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Eastport Gallery Member Taught Brush Lettering at EAC

As part of Eastport Gallery’s Artists Teaching Artists series, Alison Brynn Ross demonstrated Brush Lettering to a fully booked class on April 13 (rescheduled from its original March 4 date due to stormy weather that weekend). It’s a lot harder than it looks, but everyone seemed to enjoy trying out a … [Read More]

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Clay Workshop Was a Creative Hit!

Eastport Gallery member Marlys Farn-Guillette led a workshop on creating clay tiles, Saturday, April 1 at the EAC. Marlys brought lots of creative materials and ideas to work with, and students had a bunch of fun getting creative in this medium. Beads, shells and unique carvings brought life to the tile creations. … [Read More]

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High School Jazz Show Packed the EAC, Raised Funds for Students’ Travel to National Jazz Fest

The Shead Jazz Quartet performed for EAC’s largest audience since before Covid on Friday, April 7. The show was a fundraiser for the group—who received a gold medal and other awards for their performance at state competition—to travel and compete at the 2023 National Jazz Festival in Philadelphia on … [Read More]

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Local Author Shares Stories of the Coastal Working Class

By Michael Morse Author Catherine J.S. Lee shared excerpts from her fiction—both Island Secrets: Stories from the Coast of Maine, and her in-process collection, Forest Whispers: More Stories from the Coast of Maine, for the April 2 Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series. In Island Secrets Catherine J.S. … [Read More]

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Painters Were Inspired at Still Life Workshop

An enthusiastic group gathered for Brenda Gay’s instruction on March 18 at the EAC. Using acrylics, each student worked on a small canvas to capture elements of a spring-themed still life arrangement. Please watch for more information about upcoming workshops at EAC!

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Newell’s ‘Borrowed’ Recital Spanned Three Centuries

By Sarah Dalton-Phillips and Helen Swallow The Sunday Afternoons at the Arts Center series continued on March 26th with a lecture/concert by John Newell.  Some fifty people listened intently to his program entitled, “Something Borrowed,” a journey through the Western classical music canon. Greg Biss introduced the afternoon with a brief … [Read More]

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Scholar’s Talk Viewed the Iconic Poe Through the Lens of Ensor’s Absorption

By Catherine J.S. Lee At the most recent event in the Sunday Afternoon at the EAC series, on Sunday, March19th, the Eastport Arts Center hosted Poe scholar and Eastport resident Barbara Cantalupo fora well-attended presentation about Edgar Allan Poe and Belgian artist James Ensor. Cantalupois an emerita professor of … [Read More]

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International Theatre’s ‘Last Priest’ Appreciated by Sunday Series Patrons

By Kathleen DunbarIt was a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon on March 12, but that did not stop about 30 patronsfrom visiting the Eastport Arts Center to watch a dramatized reading of The Last Priest. Originally planned by the Lubec Campobello Community Theatre for a 2020 Sunday series presentation, the … [Read More]

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Poet’s Recollections and Verse Transported Sunday Series Listeners

By Paula Horvath In poetry that stitched together images from the opposite ends of a continent, Eastport’sTom Sexton offered listeners insight into his almost 83 years of life, a journey that’s led himfrom New England to Alaska and back. His gentle, poetic sketches, often punctuated with humor, told of … [Read More]

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February’s Open Mic of Many Flavors: New Faces, EAC Favorites & Good Vibes All ‘Round

EAC’s February Cabin Fever Open Mic, sponsored by The First National Bank, was a well rounded array of spoken word and musical performances, enjoyed by a warm roomful of fans sipping coffee and tea and nibbling snacks. The youngest attendee had an especially fun time learning to shell peanuts … [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.