LEWISTON – The annual meeting of Auburn Art Club will take place at noon Monday, April 3, at Marco’s Ristorante.

Peter Kelliher will share his musical talents and explain how to make and play the wooden flute. He has been enthralled with wooden flutes, made in the Native American style, ever since he first heard their haunting sounds in the summer of 1997.

After purchasing his first flute from Tim Spotted Wolf, Kelliher entered the field of flute-making. Since 1997 he has created more than 200 flutes, and they have been dispersed all over America via craft fairs and home sales.

Kelliher offers classes through the local Adult Education programs, and he is a member of the International Native American Flute Association.

Kelliher entertains in such venues as coffee shops, weddings, funerals, schools, the Maine Music Festival, community television, and, most recently, as a street musician in the Boston subway system.

His latest CD release, “Wooden Flute Journey,” contains solos as well as songs accompanied by native drums, rattles and percussion instruments. His performances are entertaining, educational and interactive. Kelliher shares his songs of the heart and tells stories related to the mystical musical sounds of the wooden flute.

Serving on the committee are the 2005-06 officers: president, Mildred Bickford; vice president, Elinor Brockway; recording secretary, Grace Keene; corresponding secretary, Janet Pelletier; and treasurer, Kathy Gleason.


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