On June 24th, the Eastport ArtWalk hosted a film and discussion with a full house in attendance at Eastport Arts Center.  Dwayne Tomah, from the Waponahki Museum and Resource Center, introduced the film, “Doctrine of Discovery”, followed by a discussion that included a video visit by author Stephen Newcomb.  

ArtWalk organizers expressed gratitude that Tomah could participate in the event, as immediately afterward he headed to Washington DC to participate in the “We the Peoples Before” conference at the Kennedy Center.  The conference culminated in a July 1st performance; video viewable below. Tomah’s segment—the East with the Waponahki “People of the Dawn”—is at about 11 mins, 45 seconds into the video. “Please watch this beautiful and important presentation,” urges ArtWalk organizer Joan Lowden.

Dwayne Tomah leads a post-screening discussion at EAC on June 24, alongside author Stephen Newcomb, who joined the event via live video.

The next Eastport & Lubec ArtWalk weekend will be August 5-7, and will include mermaid- and sea-themed activities with puppet show and the First Annual Mermaid Parade, which will muster at the Eastport Arts Center at 4 pm on August 6th.   For more information about participating in the mermaid parade, email:  eastportartwalk@gmail.com – all merpeople, pirates, sea creatures welcome!   Complete schedule of events:  www.eastportartwalk.org.

The Eastport ArtWalk thanks Dwayne Tomah, the Waponahki Museum and Resource Center and the Eastport Arts Center for being “Partners in Art” and hosting the film and other ArtWalk events.