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Eastport Gallery Calls for Artists for Annual Community Show

The Eastport Gallery will open for the summer season on June 5 with the annual Community Show. This year, the show will be presented both live in the gallery on Water Street and online in the virtual gallery. Artists near and far may submit work online no later than May 28, … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Welcomes Back JoAnne Houlsen

The Eastport Gallery welcomes back an old friend as it looks ahead to the 2021 summer season.  JoAnne Houlsen was a gallery member for about 15 years before taking a break a few years ago; we are glad she has decided to return, filling our single member opening this … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices’ Latest: ‘Rushing River’ Released for May Day!

With many voices raised—via digital means—in a rousing Spring-coming chorus, Quoddy Voices’ latest, director John Newell’s composition “Rushing River,” has been released for all to enjoy. Newell, who is leading the chorus in their second virtual session, was inspired by the Dennys River near his home. “It’s different every … [Read More]

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EAC ‘Culture of Food’ Celebrated via Poetry & Pie Zoom, Upcoming Cookbook

“Many would think that food has been as much a part of the arts at the EAC as the arts themselves!” enthuses Chris Grannis, EAC Director. “In fact, food must be an art.” The Center’s culture of food, celebrated again and again at exhibition openings, concert receptions for the … [Read More]

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Poetry & Pie Night is April 30!

Eastport Arts Center invites all to an informal online gathering in celebration of April as National Poetry Month on Friday, April 30 at 7 pm. The Poetry & Pie Night will begin with a reading by Linda Aldrich, Poet Laureate of Portland, Maine, and continue with local poets Catherine … [Read More]

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Sara Myrick to Teach Beginning Basketry

Next in EAC’s popular series of online workshops is Beginning Basketry with Sara Myrick, 1-3 pm, Sunday, May 2. Geared for ages 12 and up, the workshop will be a fun and interactive tutorial in making a box-shaped basket using a form and twine. Sara will also show adaptations … [Read More]

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Gallery Features Joan Lowden

This week’s featured Eastport Gallery artist is gallery president Joan Lowden. “My main artistic passion is music, jazz bass in particular, but I had explored visual arts in my youth and developed a renewed interest when I discovered encaustic painting several years ago.  Encaustic, (from the Greek ‘to burn’), … [Read More]

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Staged Reading, Scholarship Fund Organized in Memory of Jay Skriletz

On Saturday, May 1 at 7:00 pm, a virtual celebration will take place to launch The Jay Skriletz Scholarship Fund to support youth and young adults in the theater. The scholarship is inspired by the life of Jay Skriletz and his belief in the potential and power of young … [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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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.