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Online Chorus a Success, Singers Still Welcome to Join

“We had what I, and others, think was a successful first meeting,” noted John Newell, Musical Director of EAC’s community chorus, Quoddy Voices. “26 attended. We laid out plans for the season, did some of the usual warmups and then rehearsed our first piece, the canon ‘Dona Nobis Pacem.’ … [Read More]

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Kempe & Hopkins’ Art Talk to Air on Shead Radio Prior to Video Release

The Eastport Gallery recorded the second ArtTalk for 2020 this past week: “Art in the Virtual World, Part 2.” Jude Kempe, president of the Eastport Gallery, and artist and activist Anne Shields Hopkins discussed the challenges and rewards of moving visual art from physical to online platforms. This talk will air … [Read More]

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Zoom Workshop to Explore Mixed Media Book Making

Celebrate the beginning of fall with EAC’s latest workshop offering, Art Romp: Mixed Media Art Journal with Anne Black, Sunday, September 20, 2-4 pm via Zoom. Black will present a fun afternoon of painting, printing and embellishing papers to create a unique art journal. Participants will use simple methods accessible … [Read More]

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Fiddle Chick & Plucky to Conclude Gallery’s ‘Plein Air’ Music Series

Eastport Gallery is excited to announce the final pop-up concert of this summer’s Music on the Deck series: Fiddle Chick and Plucky (Denise McCurdy and Colie Brice). “These two will keep your toes tapping and your hands clapping,” says Gallery president Jude Kempe. “Keep an eye on our Facebook … [Read More]

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Covid-Cautious Drum Circle Continues Weekly

The University of Maine at Machias (UMM) will host an outdoor drum circle/percussion jam session on Fridays at 3 pm, near the sculpture on the lawn below Powers Hall.  Social distancing and mask wearing will be in effect, with instruments placed at least 6’ apart; this will be in … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices to Resume for Fall Virtual Season

“Those who wish to sing, always find a song!” As in these words of the song recorded by Quoddy Voices’ Manuela Brice, Jenny Gillies, Barb Smith and John Newell as part of an international virtual choir project, Quoddy Voices has found their song for this fall. The community chorus … [Read More]

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‘Beach Trash’ Washed Up For Music on the Deck

Eastport Gallery’s latest pop-up Music on the Deck show, presented in cahoots with the Downeast Rainbow Alliance as part of a day-long Pop-up Pride event on Saturday, September 5, was the colorful five-piece band Beach Trash. “It was a total hit!” said Gallery president Jude Kempe. “There was whole … [Read More]

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Gallery Mounts Season’s Final Theme Show: ‘Rebellion’

Eastport Gallery’s final theme show of the 2020 season, “Rebellion”, will open at the gallery on Friday, September 11, and run through Sunday, September 27, the gallery’s last day of the season. In conjunction with the in-person opening will be a virtual gallery page, coming soon. “We have had … [Read More]

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EAC’s Wellness Corner: Online Yoga & Dental Health

Seeing a recent video—on toothbrushing—created by Kathleen Dunbar, dental hygienist and longtime Stage East actress, EAC director Chris Grannis joked about how Kathleen was ‘driven to it’ by quarantine life, which is preventing Kathleen from taking to the stage as she’s done memorably in many productions at the center. … [Read More]

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Handy Links: EAC’s Online Offerings (Ongoing and ‘Live’)

Ongoing online activities: Ecstatic Dance Subscribe to this group’s YouTube channel to access dance-inspiring playlists, updated weekly. International DanceFind a playlist of videos here, including demonstrations of the dances. EAC’s Poetry and Pie FestivalContributors of poems and pictures are sought! Please check out current submissions and read more here. … [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.