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April’s Apt Rainstick Craft, Plus Bonus Music Video, Is Here!

EAC KinderArts video workshop series continues with ‘Craft-along: Make Your Own Rainstick.‘ In this month’s video, instructor Nia Aretakis demonstrates a technique for creating a child-sized rainstick out of simple household materials, and encourage participants to experiment with different ‘fillings’ for their sticks to create different sounds. The video also … [Read More]

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EAC Video Instructor on Wearable Art & Making a Shirt for the Shoot

Did you notice the homemade Earth shirt KinderArts video instructor Nia Aretakis was wearing in this month’s Craft-along video, ‘Make Your Own Rainstick’? Nia shared some images and thoughts about her process of making the shirt for the shoot. As as an artist, she has long enjoyed experimenting in … [Read More]

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This Week’s ‘Friday in the Studio’ Reimagines Draw-a-Thon Event

Join us Friday morning for a reimagining! Anne Hopkins’ ‘In The Studio’ for April 16 will be an exploration in the Draw-a-thon. For the past year Anne has been co-hosting a monthly creativity extravaganza. Live music, group drawing, performers and storytellers have been regulars on the fourth-Saturday evening Zoom … [Read More]

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Staged Reading, Scholarship Fund Organized in Memory of Jay Skriletz

In memory of Jay Skriletz, a Washington County theater professional and Stage East’s initial Artistic Director, Stage East will be presenting a virtual staged reading of Skriletz’ play Houdini’s Secret, directed by Mark Macey, at 7 pm on Saturday, May 1.In Houdini’s Secret, we follow recent widower Martin Drake through an … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Features Member Artist Lora Whelan

Lora Whelan is this week’s featured artist as the Eastport Gallery continues to celebrate spring with festive windows at 109 Water Street and a virtual Spring Show at: https://www.eastportgallery.com.Using paint, pastel and mixed media, Lora Whelan explores human perception and experience through her artworks. “I am self-taught, and find the … [Read More]

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April Vacation Arts Camp Offers Earth Day-Themed Projects and a New-to-EAC Instructor

Please note—there are just two materials kits left for next week’s Arts Camp! To register and receive a kit, please email Alison: alison@eastportartscenter.org. Registrants who plan to use their own materials should also email Alison—to receive the Zoom invitation and also a template for Thursday’s project! Full details follow. … [Read More]

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Diana Young: ‘Joyful, Accomplished and With One Wicked Sense of Humor’ in Latest ‘Artist to Artist’ Video

Eastport Gallery’s Artist to Artist video series continues with a studio chat and interview with painter Diana Young. Diana has been a member of the Gallery for 32 years and counting, splitting her time between Bangor, where she lives, and Eastport, and managing to participate in both artistic communities at … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Blooms—Online and In Person

The Eastport Gallery at 109 Water Street will open for the season on June 5th, “But you don’t have to wait until June,” enthused Gallery president Joan Lowden, “to appreciate the cheerful windows brightening the corner of Water and Washington Streets right now!”  The works in the windows, displayed … [Read More]

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EAC Video’s Most-Watched Title—’Farmer Jim’ Kovaleski—Tops 2K Views and Climbs On

EAC Video’s most-viewed offering, which topped 2,000 views on April 1, combines ‘Farmer Jim’ Kovaleski’s passions—scythe mowing and poetry. We share it this week as part of EAC’s celebration of April as National Poetry Month—set to culminate in our Poetry & Pie Night on April 30. The video was … [Read More]

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Gene Nichols Talks Rain Sounds & Rain Sticks to Prep for April’s Craft-along with Nia

As inspiration for April’s Craft-along with Nia—a custom rain stick craft, here’s Gene Nichols, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, showing a few makers of rain sounds from his collection. In the Craft-along video, which will be published April 16, KinderArts video instructor Nia Aretakis will demonstrate a technique for creating a child-sized … [Read More]

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The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The work of Eastport Arts Center is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.