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Fort McClary Park Music Fest July 8

There'll be a Music Fest from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 8 to benefit the Fort McClary Park in Kittery and End 68 Hours of Hunger. Presented by the Friends of Fort McClary and the group Shades O' Grass, the festival will feature all kinds of acoustic music. Admission is $7 per person and donations above and beyond that will be graciously accepted. Bring lawn chairs and your own picnic or choose from the onsite food concession available. Musicians and musical acts are invited to perform also. Call(603) 757-4382, (207) 438-6087 or email shadesofgrass@hotmail.com.Fort McClary Park is located on Route 103 three miles from Kittery Traffic Circle on the left, approximately mile past the fort entrance, which is on the right. For more information, call (207) 703-3629 or visit http://www.fortmcclary.org.

Sculpture exhibit at Discover Portsmouth

Metal, ceramics, wood three renowned Seacoast sculptors working in three materials are the focus of the latest exhibition at Discover Portsmouth. Seacoast Sculpture from Material to Masterwork, which opens July 7 and will run through Oct. 1, unites the career work of master artists Sumner Winebaum, Jane Kaufmann and Michael Stasiuk in the historic Academy Gallery at 10 Middle St., Portsmouth. A companion show in the Balcony Gallery, Sublime Mud! features work by over two dozen members of the New Hampshire Potters Guild. A lecture series accompanies the dual exhibitions, plus special free Saturday morning sculptural workshops for kids and a bonus meet-the-artist Sunday event.The exhibition is free and open to the public. There'll be a Members Opening Gala on Thursday, July 6 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for members of the Portsmouth Historical Society.Enjoy a glass of wine, savor delicious refreshments, and mingle with the artists and art-lovers. Admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased at http://www.portsmouthhistory.org.

Panel discussion at Langdon exhibit

Historic New England presents a panel discussion with featured artists from the current exhibition, "Sea to Shore: Sculpture Inspired by the New England Seacoast" on Thursday, July 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Governor John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth. The exhibition will be open for viewing from 5 to 5:30 p.m., and immediately following the program from 6:30 to 7 p.m. The panel will feature sculptors Susan Neet Goodwin, Lindley and Jeff Briggs, and Jeffrey Cooper. Susan Neet Goodwin has traveled extensively and many of her sculptures focus on people from the far corners of the world including Senegal, Australia, and Mexico. In this exhibit, her subjects are closer to home an Eastport Cannery Worker in Maine and a Pastry Chef.Husband and wife Jeff and Lindley Briggs work collaboratively and on their own sculptures. Jeff created the animals for The Greenway Carousel on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in Boston. Jeffs Lobster on display in the exhibit is a replica of the one that he created for the Carousel. Lindleys "Sirena and Consorts in a Sea of Shells and Colossal Shell Goddess" evoke the beauty of women and our connection to the sea.Jeffrey Coopers interests lie in the healing beauty of the natural world. His sculpture "Fragrant Flow" is also a magnificently carved bench for relaxing and meditating.Admission to the panel presentation is $5. Members of Historic New England and New England Sculptors Association are free. Call 603-436-3205 to register or visit http://www.historicnewengland.org.

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