Eastport Arts Center

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‘In the Studio’ Visits Texan Artist

On Friday the 13th of November 2020, EAC’s ‘In the Studio,’ a Friday morning Zoom group, joined Laura K. Alger-Barkley in her home studio. Laura studied at Pratt Institute and Vermont College of Fine Art. Laura grew up in New England and is now a resident of Austin, TX. … [Read More]

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Play Reading Series a Success

Play by play, Stage East’s theatre class and play reading series, has enjoyed a healthy attendance since its retooling in early November. The offering focuses on reading the most-produced plays of the 19-20 season over Zoom.   The class is also an effort to get the public in touch with … [Read More]

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Weekly ‘In the Studio’ Engages Creatives in Maine, Texas and New York

EAC’s In The Studio, a Friday morning Zoom meetup, has been building community for artists around the state and beyond, and looks forward to a lively schedule of featured visitors. “Each week, we check in with a creative person, look at their work and have a lively Q&A,” notes … [Read More]

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KinderArts Craft-Along Inspires Young Artists

Following last weeks’ release of the first installment of our new KinderArts video series, we’ve received some exciting photos showing young artists at work and their creations.Additional images are welcomed, and will be added to this post! To see the videos and create these crafts at home, please check … [Read More]

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Draw-a-Thon Attracts Lively Community Engagement

EAC’s monthly Draw-a-Thon, hosted via Zoom on the fourth Saturday of each month by Anne Shields Hopkins and Mark Macey, has continued to engage an array of artists and performers with each monthly meeting. “I spent last evening in Eastport at a Draw-a-thon,” noted participant Heidi Reidell about September’s … [Read More]

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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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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.