TURNER – Poet Tom Fallon, a 60-year resident of Rumford, will give two readings Sunday, Feb., 10, at a reception for several exhibits at the Turner Center for the Arts. The readings will be at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. The reception will be from 2 to 5 p.m.

Fallon’s subjects include natural Maine; racial prejudice; jazz; painters; and the personal, historical and religious – at times serene, at times provocative, always in his innovative forms.

His inspirations include poet William Carlos Williams, jazz artist Thelonius Monk, painter Jackson Pollock, classical composer Charles Ives and Off-Off Broadway experiments of the Seventies.

Fallon’s “NOW” offers both poetry and innovative writing forms that extend into the margins, often using all the space on a page. “NOW” is available at Books Etc. in Portland and at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick.

Displayed in Gallery One is “Sense of Place, the Turner Center for the Arts’ 25th juried art exhibition to date. This show of sculpture, paintings and photographs created by 25 artists demonstrates the many ways an artist interprets this theme, with works from dramatic and powerful to gentle and peaceful.

In Gallery Two, “From the Darkness into the Light” features the work of Emmy Andersson, Melinda Campbell, Elizabeth Coburn, Jennifer Wadsworth and Janalee Welch. The five regional artists participated in a fine art exhibit in conjunction with the solstice celebration at the United Universalist Church in Auburn during December.

“China Scenes,” set up in Gallery Three, showcases China via Sharon Packer’s photographs that capture the people and scenes of everyday life in that country.

All exhibits are on display through March 8.


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