Whether brand new or ‘from the vault’ we present here a collection of videos for your enjoyment—musical offerings, studio visits, Stage East’s Life in Washington County collection, past EAC performers and more. Stay tuned as we add more, and please also subscribe to EAC’s YouTube channel.

Sewing, Hand-spinning & Piano Maintenance? Yep! All Coming Soon from EAC Video’s Studio Visit series

EAC Video’s Studio Visit series will continue with looks into the work of Sally and Nadeen DeCicco, Greg Biss, Manuela Brice and others! Check out this trailer to see some recent footage of these folks at their work, which includes sewing fabric face masks, the art and science of … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices to Resume for Fall Virtual Season

“Those who wish to sing, always find a song!” As in these words of the song recorded by Quoddy Voices’ Manuela Brice, Jenny Gillies, Barb Smith and John Newell as part of an international virtual choir project, Quoddy Voices has found their song for this fall. The community chorus … [Read More]

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‘Fan Videos’ Spotlight Eclectic Mix of Past EAC Events

Enjoy EAC Video’s clip mix of ‘fan videos’ pulling gems from EAC events for the whole family dating back to 2018, including Palaver Strings, Willy Claflin at EAC’s Summer Arts Camp, Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band, Figures of Speech Theatre, EAC’s own Children’s Theater Workshop, the University of Maine … [Read More]

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Soulful 16-Year-Old Performs in EAC’s Youth Concert Tradition

Wren Fraser, a longtime member of EAC’s musical community, performed one of her favorite fiddle tunes for EAC Video this week. We present this performance in the spirit of our annual Young Person’s Concert, held over the past 25 years on the Friday evening of Labor Day weekend. Playing … [Read More]

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Island Fellow & Collaborators’ New Video Meshes Technology, Ecology and Civics

Island Fellow Mark Macey’s performance research group, Suckerpunch (www.suckerpunchforever.com) is excited to present The Breach, a multichannel audio-visual performance. The piece written by Alex Coltrin explores themes of technology, ecology, and civics as we follow our narrator from dream to reality and, finally, to madness. “Alex wrote the script … [Read More]

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EAC Video Presents Studio Visit with Fiber Artist Gail McGlamery

EAC Video’s latest is a look into the studio practice of fiber artist, weaver, spinner and dyer Gail McGlamery.  Since diving into the medium nine years ago, Gail has grown a small business selling handspun yarn and hand-dyed fibers for other artists. Her return to weaving is on full … [Read More]

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‘Life in Washington County’ Collection a Summer 2020 Highlight

Stage East’s Life in Washington County, an EAC focal point through June and July, was a digital collaboration organized by EAC and Stage East Island Fellow Mark Macey. “Participants played what was essentially a giant game of telephone,” said Macey. “[They] only saw the piece before theirs in each … [Read More]

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Virtual Concert Spotlights Chopin ‘Impromptu’

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 (1720s), Etude #3 by Philip Glass (1994), Mozart’s Rondo in A Minor (1787), Biss’ own composition, Nocturne, written in 1991, Chopin’s Nocturne, … [Read More]

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Sánchez/Lowden Pop Up Concert Now Viewable

Eastport Gallery’s Music on the Deck concert featuring Joan Lowden (the Basslady) and Robert Sánchez is now available for viewing via the Gallery’s Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and website, eastportgallery.com (as well as by scrolling on down this page!). It was a wonderful evening and a real treat enjoyed … [Read More]

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Zoom Can Do More! Draw-a-Thon On Tap for Saturday Night

EAC’s Draw-a-Thon is a multi-art form experience that lovingly pushes the boundaries of what Zoom can be—and, great news!—it happens on the 4th Saturday of each month. All are welcome to join, whether artists intending to spend the evening drawing, or others who just want to watch and listen … [Read More]

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Gene Nichols’ ‘Hubcaphone II’ Revealed in Video Teaser

Educator, performer and Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra member Eugene Nichols has had an active spring and summer, engrossed with building and perfecting a new-and-improved hubcaphone—a percussion instrument spanning 4 and 1/2 chromatic octaves, made of carefully selected vintage hubcaps and played with mallets. “What a thrill to start at … [Read More]

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Stage East’s Latest Wants You, Readers and Listeners!

Stage East announces Play by Play, a script-in-hand series that invites the public to participate in weekly play readings. The events will be held over Zoom, and participants are welcome to read or just come and listen.“The nice part is there’s no homework. You can just come a flex … [Read More]

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Steve Kneads! Behind-the-Scenes Video Reveals Grannis’ Bread Technique

Steve Grannis, who with wife Chris will teach The Art of Bread Making for EAC’s Summer Workshop Series on August 11, is shown mixing, kneading, shaping and baking a batch of the family’s favorite bread recipe in this video. As demonstrated at several past workshops held in the arts … [Read More]

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Bass Lady & Sánchez ‘Popped Up’ at Eastport Gallery

Check out this trailer for an upcoming video concert by ‘Bass Lady’ Joan Lowden and Robert Sánchez. The duo were recorded on the deck at Eastport Gallery on Saturday, August 1, sending their amplified sounds to passersby in a pop-up show celebrating the gallery’s 35th year and grand reopening … [Read More]

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From the Vault: Rag-tacular Vaudevillians Give Unforgettable EAC Show

EAC was thrilled to book Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings for a two-day stint in August 2020, following up on their wildly energetic, virtuosic performance in September 2017. In lieu of enjoying the band’s return engagement (canceled due to Covid closure), which would have included one of … [Read More]

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Eastport Teacher and Son Treat Follies Crowd to Gillespie Tune

Robert Sánchez and family have been involved at Eastport Arts Center since 2006, when they first moved to Washington County. In this video, made July 3, 2019 at EAC’s annual Moose Island Follies show, Robert accompanies his eleven-year-old son, Ellis, in Dizzy Gillespie’s tune “BirksWirks.” Ellis and big sister … [Read More]

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What is Zentangle? Pembroke Student and Perry-based Musician Demonstrate

On Tuesday, July 28, popular EAC instructor Ann Cannizzaro will teach ‘Zentangle: A Mindful Approach to Creativity and Flow,‘ as part of the arts center’s Summer Workshop Series via Zoom. Take a peek at the Zentangle technique in footage made by Ann’s daughter and fellow artist Nia Aretakis, featuring … [Read More]

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Witches and Wizards at Home? Send ’em to Hogwarts, EAC Style

Instructor Sara Myrick will lead EAC’s second Summer Arts Camp session—the Virtual Harry Potter Arts Camp Experience—August 4, 5 and 6, from 10-11 am each day. Geared for children ages 6-13, the camp will include an exciting array of Harry Potter-themed activities to be completed together with the group … [Read More]

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Life in Washington County Collaborators Turn an Eye to Monthly Draw-a-Thon

EAC’s Draw-a-Thon is a monthly virtual program co-hosted by Anne Shields Hopkins, EAC’s life drawing workshop organizer, and Mark Macey, EAC and Stage East’s Island Institute Fellow. The cohosts and their collaborators from Stage East’s Life in Washington County project chat about the upcoming Draw-a-Thon in this video, with … [Read More]

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Eastport Teen Shares Tune He’d Prepared for His Final School Concert

George Mills has so many memories of playing at the Eastport Arts Center that he can’t quite count them; among these is his very first gig. “I remember the feeling of doing an actual gig for the first time … we played well; not just as some school event … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery presents Poetry Talk with Jason Grundstrom-Whitney

Poet and lifelong activist Jason Grundstrom-Whitney was hosted by Eastport Gallery for the second virtual literary evening of the season, titled, “Spirituality and Creativity: The Poetry of Jason Grundstrom-Whitney.” He is joined during the prerecorded event by gallery member Lora Whelan and Resolute Bear Press Publisher and Editor Valerie … [Read More]

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Felting-Curious? Check Out this Video to Learn More about Next Week’s Workshop

Instructor Audra Christie talks about what attendees can expect at her workshop, Needle Felting a Sea Creature Mobile, which will be held via Zoom on July 21, 2020. Click on the workshop name above for full details, and please sign up—by email to Alison Brennan at alison@eastportartscenter.org—by July 18. … [Read More]

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Improv Act Adds Surreal Flavor to 2012 Follies, Persists in 2020 with Pandemic Performances

And now, for something completely different!Les Trois Etoiles, a Washington County-based improvisation group, gave a boat-rocking show at EAC’s 2012 Moose Island Follies. Performers included Clifton Moser, Gordon Phillips, Duane Ingalls and Eugene Nichols. Ingalls, Moser and Nichols are now at the core of a resurgence of activity by … [Read More]

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Henna Workshop is July 14—Learn More in Video with Instructor, Ashley Hinson Dhakal

Coming up on Tuesday, July 14, our Summer Workshop Series will present An Introduction to Henna Tattoos with Ashley Hinson Dhakal! Hear Ashley describe the workshop, and see some inspiring images in this video (and THANKS to volunteer Bill Johnson for the original music!!). Find full workshop information here; … [Read More]

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Argirs Exemplify Follies 2019 Vibe, Continue with Moose Island House Players in 2020

We at EAC can’t help but feel a bit gloomy on what in any other year would be the eve of our annual Moose Island Follies. As a diversion and an encouragement for all of our creators out there in the community to keep on creating, we present this … [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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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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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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‘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’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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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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Vintage Film Collage Keeps Pace with Composer’s Martian Opus

EAC Publicity Director Lauren Koss—who studied video and film at Hamilton College in the late 1990s—collaborated extensively with digital musician Samuel Pellman in 2003-04 and again 2012-2015, creating videos to illustrate his album, Selected Planets. Following is Pellman’s Ares Vallis. “The music for this piece was completed on the … [Read More]

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