Eastport Arts Center

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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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Chorus Made Virtual Strides, Looks Forward to ‘In Person’ Fall

Quoddy Voices Director John Newell reports that the group had a productive spring virtual season, in which they continued to build on what was learned the previous fall. A highlight all for all was guest artist, Mary Sullivan, a singer and voice teacher, who led the choir’s online rehearsals … [Read More]

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Paper Orchestra Program Applauds Graduates

By Mark MaceyEastport Art Center’s Paper Orchestra Program came to a close on Saturday, May 1. The program, which began in mid-February, led students through the creation of paper-and-cardboard versions of violins, violas, cellos, and basses in anticipation of playing real instruments at the conclusion of the course. Instructor … [Read More]

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April Break Campers Create Upcycled Art in Video Recap

Children from Calais, Eastport, Perry and Whiting took part in EAC’s Earth Day-themed April Vacation Arts Camp led by talented art teacher Devon McPhee. The first project used upcycled materials to create a pencil cup with a collaged-on sunlit forest scene. Next, campers created 8-sided mandala drawings with more … [Read More]

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Skriletz Celebrated with Return to ‘In Person’ Theater

On Saturday, May 1, Stage East and Indivisible Washington County celebrated the life of Jay Skriletz through a staged reading of his play, Houdini’s Secret. The event was part memorial and part fundraiser for the new Jay Skriletz Scholarship Fund, which will support youth and young adults interested in … [Read More]

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Poetry Night a Bright Spot in the Zoom Landscape

For the EAC community, April 30 was a night filled with poetry readings. Local poets Catherine Lee, Jnana Hodson, Valerie Lawson, Michael Brown, Loretta Boyer McClellan and Debra Baldwin were joined by Portland’s poet laureate Linda Aldrich and interested listeners in a festive end to National Poetry Month, revised … [Read More]

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Online Drawing Regulars Discuss Inspiration & Connectedness

“Assignments really help me. I get lost in too many options,” writes Sue Riddle of Pembroke, Maine, one of several artists who have participated for a year or more in EAC’s online portrait drawing group, interacting each week with a close-knit community formed despite social and physical distance. The … [Read More]

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International Dinner Traditions Recalled in Video

In honor of EAC’s International Dinner we take a look back at what makes this event so special. You’ll hear memories of the annual feast from EAC Director Chris Grannis, her husband and Keltic Schmeltic band member Steve Grannis, and Nancy Asante, whose dish Rice Adamiatifi is an International … [Read More]

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Arts Campers and Creations Captured in Video Recap

EAC’s annual school break week Arts Camp was a colorful February highlight with an eager group of students aged 6 to 12 working via Zoom on a menagerie of paper-craft reptiles. Instructors Sara Myrick and Ann Cannizzaro, both full-time educators in Washington County, shared their school break time with … [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.