The Falmouth ArtMarket features music by Denya LeVine on Thursday, August 25, at Falmouth Marina Park, 180 Scranton Avenue. The ArtMarket is open every Thursday through September 1, offering fine arts and crafts from 11 to 5 PM, a Book Booth featuring local authors from 11 AM to 2 PM, and musical entertainment from 2 to 4 PM.
Bringing a joyous energy to every concert, Denya LeVine is well-known as a performer of ethnic music. With early roots in classical violin, she learned a wealth of styles working at the Fillmore East Rock Theater and traveling the world, absorbing and sharing vocal music in the British Isles and Europe, and living in England, Afghanistan, India, and elsewhere in Europe and Asia.
In recent years she has visited Borneo, Costa Rica, Morocco, and Singapore. She frequently visits Ireland and Cape Breton Island, immersing herself in those ethnic music traditions, and returning with fresh inspiration. She also enjoys singing music especially for children.
Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the music from 2 to 4 PM.
The featured author is Dr. Robert Reece, author of “Strong Medicine.” This is a timely novel about the unsavory side of the medical industry. Dr. Tom Barrett, respected surgeon and returning war veteran, discovers that the pharmaceutical industry’s ways of doing business result in skyrocketing prices, misleading advertising, manipulation of health care professionals, rigged research, and the suppression of competition. He learns that unscrupulous executives act with a single objective: to spike earnings by ensuring that medicines are scarce for patients whose survival depends on them.
The ArtMarket features a range of creative artists, including David Cooperrider of The Dune Shack.
Cooperrider has lived on Cape Cod for over half a century. “It’s a magical place,” he said. “The light, the seasons, the maritime history and that huge body of water called the Atlantic Ocean that surrounds this small jetty of land.”
Ever since he was a child, Cooperrider had felt the urge to create. “I converted my basement into a workshop. I tinkered. I watched. I learned. I experimented. And when I retired, I embraced the opportunity for a ‘Second Act.’”
Cooperrider carves large and small whales, sharks, and other sea creatures from wood. He uses a variety of wood in his carvings. A recent work, a large whale 34 inches long, was carved from a150-year-old piece of barnwood flooring from a barn in Cataumet. Many of his pieces feature fascinating wood grains and lush natural and enhanced natural colors.
For more information, find The Dune Shack on Facebook or visit www.theduneshack.com.
For more information on the Falmouth ArtMarket, including a schedule of musicians and a list of vendors, visit FalmouthArtMarket.com.