Eastport Arts Center

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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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Meet Ann Cannizzaro, Instructor for Our July Summer Arts Camp (Sign up by Sunday, 7/5!)

EAC’s first session of Summer Arts Camp—’I Wonder with Watercolors’—is July 7, 8 and 9, and will be offered via Zoom for children ages 6-13. Read all about it here, and check out the video promo made by instructor Ann Cannizzaro and her daughter, Nia Aretakis. Due to supplies … [Read More]

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Edward French Gives Virtual Version of Annual Pipe Organ Demonstration & Talk

“It’s always encouraging and refreshing to witness the enthusiasm and curiosity of young students in learning about music and tracker-action pipe organs,” said Edward French, who has presented demonstrations of EAC’s pipe organ for groups of local schoolchildren for more than 12 years. French, best known as editor of … [Read More]

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Summer Workshop Series Kicks Off with Fairy Houses, Watercolors, Henna and Felting!

EAC’s Summer Workshop series will be offered virtually this year, and instructors have worked with EAC’s Education & Outreach Director, Alison Brennan, to come up with an array of fascinating projects to be taught online. The series begins June 30 with longtime EAC instructor Sara Myrick’s Beach Fairy House … [Read More]

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‘One Man Festival’ Willy Claflin Presents Maynard Moose & Socklops

Willy Claflin has delighted audiences for years with his songs, stories and hilarious puppetry. An Eastport summer resident who winters in San Francisco, Willy has been a memorable part of many of EAC’s past Summer Arts Camps, taking turns with the arts and crafts leaders to offer campers some … [Read More]

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Summer Workshops—Coming Soon! (and Seeking Input)

EAC’s popular Summer Workshop Series will be offered this summer through virtual means. An exciting lineup of educators are poised and ready to work with students of all ages, and EAC is seeking input on workshop timing to best serve all. Please respond to this survey to indicate your … [Read More]

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Online Arts Experiences and Educational Resources

We at EAC have been thrilled to see all of the efforts being put forth by educators and arts organizations to bring arts experiences and education into our lives and homes during this time when participating in community means staying at a distance from others. Please feel free to … [Read More]

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ArtWalk Continues: Map and Gallery Updated; Featured Artist: Vittoria Chierici

Local artists and organizers Anne Shields Hopkins and Joan Lowden, in association with Eastport Arts Center, Eastport Gallery and the Tides Institute & Museum of Art, proudly introduced the Eastport ArtWalk Map on April 24th. One participant, Italian painter Vittoria Chierici, was scheduled to return to her home bases … [Read More]

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KinderArts Presents Activities for Preschoolers and Up

EAC’s KinderArts program has gathered some intriguing ideas for creative and arts-oriented activities for preschoolers. About the percussion projects: “Using kitchen utensils or sticks from your backyard you can practice tempo (fast and slow), dynamics (loud and soft) and register (high and low),” notes EAC’s Education & Outreach Coordinator … [Read More]

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Online Drawing Group Offers Friday Coffee Hour and Wednesday Portrait Meetup

EAC’s drawing group, led by Anne Shields Hopkins, has moved online, and is now offering both an open portrait drawing session on Wednesdays at 4 pm and a coffee hour with still life on Fridays at 9 am. The group would be interested in having a musician to participate … [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.