Eastport Arts Center

where creativity and community meet

EAC’s First Zoom Workshop—Beach Fairy Houses—Brightened a Cloudy Day

Sixteen participants aged 6 and up had a great time making their own fairy houses via Zoom with their cheerful and encouraging instructor, Sara Myrick. After sculpting their grout-walled houses over a mold, participants enjoyed decorating the structures with a multitude of beach-gleaned items: beautiful shells, various colored sea … [Read More]

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Online Draw-a-Thon ‘Empowering’

Featuring three models, live musical accompaniment, and the continuous scritch scratch of many pens and pencils, the Draw-a-Thon held online on April 25 was a great success. Originally planned as an EAC event by Life Drawing Workshop leader Anne Shields Hopkins, the program was brought (along with the drawing … [Read More]

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Poets’ Correspondence Inspires Playwright, Production Team

Coming into fruition after a rehearsal period of nearly 7 months, Stage East and Magnificent Liars’ Dear Elizabeth ran February 14-23, offering theatergoers a nuanced, immersive experience of Sarah Ruhl’s play about the friendship of poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, written using only text from the poets’ letters … [Read More]

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Epoxy Students Stuck It All Together

On January 25, Melissa Newcomb presented a workshop on Epoxy Basics for a group of 20 students at Eastport Arts Center (EAC). Newcomb’s teaching technique and her very organized set-up made for a fun and creative class. Students learned the dos and don’ts of working with epoxy resin, and … [Read More]

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Contra Dances with Moose Island House Players a Huge Hit

The Moose Island House Players—Alice S. Clair, Ross and Brandy Argir, Susan Luthin and Joan Lowden—and caller Eustacia Landrum delighted large groups of dancers at their first two dances—February 1 and 29. The group, which formed recently in hopes of bringing regular contra dances to Eastport and surrounding communities, … [Read More]

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Sunday Talk Spotlights Service Dogs

by Anne Stanley What is a “service” dog and how is a service dog trained? On February 16, as part of the Sunday Afternoons at the EAC series, Eastport resident Jeanne Katkavich and her service dog, Sadi, captivated their audience by answering these and many other questions. We learned that a service … [Read More]

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International Dinner Just as Tasty, But Greener Than Ever

Eastport Arts Center’s annual International Dinner was held February 15, a festive occasion replete with aromatic dishes from around the world enjoyed by candlelight under the center’s display of national flags.  “Every bite was delicious,” said first-time attendee Katherine Swann. “I was pleasantly surprised by the variety! Honestly, I … [Read More]

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Newcomers and Veterans Alike Drawn to Stage East’s ‘Wonderful Life’ 

With a swift rehearsal period of just one month, and only Saturday afternoons for the first three weeks, Stage East’s It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play was a chance for a group of 20 performers to participate, without a production’s usual staggering time commitment, in a crowd-pleasing … [Read More]

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10th Annual Festival of Trees Was a Resounding Success!

EAC’s 10th annual Festival of Trees was well attended by generous, lively bidders, and boasted a stunning forest of lovingly decorated tabletop trees. Event founder and organizer Marged Higginson extends thanks on behalf of the EAC to all who helped: The Bidders: Thank you to all who rewarded the decorators … [Read More]

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Workshop Attendees Minded Their Beeswax

Instructor Arlene Wren guided a group of 24 learners through the fun process of making their own candles at a workshop held November 17 at EAC. The participants used gentle heat from hair dryers to soften the embossed beeswax sheets, then carefully rolled their candles. Some chose to roll … [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.