Falmouth Art Market Opens Today

Etching by Joan Tweedell

The Falmouth Art Market opens for its sixth season today, Tuesday, June 26, at Town Hall Square, in front of Falmouth Town Hall on Main Street. The art market will offer fine arts and crafts, musical entertainment, and community information from 2 PM until dusk every Tuesday afternoon through August 28.

The Art Market hosts a wide variety of artists, including visual artists, potters, fiber artists, illustrators, photographers, print makers, glass blowers, jewelers, authors and poets, and more.

Fused Glass Jewelry by Marite Burns

Author, poet, and artist Max Redfire is almost an art fair in himself. The author of a new children’s book, “Jeremy West: The Boy Who Fell into the Sky,” and a book of poetry, “Zen Popcorn,” Redfire is also a fine artist, creating abstract collages with a Far Eastern look, in vibrant reds, golds, and black. He sells limited edition prints, smaller works on paper, individual copies of his poems as bookmarks, and his books at the art fair.

“Jeremy West” is a magical tale about a young boy who enters another world with the help of “a pointy-headed little guy with a big smile” named Peakupon. Peakupon needs Jeremy’s help to solve a mysterious problem. Together they encounter the odd and unusual characters of the faraway land, including a three-headed woman, a magician named Caraway, and a tiny creature who Jeremy names Grasshopper. Using common sense and logic—and a number of helpful sayings, such as, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” Jeremy helps save the day.

Pottery by John Russo

Each week, two local musicians or musical groups will entertain while shoppers browse. This  Tuesday, Glenway Fripp will play solo piano from 2:30 to 5 PM, and the Larkins will perform folk, fiddle and Cajun music from 5 to 7:30.

Inspired by the music of New Orleans and the rhythms of Haiti, Fripp plays jazz standards and original compositions. Jonathan and Amy Larkin play a variety of instruments and styles: Jonathan can be heard on Cajun accordion, octave mandolin, and flamenco guitar, while Amy plays fiddle and percussion.

Redfire, along with coordinator Candy Proctor and several others, is one of the organizers of the fair. For more information about the Falmouth Art Market, visit www.falmouthartmarket.com. There, visitors and artists may check on scheduled activities and entertainment and learn more about participating artists and musicians. Links are also provided to local organizations.

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