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Washington Street Gallery’s Annual Youth Art Exhibition

Eastport Arts Center is pleased to host the 7th annual Student Art Exhibit, featuring works created by students of the following schools: Beatrice Rafferty Elementary, Ellen Nicholas, instructor; Eastport Elementary and Shead High School, Sara Myrick, instructor; Edmunds Consolidated School, Melanie Tardiff, instructor; Elm Street Elementary, Lisa Bartlett, instructor; … [Read More]

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Kniffen’s ‘Shorty’ Beckons from Eastport Gallery’s Community Show

Overlooking the breakwater and created by Lubec artist and author Charles Kniffen, Shorty is ready to welcome all to Eastport Gallery’s Annual Community Show. This latest assemblage of “sea junk” was collected and composed by Kniffen, a Marine veteran of the Vietnam war and a twenty-five year solo all-season kayaker … [Read More]

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Community Show Opens Eastport Gallery Summer Season

Eastport Gallery will open for the summer season on Saturday, June 5, with its annual Community Show.  This year the show will be presented both live in the gallery at 109 Water Street, June 5 through June 19, and online with more than 60 works on view in the virtual … [Read More]

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Cynthia Morse Talks Pastels and Inspiration for EAC Video

The latest in EAC Video’s Studio Visit series is Cynthia Morse, pastel painter, who recalls her earliest artworks, the exploration of many art forms in her 20s, and her eventual choice of pastels as a primary media. (Cynthia is still a media-experimenter, and spent some of the pandemic time … [Read More]

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Upcoming Youth Exhibition Seeks Art by Homeschooled Students

Washington Street Gallery will reprise their annual Youth Art Exhibition this year, in a digital format. Works are being collected from area schools; in the meanwhile, submissions are sought from home schooled student artists. To submit a work, please email Cynthia Morse at cmorse@maine.rr.com. We are limited to the … [Read More]

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Drumming Classes Begin May 3

Expanding EAC’s online education to include music, the center will offer a free four-week Drumming class for teens and adults on Mondays, May 3, 10, 17 and 24, from 7:30-8:30 pm, with Noel Brennan. Originally from Robbinston, and currently Program Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Brooklyn Conservatory, Brennan has … [Read More]

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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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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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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.