Alumni and Friends
2014 Homecoming • September 19 - September 21

Honoring the classes of 1934, 1944, 1954, 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994 and 2004

Tentative Schedule; Subject to Change Weekly

Friday, September 19, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM "Eye to Eye" Exhibit by Lulu Pelletier
Location: Blake Library Gallery
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will host exhibit "Eye to Eye" by Artist Lulu Pelletier. The exhibit will be on display from Friday, August 15 through Friday, September 26, 2014.

The exhibit, “Eye to Eye,” is a collection of portraits depicting animals and people in a realistic style. Pelletier says, “I remember my earliest paintings were of people and animals, funny that I am still drawn to these subjects…”

Pelletier, born and raised in Fort Kent, has had a calling throughout her life to create. She says she was drawing, painting, or making art out of any object for as long as she can remember. Pelletier, taught herself early on; reading books about artists and their form of medium. Her first formal art education was in high school when she attended classes given by Claude Picard, a Canadian artist. Across the years, Pelletier continued her studies under other art professors gaining knowledge and experience in her work.

Pelletier tried a variety of mediums, such as oil paints, pastels, and colored pencils, learning how she could manipulate them to achieve the results she wanted. She found that the colored pencils worked best for very detailed realistic drawings. She says, “Each medium was very different, but at the same time gratifying in its own way. “

When discussing her career path, Pelletier says, “… I always told people that I would do my artwork as a profession when the time was right.” Evidently, the time was right.

Pelletier owns her own studio named “Portraits by Lulu.” The studio is located on Market Street in Fort Kent, Maine.

Finally, Pelletier says she has been busy filling commissions ever since opening her studio. She says, “I am living my dream….”

The exhibit may be viewed during regular Blake Library hours. For more information, please contact Gallery Curator Sofia Birden at (207) 834-7527.

To view the library's website go to: http://www.umfk.edu/library/

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Wagon Rides by John Babin
Location: Nowland Hall Parking Lot Area
John and Ann Babin, owners of Flat Mountain Horse Ranch, will be giving free wagon rides to community members at the parking lot area near the cafeteria (Nowland Hall). Please come by UMFK and enjoy this wonderful event sponsored by the UMFK and the Alumni Association.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Lady Bengals' Volleyball Game versus the University of Maine at Machias
Location: UMFK Sports Center, School St, Fort Kent, ME, United States
Home Game Tri Match with UMM Lady Clippers.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hypnotist Paul Ramsey
Location: Fox Auditorium, University Dr, Fort Kent, ME, United States
The event is open to the public. Free admission for UMFK students (valid ID), faculty and staff. General Admission to the public is $5. For more information, please contact the UMFK student activities office at 834-7850 (Theresa Biggs).

UMFK students' Passport category: i-Attend

Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM "Eye to Eye" Exhibit by Lulu Pelletier
Location: Blake Library Gallery
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will host exhibit "Eye to Eye" by Artist Lulu Pelletier. The exhibit will be on display from Friday, August 15 through Friday, September 26, 2014.

The exhibit, “Eye to Eye,” is a collection of portraits depicting animals and people in a realistic style. Pelletier says, “I remember my earliest paintings were of people and animals, funny that I am still drawn to these subjects…”

Pelletier, born and raised in Fort Kent, has had a calling throughout her life to create. She says she was drawing, painting, or making art out of any object for as long as she can remember. Pelletier, taught herself early on; reading books about artists and their form of medium. Her first formal art education was in high school when she attended classes given by Claude Picard, a Canadian artist. Across the years, Pelletier continued her studies under other art professors gaining knowledge and experience in her work.

Pelletier tried a variety of mediums, such as oil paints, pastels, and colored pencils, learning how she could manipulate them to achieve the results she wanted. She found that the colored pencils worked best for very detailed realistic drawings. She says, “Each medium was very different, but at the same time gratifying in its own way. “

When discussing her career path, Pelletier says, “… I always told people that I would do my artwork as a profession when the time was right.” Evidently, the time was right.

Pelletier owns her own studio named “Portraits by Lulu.” The studio is located on Market Street in Fort Kent, Maine.

Finally, Pelletier says she has been busy filling commissions ever since opening her studio. She says, “I am living my dream….”

The exhibit may be viewed during regular Blake Library hours. For more information, please contact Gallery Curator Sofia Birden at (207) 834-7527.

To view the library's website go to: http://www.umfk.edu/library/

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Homecoming /Scarecrow Festival Parade
Location: Fort Kent Court House on Market Street
The parade line-up begins at 10 a.m at the Fort Kent Court House parking area. The parade will have a "Go Green" and a "Scarecrow" themes this year. The parade will proceed through Market street, East Main, and up through Pleasant Street, in front of the UMFK President's residence, where the trophies will be given out. If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact Susan Tardie, at the UMFK (Madawaska House) to pick-up an application, or call the office at 834-7557. Application can also be picked-up at the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce office, located on West Main (across from Circle K). Deadline to participate is Friday, September 12.

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Live Band Performance by French Toast
Location: Bengal's Lair
The performance is free to UMFK students (valid Id), faculty and staff. General Admission for community members: $5 per person. For more information contact UMFK student activities office at 834-7850.

UMFK students' Passport category: i-Attend

Sunday, September 21, 2014
1:00 PM - 11:00 PM Eye to Eye” Exhibit by Artist Lulu Pelletier
Location: Blake Library, 23 University Dr, Fort Kent, ME, United States
The exhibit will be on display through Friday, September 26, 2014.

The exhibit, “Eye to Eye,” is a collection of portraits depicting animals and people in a realistic style. Pelletier says, “I remember my earliest paintings were of people and animals, funny that I am still drawn to these subjects…”

Pelletier, born and raised in Fort Kent, has had a calling throughout her life to create. She says she was drawing, painting, or making art out of any object for as long as she can remember. Pelletier taught herself early on; reading books about artists and their form of medium. Her first formal art education was in high school when she attended classes given by Claude Picard, a Canadian artist. Across the years, Pelletier continued her studies under other art professors gaining knowledge and experience in her work.

Pelletier tried a variety of mediums, such as oil paints, pastels, and colored pencils, learning how she could manipulate them to achieve the results she wanted. She found that the colored pencils worked best for very detailed realistic drawings. She says, “Each medium was very different, but at the same time gratifying in its own way. “

When discussing her career path, Pelletier says, “… I always told people that I would do my artwork as a profession when the time was right.” Evidently, the time was right. Pelletier owns her own studio named “Portraits by Lulu.”

The studio is located on Market Street in Fort Kent, Maine.

Finally, Pelletier says she has been busy filling commissions ever since opening her studio. She says, “I am living my dream….”

The exhibit may be viewed during regular Blake Library hours. For more information, please contact Gallery Curator Sofia Birden at (207) 834-7527.

To view the library's website go to: http://www.umfk.edu/library/

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