Falmouth ArtMarket Features Music by Triple-Slide and Works by 25 Local Artisans on Thursday, August 15
The Falmouth ArtMarket takes place Thursday, August 15, from noon to 5 PM, at Falmouth Marine Park, 180 Scranton Avenue on Falmouth Harbor. Triple-Slide will entertain from 2 to 4 PM. The ArtMarket offers a variety of paintings, photographs, jewelry, pottery, fiber items, and more by 25 different artists and craftspeople and takes place every Thursday through August 29.
Triple-Slide features Tom Goux and Rusty Strange, who offer tunes by Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, the Gershwins, Fats Waller, Cole Porter and others. Strange plays lead on both resonator guitar (dobro) and 8-string lap steel guitar, which he designed and crafted himself. Goux sings and provides jazz harmonies on Hawaiian slide guitar, using a unique double slide technique he has developed over the last decade. The duo offers a full measure of classic American heart songs from New York and a smattering of country classics from Nashville.
Irene Marshall of Augusta, Maine, and her daughter Shawna Cobb of Falmouth can be found regularly at the Falmouth ArtMarket. Their business, Irene’s Farm Creations, sells lined recycled feed bag totes, aprons, and other items that Marshall sews. Marshall has been making the totes for about four years, ever since she noticed all the colorful feed bags on her daughter’s farm. The bags, made of a durable plastic, feature striking pictures of farm animals. Marshall lines the bags in cheerful animal print fabrics to match the feedbags, adds two pockets to each bag, and attaches straps, creating sturdy tote bags that can be used for a wide variety of purposes, from grocery shopping to trips to the beach.
Marshall also sews aprons for adults, children, and dolls, and chef’s hats for children and their dolls. She has special items for chicken farmers, including adult and child aprons with lined egg pockets that keep eggs safe while the wearer is collecting them. She also makes vests for the chickens, which protect them from attacks by roosters, keep them cozy while they are molting, and help to identify chickens that are allowed to freely roam.