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“We’ve all stood at the edge of the sea, feet in the sand, witnessing its mystery and its power,” says Lisa Redburn. 

Redburn and Diane Collins, both Plymouth residents, have chronicled the ebb and flow of light and time along the shore through photographs.

Their work is on view in the Plymouth library’s gallery space until May 3 in a show titled “At the Edge of the Sea.” A free public reception is set for Tuesday, March 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

“The reception is mostly an opportunity to look at the art in the company of the artists,” Redburn says, “and to get to know us, if desired.”

The library’s gallery space consists of two areas at the bottom of the stairway to the second floor, along the stairs, and a generous group of spaces on the second-floor landing.

The two local artists are part of group of seven women photographers who live in New England and met at a photo mentorship program. “We’ve been supporting each other’s creative work and becoming close friends,” Redburn says. The group worked together on a collaborative art project a few years ago.

Citing the differences in their work, Redburn says that Collins does more black and white photography her, while Redburn often works on depicting three-dimensional objects and installations. Some of these up-close images of small miracles are included in the library show along with her shoreline photos.

Both photographers have captured many images of the region’s intersections of land and water. The show consists of 55 pieces: 36 by Redburn, 19 by Collins.

This photo by Diane Collins is part of the “At the Edge of the Sea” exhibition at the library. Credit: (Diane Collins)

“It seems like I have always been creating images,” Collins says, “but it became more serious for me in the summer of 2003 when I took a summer intensive [course] at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography.”

She has exhibited her work on Martha’s Vineyard and “in many juried shows in New England and Minnesota,” Collins says.  

 Retired from a career in education administration, Redburn was living in Paris when she began to see the world anew. “Reflections in puddles,” she says, citing an example, and “gifts from the sea… It was magic to me. These hidden worlds – these surprises.”

One moment, Redburn says, the eye (and the camera) saw “a puddled world with everything in it… A little breath of wind and everything is gone. I started seeing things differently.” That new openness to a continually changing world led to “taking pictures of puddles in Paris.”

This focus on the beauty of ephemera leads to a genre of images in her library show that the photographer characterizes as “all these pictures of rocks and small mounds of seaweed.”

“We’ve all stood at the edge of the sea, feet in the sand, witnessing its mystery and its power.” Redburn says of photos such as “A New Day Begins,” one of the images in the library show.

Another photo, titled “Attentive Parents,” was taken on a visit to the Galapagos Islands. “We saw two albatrosses and we walked right pass them.” Up close, the photographer discovered that the two large adults were caring for a new clutch of baby birds. “It was such a privilege to see this life beginning,” Redburn says.

Collins’s photos include striking images taken along the Plymouth shoreline, including a spectacular sunset over open water, an image of a harbor light surrounded by various shades of violet, and a black and white depiction of waves dancing between sky and water.

“I live right on Cape Cod Bay on Priscilla Beach,” Collins says. “We moved here from Minneapolis, in the fall of 2011, and I love being a New Englander.”

Things to do this week and beyond

Monday, March 11

Mrs. Kim of Virginia Rose Productions brings The Phelan Monsters (not-so-scary stuffed animals) for an interactive program for kids ages 4 and up from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Plymouth library meeting room.  Each monster has his or her own back story and will be used to introduce words such as “imagination, positivity, and teamwork.” No registration is required.

Uva Wine Bar, 46 Main St., hosts a St. Patrick’s Day “cookie decorating night” from 7 to 9 p.m. The class is for the “beginner cookier” or for the person that just loves sugar cookies and is interested in learning basic techniques to make pretty cookies. The Pineapple Cookie Co. will provide supplies need to decorate cookies, including icing, decorating tools, and a box to take home treats. Tickets are $65 and available here.

Tuesday, March 12

As noted above, a reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for Lisa Redburn and Diane Collins, whose exhibition of photography is now on view at the Plymouth library. It’s free.

Plymouth G Pub, at 101 Carver Road, hosts “Tuesdays in the Taproom,” free comedy with Mike Murray and Friends, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13

Pilgrim Hall Museum is celebrating its 200th anniversary. Credit: (Photo by Wes Ennis)

Pilgrim Hall Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday for its 200th anniversary season. Museum displays include William Bradford’s Bible, a portrait of Pilgrim Edward Winslow, a cradle and the “great chair” of Pilgrim spiritual leader William Brewster. Hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., last admission at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $15, seniors $12, and $9 for children ages 6 to 18.

Uva Wine Bar, 46 Main St. explores two distinct wine regions in South America – Chile and Argentina. Participants will taste four wines each paired with food. Included are a salad course, a cheese course, a small plate entree and a dessert. Tickets are $65 and are available here.

The Blake Planetarium at Plymouth Community Intermediate School offers a public program called “The Hot and Energetic Universe,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets start at $7 and are available here.

Thursday, March 14

Plimoth Patuxet Museums hosts a noontime “lunch and learn” program: “Women of Plymouth Colony,” from 12 to 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available here.

La Vie Luna Apothecary, located at 65 Main St., hosts a candle-making session on the theme of Harry Potter TV marathons. Participants will pour their own Harry Potter-inspired 12-ounce soy wax, non-toxic candle in the vessel that aligns with their Harry Potter House. They will also create a custom fragrance oil combination. The session takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Emily Walsh at 857-526-0211.

The duo Honeysuckle will be at The Spire on March 14.

Featuring Holly McGarry and Chris Bloniarz, Honeysuckle has performed at the Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, and other festivals. The band will perform at The Spire, 25 ½ Court St., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. You can get them here.

Friday, March 15

The First Parish Church in Kingston is hosting a Zumba Dance Party fund-raiser for the Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless. The event will take place at the Beal House, 222 Main St., Kingston, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $35. Donations of canned food are also encouraged. 

Plymouth North High School presents “Mean Girls” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for the public. You can buy them here.

The Dirty Birds will bring their “adult comedy” to The Spire on March 15.

The Dirty Birds, an “adult comedy puppet show,” will perform at The Spire at 8 p.m. Since 2021, these “crows” have worked with some of the biggest names on the New England comedy scene. Tickets are $25. You can purchase them here.

Saturday, March 16

Individuals, groups, and families are welcome to join the staff of Plimoth Patuxet Museums to experience what goes into preparing an open-air living history museum after the winter. (Sounds like a thorough clean-up.) From the Patuxet Homesite to the Plimoth Grist Mill, the preparations last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register here.

Plymouth North High School presents the final performance of “Mean Girls” starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and $12 for the general public. They’re available here.

Texas blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Ally Venable will perform at The Spire at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22.50 or $25 and are available here.

You’re invited to paint a “Celtic Tree of Life” at Mother Crewe Naturals, 11 Memorial Drive, Plymouth Center, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $40. Reserve tickets here.

Sunday, March 17

New World Tavern is planning as daylong St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17. Credit: (Stock image)

New World Tavern, 56 Main St., hosts “St Patrick’s Day Shenanigans!” The restaurant opens at 8 a.m. for breakfast with Irish Specials, a full bar where the Guinness will be flowing early, Irish lunch specials, and live music. Flydown will be playing in The Cavern from 2 to 7 p.m., and there’s no cover charge. Come dressed in your favorite St Patrick’s Day gear.

The St. Patrick’s Day 5K run returns for its 6th anniversary, promising to be a day of “fun, fitness, and the luck of the Irish.” The starting line is at Mayflower Brewing Company, 12 Resnik Rd #3, in the industrial park. The run begins at 9:30 a.m. To take part, register here.

Monday, March 18

Children under the age of 12 are invited to “Read to a Dog.” Tasha is a purebred Maltese who is a Therapy Dogs International (TDI) certified therapy dog. Sign up for a 15-minute reading session here.

Tuesday March 19

The YA Book Club for Adults, Forever Young,” meets at the library on March 19. Credit: (Stock image)

The Plymouth library will host the “YA Book Club for Adults, Forever Young,” led by youth services librarian Madde Mahony. Each month, the club discusses a different young adult book. The club meet one Tuesday a month from 6 to 7 p.m.

Registration is required here.

Wednesday, March 20

Guess what, Mom and Dad, or caretaker, it’s a half day of school for parent conferences for grades K-5 in the town’s schools. But we’re sure you knew this.

The public is invited to join the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate Old Colony Elder Services grand re-opening at 204 South Meadow Road. The gathering takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. Those planning to attend are asked to register here.

The Plymouth library hosts “STEAM Explorers: Tissue Paper Art” from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Each month the group will explore the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, focusing on one or more aspects of STEAM. Hands-on experiments and even artwork will flex participants’ creative muscles. This program is designed for children ages 6-8. Registration required and you can register here.

Thursday, March 21

If you’ve ever wondered what the money you pay to the Town of Plymouth in taxes and fees is spent on, here is your opportunity to hear the presentation that will explain all. Beginning at 4 p.m., The League Of Women Voters of the Plymouth Area will present a forum featuring town manager Derek Brindisi and school superintendent Chris Campbell, who will speak on “Where Do Your Taxes Go?” This one-hour session will take place at the Great Hall of the Plymouth Town Hall, and the public is invited to attend. The program will be simulcast on PACTV and also shown later on the station’s ongoing programming. The League will also have the video available on its website within few days of the event.

Plymouth library hosts an online talk by Madeline Miller, bestselling author of “The Song of Achilles” and “Circe,” from 7 to 8 p.m. She will discuss her body of work and her working process in retelling Greek classics as modern epics in fiction. Find out more here.

Friday, March 22

Indian Pond Country Club, at 60 Country Club Way in Kington, will host “Dancing With Our Stars,” an “evening of Country Glam” to benefit The Plymouth Area One Fund. The general admission ticket (the Samba General Ticket) costs $65 and includes hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour. The benefit runs from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Reserve tickets here.

Aerosmith tribute band Draw the Line will back in the saddle at The Spire on March 22.

Draw the Line, an Aerosmith tribute band endorsed by Aerosmith, performs at The Spire, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28.80 and $32 and are available here.

Saturday, March 23

Plimoth Patuxet Museums opens for the 2024 season today, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For ticket info and to purchase tickets see the website.

The Manomet branch library invites adults to “make a spring fairy in the style of Lenka Vodicka-Paredes from her book Forest Fairy Crafts!” The program runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All supplies are provided, the library says. Participants are urged to bring “nimble fingers and your crafty sensibilities.” Register here.

Saturday, March 23

The Plymouth Lion’s Charities’ “March Vegas Night,” sponsored by Tracy Auto, will take place at the Plymouth American Legion Post, 199 Federal Furnace Road, from 7 to 11 p.m. “The ponies will be running, the chips will be flying, and the raffles will be there for the winning.” As in the past, the proceeds of the evening will fund scholarships to be awarded to June 2024 Plymouth high school seniors. Tickets for the event will be available at the door. Admission is $10 per person.

Sunday, March 24

LaVie Luna Apothecary, 65 Main St., holds a candle-making workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Two 9-ounce non-toxic soy wax candles will be provided for participants to pour to create their own fall candle scents using certified non-toxic fragrance oils. Wine and other refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $65. To purchase, visit the website.

The Shady Roosters will perform in the lobby of the Spire Center from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are sold at the door; cash only.

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