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TOP THREE (our current most-viewed titles):
Jim Kovaleski reads Robert Frost’s “Mowing”
A Studio Visit with Gail McGlamery, Free Range Fiber Studio, Eastport, Maine
Greg Biss plays Etude #3 by Philip Glass

Bernie Cecire (right) works on an EAC Video Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk with Gregory Biss.

EAC Video’s Studio Visit series, featuring:
Gail McGlamery, Fiber Artist, Weaver, Spinner & Dyer
Sally DeCicco, Sewing Enthusiast and Mask Maker
Cynthia Morse, Pastel Painter
Manuela Brice, Fibert Artist, Hand Spinner and Knitwear Designer
Zach Smith/Sandy River, Downeast Drag Performer
KinderArts Craft Along series (step-by-step projects for all ages using common household materials!)
Eastport Gallery’s ‘Artist to Artist’ series

Cynthia Morse takes photographs to inspire her pastel paintings in this still from an EAC Video Studio Visit.

Quoddy Voices Virtual Choir pieces and other videos
Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra ‘Get to Know Us’ series
EAC Concert Series’ Virtual Concert & Keyboard Talk
Eastport Gallery’s ‘Music on the Deck’ series

George Mills prepares to perform, in the tradition of EAC’s Young Persons’ Concert, for EAC Video, summer 2020.

Check out our casual and lively winter series via these video and audio recordings from 2022!
Vocal Trio ‘Jenny & the Barbs’ (Barbara Fox, Jennifer Gillies & Barbara Smith)
Edward French & Lora Whelan of The Quoddy Tides
Page to Stage: Mark Macey on the Art of Dramaturgy
Captain Bob Peacock on Visits by US Navy Ships to Eastport
Jane Lanctot with a Fortepiano Concert and Talk 
A Wood Carving Talk by Roland LaVallee
A Pastel Talk by Cynthia Morse
Meg McGarvey & Linda Godfrey of The Commons Eastport
Karen and Kevin Raye of Raye’s Mustard Mill
Dwayne Tomah on 19th Century Passamaquoddy Recordings

Nadeen (left) and Sally DeCicco are shown vending in downtown Eastport as part of a 2020 EAC Video Studio Visit with Sally.

Moose Island Mischief #1, featuring Penny Guisinger, Emma Page & Lora Whelan
Moose Island Mischief #2, featuring Jean Wilhelm, Lauren “L” Elwood & Gregory Biss
Moose Island Mischief #3, a Quoddy Voices feature with director John Newell & singer Jenny Gillies

And more!
Stage East’s Life in Washington County collection
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Sam Schuth talks ‘Performance, Popular Music and Growing Up at EAC’ in a video released May 2020 by EAC Video.

Blast the Winter Blahs (& Get Inspired for Friday’s Dance!) with Quoddy Voices’ Outreach Trio!

Quoddy Voices singers Jenny Gillies (left) and Geri Ilg braved the fearsome storm of December 18 along with the choir’s Director, Gene Nichols, to bring concerts to Wellmore Point in Calais and Eastport Memorial Nursing Home. Find a video clip from their boisterous Calais show below; apparently their choice of tune … [Read More]

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Homeschool Co-op Enjoyed Holiday Party; Video is Here!

EAC’s Homeschool Co-op closed 2023 with a festive gift swap and homemade wrapping paper activity at their December 15 meeting. The group is excited to continue in the new year, with meetings planned for the first and third Friday of each month, 1-3 pm. Following are photos of the … [Read More]

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Spooky & Sweet! Halloween Craft along Videos Rate a Rerun

In 2020, EAC’s KinderArts program created a free video workshop series, Craft along with Nia. The series’ opening craft—a four-part Halloween activity—is too fun not to share again. Please join Nia in making these seasonal characters at home, and if you’d like, send an image along to nicole@eastportartscenter.org to … [Read More]

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Capacity Crowd Welcomed Fallows Back to Eastport; Video Here!

“Eastport has a long list of big fans,” noted Deb Fallows in an article this week on the Our Towns Civic Foundation site, discussing her recent visit with husband Jim to Eastport, their sixth since 2013. The couple, with David Dahl, editor of The Maine Monitor, engaged a crowd … [Read More]

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‘Illustrated Concert’ with Storytelling Songwriter John John Brown Planned for July 28; Video Preview is Here!

Eastport Arts Center will host ‘Songs, Stories and Art—Lessons from Strangers’, a multimedia performance which combines original storytelling songs with a projected graphic story, on Friday, July 28 at 7 pm. Acoustic artist John John Brown, Kerrville New Folk winner, takes listeners inside the lives of 14 unique characters; … [Read More]

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‘Eastport Is…’ Heartwarming: Video Recap is Here! • Triple Exhibitions, Artist Talk on Tap

On ArtWalk Eastport Weekend, June 22-25, the Gallery hosted musicians Fiddle Chick and Picky on Friday evening. On Saturday, visitors to Eastport Gallery used colorful Post-It Notes, arranged in artful patterns, to co-create a testament to what art, Eastport and art in Eastport means to them. As the fog rolled in during the … [Read More]

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Farn-Guillette’s Workshop Included Sculpting, Glazing and Raku Firing Sessions, Video is Here!

Eastport Gallery artists—on fire with creativity! Marlys Farn-Guillette recently completed the third stage of her three-part workshop. On day one in her fully-booked class, held April 1, 2023, students stretched their creative wings in many directions as they created unique clay tiles of all sorts and sizes. Marlys’ selection of … [Read More]

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207 Show Features Shead High’s Outstanding Jazz Quartet—See the Video Here!

Shead High School’s award winning Jazz Quartet (first place in Maine, 2nd place in the nation!)—Antonio Vizcarrondo, Kieran Weston, Nate Tardif, and Ellis Zipperer-Sánchez, along with their Director Robert Sánchez and Shead High School Principal Paul Theriault, are featured in a special episode of the 207 news show which … [Read More]

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Prince Edward Island Musicians Headed to EAC on May 28!—Video Sneak Peek is Here!

As part of a New England spring tour spanning Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine, fiddler Cynthia MacLeod and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Gordon Belsher will appear at Eastport Arts Center Sunday, May 28 at 7 pm. The Prince Edward Island-based musicians are known for their musical chemistry and generous energy on … [Read More]

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Blast from the Past—Our Winter Owl Craft Along Video Might Be Just the ‘Snowy Day’ Ticket!

Released in 2021, our Winter Owl Craft Along is a fun and easy project for all ages, and perhaps could be an enjoyable way to pass the time during one of our 2023 winter storms! When originally released, two years ago this week, EAC offered free materials kits for … [Read More]

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‘A Moment at EAC’, a New Video for Giving Tuesday 2022

Eastport Arts Center presents this brief video peek at our range of offerings for the occasion of #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a global day of giving fueled by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities all over the world. A #GivingTuesday gift at any level allows us … [Read More]

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EAC’s Online Auction Runs Through Nov. 18; See the Items in Our New Auction Video!

Eastport Arts Center is excited to present a fundraising online auction of furniture belonging to our good friend and benefactor, the late Jean Wilhelm. Jean generously willed her estate to the Arts Center, including these fine antique pieces which we are offering through an online auction starting November 4 … [Read More]

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Toothpick & HorseRadish, on EAC Stage, Featured in Latest from EAC Video

Eastport Arts Center hosted Barbara Toothpick and Alan HorseRadish in a concert titled “Kitchen Songs” on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 7 pm. Anne Moody and Helen Swallow were producers of the show; Bernie Cecire did lighting and sound and produced this videorecording of the show, presented here for … [Read More]

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‘The Artists’, Fresh from Camden Film Festival, Features Recent EAC Performers

Barbara Toothpick and Alan HorseRadish, who performed a show of ‘Kitchen Songs’ in September at EAC, were featured the same weekend in a Camden Film Festival premiere of ‘The Artists’ by filmmakers Noah David Smith and Elizabeth L. Smith. Captured in their Pembroke home as they prepared for a … [Read More]

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The Resonant Rogues—Featured in Videos Here—Will Perform Saturday, 9/24 at EAC!

Asheville, North Carolina’s genre-hopping songwriters, The Resonant Rogues, have been winning over audiences worldwide with their signature blend of string band music since 2013. Following their musical inspirations from the Appalachian mountains to the Balkans, through Paris by way of New Orleans, their original songs speak to the heart … [Read More]

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Guitarist Tim Pence is Next for Concert Series; Video Sneak Peek is Here!

Tim Pence, a popular return booking for EAC’s Concert Series, will appear Friday, August 12 at 7 pm on the EAC stage. Here is Tim demonstrating his limber fingers with a piece by Spanish Baroque composer Gaspar Sanz, “Canarios.” Tim’s program will include works by Anton Diabelli, Napoleon Coste, … [Read More]

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A Moment with Anne Black, violist—A New EAC Video Sneak Peek

Violist Anne Black will present a themed concert, “A Timely Adventure,” as part of EAC’s Concert Series at 7 pm, Friday, August 5. She took some time out from exploring the acoustics of the EAC theater to chat with EAC Video this week, and played bits from her solo … [Read More]

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Jazz Group On Tap Saturday, July 16; Video Sneak Peeks Are Here!

Coming up in EAC’s Concert Series is The Mike Levine Trio and vocalist Wendy Pederson, on Saturday, July 16 at 7 pm. Based in south Florida, the trio has been performing throughout Maine for the last 14 years. The group covers a lot of musical ground, reaching into the … [Read More]

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Cellist Dan Allcott to Take Concert Series Stage This Week; Sneak Peek Video is Here!

EAC’s Concert Series continues with a cello recital by Dan Allcott, Friday, July 8 at 7 pm. An Eastport summer resident and frequent performer on the EAC stage, Allcott was featured in 2019 as soloist with the Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra. For this concert, Allcott will perform works for … [Read More]

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Biss and Friends to Open EAC Concert Series, Mozart Sneak Peek Video is Here!

A concert with Gregory Biss and friends will open EAC’s annual Concert Series at 7 pm on July 1. The program will include piano music by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Glass & Biss. One of Biss’ compositions on the program, “Routes”, was written more than 50 years ago and features … [Read More]

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Mural Project Sketches Revealed; Documentary with the Artists Viewable Here

Sketches for a proposed mural for the Eastport Arts Center lobby were revealed during a well-attended reception on Saturday, May 28 at 7 pm. Artists Ellen Nicholas and Kristine Gordon casually answered questions as attendees viewed the sketches. A binder full of notes, drafts, and survey data helped to illustrate … [Read More]

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Fresh ‘From the Top’ Singer Noah Carver to Take EAC Stage June 28; Sneak Peek Video is Here

Eastport Arts Center will present a senior recital by 2022 Washington Academy graduate Noah Carver, winner of a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award ‘for extraordinary young musicians’ from NPR’s From the Top, on Tuesday, June 28 at 7 pm. The young singer will be accompanied by pianist John … [Read More]

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Dwayne Tomah Shared Passamaquoddy History for EAC Sunday Series; Video Available!

On Sunday, April 3, Dwayne Tomah gave a presentation featuring a group of wax cylinder recordings from the 1890s. Made in Calais by anthropologist Jesse Walter Fewkes, the recordings were created with an Edison cylinder machine. These 31 recordings were the first ethnographic field recordings ever made, worldwide. They … [Read More]

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Preview EAC Mural Designs at Saturdays’ Reception; Video Trailer is Here!

The reception for a proposed mural for the Eastport Arts Center will take place at the Center on Saturday, May 28th at 7pm. The event will include the presentation of a short documentary on the mural’s artists, Ellen Nicholas and Kristine Gordon. It will also provide the community an … [Read More]

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Video of Washington Street Gallery’s Youth Art Show Released (featuring Keltic Schmeltic!)

The 8th Annual Youth Art Month Exhibition was a season highlight, running in April and May 2022 at EAC’s Washington Street Gallery. The show is featured in the video below, and includes works by students from Calais Jr./Sr. High School, Elm Street School (East Machias), Eastport Elementary, Machias Jr./Sr. … [Read More]

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Portland-Based Palaver Strings to Return to Eastport; See Video of Their Last Tour Here

Palaver Strings, who first appeared at EAC in 2019 during their ‘Welcome Home’ tour, will return with a new show, ‘Welcome Here,’ on Sunday May 1 at 3 pm. The Portland-based chamber orchestra’s latest production celebrates Maine’s cultural diversity, resilience, and stewardship with a multidisciplinary performance featuring guest artists … [Read More]

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Raye’s Mustard Talk Gave Attendees a Taste of the Past and Plans of a Historic Business; Video Available

Karen and Kevin Raye presented in fascinating detail the four-generation history of Raye’s Mustard Mill,  North America’s last remaining traditional stone-ground mustard mill, for the Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series on March 27. From the founding of the business in 1900 by Kevin’s ancestor John Wesley Raye, to … [Read More]

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Singers Were a Sunday Series Treat; Video Available!

The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series kicked off this year with ‘Jenny & The Barbs,’ a vocal trio, on January 9. The singers—Jennifer Gillies from Pembroke, Barbara Fox from Lubec, and Barbara Smith from Eastport—have graciously agreed to share the video recording EAC made of their casual … [Read More]

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Godfrey & McGarvey’s Commons Talk a Treat for Sunday Crowd, Video Available!

Meg McGarvey and Linda Godfrey engaged a warm Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center audience with a March 13 talk about the history of their lovingly crafted downtown landmark, The Commons Eastport. The women-owned business dates back to 2004, and its genesis was humorously recounted by the speakers: “We … [Read More]

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New EAC Podcast Spotlights Quoddy Voices, Listen Now!

This month’s episode of Moose Island Mischief, the Eastport Arts Center podcast, features EAC constituent group Quoddy Voices. Host Mark Macey interviews the choir’s leader, John Newell, as well as long-time choir member, Jennifer Gilles. Listeners will also be treated to a selection of the choir’s recordings, and the … [Read More]

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Pastel Artist Cynthia Morse Shared Glimpse Into Her Process; Video Available!

Cynthia Morse presented for the Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center on March 6. “This was a welll organized and illustrated talk on pastel painting,” noted attendee Jean Schild. “Cynthia provided a wonderful and concise overview of the nature of pastels, papers, building a painting and general tips.  She provided … [Read More]

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Lanctot’s Fortepiano Concert a Trip Back in Time; Video Available!

Jane Lanctot delighted Sunday series attendees on February 13 with a presentation, by turns humorous and transporting, starring her fortepiano, with its delicious and mellow tone quality. Lanctot’s instrument was created as a copy of a 1784 Andreas Stein. Of the Stein instruments, Mozart heaped praise in a letter … [Read More]

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Recently in the Sunday Series: LaVallee’s Carving Talk (Video Available!) and Staged Reading

The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series is in full swing, with its winter-busting variety of programs. Roland LaVallee, the sixth in the series, gave a talk on February 20. “Roland gave an entertaining presentation of his journey into wood carving,” noted attendee Barb Smith, “beginning with his … [Read More]

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Children’s Theater Video Released: From Frustrated Crayons to Spooky Monologues

Following an action-packed fall season, Children’s Theater Workshop participants presented a show at Eastport Arts Center on December 11, 2021. First, the younger group of actors took the stage with ‘The Day the Crayons Quit,’ adapted from the picture book by Drew Daywalt, directed by Mark Macey, and with … [Read More]

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Stage East’s ‘pool (no water)’ Runs through March 13; Check Out a Video Trailer with the Cast!

“… A fascinating story of artistic frustration. Friends of a celebrated artist join her in her home and party like the old days when they were all struggling to get by. When she suffers a freak accident, they stay to help her convalesce but cannot contain the jealousy that … [Read More]

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Latest EAC Podcast Pairs ‘Life in the Arts’ Veteran & Apprentice

Moose Island Mischief, the Eastport Arts Center podcast, has returned! The first episode of the year juxtaposes the perspectives of a veteran and an apprentice of life in the arts—Jean Wilhelm, a longtime EAC Board member who was instrumental in finding the Center’s home on Washington Street and designing … [Read More]

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Captain Peacock’s Talk ‘Impassioned, Informative & Delightful’; Video Available

Sunday series attendees were enthusiastic about Captain Bob Peacock’s February 6 presentation on US Navy ships visits to Eastport. “After two years of Covid its great to have the Arts Center back in person! We really missed it,” wrote attendee Steve Koenig. “Captain Bob Peacock’s talk was very interesting. … [Read More]

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Macey’s Theater Talk, ‘Page to Stage’, Viewable Now

Dashing into the EAC to hear Mark Macey’s talk on January 23, attendee Jeanne Peacock enthused to series co-organizer Marged Higginson, “This Sunday Afternoon series of lifelong learning gets me through the winter!” Macey’s congenial audience seemed to agree. The talk focused on theatre appreciation, including a brief survey … [Read More]

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SummerKeys Releases EAC-Made Biss/Baeza Concert Video

The Lubec-based SummerKeys has launched a digital concert series, featuring video performances by artist affiliated with the school, which offers immersive music vacations plus free weekly concerts—the Mary Potterton Memorial Concert Series in the summertime. Concerts are planned for June 15-August 25, 2022; in the meanwhile, music fans can … [Read More]

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Nichols Show Postponed; ‘Snow Jam’ Video & Instrument Menagerie Photos Released

Gene Nichols, who’d been planning to bring a 15-foot U-Haul full of instruments (including the hubcaphone, pictured below) to EAC for his Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center program on January 30, has changed his U-Haul reservation to April 10, when the program, rescheduled due to the major storm … [Read More]

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Quoddy Tides’ Whelan & French Drew a Crowd; Audio Available

On Sunday afternoon, January 15, Edward French and Lora Whelan gave their audience a vivid peek into the history of The Quoddy Tides, their experiences as its editors and what is involved in producing a newspaper every other week, year-round. The three stories they presented, written over the years, … [Read More]

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Sneak Peek! Stage East Shares ‘Almost, Maine’ Teaser

Stage East’s run of Almost, Maine will conclude with three performances this weekend—7 pm on Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1 and 2 pm on Sunday, January 2. Meanwhile, theater fans can whet their appetites with this teaser, featuring rehearsal footage and music from the Moose Island House … [Read More]

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Festival of Trees Sneak Peek & Video: PBSO’s ‘Tools of the Trade’

Many members of EAC constituent group Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra collaborated in the creation of their contribution to this year’s Festival of Trees, ‘Tools of the Trade.’ The sculptural ‘Tools of the Trade’ features bold decorations upcycled from music and musical instruments, with a music stand ‘spine’ and a … [Read More]

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Lampwork Artistry on Display in Video and at Next Weekend’s Holiday Market!

Eastport Arts Center will host the 9th Annual Holiday Market from 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, November 27.  Vendors have reserved spaces to sell fine jewelry, wood burned gifts, glass art, handspun wool and knitwear, laser art, stained glass, felted hats, hooked rugs, goat cheese, soap, custom-roasted coffee and espresso … [Read More]

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The Halloween Mood: EAC’s Annual Spooky Workshop a Hit

We hope you enjoy a peek at participants’ creative Halloween playtime at Sara Myrick’s October 16 workshop. The session featured shadow boxes and vignette trays incorporating diverse items and textures from a materials buffet arranged by Sara. Attendees chose between Halloween figurines, autumn leaves, colorful papers, found objects and … [Read More]

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Too Much Light! Backstage Video & Chat with Elwood & Macey

No one is on an ego trip here. It’s about the work, and I love that about this cast. Mark Macey, Director We caught up with actor L. Elwood and Stage East Artistic Director Mark Macey this week, after the initial weekend of Stage East season opener 30 Neo-futurist … [Read More]

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Maine Community Foundation Video Spotlights EAC

In Washington County: Relationships Build Community, a recent video highlighting Washington County Fund grantees of the Maine Community Foundation, EAC is featured alongside Family Futures Downeast, Mano en Mano, Sunrise County Economic Council, the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Women for Healthy Rural Living and their project Incredible … [Read More]

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‘Shead Ahead’ Chases Clouds from Eastport Festival

Immediately following an end-of-summer squall, ‘Shead Ahead’, a quartet comprised of two father/son pairs, kicked off Eastport Pirate Festival celebrations with a high energy set of jazz, funk and rock tunes. The fathers are Robert Sánchez, guitar, and Heron Weston, bass. Sons are Kieran Weston, drums, age 15, and … [Read More]

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Scarf Dance Party Postponed

Please note—this event will be rescheduled at a later date. It will not take place on August 28. As part of EAC’s KinderArts program, Lauren ‘L.’ Elwood, EAC intern and recent Oberlin graduate in theater and dance, will lead a joyful Scarf Dance Party, beginning at noon, on Saturday, … [Read More]

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Energetic Ragtime Outfit to Return to EAC with Maine Songs—Tickets Now Available!

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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Video Sneak Peek! Chamber Trio Next for Concert Series

EAC’s Concert Series will continue Friday, August 20 at 7 pm, with Chamber Music of Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms and Biss by Anna Maria Baeza, clarinet, Joachim Woitun, cello; and Gregory Biss, piano. Clarinetist Anna Maria Baeza is an active solo and chamber musician who has been heard in … [Read More]

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EAC Fondly Remembers Sally DeCicco

EAC community members were devastated to hear this week of the passing of longtime volunteer, teacher and warm, friendly spirit, Sally DeCicco. An Eastport summer resident, Sally delighted many by upcycling materials and thrift shop clothing to create affordable Pirate Festival costumes, aprons and other kitchen items, tote bags … [Read More]

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Video Sneak Peek! Plucked Strings Recital Next for Concert Series

EAC’s Concert Series continues Friday, August 13 at 7 pm, with a Plucked Strings Recital by Mo Nichols, harp, and Tim Pence, guitar.  Nichols grew up Down East, began harp study at age 8, graduated as valedictorian from Washington Academy in 2007, and from a home base in Machias, … [Read More]

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Video Sneak Peek! Concert Series Kicks Off Friday

EAC’s Concert Series begins on Friday, August 6, at 7 pm, with Trond Saeverud, violin, and Gregory Biss, piano, performing a program of Beethoven, Brahms, Saeverud and Biss. Biss was born in Illinois and educated in New England and Germany. He studied piano with Lionel Nowak and Nadia Reisenberg … [Read More]

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Kempe’s Multimedia Installation Continues at Eastport Gallery

Eastport Gallery member artist Jude Kempe’s show “Return Journey” opened at Eastport Gallery on Sunday, August 1, and will run through August 21.  This multimedia installation includes photographs, paintings, drawings and video.   Jude talks about her inspiration for this show: “Three years ago, after my stepmother died and I … [Read More]

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Alt. Tropics: ‘Return Journey’ Glows in Kempe Installation

Artist Jude Kempe, whose multimedia installation, ‘Return Journey’ opens August 1 at Eastport Gallery, has provided for EAC site this video, which is included alongside photographs, paintings and drawings, and which will be viewable through the Gallery’s front windows through August 21. ‘Return Journey’ will be on view August … [Read More]

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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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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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