The Falmouth ArtMarket features music by Mwalim (Morgan James Peters) on Thursday, September 1, at Falmouth Marina Park, 180 Scranton Avenue. This is the last of the weekly summer Thursday ArtMarkets this season. The ArtMarket offers 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.
Mwalim is multi-award-winning composer, musician, theater artist, writer, and educator, whose works span the mediums of sound recordings, books, plays, films, videos, and multimedia installations. A vocalist, keyboardist, and guitarist, he is a founding member of the thump & soul band, the GroovaLottos, whose latest album, “Mama’s Hamper—Pure Phunk,” includes eight of the band’s original tunes, chosen by a survey of their fans.
Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the music from 2 to 4 PM.
The featured author is Sandra Faxon. Her book, “Oh! Did You Know That…” features her lively cut paper collages and watercolors of sea animals and “the surprising answers to questions you never asked about them.” Faxon also sells her prints of her collages and watercolors at the ArtMarket
Shirley Hendrickson is one of the many artists and craftspeople showing their wares at the Falmouth ArtMarket. She “has a passion for sewing.” She handcrafts a wide range of quilted, handsewn and machine-embroidered items, including assorted sizes and types of bags, zippered pouches, wallets, checkbook covers, table runners, doll clothes, wallets, matching quilted and embroidered potholders and dish towels, and dresses for little girls.
She currently has several pumpkin and Halloween-themed items ready for fall decorating and offers Christmas items at the Falmouth Art Center’s holiday market. She also makes full-size quilts and teaches both quilting and machine embroidery.
“I have sewn all my life,” said Hendrickson. She once made little girls’ dresses commercially but worked as an accountant for much of her career. When her son was young, she sewed at home and sold her creations at craft fairs to spend more time with him. She returned to craft fair sales when she and her husband retired a few years ago.
“Now, I sew all the time,” she said. “I just love it. The ArtMarket has been great for me, giving me a great opportunity to sell my wares. For more information on the Falmouth ArtMarket, including a schedule of musicians and a list of vendors, visit FalmouthArtMarket.com.
For more information on the Falmouth Cultural Council, which the ArtMarket helps fund, visit falmouthculturalcouncil.org/