2018-02-22 / Community News

‘RUMPUS’ opens Friday at Engine in Biddeford

Engine’s opening of RUMPUS: An egalitarian art show featuring works by more than 100 community members from children to professional artists, will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 128 Main St., Biddeford. The exhibition runs through March 24 . Gallery hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

RUMPUS, which means a noisy disturbance, commotion, hubbub, uproar, or fracas, is a non-juried annual event. All work is accepted, as long as the piece is prepared for hanging.

“The beauty of this show is a work of art created by a child might hang right next to a professional artist’s work. And we never know what we’re going to see,” said Tammy Ackerman, Engine executive director.

A special installation of “whimzees” by Rochester, New Hampshire artist Beth Wittenberg is in the front windows of Engine. Whimzees are soft-sculptures imagined and handsewn by Wittenberg. Each whimzee takes six to 12 hours to make.

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