Whether brand new or ‘from the vault’ we present here a collection of videos for your enjoyment—musical offerings, including Quoddy Voices virtual choir pieces and Eastport Gallery’s ‘Music on the Deck’; PBSO’s ‘Get to Know Us’ series; KinderArts Craft along workshops; our Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk; EAC Video’s Studio Visit series and Eastport Gallery’s ‘Artist to Artist’; Stage East’s Life in Washington County collection; and much more.
Our videos may also be viewed via EAC’s YouTube channel.
To find more videos on a theme, please visit our constituent pages or click on the video posts’ tags, such as Craft along, Music on the Deck, ‘Get to Know Us,’ etc.

Avid Baker With Deep EAC Roots to Teach No-Knead Sourdough Technique

Next in the queue for Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Workshop Series is Sourdough Bread with Reuben Grannis, 1:30-3:30 pm, Tuesday, August 3. Reuben, grown son of Steve Grannis who has taught bread baking several times past at EAC, will teach the basics of making a no-knead sourdough bread, and share … [Read More]

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Energetic Ragtime Outfit to Return to EAC with Maine Songs

Seen first on the EAC stage in 2017, Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings gave a joyride of a performance for the Eastport community with their trademark old-timey pizzazz—glib and deft vocals, stunning musicality, sound effects, and vintage quirks galore. A video featuring clips from this show may … [Read More]

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Children’s Theater Summer Session to Begin 7/14!

Eastport Arts Center embarks on its first ever summer session of Children’s Theater Workshop on Wednesday July 14th from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Each week through August 18th, participants from ages 7 to 18* can join in to play theater games, build skills on stage, and learn the ins-and-outs of … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices’ Latest—’Sing Gently’—Illustrated by EAC Video

The finale project of Quoddy Voices Spring 2021 Virtual Choir season is here—”Sing Gently.” Recorded by Quoddy Voices members participating from their homes in the Zoom-based season and edited together by director John Newell, the choir’s rendition of Eric Whitacre’s song has been illustrated by EAC Video’s Lauren Koss, … [Read More]

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Cynthia Morse Talks Pastels and Inspiration for EAC Video

The latest in EAC Video’s Studio Visit series is Cynthia Morse, pastel painter, who recalls her earliest artworks, the exploration of many art forms in her 20s, and her eventual choice of pastels as a primary media. (Cynthia is still a media-experimenter, and spent some of the pandemic time … [Read More]

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May’s Craft-along Served Up Alongside Slice of EAC History

Our KinderArts workshop series continues this week with ‘May Flowers’, an EAC Video Craft-along with Nia. In this month’s video, instructor Nia Aretakis demonstrates simple techniques for creating blossom-inspired prints from everyday household items: Q-tips and paper tubes. The video also features original music by John Cashore, a guitar, … [Read More]

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April Break Campers Create Upcycled Art in Video Recap

Children from Calais, Eastport, Perry and Whiting took part in EAC’s Earth Day-themed April Vacation Arts Camp led by talented art teacher Devon McPhee. The first project used upcycled materials to create a pencil cup with a collaged-on sunlit forest scene. Next, campers created 8-sided mandala drawings with more … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices’ Latest: ‘Rushing River’ Released for May Day!

With many voices raised—via digital means—in a rousing Spring-coming chorus, Quoddy Voices’ latest, director John Newell’s composition “Rushing River,” has been released for all to enjoy. Newell, who is leading the chorus in their second virtual session, was inspired by the Dennys River near his home. “It’s different every … [Read More]

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April’s Apt Rainstick Craft, Plus Bonus Music Video, Is Here!

EAC KinderArts video workshop series continues with ‘Craft-along: Make Your Own Rainstick.‘ In this month’s video, instructor Nia Aretakis demonstrates a technique for creating a child-sized rainstick out of simple household materials, and encourage participants to experiment with different ‘fillings’ for their sticks to create different sounds. The video also … [Read More]

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Diana Young: ‘Joyful, Accomplished and With One Wicked Sense of Humor’ in Latest ‘Artist to Artist’ Video

Eastport Gallery’s Artist to Artist video series continues with a studio chat and interview with painter Diana Young. Diana has been a member of the Gallery for 32 years and counting, splitting her time between Bangor, where she lives, and Eastport, and managing to participate in both artistic communities at … [Read More]

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EAC Video’s Most-Watched Title—’Farmer Jim’ Kovaleski—Tops 2K Views and Climbs On

EAC Video’s most-viewed offering, which topped 2,000 views on April 1, combines ‘Farmer Jim’ Kovaleski’s passions—scythe mowing and poetry. We share it this week as part of EAC’s celebration of April as National Poetry Month—set to culminate in our Poetry & Pie Night on April 30. The video was … [Read More]

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Gene Nichols Talks Rain Sounds & Rain Sticks to Prep for April’s Craft-along with Nia

As inspiration for April’s Craft-along with Nia—a custom rain stick craft, here’s Gene Nichols, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, showing a few makers of rain sounds from his collection. In the Craft-along video, which will be published April 16, KinderArts video instructor Nia Aretakis will demonstrate a technique for creating a child-sized … [Read More]

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Downeast Drag Queen is Latest in Studio Visit Video Series

The latest in the EAC Studio Visit  series warms viewers up in a look back at summer 2020. With Downeast Rainbow Alliance’s Pop-up Pride festival as the background, EAC Video captured Zach Smith’s transformation into drag queen Sandy River, the much-loved lead singer of Beach Trash. Inter-spliced with Beach … [Read More]

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Craft-along Series Presents ‘Collage a Scene’

Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program, which launched a video workshop series in October, continues with ‘Craft-along: Collage a Scene.‘ The video will help guide crafters young and adult to create their own collages, and to follow along with Nia’s design idea of a sunlight mountain scene. “This craft is … [Read More]

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PBSO’s MCrimmon Recounts Musical Beginnings & Shares a Timely Tune

The latest from EAC Video’s ‘Get to Know Us’ series is Kara McCrimmon, who plays euphonium in the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra. In the video, Kara looks back at her musical beginnings—euphonium since the 5th grade!—and talks about the many other instruments she’s added along the way. In addition, Kara … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Director Chats with EAC Video About Virtual Choir Project

EAC Video was happy to catch up with Quoddy Voices’ director, John Newell, in a discussion about the hows and whys of virtual choirs, and the particulars of his own work with the community chorus, both during the initial virtual season last fall, and as planned for the upcoming … [Read More]

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Gallery Revisits Ostrander in ‘Artist to Artist’ Video Series

Eastport Gallery’s Artist to Artist video series continues with a more indepth interview with member artist and one of the original founders of Eastport Gallery, Elizabeth Ostrander. In Part II Elizabeth tells us more about her life, becoming an artist and some of the events and influences that have … [Read More]

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International Dinner Traditions Recalled in Video

In honor of EAC’s International Dinner we take a look back at what makes this event so special. You’ll hear memories of the annual feast from EAC Director Chris Grannis, her husband and Keltic Schmeltic band member Steve Grannis, and Nancy Asante, whose dish Rice Adamiatifi is an International … [Read More]

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Arts Campers and Creations Captured in Video Recap

EAC’s annual school break week Arts Camp was a colorful February highlight with an eager group of students aged 6 to 12 working via Zoom on a menagerie of paper-craft reptiles. Instructors Sara Myrick and Ann Cannizzaro, both full-time educators in Washington County, shared their school break time with … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Offers Valentine’s Day ‘Live’ Art Reception & Radio Shows

Celebrate—Hearts for the Arts—a virtual Valentine’s Day party and reception, Sunday, February 14th between 6 and 8 pm. The event is an opportunity to mix and mingle with artists and friends, much like a “live” art reception, and a final chance to view the 90+ heart-themed auction items created by … [Read More]

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Video Explores Shared Subject of ‘Hearts for the Arts’ Submissions

Eastport Gallery’s ‘Hearts for the Arts’ online exhibition, featuring 90 works by 42 artists, contains a pair of images of the same subject—wintry late afternoon views of the Tides Institute and Museum of Art (TIMA), with its traditional glowing red heart decorations in the top floor windows. Mark Macey … [Read More]

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Suncatcher Hearts Are Here! Craft Along or Relax and Enjoy the Video

Nia Aretakis, instructor of EAC’s KinderArts Craft-Along video series, presents her latest—Papercraft Suncatcher Hearts. The video covers a few techniques, including the all-important cutting of a heart-shape, and the use of liquid starch and colored tissue paper to make a flexible translucent material that forms the suncatcher’s center. This … [Read More]

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Music Video Celebrates February’s Craft Along Project

Next in the Craft Along with Nia video series from EAC’s KinderArts program is Papercraft Suncatcher Hearts. The full video will be released on February 12. Whether you’ll craft along or not, please enjoy this montage of Nia’s imagery of the project alongside a tasty tune from this month’s … [Read More]

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Past, Present and Vivaldi! ‘Get to Know Us’ features PBSO’s George McBride

The latest from EAC Video’s ‘Get to Know Us’ series is George McBride, cellist and treasurer of Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra. Thanks to George for sending footage from his home in Whitneyville, for the discussion of the orchestra’s formation and future, and for playing Vivaldi for us! A constituent member … [Read More]

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Pastels & Drag: Studio Visit Series to Continue!

EAC Video’s Studio Visit series will continue with looks into the work of pastel painter Cynthia Morse and drag performer Zach Smith. Check out this trailer to see these folks in action—Cynthia exploring a blueberry barren’s bold color through her chosen medium, and Zach preparing for a Downeast Pride … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Presents Literary Talk with Catherine J.S. Lee

The Eastport Gallery will host a virtual literary talk with Catherine J.S. Lee exploring her fiction, haiku and haibun. The talk will be available to view online at: www.eastportgallery.com A seventh-generation Mainer, Catherine J.S. Lee lives, writes, teaches, and flower gardens near the ocean in Eastport, Maine. She has been … [Read More]

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Winter Owl Craft Along is Here! Free Materials Kits Available

Nia Aretakis, instructor of EAC’s KinderArts Craft-Along video series, presents her latest—Winter Owl Art. Viewers’ curiosity about owls will be piqued as they’re inspired to make their own wee owls of cardboard, felt and paint. Geared towards children 3-8 years of age, though fun for all ages, EAC’s KinderArts … [Read More]

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Ostrander-Kempe Tête-à-Tête Kicks Off New Video Series

This week, Eastport Gallery introduces a new video series: Artist to Artist, produced by gallery member Jude Kempe. “The series idea came about because as an artist myself I am interested in asking other artists questions,” noted Kempe. “‘Why do we make art? Why did we choose to be … [Read More]

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Stage East Wraps 2020 With Online Production—Take a Peek!

A new adaptation of It’s A Wonderful Life will conclude the 2020 season for Play by Play, Stage East’s online theatre and play reading class. On Thursday, December 31 at 7 pm the class will continue Stage East’s New Year’s Eve tradition with a free production featuring 19 actors. … [Read More]

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Young Trio Shares Tune from Henson’s Holiday Classic

Washington County native Emma Page, with Alex Ouellette and Hunter Lefebvre, recently recorded “When the River Meets the Sea,” a Paul Williams tune from Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas. The trio (called OLP) are roommates, and have been spending these pre-Christmas days watching each other’s favorite holiday movies. … [Read More]

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Festival of Ornaments a Bright Spot for Holiday 2020

Attracting more than 50 students, with several double- or even triple-dipping by attending more than one of the series’ workshops, EAC’s Festival of Ornaments allowed many community members to spend meaningful time together while making handcrafted ornaments. Presented via Zoom November 29 through December 13, the workshop trio—Tassel Tree … [Read More]

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‘Lupin Rag’ Latest in EAC Video’s Virtual Concert Series

In this latest from EAC Video, Gregory Biss presents his composition, Lupin Rag, written in 2004, along with a discussion of ragtime including points about history, tempo and ‘marvelous’ dissonance! The piece is the ninth of a Virtual Concert and Keyboard Talk series that EAC staff and volunteers have … [Read More]

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Nia’s Cinnamon Dough Ornament Craft-Along Viewable Now, Free Materials Kits Available!

Nia Aretakis, instructor of EAC’s KinderArts Craft-Along video series, presents her latest, Cinnamon Dough Ornaments, in conjunction with the Arts Center’s Festival of Ornaments. Free kits will be available with pre-made ornaments for children to decorate while watching Nia’s video, or those who wish may use supplies from home, … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Present Season Finale: Beloved Mozart Motet

Quoddy Voices presents their final virtual choir project for the 2020 season this week: “Ave Verum Corpus”, a short motet by W. A. Mozart. “It is one of the all-time great short works for chorus and a favorite of choral singers everywhere,” says John Newell, the choir’s director, plus … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices’ New Release: “Turn! Turn! Turn!”

Quoddy Voices, who have been in ‘virtual’ session since September, release their second collaborative video this week. As with their previous release, the singers learned their parts with director John Newell via Zoom, then submitted recordings for his assembly and editing. Newell credits the choice of “Turn! Turn! Turn!” … [Read More]

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Zine Club Continues (with Two New Videos!)

Downeast Digital Zine Club continues into the winter months. This program for Washington County teenagers focuses on showcasing local youth’s talents through a monthly digital publication. Young artists of all disciplines and skill levels are encouraged to participate. The club meets via Zoom with instructor Mark Macey, Wednesdays from … [Read More]

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All Hands On Deck for Fingerprint Art, Our New Craft Along

Fingerprint Art is the latest from EAC Video’s Craft Along series, a project of Eastport Arts Center’s KinderArts program. The video workshops, accessible to all via our site and YouTube channel, are geared towards children ages 3 to 8, but fun for all ages to try. Materials kits are … [Read More]

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Upcoming Craft-along Shares Sneak Peek Video

EAC’s KinderArts program, which launched a ‘craft-along’ video series last month, continues with ‘Finger Print Art’, set to be released on November 13 (and viewable at any time ever after). Geared towards children 3-8 years of age, the project lets kids have a little messy fun using their fingerprints … [Read More]

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‘Get to Know Us’ Series Continues with PBSO’s Alice Schuth

The latest from EAC Video’s ‘Get to Know Us’ series is Alice Schuth talking about her musical path and proclivities. Thanks to Alice for sending footage from her home; we’ve paired her discussion with a clip of the violinist in performance with the Moose Island House Players, during one of … [Read More]

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Mask Maker Sally DeCicco Reflects for EAC Video

The latest from our Studio Visit series is a chat with Sally DeCicco, sewing enthusiast, upcycler and maker of 800 face masks (and counting!), which she has provided, by donation, to the communities of her two hometowns, Montpelier, Vermont and Eastport, Maine. Sally reflects in the piece on finding … [Read More]

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Young Artist’s ‘Signs of Fall’ Pair with Musical “Namaste”

Reprising a collaboration from July 2020*, EAC Video presents imagery shot by Nia Aretakis with musical accompaniment by Art Lindemanis. Art’s tune, “Namaste” is from his album, Artful Touch: Music for Massage vol 1: Acoustic Guitar; Nia’s footage was made around her home in Pembroke. The video pairing is … [Read More]

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Spooky & Sweet! KinderArts Craft-Along Videos Are Here!

EAC’s KinderArts program’s free video workshops for kids are here! (Scroll down, or view the playlist on YouTube). Craft along with Nia Aretakis as she makes four different projects in this month’s offering: Spooky & Sweet Halloween Decorations. These crafts—a pumpkin, Frankenstein’s monster, a witch and a ghost scene—are … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Present First ‘Virtual’ Choral Work

Quoddy Voices, who resumed their work together in September for a ‘virtual’ season, present their first choral video this week. The community choir’s director, John Newell, guided the singers through each step of the new musical process, which centered around Monday evening rehearsals via Zoom. To aid singers in … [Read More]

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Virtual Concert Continues with ‘Graceful Ghost’ Rag

In this latest from EAC Video, Gregory Biss presents a seasonally appropriate tune—William Bolcom’s Graceful Ghost (Rag) and accompanies the piece with a little discussion of the ragtime form. From Scott Joplin’s claim to have invented ragtime and his ‘viral’ hit Maple Leaf Rag in 1898, ragtime has become … [Read More]

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‘Farmer Jim’ Kovaleski Shares Frost Poem for EAC Video

EAC Video presents Jim Kovaleski, a farmer and poetry fan who lives in Pembroke, Maine and New Port Richey, Florida, reading a poem he selected: “Mowing” by Robert Frost.The footage was shot on the Leighton Point Road, Pembroke, Maine, in late September 2020; camera and editing by EAC Video’s … [Read More]

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McCurdy and Brice Warmed Crowd at Music on the Deck Season Finale

Check out the latest pop-up concert of the Eastport Gallery’s Music on the Deck series featuring: Fiddle Chick and Plucky (Denise McCurdy, violin and Colie Brice, vocals and guitar). On a crisp, cold, September afternoon, this dynamic duo kept the music lovers dancing and warm with their unique covers … [Read More]

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‘LunaMuse’ Manuela Brice Spins Yarns for EAC Video

Continuing EAC Video’s studio visit series, we drop in on fiber artist, hand-spinner, and knitwear designer Manuela Brice at LunaMuse Studio and Showroom. From learning to knit at just 5 years old, Manuela’s lifelong practice has blossomed into a small business including her handspun yarns and knitwear originals. In … [Read More]

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Moose Island House Players’ Music on the Deck Show Released

The Eastport Gallery YouTube channel has posted the final pop-up concert from the 2020 Music on Deck series. The Moose Island House Players, featuring Alice St. Clair and Ross Argir on violin, Susan Luthin on mandolin and whistle, Brandy Argir on guitar and Joan Lowden on bass ukulele, wowed … [Read More]

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‘Art in the Virtual World’ Videos Have Arrived!

The Eastport Gallery’s ‘Art in the Virtual World’ video talks have been released, and are viewable below, as well as on the gallery’s YouTube channel. ‘Art in the Virtual Part I’ featured Lauren Koss, Mark Macey, Joan Lowden and Lora Whelan speaking about their roles in Stage East’s Life … [Read More]

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Trond Saeverud First in EAC Video’s ‘Get to Know Us’ Series

First in EAC Video’s new ‘Get to Know Us’ series is this musical moment with the charmingly self-deprecating Trond Saeverud, the Norwegian-born music director and conductor of Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO). Thanks to Trond for creating this video of himself, which we’ve interspersed with moments from the orchestra’s … [Read More]

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Music on the Deck’s ‘Beach Trash’ Video is Up!

Eastport Gallery’s latest pop-up Music on the Deck show, presented in cahoots with the Downeast Rainbow Alliance as part of a day-long Pop-up Pride event on Saturday, September 5, was the colorful five-piece band Beach Trash. “It was a total hit!” said Gallery president Jude Kempe. “There was whole … [Read More]

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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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