Milers Falls Arts Bridge (MFAB) is a cross-cultural, contemporary art and community education project hosed in St. John’s Parish Parish in Millers Falls. The MFAB will connect the creativity of artists from around the world, with the nature, history and culture of New England. To prepare the church for arts activity, the first half of 2015 will be spent renovating the building. When complete, St. John’s Parish church will be a studio space for painting, sculpture, photo and video, a place to gather for exhibitions, cultural performances and community events, as well as a residence for artist-participants.
A benefit to introduce the Miller Falls Arts Bridge project and promote their kickstarter campaign will be held on Sat., January 24 at the Miller’s Pub, 6:30pm. A celebration featuring The Last Shingle String Band will follow at 7:00pm. This bluegrass band from Somerville features four of Boston’s finest pickers- Sean Staples (guitar), Eric Royer (banjo), Jimmy Ryan (mandolin) and Dave Westner (bass). So “high and lonesome” you’ll practically smell the Smoky Mountain stovepipes! Suggested donation $10-$20.