Organizers have planned an exciting lineup for EAC’s Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series, which will run from January 8 through April 30. The programs are offered downstairs at the Center, in the cozy Washington Street Gallery, and feature engaging speakers and performers from the Eastport community and beyond.

Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center programs are offered by donation. Proceeds are shared equally between the presenters and EAC constituent group The Concert Series, which offers year-round programming run by volunteers. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Edward French and Lora Whelan, publishers of The Quoddy Tides, engaged a spirited Sunday series crowd January 16, 2022. Photo by Robin Farrin.

January 8: DONALD SOCTOMAH Passamaquoddy Historical Preservation Officer, speaking on Passamaquoddy place names around the bay.
January 15: COAST GUARD presentation on the daily role played by the Eastport Station
January 22: CHUCK KNIFFEN Reading from his books, Fifty Years in a Foxhole and Rude Awakenings, about his experiences in the Vietnam/American war and healing with the help of animals and friends. 
January 29: ROLFE RICHTER performing on and talking about his handmade Native flutes
February 5: STAGE EAST staged reading, play TBA
February 12: LORA WHELAN An interactive talk about her paintings and process.
February 19: WSHD DJs round table discussion about the history and operation of our community radio station.
February 26: GREGORY BISS Harpsichord Hour, ‘Bach and Beyond’
March 5: TOM SEXTON Reading from his Maine poems
March 12: LUBEC-CAMPOBELLO PLAYERS Dramatized reading of The Last Priest by David Walter Hall
March 19: BARBARA CANTALUPO Illustrated talk about Edgar Allan Poe & James Ensor
March 26: JOHN NEWELL Piano recital: ‘Something Borrowed’, music by Chopin, Stravinsky, Poulenc, Schubert and others.
April 2: CATHERINE J.S. LEE reading from Island Secrets: Stories from the Coast of Maine
April 9: No program (Easter Sunday)
April 16: TBA
April 23: Snow date
April 30: MARK DEVOTO Illustrated talk on a musical topic TBA

A large group gathered for Dwayne Tomah’s Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center presentation on Passamaquoddy wax cylinder recordings, held April 3, 2022. Photos by L. Elwood. Find a recap story about this presentation here.
‘Jenny & the Barbs’ performed for the Sunday series on January 9, 2022. You can read about this delightful afternoon here: https://eastportartscenter.org/2022/03/singers-were-a-sunday-series-treat/.