Eastport Arts Center

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David Orrell Remembered

The Eastport Arts Center community was saddened to hear of the passing of David Orrell last week. A good friend and fellow artist Pat Derry offered these remembrances:Above all Dave loved Marie, his children, his grandchildren, and his brothers. They always came first in his life. He loved Eastport … [Read More]

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Portland’s Poet Laureate to Read for EAC Poetry & Pie Night

Linda Aldrich, the celebrated Poet Laureate of Portland, Maine, will be opening reader for EAC’s 2021 Poetry & Pie Night, planned as an online event for April 30. Originally conceived as an open mic-style event featuring local poets and homemade pies, the event was held as an online gathering … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Features Member Artist Helena Bosse

This week’s featured Eastport Gallery artist is Helena Bosse, specializing in landscapes in watercolor and oil. “You will see I love to paint Maine landscapes, seascapes, and floral gardens with occasional figures within them. Living in Maine most of my life has given me the opportunity to enjoy all these vistas … [Read More]

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Artist and Sunrise Enthusiast Shares Photos for ‘Food Month’

In response to EAC’s ‘February is Food Month’ prompt, community member Treena Brunelle responded with a buffet all her own of tempting dishes, beautifully photographed. Along with Treena’s images (click to enlarge!), we present a little Q&A with the chef. EAC: How did you get started cooking? Treena: I … [Read More]

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Ostrander-Kempe Tête-à-Tête Kicks Off New Video Series

This week, Eastport Gallery introduces a new video series: Artist to Artist, produced by gallery member Jude Kempe. “The series idea came about because as an artist myself I am interested in asking other artists questions,” noted Kempe. “‘Why do we make art? Why did we choose to be … [Read More]

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Eastport Gallery Extends Greetings of the Season

Eastport Gallery extends thanks to all who helped to wrap up this most unusual 35th anniversary year! The Gallery’s Water Street windows join over 40 homes and businesses to city-wide “Light Up Eastport” efforts for the holidays. Even during these difficult times, there is still magic in the air and the Gallery … [Read More]

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Quoddy Voices Present First ‘Virtual’ Choral Work

Quoddy Voices, who resumed their work together in September for a ‘virtual’ season, present their first choral video this week. The community choir’s director, John Newell, guided the singers through each step of the new musical process, which centered around Monday evening rehearsals via Zoom. To aid singers in … [Read More]

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Fast-Paced ‘Art Romp’ Lights a Spark for Zoom-in Artists

“The art romp was an inspiration to loosen up and start doing quantities of experimental art,” noted participant Mary Anderson. “What a bargain, a class and tools too!” Offered via Zoom as part of EAC’s Workshop Series, the ‘Art Romp’ was the brainchild of artist and musician Anne Black, … [Read More]

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Trond Saeverud First in EAC Video’s ‘Get to Know Us’ Series

First in EAC Video’s new ‘Get to Know Us’ series is this musical moment with the charmingly self-deprecating Trond Saeverud, the Norwegian-born music director and conductor of Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO). Thanks to Trond for creating this video of himself, which we’ve interspersed with moments from the orchestra’s … [Read More]

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ArtWalk’s Pride Show Glows (in NEW Photos!)

June is Pride month and Eastport ArtWalk is proud to partner with the Downeast Rainbow Alliance.  The ArtWalk project encourages people to walk for exercise while basking in the natural and cultural beauty blooming around town. Galleries are beginning to open and many of the windows in homes and … [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.