Eastport Arts Center

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Gallery Talk Plumbs ‘Art in the Virtual World’

Eastport Gallery’s first Art Talk of the season was ‘Art in the Virtual Part I’. Lauren Koss, Mark Macey, Joan Lowden and Lora Whelan spoke about their roles in Stage East’s Life in Washington County, a series of videos produced via digital collaboration. (Stills from the pieces covered in … [Read More]

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Needle Felting, Zentangle Engaged Workshop Attendees

EAC’s Summer Workshop Series presented Needle Felting with Audra Christie on July 21 and Zentangle with Ann Cannizzaro on July 28. Each workshop, taught via Zoom, allowed participants an immersive experience with a new art form. The felting class, which attracted 23 participants aged 6 and up—both local folks … [Read More]

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Henna Workshop Bridges Tradition and Technology

On July 14, 17 enthusiastic participants of all ages gathered via Zoom to learn about the many fascinating aspects of henna tattoos. The talented Ashley Hinson Dkakal, whose personal experiences highlighted the afternoon’s in-depth workshop, explained and taught step by step how to draw the four most popular motifs. Participants were … [Read More]

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EAC’s First Digital Arts Camp Engaged Children in Painted Exploration

EAC’s first digital Summer Arts Camp, Ann Cannizzaro’s, I Wonder with Watercolors, engaged a dozen children, ages 6-14, in the fascinating art of watercolor painting via three days of Zoom sessions, July 7, 8 and 9. Campers began with basic skills—’activating’ their pots of paint with plenty of water … [Read More]

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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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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.