Artists Ellen Nicholas and Kristine Gordon Moore have been hard at work creating sketches for a proposed mural in the Eastport Arts Center lobby. The artists are taking their inspiration from a community survey that asked respondents about the role of the arts in their lives. 

The project, which is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, will hold a reception and viewing of the sketches on Saturday, May 28th at 7 pm. During that time, a short documentary featuring the artists will also premiere, and EAC’s Creative Development Coordinator, Mark Macey, will moderate a discussion on the arts and inclusivity. 

“It’s been wonderful to see what Ellen and Kristine are coming up with and to see them working in the space,” Macey, the project’s coordinator, said, “I’m excited by what they’re proposing, and I think our patrons and community will be as well.”