The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series, a winter offering of informal and interactive programs every Sunday at 3 pm at Eastport Arts Center, has announced a slate of diverse presentations to begin in January 2024.

Penny Guisinger, who’ll talk creative nonfiction, read from her new memoir, and even get attendees going with a metaphor-writing exercise on January 21 is shown speaking at Iota Short Forms’ annual conference and retreat.

Events are as follows:
January 7: Danny Holt, Nine Piano Sonatinas from the 18th to the 21st Centuries
January 14: Edward French, People and Place: 40 Years of Quoddy Tides Photographs
January 21: Penny Guisinger on creative nonfiction, with a reading from her forthcoming memoir, Shift: A Memoir of Identity and Other Illusions
January 28: program rescheduled to February 11

Woody Gillies, who’ll present “Roos, Emus and Kookaburras! A Photo Tour of Australian Wildlife” on February 18, captured this image of a koala female with juvenile at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve in Australia.

February 4: Donold Soctomah: “Ntolonapemk” Our Ancestors’ Place
February 11: Zack Klyver: The Future of Whale Habitat Protection & Whale Watching in Passamaquoddy Bay
February 18: Woody Gillies, Roos, Emus and Kookaburras! A Photo Tour of Australian Wildlife
February 25: A staged reading of ‘Five Very Short Comedies’ by Stage East and Lubec Campobello Community Theatre

Jane Lanctot (right) will give a presentation of Cambodian music—she’s recruited a band of community members!—for the March 17 Sunday series.

March 3: Gregory Biss, Harpsichord Hour
March 10: Dwayne Tomah, Passamaquoddy language preservation
March 17: Jane Lanctot, performance of traditional Cambodian music
March 24: Eric Messin, The Art of Jewelry Making: From Stones to Stars—One Light

Éric Messin, who’ll present on March 24 shared this image of some of his handiwork: Australian opal with bows, set with pave’ diamonds (from left); kunzite with aquamarines, pear shaped on shoulder with diamond accents; elongated oval garnet with diamond surround; and pink topaz and mother of pearl flower set in sterling.

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

Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at www.eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional. 

Gregory Biss is shown presenting his annual Harpsichord Hour program for the 2023 Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series.