Eastport Arts Center

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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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Kraut Makers Brine it Up

Anne Shields Hopkins taught a Sensational Sauerkraut workshop for EAC last month, providing detailed instructions, troubleshooting and an easy-to-follow pdf pamphlet for students. Washington County participants were joined by interested chefs from Canada, Vermont,  Pennsylvania and North Carolina to learn the wonders of fermentation.  From our past experiences with … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Extends Heartfelt Thanks

Eastport Gallery extends heartfelt thanks to everyone who made the first “Hearts for the Arts” celebration a success: Participating Artists:Mary Anderson, Nia Aretakis, Sherry Ashby, Anne Black, Beverly Bley, mARTha Bloom, Helena Bosse, Manuela Brice, Treena Brunelle, Ann Cannizzaro, Joanne Carney, Alice Chen, Vittoria Chierici, Cherie Aarts Coley, Lilli … [Read More]

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Actors Recall EAC Roots, Strive for New Stage Opportunities

“Even though I haven’t lived in Eastport for over 8 years, it is still the reason for everything I am today,” says Frank Schuth. “My theater background is almost solely centered around Stage East and the Arts Center, starting with my first role as a Shark/First Mate/Cloud Man in … [Read More]

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Cast Members Reflect on Remote Theater Production

It’s a Wonderful Life, produced via Zoom on December 31, 2020, was a milestone experience for cast members, some of whom came to the production with extensive acting experience, and some who are newly minted. Despite challenges of working ‘in a vacuum,’ home alone with their computer screens while … [Read More]

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EAC Workshop Students Share ‘Heart-felt’ Creations

After learning a needle-felting technique at a July 2020 EAC Zoom workshop, Lauren Koss, a longtime student of wet felting, began engaging with the dry-felting in earnest in winter 2020, and also taught her 7-year-old son (also a frequenter of EAC workshops) the technique. As taught by Audra Christie, … [Read More]

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Online Theater Production Attracts 100, Coast to Coast

Stage East’s New Year’s Eve online production of It’s a Wonderful Life was a resounding success, with 100 spectators joining the 19 cast members for a vigorous reading of the holiday classic, keeping the theater’s New Year’s Eve tradition alive. “I tried to stay as faithful to the film as possible,” … [Read More]

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Festival of Ornaments a Bright Spot for Holiday 2020

Attracting more than 50 students, with several double- or even triple-dipping by attending more than one of the series’ workshops, EAC’s Festival of Ornaments allowed many community members to spend meaningful time together while making handcrafted ornaments. Presented via Zoom November 29 through December 13, the workshop trio—Tassel Tree … [Read More]

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Draw-a-Thon Correspondent Reviews November’s Zoom

by Becca ChaseOh Boy, what a night! Rafi Hopkins and Jesse Galkowski (two-thirds of the Northeast-based sibling group Oh Boy Thanks), playing on guitar and various electronic contraptions, offered up some ear candy with a selection from their forthcoming debut album and other music from outer and inner space. Meanwhile, Jesse treated us … [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.