EAC’s Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series will continue at 3 pm, Sunday, March 6 when artist Cynthia Morse gives a talk about pastel techniques that apply to her work. Morse will bring an array of pastels of various kinds, as well as papers intended for pastel use, and share why she is drawn to the medium.

Morse is a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono, where she majored in art. After teaching art at a high school in Southern Maine for 30 years she turned to a full time career devoted to pastels and tending Eastport Breakwater Gallery with her husband Michael Morse. Her pastel painting began with working en plein air with other pastel artists in Southern Maine; these days she prefers working in her studio, but still occasionally joins other artists to paint on location. She is especially attracted to Washington County blueberry fields, views of islands and Maine spruce trees.

Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center programs are held in the Washington Street Gallery, downstairs at EAC. Voluntary donations sustain these programs; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds are shared equally between the presenters and EAC constituent group The Concert Series, which offers year-round programming run by volunteers. The series will run at 3 pm each Sunday through April, skipping Easter Sunday. For more information, and to view the rest of the series lineup, please visit https://eastportartscenter.org/constituent-groups/the-concert-series/

Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, patrons are required to wear masks when in the EAC building. Weather-related program postponements will be announced by 11 am on the day of the event, on the EAC site and Facebook page, and on the Center’s answering machine: (207) 853-4650.