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About Our Auction
EMBELLISHED ANTLERS AUCTION TO SUPPORT THE ARTS IN RANGELEY
Online Auction begins July 1 and will conclude on August 15, 2017
The Rangeley Friends of the Arts (RFA) has commissioned local artists to transform mounted moose antlers into unique works of art as a fundraiser to support arts programming in Rangeley. The antlers will be on display at the Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery in the Lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street in Rangeley, and will remain on display in the lobby through June 26. They will be on display at additional time through the summer.
The Rangeley Inn donated seven pairs of antlers to the RFA that we asked local artists to “embellish” – not only painting, but carving, adding objects, mosaic embellishment, sculptural treatment of any kind… some sets still look like antlers while others have been completely transformed into something unique.
About Rangeley Friends of the Arts
We Bring the Arts to LIFE! in the western mountain region of Maine.
The RFA has sponsored a Summer Concert Series since 1968. This concert series, which included artists ranging from classical to country, Broadway to bluegrass, has grown into a twenty-event summer program of great variety and movies on the big screen.
In 1975, we expanded the program to include sponsoring performances by various artists for the youth of our community. In 1985, this program was expanded to a full school series of several performances. RFA works closely with the school administration arranging workshops and seminars by talented artists and performers. Field trips to the Portland Symphony, Art Museums, Theatre at Monmouth, Portland Stage and the African Museum have greatly enhanced the lives of the students.
The RFA initiated the Student Lesson Program in 1980, assisting local students with the cost of private instruction in the arts. This program is available to all students taking instrumental, piano, voice and dance lessons. In 1988, RFA offered its first scholarship to a graduating senior from Rangeley Lakes Regional School who was continuing an education in the arts.
Since 2009, the RFA offered Drama Camp for students in grades 2 through 6. In 2013 we added Teen Drama Week for students in grades 7 through 12, and in 2016 we added the Westerhoff-RFA Music Camp for ages 8-18!