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Stage East’s Storytelling Series Finale Did Not Disappoint

The Canned Sardine, Stage East’s storytelling event, provided a stage for more than a dozen tale-tellers this past summer. The story slam, which coincided with Eastport ArtWalk’s Passport Weekends, included stories of six shooters in the Wild West, Greyhound rides from Maine to San Francisco, a wife-stealing dog, the … [Read More]

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Shell Game: Workshoppers Learned Decoupage Technique

Popular EAC workshop instructor Sue Riddle guided students through a clever process of decoupaging on scallop shells at an August 10 session, part of EAC’s Summer Workshop Series. Riddle, who had scavenged the shells on a beach near her home, showed participants how to turn the rough-looking objects into … [Read More]

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EAC Event Delights Teachers During 2-Day Maine Arts Education Workshop

Eastport Arts Center hosted a festive dinner on August 19 for the teachers and presenters of a 2-day workshop on incorporating drama into the English and Language Arts curriculum, sponsored by the Maine Alliance for Arts Education. Much to the delight of the participants, the dinner included a special comic … [Read More]

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Youth Theater Summer Session a Success; Fall Program Planned

EAC’s inaugural summer session of Children’s Theater Workshop provided participants from near and far with introductory theater training and plenty of fun. The program, which ran in July and August, was led by new EAC hire Mark Macey, who recently concluded service with the center through the Island Institute, … [Read More]

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Hot Wax! Encaustic Session Concluded Summer Workshop Series

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series concluded on August 17, with Joan Lowden’s introduction to the techniques of photo-encaustic painting. Joan, a musician, explained to attendees that she finds this medium similar to jazz. “You start with a plan, but the hot wax has a plan of its own. The art … [Read More]

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Field Trip Students Sampled Paper Marbling, Theater Arts

Calais students in grades 3-7, as part of a summer field trip, visited the Tides Institute and Eastport Arts Center on Monday, August 2. While at EAC, the children created shaving cream marbleized papers with director, Chris Grannis. These papers were then made into pinwheels, paper chains, weaving or … [Read More]

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Arts Campers Explored Mask and Puppet Work from Both Sides

Eastport Arts Center’s Summer Arts Camp, held July 6-9, was a gathering of creative young minds, ripe with energetic ideas and spiced by lively theater activities. Each day began with instructor Ann Cannizzaro leading campers in a visual art project. Puppets—some as tall as the children—were made in every … [Read More]

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Workshop Series Delights Driftwoodworkers, Silk Dyers and Budding Florists

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series, which began June 29, continues to attract enthusiastic groups of students for instruction of all types. The photo galleries below were taken at the July 20 Flower Arranging workshop with Hilda Lewis, the July 25 Silk Dyeing workshop with Susan Lehnen, and the July 13 … [Read More]

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Inaugural ‘Canned Sardine’ StorySlam Featured Eight Tale-tellers

Stage East’s inaugural StorySlam,“The Canned Sardine”, made for a funny and heartfelt addition to the Eastport ArtWalk’s inaugural Passport Weekend. Part of a larger slate of events, the storytelling competition drew a sizable crowd and included eight storytellers covering topics from flouting no-pet rules in Florida hotels to chasing … [Read More]

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Basket Weavers Enjoyed Summer Workshop Series Opener

“Our first in person workshop, taught by talented local art instructor Sara Myrick, was a resounding success—full to capacity,” enthused program coordinator Alison Brennan. Participants wore masks upon entering, and those fully vaccinated were welcome to remove their mask while seated at their work station. The participants learned a flexible … [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.