opening reception

Attendees of a lively opening reception at one of the gallery’s annual Youth Art Month exhibitions, featuring works by students from all around Washington County, are shown. Photo by Robin Farrin of Coastal Maine Photography

Eastport Arts Center’s Washington Street Gallery exhibits local as well as state, national and international visual art.  Exhibitions include discussions and lectures pertaining to the exhibited work.  To fulfill the larger purpose of educating, engaging and entertaining the greater Eastport community concerning the visual arts, additional lectures and discussions will, from time to time, be offered.  Summer hours are 11 am-4 pm, Tuesday through Friday, by chance or appointment, and during EAC events.

2018 Season

Paintings by Arthur Cadieux
On view through May 31

An exuberant and beloved Eastport artist, Cadieux passed away in 2015. The large-scale, colorful paintings in the exhibition were left by Cadieux to the arts center, which he loved. All were painted in Eastport.

Harmony/Disharmony: Paintings by Peesh Rewak McClanahan & Lora Whelan
On view June 2-30
Opening reception: Sunday, June 10, 4-6 pm,
featuring an artist talk at 4:15 pm and live music by Ted Rewak

This exhibition explores the expansions and contractions found within harmony and disharmony. Through the use of single and mixed media, including acrylic and oil paints, pastels, graphite and collage, paintings will range from Whelan’s exploration of endangered species and the factors contributing to their decline to Rewak McClanahan’s exploration of how music, human and otherwise, unites harmoniously but also has discordant features that add to the whole experience for the musician and the listener.

Missing Voices: Photographs by Vivian Taylor
On view July 1-30
Opening reception: Saturday, July 14, 4-6 pm

Taylor’s photographic series dates from the 1990s, when she began work on a book about the life of Ruth Hamilton, a colleague and prominent African-American singer in Boston, Massachusetts. The photographs originated in interviews for the book in Boston, Cambridge, and other Massachusetts cities, as well as in Atlanta, Georgia, where Hamilton was born. The project came to include musicians, clergy, family and friends from various churches, a synagogue, an outdoor cathedral in New Hampshire, and an ancient church in Pont-Aven in Brittany, France where Ruth performed.

Women in Vision: Soul Journey
On view August 2-30
Opening reception: Sunday, August 12, 4-6 pm

Participating artists are Sherry Ashby, Lisa Marqis Bradbury, Elizabeth Ostrander and Shanna Wheelock. Along with Sharon Kiley Mack, who was unfortunately unable to join in for this exhibition, the Women in Vision group came together to encourage themselves and other women to grow wings, express and share their female voices, vision, and creativeness while living their lives along the beautiful Bold Coast of Maine. Since 2013, the group has engaged with audiences through art talks and exhibitions in Eastport, Machias and Lubec. Their focus is on journeying through life intuitively; welcoming the soul’s inexorable pull towards becoming oneself.

 Nothing But Nudes!
On view September 3-30
Opening reception featuring live jazz: Monday, September 3 (Labor Day), 5-7 pm

This open show will feature works by dozens of area artists in many media, including painting, sculpture and photography. The brainchild of Mona Love of Perry, the special exhibition has been three years in the planning and making.

To submit works to the show, artists should bring pieces ready for hanging to the EAC during the scheduled submission times, August 30, 1-7 pm or  August 31, 1-5 pm. Questions (especially about sculpture) should be emailed to nothingbutnudeseastport@gmail.com.

 

 

For artists interested in showing work at the gallery, please find an application form here.