Whether brand new or ‘from the vault’ we present here a collection of videos for your enjoyment. Stay tuned as we add more, and also please check out our YouTube channel with several growing playlists!

Meet Ann Cannizzaro, Instructor for Our July Summer Arts Camp (Sign up by Sunday, 7/5!)

EAC’s first session of Summer Arts Camp—’I Wonder with Watercolors’—is July 7, 8 and 9, and will be offered via Zoom for children ages 6-13. Read all about it here, and check out the video promo made by instructor Ann Cannizzaro and her daughter, Nia Aretakis. Due to supplies … [Read More]

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‘Writing and Creativity in Times of Crisis’, a talk with Katherine Stanley Available to Watch Anytime

The Eastport Gallery hosted the first of its literary talks for the season as a virtual experience on its social media page on Thursday, June 25. Katherine Stanley, a writer living in Costa Rica with family ties to Eastport, will talk with gallery member Lora Whelan, diving into the … [Read More]

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‘Life in Washington County’ Latest: Summer in Eastport & A 1970’s Adolescence

This week’s Life in Washington County releases, premiering Friday, June 26 at 6 pm (ET) are Summer in Eastport, with text and visual art by Cecelia Hopkins, performance by Jenie M. Smith, and music by Joan Lowden; and A 1970’s Adolescence, with text by Duane Ingalls, performance by Amber Ross, … [Read More]

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EAC Video’s Latest Trailer Full of June Sights

Coming to EAC Video are short videos featuring Nia Aretakis, Eugene Nichols, and the art installation by Sue Riddle at Peavey Memorial Library. Here’s a teaser (which also features music by Duane Ingalls, a Stage East Life in Washington County contributor, and video by Patricia Gardner-Theriault, librarian):

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Step Into ‘Beach Fairy Houses’ with Sara Myrick’s Video, Plus Read About Full Workshop Scholarship

Sara Myrick, who’ll teach EAC’s Summer Workshop Series opener, ‘Beach Fairy Houses’ reviews in this video what participants will receive in their supplies kit for the workshop, which is coming up via Zoom on June 30, 2020. Also covered are materials participants will want to gather at home, and … [Read More]

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Edward French Gives Virtual Version of Annual Pipe Organ Demonstration & Talk

“It’s always encouraging and refreshing to witness the enthusiasm and curiosity of young students in learning about music and tracker-action pipe organs,” said Edward French, who has presented demonstrations of EAC’s pipe organ for groups of local schoolchildren for more than 12 years. French, best known as editor of … [Read More]

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‘One Man Festival’ Willy Claflin Presents Maynard Moose & Socklops

Willy Claflin has delighted audiences for years with his songs, stories and hilarious puppetry. An Eastport summer resident who winters in San Francisco, Willy has been a memorable part of many of EAC’s past Summer Arts Camps, taking turns with the arts and crafts leaders to offer campers some … [Read More]

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From the Vault, Joy! Electrifying Eastport Strings’ Rock Concert & Behind-the-Scenes Documentary

Eastport Strings, founded by Alice St. Clair as a training and performance group for young string musicians, had a vigorous run of 16 years as an EAC constituent group, giving scores of musicians a solid underpinning to their subsequent musical endeavors. The group dissolved in 2018, though St. Clair … [Read More]

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PBSO Concert Master & Daughter Share ‘Song of Hope and Yearning’, Reflect on Life in Maine

Given the unnerving circumstances in the world at present, music (and the precious community which embraces it) feels more vital now than it ever has been. Chris Nemeth Chris Nemeth is the concert master for the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra. The concert master is the lead violinist. As the violinist with … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Present a Message of Unity—in Swahili!

Quoddy Voices are one of the many musical groups whose activities have been curtailed by the Coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the group’s director, John Newell, has been working with the singers via Zoom sessions, providing sight-singing and rhythm practice, to build skills for the group’s eventual and wished for return … [Read More]

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EAC’s Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk Continues with Mozart Rondo

EAC staff and volunteers have been working to produce a virtual concert and keyboard talk with pianist Gregory Biss. Previous videos were Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E minor and Etude #3 by Philip Glass, and this week’s addition is Mozart’s Rondo in A Minor. Enjoy! Special thanks to volunteer Bernie Cecire … [Read More]

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‘Find Your Breath’ with Katie, one of EAC’s Wellness Teachers

Katie Melancon, one of EAC’s yoga teachers, presents here a body and breath check-in to be used to help center and rebalance viewers, and intended to be used as often as is helpful, or memorized and revisited by the student whenever appropriate. Katie teaches a Zoom yoga session each … [Read More]

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EAC Joins Healthy Acadia for Live Concert with GoldenOak

Remember Lena and Zak Kendall? The brother-and-sister duo at the center of Portland’s indie-folk act GoldenOak are headed back into EAC’s spotlight—virtually! Healthy Acadia, in collaboration with The Criterion, Eastport Arts Center, The Grand and Schoodic Arts for All, is presenting a livestream GoldenOak show on June 12 as … [Read More]

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EAC’s Latest Video Spotlights Sam Schuth ‘On Performance, Popular Music and Growing Up at EAC’

Sam Schuth chatted with us at EAC on April 13, 2019, prior to his concert which included solo violin pieces by J.S. Bach and Missy Mazzoli , Hayden’s Gypsy Trio (performed with Max Eddington and Kinnon Church), and a set by Schuth Faktori, a fiddle/pop/rock band in which Sam … [Read More]

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Check Out Our Trailer for Upcoming EAC Videos!

As EAC moves to create more online content, we’re excited to both look back on great moments at the center, and forward to new projects arising from this unusual time.Coming soon are short videos featuring visiting artists and EAC community members Sam Schuth and Willy Claflin, and also Life … [Read More]

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Brooklyn-based Musicians Report on Teaching Online, Present Recent Performance Videos

Patricia and Noel Brennan first performed at EAC in 2015—presenting “Insights from the Outside Edge: A Musical Journey from Mexico to Maine” for Eastport students and an evening crowd, plus a group of children of migrant workers from the Milbridge area. The couple—daughter-in-law and son of EAC staff member … [Read More]

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Cashore Marionettes Take a Bow in Retrospective

Cashore Marionettes, though Pennsylvania-based, have been part of the EAC performer family “since before there was a building,” noted EAC Director Chris Grannis. A collaboration between Joe and Val Cashore, the multi award-winning company has a strong connection Down East—with Joe’s brother John Cashore (a well known face in … [Read More]

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Musique Concrète ‘Home Planet’ Illuminated in Coast-Spanning Imagery

“The Home Planet consists almost exclusively of environmental sounds that were recorded within a short distance of my home,” noted composer Samuel Pellman. “As with many of the classic concrète works of the 1950’s, the listener can often identify familiar sounds (for instance, of birds singing at dawn, the … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices’ Favorites Playlist Expanded

Quoddy Voices Director, John Newell, has been at work on an extensive YouTube playlist of the group’s favorite choral works for all to enjoy. The list now boasts 22 pieces, with performances in a wide array of styles and even an interactive video of vocal warm-ups and stretches. Of … [Read More]

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PBSO’s Sarah Lord (and daughter Luna) Present Video Collection

Sarah Lord, a flute player and Board member for Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra, has recorded a series of musical videos to share with the EAC community. She commented, “This Covid-19 situation has changed my family’s life in so many ways, but one positive change is that we have more … [Read More]

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