Eastport Arts Center

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Irish Fiddler to Return—Workshops & Concert Planned, June 6-8

The Eastport Arts Center is pleased to present a series of events, June 6-8, with renowned Irish fiddler Gerry O’Connor, who visited us last May and was a big hit with the Downeast community. The series begins Thursday, June 6, from 7-8 pm, when the Center will host a … [Read More]

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High Schoolers’ Shakespeare is Next for EAC Stage

Eastport Arts Center is thrilled to continue a tradition of hosting high school theater when a troupe of local teens presents Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on May 31 and June 1. A project of the Shead Theater Club, the play is being adapted and directed by instructor Ian … [Read More]

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Next from EAC Films is Aretha Franklin Biopic, ‘Respect’

EAC Films offers a recent biopic for their next screening. Chronicling the life of star singer Aretha Franklin, Respect (2021, PG-13) will be shown at 2 pm and 6 pm, Sunday, May 19. Distributor Swank Films synopsizes as follows: Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a young … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Welcomes New Member Jeanne Backhaus

Jeanne is a full-time resident in Lubec and is very active in the community. She captures the beauty of the natural world around her with watercolor, pen and ink, bringing to light the textures in driftwood or the subtle colors of stones on the shore. In her oils she … [Read More]

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Waponahki-Inspired Works Next at EAC’s Washington Street Gallery

EAC’s Washington Street Gallery will feature Malihkinuwi-Waponahkik (“In Maine Wabanaki Territory” in the Passamaquoddy/Maliseet language), a collection of Waponahki-inspired artwork by Norma “Randi” Marshall, in June. An opening reception with the artist will be held Sunday, June 2, from 3-6 pm.  Marshall is a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. … [Read More]

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All Invited for Next Open Mic, June 14

Eastport Arts Center’s next Open Mic Night will be held Friday, June 14.  Sign-ups for performers will be taken starting at 5:30 pm, and the show will run from 6-8 pm. A limited number of slots for performers with special needs will be reserved for sign up in advance, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Community Show Seeks Submissions by May 24

The deadline for Eastport Gallery’s Annual Community Show is fast approaching! Get your paint brushes, pencils and pottery ready! The Eastport Gallery will open at 109 Water Street for the summer season on Friday May 31, with its annual Community Show and an all-new Member Show. The Community Show will be presented both … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Appreciated Receptive Audiences

Thanks for your support! Quoddy Voices singers enjoyed two warm roomsful of happy audience members, May 3 and 5 at EAC. The international community chorus, directed by Gene Nichols with accompanist Jane Lanctot and guest artist Brian Schuth, performed their ‘People, Places and Spring’ concerts in continuous segued sets, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Welcomes New Member Tina Heald

Through impressionistic techniques, a variety of brush techniques, and local color choices, she reflects the serenity and joy in familiar landscapes, capturing the beauty and tranquility of rural and urban places around the state. She shares that she strives “to transform everyday scenes into poetic reflections of Maine’s beauty, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Welcomes New Member Paul Lilley

Using the ancient art of mosaics, Paul creates detailed and vibrant scenes, stories, and homages. His work represents a wide variety of subjects from pet portraits, landscapes, still life art, garden features, and recreations of classic paintings and is created using both ceramic and vitreous glass tiles.  Each tile … [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.