdisciplinary design studio founded by Brooklyn architect Emily Fischer in 2009. Specializing in tactile and sensory design, their handmade intricate quilts, kites, and objects are designed to playfully explore the sense of touch and feel. Emily made her first quilted maps when her mother was diagnosed with glaucoma; these early projects were meant to be wayfinding tools for the visually impaired.
THIS WEEKEND IN PORTLAND
DON’T MISS OUT
Portland Museum of Art Member Appreciation Weekend
PMA Family Program: Painted and Cut Collages
PMA Biennial artist Jenny McGee Dougherty leads families in a hands-on project inspired by her colorful and graphic mural Debris.
BUG LIGHT KITE FESTIVAL
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Bug Light Park, South Portland, free.
You’ll see everything from simple store-bought kites to intricate custom ones at this gathering for kite aficionados. Come fly one or just bring a picnic lunch and long for your childhood as you look at the sky. Stop in Home Remedies for a Haptic Lab Crane or Ghost Ship Kite to join in the fun. South Portland Historical Society’s museum gift shop will be open and kite-flying experts will be on hand for tips and workshops. Food and drinks will be available and Bug Light will be open for tours. You’ll also hear music from the Maine Marimba Ensemble from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Photo by Gabe Souza
MUSICIANS BY TED ARNOLD
Showing in the Spiegel Gallery at the Maine Jewish Museum
A series of paintings inspired by a performance of the All-Portland School Band and several band concerts in different districts thereafter.
Exhibition: May 10- July 5, 2018
First Friday Art Walks: June 1 & July 5, 2018, 5- 8pm