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YCCC Visiting Artists Series
2/12/2014 2:11:55 PM by Stacy Chilicki

10th Anniversary of YCCC’s Visting Artists Series

Brings Diverse Array of Artists to the Wells Campus this March    


Wells, ME - York County Community College’s (YCCC) Visiting Artist Series returns this March, celebrating its 10th anniversary of presenting some ofthe regions most renowned artists. This year’s line-up features a composer and pianist, a furniture maker, Japanese taiko drummers and a noted writer and novelist.  

The first in the series is composer and pianist, Paul Sullivan who will appear on Thursday, March 6th at 6:00p.m. Sullivan is one of the most talented, prolific, and diverse pianist/composers at work today. As a solo artist andin collaboration, he has performed widely in the United States and Europe, as well as in Croatia, Israel, Costa Rica, and Japan. Sullivan has sold over 300,000 CDs and received numerous awards and accolades. He is the recipient of three Indie Awards, and he received a Grammy Award for his work on the Paul Winter Consort CD, Silver Solstice.


Furniture maker Thomas Moser will speak on Wednesday, March 12th at 5:30p.m. In 1972, Tom Moser turned his woodworking hobby into a career and started making one-of-a-kind furniture in Maine. During the last forty years, Thos. Moser cabinetmakers has grown from a one-man operation to nearly 70 cabinetmakers which operates six showrooms located in Auburn and Freeport, Maine, as well as in Boston, New York, Greenwich, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.


On Thursday, March 20th at 6pm Odaiko New England (ONE) comes to the campus. Odaiko New England is one of the premier taiko groups on the East Coast. By combining Japanese aesthetic sensibility with the American spirit, this group of Japanese taiko drummers has forged its own distinctive style and voice.


The series will conclude on Wednesday, March 26th at 6pm with writer and novelist Andre Dubus III. Dubus is the author of six books: The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, Bluesman, and the New York Times bestsellers, House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days (soon to be a major motion picture) and his memoir, Townie, a #4 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times "Editors Choice".    Mr. Dubus has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, Two Pushcart Prizes, and he is a 2012 recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.


Each of these unique Maine artists will give an hour long lecture, presentation, and/or demonstration that highlight their work. All events will be held at the YCCC Wells Campus - Attendance is free and open to the public.


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